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  • Coffee and Your Health

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    Stefanie Spencer
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:55 am
    You would be hard pressed to find another beverage besides coffee whose health benefits or concerns are more controversial. It seems with each passing year, coffee is hailed as either medicine or poison, but this year it seems the findings have been positive. Let’s take a look at a few recent conclusions. Coffee May Prevent […] The post Coffee and Your Health appeared first on I Need Coffee.
  • A Warm Welcome to Teavana® Hot Brewed Teas at Starbucks

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    Cindy S
    12 Jan 2015 | 1:33 pm
    The cold weather is here and there is no better time to announce the launch of Teavana® Hot Brewed Teas at Starbucks® to join Teavana Shaken Iced Teas and Teavana loose leaf teas already sold in the lobby. We hear lots of great ideas all the time about new tea flavors, loose-leaf tea and more tea variety in general, so we hope you’re as excited about this switch as we are. The Teavana tea lineup will include classics like Earl Grey and Mint Majesty™, as well as more complex flavor combos like Passion Tango™, Youthberry® and Teavana® Oprah Chai. In addition to…
  • La Marzocco GS/3 Espresso Machine, Brad Flotten

    CoffeeGeek.com
    1 Feb 2015 | 7:31 am
    Bottom Line: The Rolex of espresso machinesRead review...
  • How Coffee Can Aid in Weight Loss

    Brewed Coffee
    Teresa Te
    9 Jan 2015 | 7:01 pm
    Coffee may be more famous for being a drink that perks you up whether in the morning, mid-afternoon or in the evening. But medical experts have found more benefits to drinking coffee other than what most people know of. For one thing, it also helps promote a healthy weight. Medical researcher Chris Kilham who’s also an author and founder of Medicine Hunter Inc. said that drinking coffee after a meal aids in digestion. This means coffee helps the body slowly process the meal you just consumed. Cornell University professional of nutritional science David Levitsky also agreed saying that…
  • The Virtuoso Winner!

    Pure Coffee Blog
    Bill
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:59 pm
    The results are in from our recent contest to Win a Baratza Coffee Grinder and we have a winner! Jacob Bernard from Brooklyn takes home the prize. As for his favorite coffeehouse, he names Ost Cafe as his pick! Thanks to When I Work for helping make this contest possible and to Prima Coffee for selling great coffee grinders! Also as promised here's a few of the other
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  • Coffee and Your Health

    Stefanie Spencer
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:55 am
    You would be hard pressed to find another beverage besides coffee whose health benefits or concerns are more controversial. It seems with each passing year, coffee is hailed as either medicine or poison, but this year it seems the findings have been positive. Let’s take a look at a few recent conclusions. Coffee May Prevent […] The post Coffee and Your Health appeared first on I Need Coffee.
  • Vac Pot Brewing with the Yama Syphon

    Ryan Jacobs
    5 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    While I haven’t personally used other stovetop vacuum brewers, I have heard mostly horror stories of plugged filters, slow/incomplete brewing, bad seals etc. The Yama Syphon (Yama Siphon) brewer has shown none of these symptoms for me. I have also found this to be extremely easy to use and cleanup. Of course, usability is worth […] The post Vac Pot Brewing with the Yama Syphon appeared first on I Need Coffee.
  • Coffee Jelly: Delicious Caffeinated Protein

    Ann Korman
    27 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Origins Coffee Jelly was invented after westerners introduced coffee to the Japanese. The Japanese people found new uses for the coffee plant, one of the best being coffee jelly. This fantastic combination of coffee and gelatin is served as dessert, or sometimes alongside liquid coffee. Individually, coffee and gelatin have wonderful health benefits. Combined together, […] The post Coffee Jelly: Delicious Caffeinated Protein appeared first on I Need Coffee.
  • Celebrity Coffee Commercials

    Sue Zeger
    22 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Recently, I was feeling a little nostalgic and trying to remember the jingle from the Chock full o’ Nuts coffee commercial from the 1970’s. My mom used to add coffee to my milk when I was a kid because I loved the taste so much. My love affair with coffee still continues today. I love […] The post Celebrity Coffee Commercials appeared first on I Need Coffee.
  • Eva Solo Coffee Brewing Tutorial

    Michael Allen Smith
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    When I tell people that my favorite rich coffee brewing method – other than espresso – is the Eva Solo, they usually don’t know what I am talking about. The Eva Solo is also known as a Cafe Solo. What is the Eva Solo? It brews like an upside down french press with a fine […] The post Eva Solo Coffee Brewing Tutorial appeared first on I Need Coffee.
 
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  • A Warm Welcome to Teavana® Hot Brewed Teas at Starbucks

    Cindy S
    12 Jan 2015 | 1:33 pm
    The cold weather is here and there is no better time to announce the launch of Teavana® Hot Brewed Teas at Starbucks® to join Teavana Shaken Iced Teas and Teavana loose leaf teas already sold in the lobby. We hear lots of great ideas all the time about new tea flavors, loose-leaf tea and more tea variety in general, so we hope you’re as excited about this switch as we are. The Teavana tea lineup will include classics like Earl Grey and Mint Majesty™, as well as more complex flavor combos like Passion Tango™, Youthberry® and Teavana® Oprah Chai. In addition to…
  • Android App Update

    Brent E
    8 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Your ideas and feedback about our app has been helpful and inspiring. We’ve heard from a number of you about updating the Android™ app, and we’re excited to announce that we have! Our latest version of the Starbucks® app for Android™ is available now in the Google Play Store and features a new inbox and Android Wear support (USA only). With the new inbox, we'll let you know about exclusive events and offers, early access to select products — right in your app.  The new release also brings wearables support to the app, so you can get tip and…
  • Introducing: The Flat White

    Ashley T
    6 Jan 2015 | 8:16 am
    Every New Year brings the opportunity to start fresh, take on new challenges and try new things. This year, we’ve decided to try something you’ve been asking for years - the Flat White. Technically, the Flat White isn’t something new. It’s relatively unknown in the US, but if you’ve ever spent time in Australia or New Zealand, where the Flat White got its start in the ‘80s, you might have experienced one already. Our version combines ristretto shots of espresso with whole milk that has been perfectly steamed to a velvety, dense microfoam. Those…
  • First Holiday Edition Reusable Cup

    Sue Long
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    In 2013, we introduced our $1 Reusable Cup to U.S. and Canada stores, helping to increase our percentage of beverages served in customer tumblers (and reduce waste) by 20%. Now, thanks to your ideas, we have a special treat for the holidays—the Holiday Reusable Cup, available for a limited time. The art is inspired by our red holiday cups, using some of the same design elements. And if you’re one of our reusable cup users, you’ll know that this is the first special edition cup that we have made, aside from our online-only, limited edition cup from our #Whitecupcontest. The…
  • Reactivate Gold Status for Active Duty Military

    sbx_evan
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:49 am
    Hi, it’s Erin on the loyalty team. As a Starbucks partner, and also a very proud sister of an active duty United States Marine, this idea to freeze Gold status while on military deployment was naturally close to my heart. After my sister returned from Afghanistan, I saw how hard it was for her to get everything back in order. And I knew that if my team could help make that process for other military members easier in any way, we would.  Launching this idea is our way of saying to all U.S active military members, that not only do we value everything you do to ensure the safety…
 
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  • How Coffee Can Aid in Weight Loss

    Teresa Te
    9 Jan 2015 | 7:01 pm
    Coffee may be more famous for being a drink that perks you up whether in the morning, mid-afternoon or in the evening. But medical experts have found more benefits to drinking coffee other than what most people know of. For one thing, it also helps promote a healthy weight. Medical researcher Chris Kilham who’s also an author and founder of Medicine Hunter Inc. said that drinking coffee after a meal aids in digestion. This means coffee helps the body slowly process the meal you just consumed. Cornell University professional of nutritional science David Levitsky also agreed saying that…
  • Brewing Vietnamese Coffee at Home

    java queen
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:10 pm
    To me, Vietnamese coffee is one of the unsung heroes in the world of java. When brewed properly, Vietnamese coffee is rich and dark with an amazing smoothness on the palate. Family and friends, well-aware of my coffee habit, happily enable my addiction by always bringing me coffee from their travels around the world; receiving coffee from Vietnam is always a thrill to me, and I’ve tried a variety of beans from the country. Vietnam is a beautiful country with amazing people, amazing food, and amazing coffee. It’s a shame that its history has been so turbulent, marked by war and its…
  • 4 of My Favourite Coffee Projects On Kickstarter Now

    Gavin Shaw
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:59 am
    Crowdfunding has been a popular gateway for start-ups, in this instance, for coffee shop business owners. So, if you are a coffee lover, Kickstarter is a good avenue to get a hold of must see or must buy Kickstarter project ideas. There are a wide array of interesting coffee shop stories you can choose from, but the following are four of my favourite Kickstarter projects to date. Chemung Coffee Tree – What is it about? It is a drive-thru coffee shop with a cool motive—to help improve the local economy. Products sold from their drive thru coffee shop are products that can be found…
  • Recycle A Cup: Environmentally Friendly Way To Dispose Of Keurig K-Cups

    Gavin Shaw
    27 Jun 2014 | 6:20 am
    Consumption of coffee, or hot beverages, has dramatically increased over the last decade. Drinking well-made, piping hot coffee is not something you have to go to a drive-thru to get. Most people go to a drive-thru to only order what they know they can finish, instead of making a pot of coffee that goes to waste. The introduction of single-serve coffee brewing systems made your morning cup of coffee personally convenient. Approximately 12 percent of adults in the United States drink coffee daily from a single-serve brewing system, according to the National Coffee Association.  …
  • Coffee Concoctions and Recipes: Filipino Style

    Teresa Martinez
    25 May 2014 | 4:48 am
    Filipinos love drinking coffee. It is a staple drink for any occasion for coming together, whether for a short meeting in one of the most popular cafes in the country or as a pleasurable end drink after a hearty meal served at home. It is not surprising therefore that part of what comprises healthy cooking Philippines are coffee concoctions and recipes that make use of coffee. Image Source Filipinos can enjoy both instant coffee and gourmet coffee. In fact, it can be said that a coffee culture exists in the Philippines, that is distinct from that observed in the Americas and European…
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  • The Virtuoso Winner!

    Bill
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:59 pm
    The results are in from our recent contest to Win a Baratza Coffee Grinder and we have a winner! Jacob Bernard from Brooklyn takes home the prize. As for his favorite coffeehouse, he names Ost Cafe as his pick! Thanks to When I Work for helping make this contest possible and to Prima Coffee for selling great coffee grinders! Also as promised here's a few of the other
  • Zeke's Beans and Bowls

    Bill
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:50 am
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map Series Subject: Zeke's Beans and Bowls Location: Virginia Beach, VA WiFi?: Yes Rating: 5+ [see key] The word "bean" is a word I forever have mentally associated with black beans. When someone alludes to beans in a general way, my thoughts go straight to black turtle beans freshly fried. I don't know why this association runs so deep; I mean I must eat
  • Gralehaus

    Bill
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:07 am
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map Series Subject: Gralehaus Location: Louisville, KY WiFi?: Yes Rating: 6+ [see key] In traveling around, I have only had the fortune of staying at a handful of bed and breakfasts. Realistically, as much of my travel is either business or with small children, it's hard to get away to such digs, but when I do, I really try to find a place that's worth the
  • Silk Espresso

    Bill
    6 Jan 2015 | 7:05 am
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map Series Subject: Silk Espresso Location: Gresham, OR WiFi?: Yes Rating: 6+ [see key] Despite all of my experience in searching out great gems of coffee glory, some times it comes down to fortuitous circumstances in stumbling across a great coffeehouse. Case in point, when I was driving recently from Portland to Mount Hood, I had left in such a frenzy to
  • Kaldi's Coffee

    Bill
    30 Dec 2014 | 6:54 am
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map Series Subject: Kaldi's Coffee Location: Columbia, MO WiFi?: Yes Rating: 6+ [see key] One of the highest hurdles in a business is the ability to adapt with current trends and industry developments. Much like a brakeless car traveling uphill, a business either moves forward or slides back; there is no stalling. In coffee, moving forward often
 
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  • Coarse, Crude, Serene, You

    dahliaburbank
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:45 pm
    Haven’t posted in a while.  Don’t hold your breath, I’m not going to apologize.  Now kindly wait while I make myself another drink. It’s my weekend.  This bed is not technically mine and I’m sipping on a gin and tonic.  Now when did that become my favorite drink?  It seems that it has surpassed my love of vodka, but as we grow older we fine tune ourselves for the right in our lives.  It’s not necessary the morally upstanding issues we address, but the emotionally appealing that we adhere to in our times of struggle and lets face it…youth leaves…
  • XXXI: Time Travel

    D
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:32 pm
    The weeks are beginning to blur together. Occasionally I’m beginning to hear, “Don
  • Amigosan

    soumss
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:14 pm
    “It’s NACHO everyday TACO“ Last week 3/6 roomies decided to venture out to Durham for the Food Truck Rodeo Festival. Unfortunately, there was no rodeo, but there were over 40 food trucks present. From BBQ to baklava to cupcakes to fried ice-cream there was just about everything. Being a vegetarian and being too lazy to stand in long lines limits your options a bit, but nonetheless I got some creamy mac ‘n’ cheese and sombrero tacos. Just like the slogan above, the tacos were anything but ordinary. Loaded with tater tots and lettuce, it was topped off with…
  • My First Glance of the Bean

    wonderfullifeofmaddy
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:13 pm
    I wandered into the poorly lit room, with students filling up two rows of chairs, and the couches spread around to create some kind of pseudo comfort. My brown pools stared down at my empty hands, while all the other students gripped onto their white disposal cups. It was essentially a coffee tasting, as the different blends filled the air. A passionate RA had taken the liberty of having a coffee lecture, one that is not formally provided by my school. Although he was awkward and shaky, he was also excited to share his love with so many others. First he brewed a cup of Krieg coffee, and…
  • Dragon Age Drinks - Alistair

    MBB
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:58 pm
    (ART BY CARA MCGEE, areyoutryingtodeduceme.tumblr.com | Available on Redbubble.) You’ll Need: A pint
 
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  • Homemade Arab, Greek and Turkish Coffee

    21 Jan 2015 | 7:41 am
    Traditional Arab, Greek and Turkish style coffee does not differ from any other type of coffee in the sense that a different coffee bean is used. Instead, the difference between traditional coffee and coffee brewed today is the mode of preparation in which it is made. Traditional coffee is prepared with all of the ingredients, coffee grounds and sugar, boiled together over an open flame and served hot in a small demitasse cup. Traditional Arab, Greek and Turkish style coffee has been found to be high in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties making it a drink that can increase…
  • Keurig Pod Coffee Makers RECALL

    21 Jan 2015 | 12:51 am
    Keurig recalls coffee makers because getting burned is no way to wake up in the morningDo you own a Keurig pod coffee maker? You might want to stop using it long enough to determine whether it's part of a massive recall of 6.6 million Keurig Mini Plus Brewing Systems. The manufacturer has received about 200 reports of hot liquid escaping from the brewer, including 90 reports of burn-related injuries. Click here for a list of all the recalled units. The coffee makers were sold at Kmart, Kohl’s, Target, Walmart, and other retailers nationwide, and online at keurig.com,…
  • Stop wasting your money & jeopardizing your Health with chemical adulterated energy drinks. It’s COFFEE baby, straight away!

    21 Jan 2015 | 12:48 am
    DRINKFluid ouncesCaffeine (mg)mg/floz5150 Juice3216,0005005 Hour Energy213869Red Bull8.4809.5Coffee121089.1Matcha Tea8708.8Green Tea8253.1White Tea8151.9Remember for your FREE sample of liQuid heaVen visit us at http://liquidheaven.blospot.com
  • Is the plastic used in Keurig K-Cups safe?

    21 Jan 2015 | 12:47 am
    More comments on wonderful K-cup coffee from our friends at the CoffeeDetective.Jan 13, 2015keurig coffee - anxiety, heart rate, jitters by: Anonymous I love my cups of coffee every day, into the afternoon. The other day my gf returned from guatemala and brought back some coffee from a Plantation she toured. So i got out the old brewer, which had some been replaced for months by a keurig.Since drinking the guatemalan coffee, i noticed i had no jitters or anxiety which I've been feeling daily when drinking...kcup coffee. For three days now i have had coffee from local shops (not…
  • Why coffee shop blogging just got riskier

    21 Jan 2015 | 12:35 am
    With wireless internet, comfy seats and plenty of caffeine, coffee shops can seem like perfect places to work on some fresh content for your company blog.But an afternoon of productive and satisfying blogging could be much riskier than you thought.Most people will be aware of the threat of hackers exploiting the lax security of free wireless networks to get at your private information. But your laptop could still be “leaking” data even if it’s offline.Researchers in the US discovered that side channel signals emitted by laptop computers, tablets and smartphones could be picked by…
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  • Smoky Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

    Carolyn
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    This blog will turn seven in a few months, and after all these years, there’s not much more I can say about the “Super” Bowl. Suuuuuuuperrrrrr. Here’s my party line: Food, yes. Football, no. (Commercials? Meh.) The nice thing about this attitude is that it’s portable across cultures. Even where “football” means soccer, I can still […]
  • Considered Comfort: Zucchini and Chickpea Curry

    Carolyn
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:39 am
    Toto, we’re not in London anymore. And I’m not just talking about this blizzard. Lots of people have been asking us about our transition back home after three years abroad. I get a kick out of their unstated reasons for inquiring: part empathy, part testing the waters to see what such an adventure could look like for their […]
  • Books in Brief: The Vegetarian Flavor Bible by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg

    Carolyn
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:19 pm
    THE TAKEAWAY. This is a reference book you’ll use weekly, if not daily, in your kitchen. How often can you say that about a cookbook? Instead of recipes, it’s organized around ingredients (Cabbage, in General; Cabbage, Chinese; Cabbage, Green; Cabbage, Red; Cabbage, Savoy). For each entry, you’ll find a sophisticated but accessible list of complementary ingredients and […]
  • Dispatches from a Cleanse

    Carolyn
    17 Jan 2015 | 4:08 pm
    Despite my well documented, above-average coziness with juices, smoothies, and good, clean food, I’d never attempted a cleanse before now. Reason being, eating is awesome. I really like doing it. I really don’t like the idea of spending more than a few hours in a row not doing it. And I definitely don’t dislike myself enough […]
  • A Visit to Amsterdam

    Carolyn
    3 Oct 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Well hello again. It’s been a little longer than I’d planned since the last time I checked in. We’ve been busy settling back into our life in New Jersey — reconnecting with old friends in that day-to-day way that you miss when great distances are involved, reminding ourselves of the ways we do things in […]
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  • Espresso Brewing Temperature

    Casa Espresso
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:35 am
    Coffee is a complex and delicate beast, espresso particularly. To get the best from it, you have to treat it with respect. A full extraction will find the best flavour in most coffees, and temperature is crucial to achieving this- if the brewing water is too hot there will be a risk of over-extraction (bitter, woody, astringent flavours and aromas). If the brewing water is too cool, the chances are that the coffee will be under-extracted and taste sour, caused by an inherent lack of sweetness. How do I control the brewing temperature? This depends entirely on the design of the espresso…
  • Verona RS Review

    Casa Espresso
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:40 am
    Made famous by its 5 year stint as the official machine of the UK Barista Championships, the Verona returns to offer even more power and performance in the form of an RS edition. With a background of success, can the Verona RS make a name for itself and live up to the high standards set by its predecessors? Continue reading our review to learn about the evolution of the Sanremo Verona RS, making it one of the leading commercial coffee machines available to buy in the UK. Internal Improvements Temperature Stabilisation The most important aspect of the RS is the way it manages temperature for…
  • Eco Friendly Coffee Machine

    Casa Espresso
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:07 am
    Last year, Sanremo surprised the coffee industry when they unveiled details about the Verde, an environmental themed coffee machine. Unlike anything the company has designed in the past, the Verde represents Sanremo’s commitment to ensuring that coffee is enjoyed today, tomorrow and long into the future. “Because we love coffee so much we are continuously finding ways to sustain the environment by giving coffee a second chance.” Sanremo Now the Verde has launched, lets take a look through its environmental credentials to see why it is now known as the most eco-friendly coffee machine in…
  • Barista Tips – Guide to Tamping

    Casa Espresso
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:09 am
    As part of our series of coffee making guides we take a look at the skills behind every great barista. In recent blogs we have taken an in-depth look at the processes behind milk steaming and the techniques involved in creating fabulous Rosetta latte art. In this post we explore a process of tamping and outline its importance in the production of great tasting espresso drinks. Continue reading to learn how to use the tamper correctly and the steps to take to transform your ground coffee into delicious espresso. What is Tamping? Portafilter with tamper Tamping is the process of compressing the…
  • Benefits of a Coffee Machine with a Temperature Control System (TCS)

    Casa Espresso
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:09 am
    Espresso is normally brewed with water at a temperature range of somewhere between 88 to 95 degrees. A coffee machine that offers the barista control over water temperature is vital for difficult coffees, such as single origins and lighter roasts, but equally as important is the machines ability to stabilise the temperature. Skilled baristas keen to produce consistent tasting drinks will try to mitigate these effects that unstable brewing temperatures may have, but due to the variability in coffee extraction, no barista can tell exactly what the temperature is within the group head. To aid…
 
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  • Warm Up With Golden French Toast & Wicked Winter Blend K-Cups

    Tim
    14 Jan 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Baby, it’s cold outside. January is here and so are the chilly temperatures. Along with the arctic air, this time of year also ushers in some of our favorite K-Cups of the season: Green Mountain Golden French Toast and Wicked Winter Blend K-Cups. If you’re looking to cure your winter blues, it’s time to reach for these wintry hues — lids, that is. Look for the brown and blue colored K-Cup lids on our Seasonal K-Cups page next time you shop. Golden French Toast, An Iconic Winter Blend Fans of this blend know when we say that we receive a great deal of feedback about this flavor all…
  • Keeping Up With Keurig 2.0 Is Easier Than You Think

    Tim
    13 Jan 2015 | 12:44 pm
    By now, you’ve heard of — or may have purchased — Keurig’s new 2.0 brewing system, released late last year. The machine is touted as a first of its kind, and can brew both a single cup serving, and a four-cup carafe of coffee using a Keurig K-Carafe Pack. There’s just one catch — the machine uses different K-Cups than the original Keurig K-Cup machines on the market. While the previous Keurig brewers take coffee pods that work with many different brands, the Keurig 2.0 machine is RFID-limited, meaning only items with a Keurig-branded code will work. Perhaps…
  • CoffeeForLess K-Cup Flavor: Delicious K-Cup Flavored Coffee

    Mark
    10 Jan 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Coffee drinkers the world over agree: they cannot agree about flavored coffee. Sure, some people love flavored coffee, but coffee purists claim to loathe it. Well, I’m not one of them apparently because flavored coffee is a joy in my life, and I love it. When it comes to enjoying flavored coffee, I turn to my Keurig K-Cup coffee maker and enjoy a variety of K-Cup flavors. The number of K-Cup flavors is stupendous. I love sampling new flavors with the single cup at a time feature of K-Cup flavored coffees. That way if I don’t like one flavor or another I’m not committed to an entire pot…
  • K-Cup Tea for the Winter Season

    Mark
    27 Dec 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Winter is the season for hot mugs of soothing salves against the biting cold found outside in much of the Northern Hemisphere. As the snow flutters outside the window, a comforting mug of hot tea often makes for a warm belly and a soothed psyche. What many do not know is that K-Cup tea is great for just this purpose. Pop some K-Cup Tea into your Keurig K-Cup coffee maker and enjoy an instant mug of your favorite style tea on demand. Read on for some links to great Winter K-Cup teas that go great with the season. Winter K-Cup Tea Favorites The way most people see it during the gray days of…
  • Keurig Recalls MINI Plus Brewing System

    Tim
    23 Dec 2014 | 11:56 am
    Keurig Green Mountain Inc. announced a voluntary recall today of its MINI Plus Brewing Systems. The affected model series sold through CoffeeForLess.com was known as the Keurig Mini Plus B31 K-Cup Brewer (the machine is now identified as the K10 series). The identification number for the affected brewers starts with “31” and is printed at the bottom of the machine. No additional brewing machines or models are affected. Keurig is offering a free repair kit to fix the potential issue for anyone with a recalled brewer machine. It is best to check with Keurig to see if your machine is…
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  • Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee – A Short Documentary

    seaislandcoffee
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:44 am
    Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee was James Bond’s coffee of choice in Ian Flemming’s novel Casino Royale, and is often described as the best coffee in the world. But what exactly makes Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee so special? A couple of years ago, on a visit to Jamaica, we filmed a short documentary on Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee. We are back again in Jamaica this week, and it seems like a perfect time to post our Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee documentary for you all to watch. The post Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee – A Short Documentary appeared first on Journal.
  • The Coffee Bean: Arabica vs Robusta

    seaislandcoffee
    24 Dec 2014 | 6:57 am
    To understand coffee, is to understand the bean. There are actually only two coffee species cultivated today, namely Coffea arabica known as Arabica and Coffea canephora or Robusta. Arabica is the preferred bean of the two, being richer and less bitter than Robusta with half the caffeine content. Three-quarters of the world’s beans are Arabica and there are several dozen varieties grown in very different environments. Robusta is a harsher bean with an earthy flavour that produces a good foam head (crema). The plants are hardier making it cheaper to produce and it tends to be used as fillers…
  • Understanding the Processing and Roasting Methods of Coffee

    seaislandcoffee
    24 Dec 2014 | 6:57 am
    While conditions are vitally important to growth, other factors such as cherry picking, processing methods and roasting contribute to taste and quality. Typically, with the very best coffees, the coffee cherries are only picked when they are ripe and red. It is done by hand and is very labour intensive. In Jamaica – which sets the standard for quality coffee production – the red cherries are hand-picked and then pulped using a wet processing method. (The method is more expensive than dry processing and produces a cleaner and brighter flavour.) The wet processing method leaves the bean…
  • The History of Coffee: From Origin to Third Wave

    seaislandcoffee
    24 Dec 2014 | 6:55 am
    The history of coffee, from humble origins in Ethiopia and Yemen, coffee production and consumption grew thanks to its discovery by early Dutch, British and French traders, who brought it to colonial outposts to be cultivated. Now it is grown in more than 70 nations in the world, mostly in the tropical areas of South America, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Pacific island nations. Instant coffee was invented as early as 1890, however, it was after World War II that freeze dried coffee really took off with brands such as Nescafe, Folgers and Maxwell House emerging. The US had sought to use…
  • The KeepCup – Enjoy your coffee without the waste

    seaislandcoffee
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:53 am
    The KeepCup is a wonderful product from Australia that helps to balance gourmet coffee drinking with ethical living. “Keep Cup – Feel Good – Do Good”, as the makers put it, is all about promoting re-use and helping to reduce waste within the coffee community. If you’ve been seeing more and more small colorful plastic coffee cups around town and in your favorite coffee shops lately, do not dismiss it as a fad, the KeepCup has an important part to play in coffee culture. The brainchild of brother and sister, Abigail and Jamie Forsyth, KeepCup began in 2008 with…
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  • How to Throw a Weird and Wonderful Office Baby Shower

    Kate
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Today we threw the mother of all baby showers for our COO Marcie. In celebration of the much anticipated baby Walter and his Greekness, there were Gyros, togas, columns dripping with plastic grapes, and the delicious love child of two wonderful things: baklavacheesecake. Here are the ingredients for a great baby party: 1. A radiant pregnant woman in a gold laurel headpiece.   2.  Your coworkers wearing their bed sheets.   3. High hair.   4. A ton of delicious food.   5. Art projects/creepy souvenirs (below: design-a-onesie and the play-dough baby challenge).   6.
  • Behind The Mugshot: Tristan

    Kate
    23 Dec 2014 | 1:55 pm
    In case you haven’t heard, #MugshotMonday is a weekly feature in the world of social media in which our staff steals the spotlight from our handsome coffee and tea.  You can find our mugshots on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and follow along for more behind the scenes photos, new products, and discounts on staff favorites. Meet Tristan, our Copy Writer and and one of our No-Shave November mugshots. Here he ponders a world without whiskers, dabbles in deflection, and shares a glimpse of his Dark Black soul. You are our Copy Writer, but if you could assign yourself an…
  • Matcha: 800 years of history, culture, and wisdom in a neat little can

    CBD
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    It only took us 8 centuries, but Coffee Bean Direct is proud to say, “we finally carry matcha!” Famous for being the only tea used in the formal Japanese Tea Ceremony known as chado or “the way of tea,” matcha is stone ground green tea powder. Only the highest quality shade grown green tea is used. The soft and supple leaves at the top of the tea plant are picked by hand then processed to remove the veins, stems, and impurities. The result, known as tencha, is stone ground into a fine powder. Over-grinding can give matcha a burnt taste, so the process must be done very slowly and…
  • Behind the Mugshot: Meg

    Kate
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:40 am
    If you don’t already know about #MugshotMonday, check out our post on the subject and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more behind the scenes photos, new products, and discounts on staff favorites. Last month Meg, our Tech Whisperer, was kind enough to share her sunny mug with us, and answer a few questions too. A Tech Whiperer’s day starts early. How many cups of coffee do you typically have before noon and how do you drink it (hot/cold/cream/sugar, etc) ? Most mornings, I have 2 cups of hot coffee. The first one of the day, I add 2 sugar packets and a…
  • Behind the Mugshot: Liz

    Kate
    7 Nov 2014 | 6:46 am
    If you don’t already know about #MugshotMonday, check out our post on the subject and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more behind the scenes photos, new products, and discounts on staff favorites. Here’s a look inside the mind of Liz, our Commercial Accounts manager, and October mugshot star. You are our Commercial Accounts Manager, but if you were a utensil, what would you be? I’d be a spoon because it has no sharp edges and it’s like a tiny bowl for your mouth. Why was Organic Bai Mu Dan was your pick for favorite beverage?  It’s smooth,…
 
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  • Press Publish Tickets

    Jen Mylo
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:53 pm
    It is with great excitement that I announce the opening of ticket sales for the Press Publish conference series we teased here earlier this month! After scouring the web for bloggers with inspiring stories, successful blogs, and unique voices, we’ve confirmed the speaker lineups, and are thrilled to be including popular WordPress.com bloggers like Katherine Fritz, Jerry Mahoney, Emily Austin, and Russ Crandall. Here’s our collection of featured blogger speakers: You can see who’s speaking where by checking the event pages for Portland and Phoenix. In addition to…
  • Google Analytics for WordPress.com Business sites

    Ran
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    The Stats on WordPress.com are a special favorite of many site owners — it’s our second-most visited screen. At a glance, you can see when you get the most traffic, which posts are making the biggest impact, who your most frequent commenters are, and more. It’s a great way to gain insights into your visitors and your site. To complement our built-in stats and to give you even more information about your traffic, you can now use Google Analytics with WordPress.com, as part of the WordPress.com Business plan. Add the Business plan to your site and get everything you need to…
  • One Theme, Three Ways: Customizing Twenty Fifteen

    Ben Huberman
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Our default theme this year, Twenty Fifteen, draws visitors’ eyes to what matters most — the text and images you publish on your site. Crisp typography, generous spacing, streamlined navigation: Twenty Fifteen shows that less can indeed be more (and that it can look great on any device). Keeping things simple and streamlined doesn’t mean you can’t make a theme your own, of course. From free custom color schemes (pictured in the gallery above) to a vertical header area with ample space to channel your (and your site’s) personality, Twenty Fifteen is a…
  • Notifications just got a boost!

    Fred Cheng
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am
    If you’ve been tuning in to Hot Off the Press, you’ll know about recent updates to the WordPress.com interface along with some fantastic technical upgrades. To continue the momentum, we’ve introduced more interactive and robust notifications throughout WordPress.com. (Coming soon to a Jetpack blog near you.) Keep an eye on the new interface and let us know what you think! Why the change? We care about giving our users a streamlined and consistent experience across their devices. Unlike the old design, our new notifications look practically identical whether you are…
  • New Themes: Cubic and Wilson

    David A. Kennedy
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:40 am
    It’s Theme Thursday and today I’m happy to present two new free themes: Cubic and Wilson. Cubic Designed by WordPress.com’s own Thomas Guillot, Cubic is a clean, simple, and responsive theme. With its single-column, grid-based design crafted around large featured images, Cubic is the perfect fit for photobloggers. Read more about Cubic in the Theme Showcase, or activate it on your blog by going to Appearance → Themes. Wilson Designed by Anders Norén, Wilson is minimal yet bold. It’s a clean and simple theme for personal sites and blogs — make it your own with a…
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  • 7 Things to Remember When Choosing Coffee Beans

    Admin
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:06 pm
    The post 7 Things to Remember When Choosing Coffee Beans appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin It Things to Keep In Mind When Choosing Coffee Beans 1. The first thing you should have in mind when you choose coffee beans is the way the coffee was roasted. If you want the coffee to be darker, you could choose Italian or French roasting. Even if french roasting is strong enough, the Italian one is stronger. The basic idea is that the color of the roasting determines its strength. As a conclusion, the strongest is the…
  • How to Make Iced Coffee: 4 Ways of Iced Coffee Making

    Admin
    5 Jan 2015 | 11:56 pm
    The post How to Make Iced Coffee: 4 Ways of Iced Coffee Making appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin It4 Ways for How to Maker Iced Coffee Iced-coffee is among many people’s favorite especially in a scorching summer. It is much cheaper to make iced coffee at home than buying one from coffee shop. Besides, you get the freedom to make a cup of coffee of your own flavor and strength. Few coffee shops offer customized coffee, but you can make this dream come true by doing it yourself.  The most important thing of…
  • Best Semi-automatic Espresso Machine and Reviews 2014 – 2015

    Admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:16 am
    The post Best Semi-automatic Espresso Machine and Reviews 2014 – 2015 appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin ItSemi-automatic Espresso Machine Reviews 2014 – 2015 In the world of home-made espressos, there are three types of espresso machines that are very popular among the customers: semi-automatic espresso machines, fully-automatic espresso machines and super-automatic espresso machines. This post is for info of best semi automatic espresso machine. While many people love the convenience and…
  • Delonghi Espresso Maker Reviews – How to Choose A Delonghi Espresso Maker?

    Admin
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:31 pm
    The post Delonghi Espresso Maker Reviews – How to Choose A Delonghi Espresso Maker? appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin ItAbout Delonghi – Delonghi Espresso Machine Reviews Looking for A Delonghi espresso machine? This post is about Delonghi espresso maker reviews, ratings and main features. No matter you are looking for a pump espresso maker, or a espresso cappuccino maker, you will find review info about it. When choosing an espresso machine, you have to consider several things: price, convenience, brewing…
  • 3 Steps to Evaluate Coffee Quality

    Admin
    6 Dec 2014 | 5:59 pm
    The post 3 Steps to Evaluate Coffee Quality appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin ItHow to Evaluate The Flavor of Coffee Good coffee is like good wine, only when you drink it and taste it slowly will you know the beauty of it. No matter drinking what kind of coffee, you shouldn’t swallow it. On the contrary, in order to get the full flavor of it, you should let coffee stay in your mouth for a millisecond and let your tongue to touch and feel the coffee molecules. Use your senses to discern various flavors…
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  • Angel’s Cup Tasting Flight Review

    Garrett Oden
    7 Jan 2015 | 11:53 am
    I returned home from a trip on New Years day to be greeted by a warm gift for some intense icy weather. Angel’s Cup had kindly sent me a free run-through of their new service: Tasting Flights! These flights include four samples from experienced and respected roasters such as Spotted Cow and Conduit Roasting. On the package of each sample is a number (#0053) that can be input into the Angel’s Cup Cupping App to track your notes, and reveal the notes of the roastmaster for intuitive comparison. In other words, Angle’s Cup allows subscribers to develop their palates and…
  • 2014 Holiday Deals for Specialty Coffee Lovers

    Garrett Oden
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Christmas Didn’t get enough from Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Don’t fret! Your coffee gift needs will be met. Modest Coffee $2 off coffee bags with this coupon code: HOLIDAYS Also, Modest Coffee will be giving away free coffee for all of 2015 to one lucky subscriber! S&W Roasting Order 5 pounds of freshly roasted coffee and get a free Clever Dripper and 100 Filters for it! Use “HappyHolidays15″ for 15% off site-wide (through Dec. 31st). Black Friday / Cyber Monday Thanksgiving is a time for family and appreciation, and in many ways the slow offense of Black…
  • Hario Mini Mill Mod Grind Comparison

    Garrett Oden
    3 Nov 2014 | 10:33 am
    Stumbling upon the Hario Mini Mill tape mod didn't happen through good science or strategic planning. It was mostly the result of not having a rubber band nearby. There is another mod out there that uses a rubber band to stabilize the inner burr, but I didn't have one - so I just used tape. Then I figured I would try adding some tape to the metal rod. Thus, the tape mod was born. The guide has been very well received. It's been shared over 200 times in the last year (mostly on /r/coffee - thanks guys!) and has become the most visited article on coffeebrewguides.com! Despite all that, there…
 
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  • Celebrities – Coffee Connoisseurs or Completely cuckoo

    Daniel Jones
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:54 am
    Taylor Swift The super sweet pop star likes a grande iced caramel latte with 2 Sweet’n Lows Miley Cyrus Miey’s Starbucks favourite is a nonfat white mocha without whipped cream according to Shape Magazine. Arianna Grande She loves a plain black coffee to go with her sensible attitude…only joking! The new pop diva loves a  venti vanilla bean Frappuccino Katy Perry Loves a nice vanilla soy latte. I’m not much f a fan of soy myself but it’s obviously working for her! Nicole Kidman More of a “true coffe drinker” she likes a grande skim wet cappuccino rather…
  • Coffee is a woman’s drink!

    Daniel Jones
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:20 am
    Bristol University have published a study that found that caffeine affects women differently than it does men. The study suggests that caffeine makes women more alert and men less so. It apparently makes men less confident when in a stressful situation. The study does not measure the same effects in other caffeine drinks so it may be the coffee not the caffeine that results in these effects. The Journal of Applied Social Psychology estimate that 70 million cups of coffee are drank per day in the UK. Their experiment used 64 men and women and put them in same-sex pairs. Each pair was given a…
  • Coffee Facts

    Daniel Jones
    4 Jan 2015 | 7:42 am
    1 – An 8 ounce cup of coffee contains approximately 135mg of caffeine. Starbucks do sell an 8 ounce cup however the smallest they advertise is 12 ounce (tall). So be careful that you’re not miscalculating your caffeine intake for the day. 2 – We discussed in a previous post about when to drink your coffee and first thing in the morning when you wake up may actually be a bit pointless. 3 – The buzz off your coffee takes around 5 minutes to take effect after taking your first sip. 4 – Run, drink Run, drink! Marathon runners (including myself) are big fans of…
  • When is it best to drink coffee?

    Daniel Jones
    3 Jan 2015 | 10:01 am
    Everybody has their own natural rhythm which is run by a “Circadian Clock”. This clock is a 24 hour hormonal clock that controls your bodies thought process when it comes to what your body needs. Things such as, when o eat, when to sleep etc. At certain points in this rhythm a hormone called Cortisol is released to help keep your body alert and awake. The first time in the day that Coristol is produced is between 8am-9am. Coristol works by giving your body a jolt in the same way that caffeine does, but naturally. Drinking caffeine at the same time that your body is producing…
  • What to do with leftover coffee

    Daniel Jones
    2 Jan 2015 | 2:17 am
    Ice Lattes You can use the leftover coffee to create some nice coffee flavoured ice cubes. Pour the brewed coffee into an ice tray and leave to set in the freezer. Then use these ice cubes in a glass of milk to make and Iced Latte. Coffee Lollies Mix the brewed coffee with some unsweetend milk and leave to set in lolly moulds in the freezer. It’s an unusual taste for a frozen lolly but it’ll be a coffee lover’s dream! Half coffee with half milk. Removes Odours Now I haven’t tried this one myself as it’s arguably a bit weird. Rinsing your hands in cold coffee can…
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