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Perfect Iced Coffee

Iced coffee is my life. When I wake up, often around the time party animals on the west coast are just heading home, I start each day not with a cup …

5 Ways to Make Iced Coffee Better

<i>It is officially iced coffee season. So today, Stumptown Coffee's Katie Bernstein is showing us how to make our cold brew better -- from gear to add-ins, like ice cream and booze.</i><p>Good iced coffee is much more than just the sum of its parts. The right method and the right coffee to use also depend …

How Coffee Makes You More Honest

Studies on sleep-deprived workers show that caffeine can help steel us against unethical temptations at work.<p>Do you take cream and sugar in your truth serum?<p>We already know that coffee gives us more focus, better memory, and provides an extra kick when cortisol is low, but it’s also making us more …

Why coffee is called “joe”

Buyenlarge / Getty Images<p>Say hello to Josephus Daniels, former secretary of the US Navy and namesake of the proverbial <b>cup of joe</b>.<p>Joe is, of course, short for Joseph. And in American English, “joe” can refer to an average guy, a soldier, or—somewhat strangely—coffee. A popular chain in New York, for …

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Coffee Science: How to Make the Best Pourover Coffee at Home

There seem to be new coffee brewing gadgets showing up all the time, but sometimes it's hard to separate what's worthwhile from what's a waste of money. It's helpful, then, to back up and try to understand how coffee brewing works and how brewing equipment differs. Then, you can make an informed …

Iced Coffee Troubleshooting: Maybe Your Ice is the Problem

Iced coffee is one of the purest pleasures of summer. Short of a soft-serve ice cream cone, it pretty much is the one edible item that represents the season for me. Which makes it all the more tragic when something's just not right. Sometimes the brewing recipe is off, or the coffee's old, sure. …

Coffee-Caramel Crème Brûlée

makes 8 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided<p>1/4 cup dark-roast coffee beans (such as French roast; about 3/4 ounce), crushed with mallet in plastic bag<p>1 cup sugar, divided<p>1/2 cup water<p>2 cups half and half<p>8 large egg yolks<p>1/4 teaspoon salt<p>8 teaspoons raw sugar*<p>Recipe …

A Coffee Soda from Chattanooga

Try this recipe for a sweet pick-me-up from Velo Coffee Roasters<p>In <b>Chattanooga</b>, locals know <b>Velo Coffee Roasters</b> for its small-batch beans and its carbon-conscious philosophy. Founder Andrew Gage and his team transport freshly roasted beans by bicycle, loading their fragrant cargo onto a trailer and …

Scots coffee 'stronger' than Italy and Spain

<b>Coffee served in Glasgow is stronger than brews in Italy and Spain, according to new research.</b><p>Researchers in all three countries said their findings had implications for people who needed to watch their caffeine intake.<p>They said counting how many cups you drank could not be used to measure how much …

Cold-Brew Iced Coffee Concentrate

Makes 5 cups concentrate<p>Cold brew goes down easy, but watch out: This is high-octane stuff. For a clear liquid, use coarsely ground coffee. (Finely ground beans make for a cloudier drink.)<p>July 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>12 ounces coarsely ground fresh coffee beans<p>Milk (optional)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Place …

Coffee-Paprika Salt

Makes about ¼ cup<p>Use this seasoning on steak or ribs before grilling to add depth of flavor.<p>August 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 Tbsp. freshly ground coffee<p>1 Tbsp. hot smoked Spanish paprika<p>2 Tbsp. flaky sea salt<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Stir salt, coffee, and paprika in a small bowl to combine.

Advanced Coffee Tools: Refractometer and Extract MoJo

When coffee professionals talk about the success or failure of a particular batch, you might hear them throwing around terms like "TDS" or "extraction percentage." What they're talking about is the necessary and related principles of how much coffee flavor is being drawn (or "extracted") from the …

10 Easy Pieces: Coffee Grinders

In our last apartment, we had a coffee grinder that was given to us as a gift, and it was perfectly fine–offered a selection of grind intensity and a …

Beauty Box Subscription for Women

Get a monthly box of personalized makeup, haircare and skincare samples delivered right to your door. Stock up on your favorite beauty brands and …

Improved Iced Coffee Recipe

Mike Treffehn of The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. in Philadelphia created this delicious bourbon-spiked coffee to give the staff some zing during a long shift.<p><b>Notes:</b> To make demerara syrup, combine 1 cup demerara sugar and 1/2 cup water in a saucepan and stir. Bring to a simmer, stirring …

Coffee Science: How to Make the Best French Press Coffee at Home

A French press is often treated like Jason Segal's character in <i>Forgetting Sarah Marshall.</i> He's actually the one you want, but people tend to flock blindly to the flashy, temperamental types like coffee-siphon-somethings or Russell Brands. The French press is definitely a potential coffee …

How to Use an Aeropress

<i>Here at Food52, we're serious about our coffee. So we got our friends over at Stumptown Coffee to teach us everything there is to know about it -- and to make our morning (and afternoon) routines a little bit brighter.</i><p><i>Today: How to brew coffee in the portable, unbreakable Aeropress.</i><p>AeroPress has …

Our Essential Coffee-Making Tips, Techniques, and Tools

The beauty of coffee is that it's a no-bar-to-entry sport: You'e got options on how to make it! And our favorite coffee-making tips and gadgets are here to show you the way.<p><b>Pick—and store—your beans.</b><p>We're all about strong food foundations here at Food52, and coffee is no exception: <b>Great coffee</b> …

First Look: Workshop Holborn Coffeebar

London’s Workshop Coffee Co. first opened its doors in 2011 as the European cousin to Australia’s St.Ali—sharing the same name. But in April 2012 the …

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