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The playful wonderland behind great inventions

Necessity is the mother of invention, right? Well, not always. Steven Johnson shows us how some of the most transformative ideas and technologies, …

Inventions

Breaking into the Coffee Industry

One of the most common questions we receive at the Australian Barista Academy from potential baristas is “How do I find my first barista role?” and …

Coffee

Science Says Coffee Naps Are Better Than Coffee Or Nap Alone

'Shocking' sugar levels in High Street hot drinks, warns charity

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Diabetes

14 Small-Batch Coffee Roasters Elevating Your Cup of Joe

The U.S. has emerged as a leader in specialty coffee thanks to the growing number of discerning, quality-minded consumers looking beyond latte art. Customers want to know from where beans are sourced, how they are roasted, and the nuanced flavor profiles to expect in the cup. In fact, there’s a …

Coffee

21 Artisan Coffee Roasters You Need to Try

There's never been a better time to buy coffee—the shelves at cafes and food shops are overrun with beautifully designed bags of single-origin beans …

Real Espresso Myths that Need Busting

If you follow me on Twitter, or on Google+, you’ll know I was a bit miffed a while back at some video “coffee myths” put out recently by an online …

Matt Perger Digs Deep With Barista Hustle, A New Website For Coffee Pros

Neil deGrasse Tyson (via Scientia Salon) and Matt Perger (via Sprudge)<p>Matt Perger may be coffee’s Neil DeGrasse Tyson. On top of being one of the …

Roast Coffee with a Popcorn Popper

Home roasting is fun and economical.<p>Relaxing in a coffee house with a professionally made cup of espresso or cappuccino is one of life’s simple pleasures, but I also enjoy making my own coffee drinks at home. I buy whole beans online and grind them in a coffee grinder. I’m a pretty good home …

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Coffee Icing

I am greatly enamored of spices of all sorts and nothing strikes that note in such a grand way quite as well as gingerbread. Spice cakes and cookies …

Coffee Power: London Entrepreneur Uses the City's Coffee Waste for Fuel

Bio-bean, a London-based enterprise, takes coffee grinds and turns them into fuel.<p>Arthur Kay trained in architecture at University College London. While developing a blueprint for a coffee roaster he saw the potential in turning the business’ waste into energy.<p>Given London produces 200,000 tons of …

Coffee

Okay, New Starbucks Palace on Pike Street, What the Hell Are You?

There was probably a time when Starbucks did things small. That time was more than 30 years and 21,000 stores ago. The newest Starbucks—the Starbucks …

What is Local?

Coffee

10 Tasty Twists on Iced Coffee

With summer in full swing, iced coffee season is also at its peak. While there’s nothing wrong with a splash of milk and a few ice cubes, we’re such …

Coffee

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A Film About Coffee

Northern Ireland

How far do you go for the ultimate cup of coffee? Answer: 13,000 miles

First stop for coffee fanatic Dom Dwight was the Nyeri region of Kenya, arriving in April when top quality beans from the peak season harvest were …

La Fenice coffee machine promises groundbreaking brewing

Coffee and crowdfunding aren’t new bedfellows, but an Italian project to rethink the espresso machine, La Fenice, may be the most ambitious we’ve …

What Happens when a Hungarian Roaster Geeks Out on a Moka Pot for Months

Great brewed coffee. That’s what Gábor Laczkó of small hungarian roastery Kávékalmár says was finally achieved after months of trial and error with a …

AeroPress makes a killer cup of coffee, even on the road

Alpha Dominche Steampunk - SCAA 2014 Show Report

So, another SCAA, another visit to the Alpha Dominche booth. Every year, you see this machine dramatically improved and the aesthetics fine tuned. If …

Espro Toroid Milk Pitchers

Over five years ago, the Espro company (based in Vancouver, BC), maker of the most successful "click tamper" on the market (the Espro Tamper, which …

Coffee

How to Spot a Quality Cafe

Recently, I spent a week doing cafe crawls in my fine city of Vancouver. Most of the people I went out with were seasoned coffee professionals, but …

'Coffee Flour': The Java You Can Eat

Coffee's future may involve some not-so-average Joe.<p>Making coffee is a complex thing. Long before the stuff makes it to your cup/glass/comically large thermos, it must be converted—from fruit to bean. Doing that requires that the fruit (the "cherries") be harvested from "spindly, bush-like" coffee …

Watch Science Explain How Caffeine Stimulates the Brain

Here's a video that explains the chemistry behind caffeine, which is the world's most popular drug. When ingested, caffeine breaks up into <b>three different metabolites</b>, each of which has a different effect on the brain. (Their magical influences achieve everything from increasing oxygen flow to …

Pour-over vs Autodrip: Which one is Best?

The so-called Third Wave coffee movement coincided with a renewed interest in manual brew methods. Chemexes, V60s, and Aeropresses came part and …

The truth about caffeine: Why we know so little about our favorite addictive drug

Caffeine has a stronger hold on us than we realize, says author Murray Carpenter<p>In a culture where we worry about unregulated chemicals and food additives, it's shocking how little we know about one of the most common ones: caffeine. We spend a lot more time consuming the drug than we do thinking …

A coffee crawl through New Zealand’s capital: where the locals get their fix

As a Vancouverite, I like to think that I live in one of Canada's premier caffeine hubs. Any city that has 50-plus Starbucks outlets, however, can't pretend to know great espresso.<p>By comparison, there are only three Starbucks stores in Wellington, N.Z. (two others shuttered in 2012). If you ask the …

Coffee

Colin Harmon: The Story of 3FE in Dublin – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Colin Harmon, the charismatic 4-time Irish Barista Champion, has worked hard to establish his world renown coffee bar, 3FE, in Dublin. The former …