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15 Everyday Things That Give Us The Most Amount Of Happiness

<b>As they say, asli khushi toh chote-chote lamhon mein hai.</b><p>It is the little joys of life that matter the most but unfortunately, we often fail to …

How To Make Summer Water And Stay Deliciously Hydrated

We're not talking about rosé, but we promise it's just as good.<p>Summer is hot, and it’s important you keep hydrated. Rosé ― aka summer water ― is one way people like to try to do that, but while that might be fun, it really isn’t effective (alcohol actually dehydrates you).<p>Instead, you should drink …

The best French Press you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock/Business Insider<p>The Insider Pick:<p>Coffee brewing methods are many and varied — You have pourover, cold brew, classic espresso, …

All the Different Ways to Make *Great* Coffee at Home

Other than a healthy breakfast, nothing gets our morning started on the right foot like a good cup of coffee. While we’re always down for a cuppa at one of the best coffee shops in the world, nothing beats a perfectly made cup of coffee that you can enjoy without having to leave the house. It saves …

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The Best Instant Coffee for Camping

America is obsessed with great coffee. It’s as if every cup we drink has to have hand-picked, single-origin beans from a small Ethiopian farm, and those beans have to be delivered through a perfect pour over by a barista with a “Death before Decaf” sleeve tattoo.<p>Don't get me wrong: I like that good …

Step Up Your Coffee Game

Like coffee? Then heed this advice to make a pro-level cup at home.<p>More Americans are drinking a daily cup of coffee in 2017—a reversal of four years …

Taste Several Roasts

If you listen to roasters talk about how they approach roasting a new coffee, you might hear about how they cupped a pre-purchase sample and observed …

The Coffee Brewer That Allows You to Choose Between Pour Over, French Press, & Cold Brew

If you find yourself craving pour over some days, and immersion others, you have two options open to you. You could buy two different brewers – or …

Aeropress: How to make Consistently Delicious Coffee

During my first year of working at Starbucks, my newfound obsession with coffee became pretty apparent to those around me. I frequently posted on …

AeroPress Brewing Guide - How to Make AeroPress Coffee

What You'll Need<p>AeroPress funnel<p>Timer<p>Stirring tool<p>Coffee cup or other vessel<p>Brew Time<p>1 - 1:30 minutes<p>Have Questions?<p>Share<p>Background<p>A space-age …

The Difference Between Iced Coffee and Cold Brew, Explained

No, cold brew isn’t just expensive iced coffee.<p>It’s getting hot and sticky out, and people all over the place are getting swept up in the cold-brewed …

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The history of cold-brew coffee is fascinating. (An 1840s Algerian fortress is involved.)

From 17th century Kyoto to your neighborhood Starbucks<p>“In Cuba,” reports a coffee compendium published in 1922, “the custom is to grind the coffee …

Aging Coffee

In recent years, there has been a trend of aging coffee. The hype goes something like, "Aged wine is great. Aged whiskey is great. So is aged …

Guest Review: Flat-Bottom Coffee Drippers

It’s a gilded age for flat-bottom coffee drippers, and in this comparison guide, guest reviewer Michael Butterworth walks you through four of today's …

How To Make the Best Iced Coffee Of Your Life - Chowhound

If your idea of “iced coffee” is “letting my hot <b>coffee</b> get cold” then, honey, we need to talk—you deserve better.<p>It can seem like a huge production …

At $240 a Pound, the World's Original Coffee Producer Is Back in Business

News flash: You’ve been thinking about mocha all wrong. The espresso drink with Hershey’s syrup poured into it? That’s the coffee world’s equivalent …

Does Coffee Have Terroir?

3 minute Read<p>Us wine industry folks talk about terroir a lot. A core concept in how we view wine in the 21st century, terroir is the idea that soil, …

From the Editor's Desk: Coffee

I love good coffee, the kind that takes five minutes to brew with a precise pour over and a steady hand. I love it when the beans are ground so fine, …

Literally the freshest cup of coffee

The Kinto Cafepress is for those coffee-addicts who don’t like the idea of having to wait for their mug. It cuts out the coffee machine, aka the …

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Brew: Better Coffee At Home

Hello world. I know that it’s been a while. I’m still alive, still drinking coffee and incessantly thinking about how much I love it. I’m sorry that …

15 Modern Tools For the Coffee Connoisseur

These days, modern coffee lovers are faced with endless options when it comes to brewing the perfect cup of joe.<p>Whether you’re a dedicated coffee buff or simply enjoy a refreshing glass of cold brew on a hot summer day, we have you covered—from storage and mugs to innovative brewing machines. …

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NASA’s Hubble captures stunning photo that will make you feel insignificant

We go about our lives here on planet Earth — doing our jobs, cashing paychecks, and raising families — and most of the time we don’t question just …

As the Arctic gets warmer, our winters get colder

And our plants take a hit.<p>In the winter of 2015, New York City’s Hudson River froze—a rare occurrence. Prior to the 2000s, the record shows that the Hudson froze in 1720, 1780, and 1821—a period that overlaps with the so-called Little Ice Age, when the Northern Hemisphere was cooler overall. But …

Breaking into the Buran graveyard: Aging Soviet vehicles still impress

Neglect and abandonment, one of the saddest episodes in aerospace history.<p>The Soviet Union's Buran space shuttle program stands as one of the saddest …

3 Secrets to a Lasting Relationship, Straight From an Expert

The universal love question that most couples want an answer to: what's the secret to making a relationship last? Some say friendship, while others say communication — both valid responses — but the truth is, relationship success is largely dependent on intention and new beginnings. When I threw …

Consciousness

The morning fixes that could revolutionize your health

We chatted with nutritionists, personal trainers, and yoga teachers about their top morning habits that set a healthy tone for the day. Give these …

The 10 best purchases I've made to save space in my small apartment

When closet and cabinet space is at a premium, it's all too easy to clutter a home with the things that make up your life — books, shoes, mail, dirty …

Living Rooms

6 Weirdly Gripping Space Stories That Are Actually True

If the idea of being on the far side of the moon and hearing eerie "music" scares you, look away now.<p>Collins wrote in his book <i>Carrying the Fire</i> that NASA technicians warned him he might hear a strange whistling sound while the lunar module (LM) was on its way to the surface of the moon, and that if …

12 Books That Will Improve Your Self-Knowledge

Every piece of personal or professional growth you achieve in life starts with one thing: Self-knowledge.<p>Lao Tzu, the ancient Chinese philosopher, …

Tip: The Side Stretch You Should Be Doing

Do this oblique stretch before and after training and feel awesome. Check it out.<p>All About the Obliques<p>The obliques are underrated. If they're tight, …