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Why does coffee make you poop?

You know it when you feel it. You've just sat down at your breakfast table, or settled in at your favorite café. You're a few sips into your brew …

14 Surprising Facts About Caffeine, Explained by Science

For many of us, coffee is our best friend. It's there in our times of need, whether a cold weekday morning or during an all-nighter. Coffee is warm, …

Thoughts and Theories on Iced Coffee

As this summer's crazy swelter continues into September, many lovers of great coffee have been turning their attention to iced coffee and espresso …

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Blue Bottle coffee: VCs’ search for the new Starbucks starts in San Francisco.

Do you remember when Starbucks was cool? It opened in Seattle in the 1970s as a local specialty roaster, a trendy alternative to the prevailing …

Hipsters Ordering Coffee

"Cappuccino small, low fat, extra dry." Sorry to say, but that's my line 2-3 times per day. That makes me almost as bad as the coffee-ordering …

A Cup (or Two) of Excellent Health

The good news about your morning cup(s) of joe keeps pouring in. Drinking two or more cups of coffee daily reduces your risk of death from liver cirrhosis by 66 percent.<p>And the findings aren’t a fluke. A 2006 study that followed more than 125,000 Californians for about 20 years found that for each …

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Blue Bottle’s plan to become your coffee-snob friend wherever you are

How does a specialty coffee roaster with just 14 cafes in two cities get to national scale in a country in the size of the US, without losing its reputation for quality?<p>Blue Bottle has an answer for that question. The coffee chain that garnered $25.7 million in new venture-capital funding in …

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Coffee brewing: Down to a science - The Washington Post

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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 …

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The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America

The evolution of coffee from commodity to craft has come a long way in the last few decades. The Third Wave coffee movement has turned many a casual caffeine-seeker into full-blown coffee nerd, and with great reason. Coffee has emerged to encompass various forms, is brewed in increasingly complex …

A Film About Coffee

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Membership is free, easy, and comes with many benefits, so sign up today! With CoffeeGeek membership, you can post comments and reviews, participate …

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How to Maintain Your Coffee Grinder

A great number of details can affect coffee quality, all of which can be mitigated with the right amount of care and quality equipment. Today we’re …

Eight Reasons to Sip on Coffee

A cup of joe jolts your mood, reduces disease risk, and adds a kick to workouts.<p>A morning cup of coffee is a must for many runners. It wakes you up, energizes your workout, and—how can we say this nicely?—gets your systems moving, too. But there's more reason to indulge in that second or third cup. …

9 Famous Geniuses Who Were Also Huge Coffee Addicts

You can't even make it out of the house without a double cappuccino, and you can't survive that two o'clock meeting without your trusty espresso shot. Oh, and sure, you've read the conflicting evidence about the health benefits of your coffee consumption, and the possible health risks of …

New Trends in Coffee: The Age of the Nano-Roaster

When it comes to coffee, people have been talking about micro-roasters for awhile. Now there's a new trend happening: the nano-roaster. How did we get here? Let's dig through the history a bit, starting at the beginning of the last decade.<p>Waves and waves and waves<p>You might have heard the phrase …

Which Milk Is Best for Coffee?

<b>Author's Note:</b> For the month of November, I'm going to explore milk and its (delicious) relationship to coffee. Got questions about milk? E-mail me: [email protected].<p>Milk and coffee are obviously the best of friends: They've been combined since some of the earliest days of caffeination, for both …

Should You Roast Coffee at Home?

Should you knit your own socks? Should you remodel your own kitchen? Should you bake your own bread? Should you give yourself a pedicure? Should you perform your own appendectomy? The answer to each of these questions is fairly straightforward. If you have the wherewithal to do it, and you'd be …

Don't Call It 'Turkish' Coffee, Unless, Of Course, It Is

When I was in Istanbul in March, I stopped by a tiny cafe called Mandabatmaz, near Taksim Square. Ten Bulgarian tourists were inside, waiting for <i>demitasses</i> of rich, strong coffee "so thick even a water buffalo wouldn't sink in it," according to a translation of the cafe's name.<p>I ordered a cup of …

Want to Open a Coffee Shop? Consider These 3 Tips First

When I was planning to open my first coffee shop back in 2002, there was very little information available online to help me get started. There were some training classes, but they were all a couple hundred dollars, which is a lot to spend when you're starting out and unsure whether these big …

How A Quest For The Perfect Cup Of Coffee Led Two Tinkerers To A Business Breakthrough

How Doug and Barb Garrott–coffee geeks and tinkerers–invented one of the world’s best coffee grinders.<p>This is a story about the life-changing power of tinkering. This is also a story about a really good cup of coffee.<p>Doug and Barb Garrott live in a hilly corner of northern Idaho, just east of the …

5 Coffee Movers, Shakers, and Trends to Watch in 2014

As a new year dawns, we've got our eye on a few exciting players and trends we're expecting big and bigger things of in the coffee world in 2014.<p>Counter Culture Coffee<p>Venerated Durham, NC-based roaster Counter Culture Coffeehas staked a longtime claim in the specialty coffee landscape for nearly 20 …

5 Coffee Myths Debunked

Coffee misconceptions are as ubiquitous as Starbucks locations: Every time you turn around it seems like someone's spouting off about this or that "fact," the latest (probably not-peer-reviewed) health study, or cockeyed interpretation of "tradition." Today we dispel five common old wives' (or …

Coffee Cups of the World

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 …

These Maps Show Why Half the World Prefers Kind of Gross Coffee

For fresh coffee-loving Westerners — a love so deep it’s worth a legal war — it may come as a shock that the other half of the world prefers what …

Sesame Street - The Coffee Plant