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Cuts & Transitions 101

Piamo

FLUID<p>GEMODO COFFEE<p>Overview<p>The first microwave espresso maker.<br>Delicious espresso within 30 seconds.<p>- The challenge<br>What does an espresso-lover do when …

Coffee

A step by step coffee brewing guide

Coffee culture is booming in South Africa and with it the art of brewing.<p>In Cape Town coffee connoisseurs can look forward to the Cape Town Coffee …

Coffee

Advanced Coffee Making Course & Certification

<b>Head here</b> to see the full curriculum.<p><b>Volume Pricing</b><p>Are you a coffee venue with 5 or more Baristas?<br>Are you a roastery with hundreds -or even …

Coffee

10 Unique Ways People Enjoy Coffee Around the World

Coffee

Check Out These Five Short Movies Shot on Five Different iPhones

In the last few years, filmmakers all over the world have been expressing their creativity by shooting short and feature-length movies using their …

Four Essential Smartphone Apps Every Filmmaker Should Be Using

Not only has the use of smartphones changed the way we communicate and disseminate information but also has opened filmmakers to an array of tools …

Apps

Watch: Five tips for shooting high-quality video on your iPhone

Getting started with video on the iPhone is easy, but mastering the capture of it can be difficult. AppleInsider has five tips for you to make the …

Videography

Cat poop coffee: Here's all you need to know about the world's most expensive coffee

A single pound of kopi luwak is sold for $100 – $500 dollars<p>Good marketing can sell anything at a good price. Yes, even if it's animal excreta. …

The Next Crisis for Puerto Rico: A Crush of Foreclosures

Puerto Rico has had an awful decade — and it’s about to get worse.<p>First came a brutal 10-year recession and financial crisis that drove businesses from this island and left 44 percent of the population impoverished. Then, in September, Hurricane Maria, a powerful Category 4 storm, shredded …

Caribbean

The Best Way to Really (Really!) Clean a Chemex Coffee Maker

Coffee aficionados love a Chemex for brewing for a group. It makes exquisite coffee and looks design-y, to boot! While I'll admit I don't have one …

Coffee

The Relationship Between Water Activity and the Maillard Reaction in Roasting

In what might be a foolhardy attempt to correlate two of coffee’s most complicated concepts, I’ve dedicated a significant portion of the past few …

Coffee

Learn How to Roast Coffee With These Resources

Are you looking for ways to improve your coffee roasting? Troubleshoot problems? Learn more about those magical green beans? True roasting mastery …

Coffee

The Absolute Best Ways to Make Killer Coffee On The Go

Let’s talk about coffee. The nectar of the gods. The wake up juice that keeps you going, morning, noon, and night. One of the few stimulants that is …

Coffee

4 Video Lessons from Oscar-Nominated Films You Can Do with Your Phone

| Feb 24th 2017<p>You may assume that the cinematography we enjoy on the big screen has nothing to do with the social media videos or advertisements …

Coffee
Coffee

Freud Stovetop Espresso Maker

Price: $142.15Enjoy a piping hot coffee each and every morning with the Freud Stovetop Espresso Maker. Featuring stunning stainless steel, this …

The Coffee Lover’s Guide To Tampa

Photo by Rad Red CreativeIn the food-and-beverage world, Tampa, Florida has been largely overlooked (except to acknowledge the city’s strength in the …

Coffee

Custom Vlogging Rig for Any Camera!

The Art of Specialty Coffee Roasting: 4 Epic Videos

Prepare to be blown away by the intricacies of coffee roasting. This is serious business, folks, and definitely worth a peek. We are willing to bet …

Coffee

How to Prepare Milk-Based Coffees at Home: Your One-Stop VIDEO Guide

There are three vital ingredients in a milk-based coffee: coffee, milk, and water. Get any one of those wrong and you’ll have a dramatic impact on …

Edmonton expert rekindles lost art of home coffee roasting

Back in the day, it was common for people to roast their own green coffee beans at home. Now, roasting is a big business, and a forgotten art.<p>A local …

The New Taster’s Flavor Wheel: A Recalibration of Coffee Dialogue

The Counter Culture Coffee Taster’s Flavor Wheel (positive descriptors)<p>Since its creation 18 years ago, the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s …

2014 Year in Review: Coffee Roasting

Refinement in roasting is an ongoing process, and on it went at very high levels throughout 2014. We’ve seen the creation of an influential new …

The lobbying reform that enriched Congress

Nine years after Congress tried to halt the revolving door, the influence industry is larger and filled with former members. This wasn't an accident.<p>Congress was in no rush to reform itself in the early 2000s, even as more and more of its members decamped for the lobbying world and started …

Mitch McConnell

House goes on break until July 5 in a bid to preempt sit-in

Republicans use a late-night parliamentary maneuver to disrupt the protest, but Democrats continued their effort on Thursday morning.<p>After a chaotic, daylong occupation of the House floor, Republican leaders moved in the middle of the night to cut off House Democrats' gun control sit-in by …

Gun Control

Five Items for the Serious Mobile Photographer

While some of you tend to scoff at mobile photographers in the same fashion that film photographers used to scoff at digital, Like it or not, there …

6 Filmmaking Tutorials for Cinematographers

You’ve got to keep learning if you want to become a true master of cinematography. Let’s check out a few filmmaking tutorials every cinematographer …

Cinematography

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Who Risked Her Career to Endorse Bernie Sanders

It was remarkable to watch Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, an Iraq War veteran, defy her bosses, resign her post as vice chair of the Democratic …

Middle-class