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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 …

Interview: Chris Elliott of Slayer Espresso

Our intimate coffee community in Louisville recently lost one of its brightest young coffee professionals to the coffee Mecca known as Seattle. We …

Decoding French Coffee: Why is the coffee so bad in France and what...

<b>Oh la la! We all know the classic French clichés : croissant for breakfast, wine for lunch, baguettes & bad service</b> but when you dig a little deeper …

Coffee

Speedster Espresso Machine

Back in 2001, a fellow by the name of Kees van der Westen had already made a big name for himself as an artist with metalwork and someone who loved …

Coffee is now brewing at Method

East Dallas indie coffee spot <b>Method: Caffeination & Fare</b> has an imminent opening date: May 17. Louie Corwin, the 25-year-old coffee aficionado owner, …

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

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 …

The Unseen Bean: Blind Roasted Coffee – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Gerry Leary, who is seeing impaired, was led by his curious passion and love for good food to start his own coffee company when he as introduced to …

Hario Sommelier Gives New Shape to the Syphon – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

The syphon (or vacuum coffee maker) is one of those brew methods that truly embodies coffee geekdom. Everything about it feels more like a science …

Coffee

An Illustrated World of Coffee – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Mr. Porter, an online retailer of high-end menswear, published a lovely interactive map of global coffee trends this summer in the journal section of …

The Minimalist New Cold Bruer – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Bruer, a new start up in California, launched a new cold brew coffee maker on Kickstarter last month called the Cold Bruer. This isn’t the first cold …

The Repressed Coffee Culture of Iran – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Tehran has always been high on my list of places to visit. As the most populous city in Iran it’s the cultural heart of the country, combining …

Coffee

The Awesome Coffee Culture of Iran – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Apart from the downsides of coffee shop crackdowns in Iran, there is still a determination among young Iranians to enjoy coffee socially and have …

DCILY’s Coffee Lover Gift Guide 2013 – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Now that the joyous weekend for tazing strangers and fighting over cheap towels has passed, it’s time for a more relaxed approach to finding the …

Coffee

The Handsome X 3Sixteen Coffee Travel Kit – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

LA’s Handsome Coffee Roasters are known for many handsome things—their coffee bar, their packaging and their owners to name a few. Now you can add …

Epic New Coffee Dome To Open in Siberia – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Traveler’s Coffee is an international chain of specialty coffee shops from Russia with an impressive 76 locations in 5 countries (Russia, China, …

Coffee

Slo-mo Espresso – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Mute the video above and play this simultaneously:<p>Do you need a reason to stop whatever you’re doing for a few minutes of procrastination? Here’s a …

University of California Considering Coffee Degree – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

The University of California, Davis is considering the potential of a degree in coffee sometime in the near future. The university recently opened …

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 …

Coffee

Sylvan Esso’s Coffee EP Drops Today – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Sylvan Esso is a synth-pop duo based in Durham, North Carolina that’s made up of Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn. Meath was a vocalist in the female …

Freedom Rooms: Micro Apartments Designed by Prisoners

Who has more experience living in cramped spaces than prisoners? Modeled after a jail cell, the ironically named Freedom Room is a 96-square-foot …

Villa F With Impressive Futuristic Architecture

I could never imagine such an unusual vacation home with an amazing sculptural shape. This is Villa F in Rhodes, Greece, by Peter Thomas Hornung, …

Rural Modernism: A Charming Off-Grid Home Planted In A Cornfield

Deep in the rural heart of Ontario’s Huron County, an asymmetrical A-frame silhouette can be seen above the surrounding grass and rolling cornfields. The House on Limekiln Line takes its structural cues from the traditional style of its barn-y brethren, but the off-grid abode employs a host of …

Architecture

Floating Tables: Legless Furniture Defies Gravity by Design

Freeing your feet from the worry of bumping into sub-surface supports, these clever round and rectangular tables look dizzyingly legless at first …

Furniture

NY Design Week 2013: Sight Unseen Presents the Underground Design Scene at Noho Next

Now in its fourth year, Noho Design District has taken on a few different permutations over the years, encompassing various pop-up exhibitions from a …

Design

59 Cool Living Rooms With Brick Walls

A living room is often the coziest space in the house where you can gather with your family and friends, and every designer or just owner tries to …

Minimalist House With Strict Geometric Shapes

This cool house by Marc Prosman Architects was built in 2011 in Amsterdam, on one of the six artificial islands which compose IJburg region. The …

A Zero Energy House That You Can Control With Your iPhone

The Soleta House is packed with green gizmos–and looks good, too.<p>Ninety years ago, avant-garde architects were designing houses with modular spaces that echoed the efficiency of planes and cars. Today, we have automated planes (military drones) and, soon, driverless cars. Isn’t it time, then, for …

Architecture

The Glass House by AR Design Studio

What was already a house with rich history in Winchester, UK, became even more so when AR Design Studio came in to renovate the old servants’ …

Architecture