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Climate Change May Be Killing All Our Fancy Coffee

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The American government is stepping in to help farmers in Central America battle a disease that is …

BYOB: Be Your Own Barista With 10 Coffee Lover’s Essentials

Next up in our series of registry essentials, we’re sending a bat signal (or, perhaps, a bean signal?) to all you coffee lovers out there! You’ve got your dinner party laid out, you’ve got the bar cart loaded up, but what about the morning after you party down? You’re gonna need a cup of the good …

10 Reasons Fair-Trade Coffee Doesn't Work

I see you, smugly smiling over your morning cup of fair-trade coffee, gratified at the unimaginable impact your thoughtfully chosen beans must be bringing to poor coffee growers overseas.<p>Well, think again.<p>The academic evidence for any positive effect of fair-trade coffee on coffee growers is mixed …

Coffee, the Viagra of the 17th Century

The very, very gendered seventeenth century coffee house<p>Today, coffee consumption is linked (a little dubiously) to all sorts of positive outcomes. Just last week, a study correlated increased coffee consumption to a lower risk of suicide.<p>But a few centuries ago, coffee was linked, even more …

The Case for Drinking as Much Coffee as You Like

Every reason to justify it<p>"What I tell patients is, if you like coffee, go ahead and drink as much as you want and can," says Dr. Peter Martin, director of the Institute for Coffee Studies at Vanderbilt University. He's even developed a metric for monitoring your dosage: If you are having trouble …

23 Refreshing Iced Coffee Recipes

Iced coffee is our all-time favorite pick-me-up, especially on a hot afternoon — and, let’s be real, sometimes you need caffeine and dessert simultaneously. There’s something about the combination of toasty, roasty coffee and icy, creamy sweetness that sends shivers up our spine. Since …

Here Are the Countries That Drink the Most Coffee—the U.S. Isn't in the Top 10

Only one nation averages more than 2 cups of coffee per day. It's the Netherlands.<p>America might be famous for running on coffee, but it doesn’t run on much. Not compared to a handful of other countries, anyway. When it comes to actual coffee consumption per person, the US doesn’t even crack the top …

Health Benefits Of Coffee: A Couple Of Cups A Day Could Do You The World Of Good

When your alarm goes off and the thought of facing the day makes you want to crawl back under the covers, there are few things that get you and up …

Stimulating Work: 5 Careers in Specialty Coffee

Thinking about breaking into the coffee biz? Here are five gigs that have the potential to become the best part of waking up.<p>Coffee Roaster<p>Turning green beans brown is the ultimate act of coffee alchemy, and it's a job that requires an intimate understanding of coffee chemistry and the …

Coffee Varieties: Gesha

Variety isn't just the spice of life: It's also one of the most beautiful and exciting things about coffee. We've been exploring some of the diversity that exists among coffee plants lately, starting with the heirloom coffees of Ethiopia. Today we'll peek at a coffee with an exotic flavor to match …

The Serious Eats Guide to Pourover Coffee

Whether you call it by-the-cup, hand-brewed, or manually brewed coffee, anytime you're creating a fresh, single cup experience by pouring water over coffee into a cone, you're making a "pourover"—a flavorful, clean-tasting way to express the qualities of drip coffee (that can hold myriad subtle and …

Coffee Varieties: SL-28

Genetic diversity among coffee plants is one of the things that most excites coffee tasters of all stripes. Despite the fact that the gene pool for the Arabica species has gotten increasingly shallow outside of Ethiopia, there is at least one type of coffee that is a kind of sucker punch to the …

Coffee Varieties: Timor Hybrid

We've been chatting lately about the diversity that exists among coffee plants, and exploring a few major varieties. Ever wonder what those expensive Gesha beans taste like? Have you tried Bourbon coffees and Yirgacheffe? How much does coffee variety matter? Or is it really all about methods used …

What’s Actually Inside An Average Cup of Coffee

<i>Wired</i> explains what’s in an average cup of coffee in the first installment of their new video series, “What’s Inside.”<p>Coffee is the lifeblood of most …

Disease Outbreak Threatens the Future of Good Coffee

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 06.11.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p>A disease called coffee rust has reached …

Behind the Coffee Drink: The Flat White

<i>We've provided a visual glossary to help you know one coffee beverage from another, but aren't some of them just a little more on the confusing side? For those who've lost sleep at night wondering about—or after drinking too many—Flat Whites, we present this first in a series of stories about what</i> …

Drink Beer for Big Ideas, Coffee to Get Them Done

I didn’t know what I was going to write about today. When this happens, normally I grab a coffee to help get the ideas flowing, but for the last few …

Why Coffee Varieties Are Important

You and I both know that there's no such thing as "just an apple." Neither of us would ever go into a supermarket, walk up to a barrel labeled "apples" in the produce section and randomly pick out any old orb, right? No: You and I both have our preferences, we know exactly what a Granny Smith or a …

Capital of coffee: your top 20 guide

• <i>The Age Good Cafe Guide 2013</i> award winners<p>Melbourne is a coffee city in the way that London and Portland are coffee cities - so said Stephen …

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For the modern coffee experience, Paris looks to America

Cafés are a centerpiece for daily life in Paris, as integral to French culture as a fresh baguette, a glass of wine, or, at least according to Americans, a black beret. Yet somehow, coffee in France is almost uniformly bad. Beans are left out in the open air, machines aren’t properly maintained, …

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Coffee Varieties: Bourbon

Did you know that there are different varieties of coffee plants? In the past few weeks, we've been chatting about why coffee diversity matters, and taking a closer look at some of the different types of coffee plants that might be making their way to your cup. (Curious about Yirgacheffe coffees? …

How to Roast Coffee at Home | The Art of Manliness

“Little campfires, rapidly increasing to hundreds in number, would shoot up along the hills and plains and, as if by magic, acres of territory would …

The Incredible Pop-Up Cafes At Melbourne International Coffee Expo

Booths, glorious booths! If you’ve ever been to a coffee trade show, then you know that the way speciality coffee companies exhibit their goods …

The Coffee Supreme Brew Guide will be available from this Saturday. To mark the occasion we will be serving a complimentary brewed coffee with each copy. Swing by @theabbotsfordcl @customsbrews @supreme_goodone all day Saturday to get yours and get brewing like a pro.