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Seriousness: Gender & Specialty Coffee – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

The subject of the gender gap in specialty coffee is something that occasionally get’s brought up, debated heavy handedly for a brief period of time …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

4 More iPhone Coffee Apps

We've visited the world of coffee apps before, but as technology will have it, those brew tools feel SO two years ago by now. Here's another roundup of the latest (and strangest?) iPhone apps to help you brew the most leading-edge cup of coffee.<p>Bloom Coffee Timer ($2.99)<p>Because Apple's built-in …

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 …

Where to Buy Coffee on the Internet

For many who read food blogs and magazines, the exercise is one of frustration as much as inspiration. While the fine people of Asheville may be able to get a bacon, bratwurst, and pulled pork hoagie with cheese, the rest of us may not be quite so fortunate. And the same can be said for coffee: in …

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? …

5 Coffee Splurges that are Totally Worth the Money

If Monday's post about coffee gear that's just not worth the dough left you holding a roll of cash you're just dying to spend on something coffee-related, never fear. Here's a list of splurges that are worth their weight in beans (or Benjamins).<p>A Great Grinder<p>A good grinder is probably the most …

5 Coffee Splurges that Aren't Worth the Money

Every once in a while, it's good to splurge on yourself, and you know I'm a huge advocate of those self-gifts coming in the area of coffee brewing and drinking. However, while the word <i>splurge</i> itself even sounds a little espresso onomatopoeic, there are a few big-ticket buys out there I must …

Advanced Coffee Tools: Refractometer and Extract MoJo

When coffee professionals talk about the success or failure of a particular batch, you might hear them throwing around terms like "TDS" or "extraction percentage." What they're talking about is the necessary and related principles of how much coffee flavor is being drawn (or "extracted") from the …

Scooter's Coffee Franchise Information

Scooter's Coffee<p>Espresso drinks, smoothies, pastries<p>Previous | Next<p>About<p>Founded<p>1998<p>Franchising Since<p>2001 (17 Years)<p>Corporate Address<p>6824 J St. <br>Omaha, NB 68117<p>CEO<p>Todd Graeve<p>Parent Company<p>Boundless Enterprises<p>Financial Requirements<p>Initial Investment ⓘ<p>$334,000 - $514,000<p>Net-worth Requirement …

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Deliciously Creative Coffee Cup Art Supports Thousands of Homeless Kids

Some artists draw on bar napkins. Others, like Miguel Cardona, choose something a bit different for their canvas.<p>The illustrator and lead designer at …

Coffee Lovers Rejoice: Study Says It's as Hydrating as Water

New research refutes the notion that coffee dehydrates the body.<p>Earlier this month, a team of researchers from the University of Birmingham in …

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Drinking Coffee May Help You Live Longer

It is more than just dark-colored liquid with caffeine.<p>Coffee actually contains hundreds of different compounds, some of which have important health benefits.<p>Several massive studies have now shown that the people who drink the most coffee live longer and have a reduced risk of diseases like …

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Man Offers Would-Be Burglar Coffee After Failed Break-In

A botched break-in ended quite unexpectedly for one suspect in Sweden -- with coffee and conversation.<p>According to local reports, homeowner Tomas Holmberg discovered a would-be thief trying to break in through the balcony at about 1 a.m. Monday. The Kvarnåsen resident managed to overpower the …

Tweeting a Starbucks Coffee Is Now a Thing

Twitter and Starbucks are letting consumers send each other coffee gifts via a tweet.<p>Want to get in good graces with a Twitter pal? Type …

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Is your morning coffee too bitter? This might help

A series of simple tricks that exploit the power of chemistry including how to make your morning coffee taste better<p>Many of us have at some point been given a cup of coffee that is so bitter, it is almost undrinkable. Most reach for the sugar in an attempt to make the beverage a little more …

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 …

How to Pick the Right Coffee Brewer

In the universe of coffee-brewing equipment, there are obviously myriad pros and cons for each brewing method and tool available. When trying to sort through the morass, however, there are probably two things that are at the top of everybody's list when selecting a morning coffee maker: <b>How fast and</b> …

Automatic Turkish Coffee Takes to Manhattan

More<p>Ribs<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>For those who can't afford the private services of an in-house World Ibrik/Czeve champion, technology (and an endless cafe boom) has made that thick, frothy cup of Turkish coffee just a little closer within grasp.<p>At New York City's <b>Simit + Smith</b>, a …

A Quest for Smartphone-Controlled Coffee

Your coffeemaker might actually know when you're rolling out of bed. Is this real life?<p>I like a good cup of coffee, or three. I drink it almost every morning, and often during the day. I even splurge once in a while and get a frothy, soy, frappa-doodle thing at a coffee shop.<p>But usually I make it …

6 Countries You Maybe Didn't Know Grew Coffee

Even the most passive coffee connoisseur can rattle off a few of the world's biggest coffee-growing origins: Brazil, obviously. Colombia (thank you, Juan Valdez). Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee. But have you had coffee from India? Peru? East Timor? The coffee growing regions of the world—of …

How 3 Specialty Coffee Roasters Got Their Start

We all know there's something beyond getting coffee to taste a particular way than just how it's grown, or how we brew it. The way a roaster approaches the practice of roasting—their own unique combination of graphs and data points, training and experimentation, computers and science, feel, smell, …

What Does 'Single Origin' Coffee Really Mean?

By now, most enlightened coffee drinkers know the difference between a single origin coffee and a blend. Or do we? Last week, Starbucks added an Ethiopian coffee to their offerings, billed curiously as a "single origin blend".<p>As an industry, has coffee got its story straight on how specific it's …

Coffee and cookies are free at London's Ziferblat Cafe, but you have to pay by the minute to sit there

How does a free coffee sound?  Cookies, too.  It’s all free. Instead, you pay for the time you spend drinking, eating and hanging at the  café.<p>That’s the new business model proposed by  Ziferblat, a small Russian chain of coffee shops that’s just opened a location in London. Instead of paying for …

15 Things You Didn't Know About Coffee

"Even bad coffee is better than no coffee at all." - David Lynch<p>Have you ever swam in a pool of coffee? Have you ever thought about using the saucer to slurp? If not, you really need to <i>coffree</i> your mind. You very well may drink a cup of Joe like a thirsty fox every morning/afternoon/night but do …