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Canadian coffee roaster Kicking Horse sold to Italy's Lavazza

Chain founded in Invermere, B.C., in 1996 has grown over the years<p>Italian coffee conglomerate Lavazza has bought an 80 per cent stake in British …

Coffee

Why Color Theory Matters for Bloggers (And how to use it)

Think about the first time you come across a new website. What are your first impressions of that site? Is it powerful, reliable, and trustworthy? Is …

Dark Vintage Red Industrial Gear Table Décor

Spur gears have straight teeth, and are mounted on parallel shafts and are usually the first choice when exploring gear options.<p>Decorate your table …

Only a 'fraction' of Canada 150 tulips not turning out as expected, Home Hardware says

Tulips with white flowers and red flames blooming right now across Toronto<p>Tulips with white and red petals are blooming right across Canada, but in a …

Flowers

Pakistan's Ancient Mohenjo Daro Ruins Could Disappear Due to Neglect

The center of a powerful ancient civilization, Mohenjo Daro was one of the world's earliest cities — a Bronze Age metropolis boasting flush toilets …

Archaeology

Music Dance in Ancient Egypt

Music and dance were highly valued in ancient Egyptian culture, but they were more important than is generally thought: they were integral to …

Vortigern

Vortigern was a 5th-century CE English ruler best known for inviting the Saxons to Britain to stop the incursions of the Picts and Scots and allowing …

Ancient History

The Lost Typefaces of W.A. Dwiggins

The pioneering designer William Addison Dwiggins had a famously good sense of humor. In the mid-1920s, though, he went through a period when he …

Typography

Dr Bernhardt Assmus: Britain’s First Convicted Stamp Forger

On 8 February 1892, Dr Bernhardt Burghardt Assmus was found guilty at the Central Criminal Court, London, for unlawfully obtaining money by false …

Crime

Why Flamingos Are More Stable on One Leg Than Two

They’re so steady that you can balance a dead one on a single leg.<p>Young-Hui Chang can remember exactly when he realized how flamingos balance so effortlessly on one leg.<p>He and a fellow biologist Lena Ting suspected that the pink birds might have features on their legs that help lock their joints in …

Veterinary Medicine

David Gibson: What makes great street photography?

<b>David Gibson, one of Britain’s best-known street shooters, talks to David Clark about the ethics, practicalities, frustrations and joys of street</b> …

Street Photography

'It’s literally coffee in a piece of rubbish': Are Avocado lattes the latest hipster coffee trend?

Lattes served in the hollowed-out skin of an avocado are the latest trend to shock and appall the internet.<p>An Australian cafe posted a video of its avocado latte on Instagram which shows a barista pouring hot milk into an avocado shell filled with black coffee.<p>After Melbourne’s Truman Cafe revealed …

Coffee

In The Hague, Capriole Café Goes From Supplier To Coffee Shop

Turns out, in dressage—colloquially: horse ballet—a capriole is the hardest of the classical jumps. To capriole, a horse must spring to twice its own …

Coffee

Coffee Houses in Ljubljana, Slovenia (Part 2)

I guess it’s time for a true confession. I’m a coffee snob. And when I travel, I have a passion for supporting local roasters and coffee houses. …

Coffee

Kopi Joss – Sweet Coffee Served with a Lump of Burning Coal

If you’re looking for a new and interesting way to enjoy your daily cup of java, try dumping a lump of hot coal into it. The trick worked for a small …

Coffee

Elvis's plane to be auctioned after sitting on runway for 30 years

A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley and featured on the National Geographic Channel is set to be auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 30 years.<p>The red 1962 Lockheed Jetstar, one of many owned by the King of rock 'n' roll, has no engines and needs a restoration of its cockpit. …

New Mexico

The Fyre Festival Is Now Subject of FBI Probe

An FBI investigation is another problem in a long line for the infamous festival fail, which is facing more than one lawsuit<p>After several lawsuits have been filed and reputation in ruin, an FBI investigation has been added to the litany of problems following the Fyre Festival. The FBI is reportedly …

Fyre Festival

We Tested Coffee Chains To See Who Has The Most Caffeine

Starbucks may dominate the coffee market, but lab tests show a competitor is serving up more caffeine in each cup.<p>Posted on May 22, 2017, 15:21 GMT<p>Who is the king of caffeine? We lab tested the coffee from four national chains — Starbucks, McDonald's, 7-Eleven, and Dunkin' Donuts — to see who packs …

Coffee

25 High Quality Fonts - 99% Off - Limited Time Offer!

Called the “Glorious Font Bundle” – this handpicked selection of 25 high quality fonts is currently on sale (99% off) at Pixelo!<p>Once again, Pixelo’s …

Typography

There’s new evidence tying WCry ransomware worm to prolific hacking group

Common tools, techniques, and infrastructure make link "highly likely."<p>Researchers have found more digital fingerprints tying this month's WCry …

Security

Why garlic breath lingers and 6 other food facts you need to know

But seriously, when will taste-o-vision be a thing?<p>Is there a way to bypass the garlic breath that sticks around for hours after you ingest it? How big of a role does color play in our food preferences? And when will taste-o-vision be in everyone’s homes?<p>Thomas Hofmann, a professor of food …

Liberal POV

Boston: The Original Greek Gyro

<b>Boston has a place where you can go for Gyro night and feel almost like you were in Athens.</b> <i><br>Text And Photo By Pam Kanavos</i><p>While living in Athens, …

Restaurants

Over 100 Zeppelin LZ 127 covers coming up for auction this month - Bitter Grounds - espresso fueled ramblings

View Comments<p>I spotted a couple of interesting covers up for auction. If you’re a Zeppelin collector, Daniel F. Kelleher auction house might be worth …

Airplanes

Spring blossoms in Toronto - Bitter Grounds - espresso fueled ramblings

View Comments<p>One nice thing about padding around the neighbourhood - there's never a lack of beauty.<p>blog comments powered by DISQUS back to top

Espresso

Ah, sunshine and robins .. okay just one robin - Bitter Grounds - espresso fueled ramblings

View Comments<p>From about a week ago, before the great inundation last week. Looks like lots of nice weather coming up. Hopefully things will dry out a …

Espresso

Memorial pins made with the mud of Passchendaele where thousands died

The mud of Passchendaele has long been a byword for the horrors of the First World War, a quagmire which swallowed men whole and and kept their remains buried to this day.<p>Now the same earth which provided the final resting place for thousands of British soldiers is being used to commemorate them …

History

Intel chip vulnerability lets hackers easily hijack fleets of PCs

Security researchers say exploiting the vulnerability requires little technical expertise, and can result in a hacker taking full control of an …

Information Security

Fire! The Hindenburg Disaster

• Home<br>• > Exhibit<br>• > Fire! The <i>Hindenburg</i> Disaster<p>At 6:25 p.m. EST on May 6, 1937, while approaching Lakehurst Naval Station’s mooring mast between storms,</i> …

How the East India Company became a weapon to challenge UK’s colonial past

How the firm at the heart of imperial rule now operates with a very different philosophy<p>When he left his native India to set up a business in London in the 1980s, Sanjiv Mehta never dreamed of returning home one day with the East India Company in his pocket. By 2005 he had bought the entire …

India