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La Marzocco Linea Mini

In this first look's preamble, I gave a bit of history on La Marzocco and their efforts for the home market. It's important to note the famed La …

KitchenAid® Craft Coffee Line Brings The Coffeeshop Experience Into Home Kitchens

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., March 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- KitchenAid continues to bring the coffee house experience into the home with three new additions to its Craft Coffee portfolio: the Siphon Coffee Brewer, Precision Press Coffee Maker and Burr Grinder. Inspired by the careful technique and …


KitchenAid® Pour Over Coffee Maker

Coffee Mixology: A Primer

For the most part, I'm a coffee purist: black, no milk, no sugar. I appreciate a variety of preparation methods, but espresso is my favorite. By design, the interplay of pressure and heat extracts coffee's very best elements: its true essence.

So when I see one little shot of espresso drowning in a …


K-Cup creator John Sylvan regrets inventing Keurig coffee pod system

The man who invented the K-Cup coffee pod almost 20 years ago says he regrets doing so, and he can't understand the popularity of the products that …


Women-Focused Ugandan Cooperative Earns 2015 SCAA Sustainability Award

The Bukonzo Joint Cooperative Union, whose women-centered value chain development framework has proven successful in Western Uganda and beyond for …


Elysian Coffee brews connections closer to the source

The skinny wooden table is laid with clusters of glasses, each one numbered. After 30 minutes of mute tasting punctuated by slurping, the …

Okay, New Starbucks Palace on Pike Street, What the Hell Are You?

Okay, New Starbucks Palace on Pike Street, What the Hell Are You? by Angela GarbesThere was probably a time when Starbucks did things small. That …

Macau's love of speciality coffee set to rival that of Hong Kong

It has taken just a handful of enthusiasts and a couple of years to change the habits of coffee drinkers in Macau.

Once they could find happiness in a …

Coffee Beans

Five on Food: Justin Kirkus, manager of Coffeeology

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In Defense of Terrible Coffee

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Mass-brand coffee remains the dominant coffee in the U.S., even in this era of gourmet coffee. And that's okay

One June morning years ago, during a cross-country bike trip, my brothers, a couple …


Vancouver coffee shops thrive in a crowded marketplace (with video)

VANCOUVER — The first thing coffee entrepreneur Barney McKenzie does is introduce Norm.

Norm, it turns out, is a six-foot 16-year-old potted coffee …

Expanded Thoughts on Coffee as a Luxury — Medium

Expanded Thoughts on Coffee
as an Affordable Luxury

I tweeted today something that seemed to become a popular retweet:

“Let’s put something in …

Why I’m Just Not Feeling the ChefSteps Coffee Love

If you are a coffee lover, you’re probably already well aware of the online coffee courses offered by Seattle’s ChefSteps. That is, unless you’ve …


The Barista Creed, 7 Years Later — Medium

The Barista Creed,
7 Years Later

Over seven years ago I posted something to an old coffee blog proposing a Barista Creed. That post fostered a lot of …

Coffea arabica: origin distribution and evolution

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Getting it Right: How Not to Order Coffee

Correcting the biggest ordering mistakes at the coffee shop.

Coffee Brewing

The Robotic Future of Pour-Over Coffee: Poursteady: Behind the scenes with the makers of the machine that automates (and quickens) the coffee shop pour-over experience

The crowded premium coffee shop: on the one hand, it's a lively communal living room where conservations mingle and the energy is palpable—all walks-of-life coming together in the common search for next level java. On the other hand (and often where the coffee is best), it's a hellish struggle …

OXO Cold Brew Coffee Maker could be your brew

The OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker offers a simple way to go from grind to cup. The device steeps coffee and then releases it into a waiting …

Cold Brew

Tribe Coffee + BMW Motorrad South Africa: A specialty cafe within a motorcycle dealership makes for an exciting lifestyle hybrid

by Chérmelle D. Edwards

The connection between coffee and motorcycles is a natural fit; adrenaline rushes aside, both cultures attract deeply devoted fans that enjoy conversing about machines, nuances and destinations. The latest place in Cape Town to combine these two passions is at the BMW …


Grab a cup of joe at Lyon Street Cafe

Coffee lovers who are fans of Madcap Coffee in downtown Grand Rapids now have one more option when it comes to coffee shops.


The One Piece of Equipment You Need to Make Great Coffee

Not long ago, under the rather inflammatory headline “Down With Drip Coffee,” Slate ran a video that suggested abandoning your electric coffeemaker in …

San Francisco Bay Area

Why does Alanis Morissette use coffee as percussion?

Alanis Morissette has opted to forgo traditional percussion instruments in her latest song The Morning. Instead she – along with the famed Costa Rican …

Alanis Morissette

In Naples, Gift of Coffee to Strangers Never Seen

NAPLES, Italy — One azure morning in December, Laura Cozzolino arrived at her corner cafe in central Naples and ordered her usual: a dense espresso, which arrived steaming hot on the dark marble counter.

She lingered over the aroma, then knocked it back in two quick sips. But instead of paying for …


Cold coffee? Cold Bruer aims to help

There is something about New England and its iced coffee. People will dig their car out of the snow, or plow their driveway — and then come in and …

Coffee Brewing

Biochemist to Barista: The New Scoops

by Chérmelle D. Edwards

Nearly three years ago, biochemist Jack Benchakul switched professions and became a barista. Applying science to the craft of specialty coffee, he’s popped up in in at least 10 Los Angeles locations since then. Under the helm of Cognoscenti Coffee, a Culver City coffee shop …


Kickstarter Project Finds Exciting New Way to Screw Its Backers

Here is a good idea: A coffee machine that roasts, grinds, and brews all in one go—raw, green beans to a hot cup of coffee on your countertop. Hell …


The world’s growing love affair with the most wasteful form of coffee there is

Update: In a story published March 2, 2015, at our sister site The Atlantic, Keurig K-Cups inventor John Sylvan expressed regret about having invented a product that produces so much waste. “I feel bad sometimes that I ever did it.”

Coffee pods are really popular right now.

Sales of single-serve …