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Venus, Not Earth, May Have Been Our Solar System's Best Chance At Life

If we were to wind the clock back some 4.5 billion years ago, to the early days of our Solar System, we would have seen a young, G-class star with four rocky worlds interior to our asteroid belt. Like many of the star systems the Kepler spacecraft has discovered, this type of configuration is …

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Venezuela
Venezuela

How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …

Ask These 4 Questions to Help You Buy Better Coffee Beans

How do you know which coffee beans to buy? If you're standing at a coffee shop looking at all of the options, it might seem hard to choose, but the …

Coffee

Coffee Extraction and How to Taste It

This post will cover some basic extraction theory and the tastes associated with over, under and ideal coffee extractions.<p>Extraction is arguably the …

Europe (Finally) Wakes Up to Superior Coffee

So long, bitter, medicinal espresso. Brewed in the U.S. and Australia, coffee’s next wave is finally overtaking the capitals of Europe. Here’s where to find the best cups on the Continent right now<p>By<p>Karen Stabiner<p><b>MORNING COFFEE,</b> Florence, Italy: I planned to head for one of the espresso bars where …

Coffee

Espresso Recipes: Putting It All Together

It's time for the finale of our series on Espresso Recipes. If you haven't already, I strongly recommend reading over the previous posts in the …

Coffee

A Must Read if You're Curious About Your Coffee Personality

One reason why coffee appeals to so many people is because of its flexibility. You can drink it black, as an espresso, or as espresso with milk. You …

The Difference Between Australian & US Coffee Service

There are a million differences large and small between the Australian approach to coffee service and the standard fast-food style approach in the …

Wake up and sell more coffee

ON A hillside about an hour’s drive north of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, is a visible demonstration of the difference between the miserable reality of …

Africa

The State of Espresso in 2015

These are the results of the survey I conducted over the last two weeks. I had a great response to the survey – around 1,500 replies. I needed to …

Coffee

How To Make A Flat White

The flat white looks and tastes good. St Clements<p>The flat white — an espresso-based beverage prepared with steamed milk — has for a long time been as ubiquitous as sourdough bread and vintage cocktails on the cosmopolitan streets of London and Melbourne.<p>In wider Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, …

Coffee

Commercial Customer Spotlight: The Seed

Did you know that we have a department dedicated to helping coffee shops, and other commercial caffeine-serving institutions, get the perfect setup? …

The Barista Creed, 7 Years Later

Over seven years ago I posted something to an old coffee blog proposing a <b>Barista Creed.</b> That post fostered a lot of debate when it first came out and …

Rejoice – five coffees a day are good for you

This is a moment for celebration – assuming you're not currently on more than five coffees a day. The only question is: what sort? And when?<p>There's exciting news for coffee drinkers in the form of a <b>new report</b>from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee of the American food watchdog, the USDA, …

How to Pour an Artsy Latte

Don’t feel guilty about spending $5 on a latte.<p>Tara Donne<p>Lesson learned by Food Network Magazine editors while working on the April issue: Leave …

Coffee

Ask Gail: Espresso Shot Quality

As with everything in life, when you choose one thing you will always have give up a little something elsewhere. And that's not always a bad thing! …

Appliance Science: The high-pressure physics of espresso coffee

What happens when engineers make coffee? Espresso. Appliance Science looks at the physics of this beloved (and reviled) coffee drink.<p>There are two schools of thought on espresso coffee. One holds that this type of coffee is an elixir, a powerful, life-giving shot that tastes like paradise. The …

Coffee

What Exactly Is Espresso?

We all love a well-made espresso, with its familiar aroma yielding to that first sip early in the morning (or mid-afternoon, or late at night). But …

4 Ways You’re Ruining Your Pre-Ride Coffee

Coffee can be good for you—if you brew it right<p>If you thought coffee was just to get you pumped up pre-ride, you were wrong. Coffee is the No. 1 source of antioxidants in the American diet, according to a study from the University of Scranton. Plus, a growing body of research suggests that quaffing …

Coffee

Down Under brews up exciting coffee scene

Raj and Sharon Sidhu quit their steady public-service jobs in Singapore last year to open a cafe there, one of Asia’s most competitive coffee-selling …

Coffee

7 Reasons Having Your Own Espresso Machine Is Awesome

Watching a barista dance behind a cafe’s massive, steaming three-group hotrod espresso machine is its own pleasure, sure—a moment of respect and awe …

Home Barista Classes

La Marzocco Home is proud to share <i>Espresso: The Art of Extraction,</i> the result of our collaboration with another Seattle-based culinary company, …

How Italians Drink Espresso in the Summer

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian local</i> <b>Emiko Davies</b> <i>is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: Shake your coffee.</i><p>When the temperature starts rising and their daily espresso is just too hot to sip, Italians often go for a caffè shakerato—an …

Custom Vision: The Espresso Machines of Melbourne's Specht Design

When you’re setting up a cafe, every aesthetic and functional detail gets taken into consideration, from the floor color and texture (tiles, wood, …

Coffee

Coffee Education for the Masses from Blue Bottle’s Michael Phillips

Two-time U.S. barista champion and 2010 world champion Michael Phillips is helping the world brew better coffee through Skillshare, an online video …

Coffee

Gorilla Coffee Founder Opening Bushwick Roaster Serving Coffee Lemonade

BUSHWICK — A new coffee roaster set to open in Bushwick this fall plans to go big with its specialty drinks, with options like a coffee milkshake and …

Starbucks Volcano King Coffee: *Almost* The First Uganda Single Origin Coffee.

Once upon a time, Starbucks sourced a coffee called “Volcano King,” from the Virunga Mountains in Uganda. I don’t know much about it: the information …