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9 Healthy Reasons To Indulge Your Coffee Cravings

Coffee gets a bad rap, but studies show your java habit may actually be good for you. From a reduced cancer risk to fewer cavities, here are the best reasons to enjoy a cup or two.<p>There's no need to feel guilty about your morning cup o’ joe. On the contrary: People who drink four or more cups of …

Artist Creates Incredible Watercolor Portraits Using Coffee

Artist Maria Aristidou creates incredible portraits of famous figures using a surprising material: coffee. The United Kingdom-based painter initially stumbled upon the medium as a substitute for traditional water coloring, but now she's developed it into a kind of science. She's experimented with a …

Coffee-flavor profiles for beginners

Coffee culture is evolving. No longer is coffee just an enabler for our desperation-filled all-nighters or something we hide under layers of sugar, …

11 Ways to Brew Better Coffee at Home

At its heart, brewing better coffee is a straightforward task. You want to pour the proper amount of water at the proper temperature through the …

Five Things I Learned From Scott Rao’s The Coffee Roaster’s Companion

Five Things I Learned From Scott Rao’s The Coffee Roaster’s Companion by MichaelThere are few things as humbling as trying to learn how to roast …

Brewing up a new identity for Coffee Officina

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Why people are crazy about Blue Bottle, the coffee chain that just raised another $70 million from tech investors

Tetragon Financial Group, Morgan Stanley, Index Ventures, True Ventures, Bono, Jared Leto, Tony Hawk, and Instagram founder Kevin Systrom contributed to the round.<p>The company, which operates 19 locations in New York City, California, and Japan, has become hugely popular with hipsters and techies …

Wood Burl Coffee Roasters

Picking up a bag of fresh, locally roasted coffee is no longer limited to major cities. After 10 years working professionally in the coffee business, Brett Barker decided to turn his personal hobby of home roasting into a full-time job. Setting up shop in Dayton, Ohio, Barker quickly developed an …

5 Cafe Names With UNBELIEVABLE Backstories…#2 Will Make You Die!

<i>What’s in a name? A spro by any other name would taste just as sweet. In this 4-part series Sprudge staff writer Zac Cadwalader explores the</i> …

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Healthiest Coffees

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 a few cups daily can reduce your risk of type …

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Coffee’s Next Generation of Roasters

After the success of once-scrappy roasters, such as California’s Blue Bottle and Portland’s Stumptown, a new generation of small shops is reshaping America’s coffee obsession<p>ABOUT 15 YEARS AGO, a handful of small-time roasters set out to revolutionize their industry by approaching a cup of coffee …

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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 …

Test Driving La Marzocco's Fancy New Home Espresso Machine

<b>La Marzocco</b>, one of the most prolific and well-known commercial espresso machine manufacturers in the world, is taking a big step into the kitchen, but with a very small appliance. Meet the <b>Linea Mini</b>, a less expensive (though still expensive) home model of La Marzocco's prized commercial Linea line …

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Miele crafts a coffee machine for small bench tops

If you’ve ever lived in a home with a small kitchen, a larger space to prep your food is pretty much the first thing on your new home wish list, but …

10 Montreal Coffee Shops You Should Go To At Least Once In Your Life

<b>Coffee shops don't have to be such a bore, especially not in Montreal.</b> With the ever changing Café scene, there is no doubt that Montreal is the hot …

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