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2016 Coffee Shop Trends

Each year about this time, we forecast coffee shop trends for the coming year so our customers can position themselves for success. Whether you run a …

Coffee

Cookies and Cream Affogato and a Giveaway!

Do you have a case of the Tuesdays? Well, cheer up because free coffee is back at McCafe from February 29 – March 6th! Celebrate by sending your …

GMOs haven’t delivered on their promises — or risks

Arriving home after work a few summers ago, agricultural economist Matin Qaim found several disturbing messages on his home phone. A study by Qaim …

Why Espressos in America are not Good?

I was born in Rome, Italy but now live in San Francisco, CA where there is a big focus and excitement surrounding coffee; not just American coffee …

Coffee

9 Great Cold Coffee Drinks in San Francisco

Some of these beverages are old friends and some are new, but they all offer a chilly jolt of the caffeine that San Franciscans crave. Check out these <b>nine cold ones</b>, from nitro-powered coffee to ice cream-laced affogatos. They're not all for purists, but they sure are delicious.<p>Didn't see your fave …

Coffee

12 Toronto Coffee Shops You Should Go To At Least Once In Your Life

<b>Coffee has the uncanny power to make you feel all grown up and sophisticated</b>. The first time you took a sip of coffee, you probably felt like you …

A New Brooklyn Coffee Shop Specializes in Seriously Original Drinks

On Monday, Supercrown Coffee Roasters opened at 8 Wilson Avenue in Bushwick with a vintage 1952 Probat UG-22 Roaster, carefully sourced beans that …

Sunday #FoodPorn: For Milan Men’s Fashion Week, a Shot of Espresso

Leave the orange-mocha Frappuccinos to Derek Zoolander; during the Fall 2016 menswear shows in Milan, espresso is the <i>bevanda</i> of preference. This bracingly potent <i>caffè</i>, the product of gleaming silver machines, is traditionally served in thick but lilliputian cups and sipped standing up at a bar, …

Alton Brown Can't Get Enough of This Coffee Drink

Alton Brown Instagrammed a picture of a cortado, a lesser known espresso drink that seems to be gathering steam across America in craft coffee shops, leading us to believe it is sure to become the next hottest beverage in 2016. Cortado comes from the Spanish verb <i>cortar</i>, which means to cut. A small …

This Pinot Noir Barrel Aged Cold Brew Coffee Cocktail Is Everything

Last month, Stumptown Coffee Roasters held what may have been the world’s very first Cold Brew Throwdown in Portland, Oregon. It was at that event …

Coffee

#FrappuccinoOfTheWeek - 2 new Frappuccino ideas!

Every Monday, I bring you a new “Frappuccino of the Week” and /or “Drink of the Week.” These are your, reader-submitted drink and Frappuccino ideas. …

How AeroPress Fans Are Hacking Their Way To A Better Cup Of Coffee

Perhaps it takes a hacker to lure a hacker.<p>And Alan Adler, 76, is the ultimate hacker. A serial inventor based in Silicon Valley, Adler has 40 patents to his name. But among coffee aficionados, it's an incredibly simple device that's earned him accolades: the AeroPress.<p>The AeroPress is essentially …

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4 Books Every Aspiring Coffee Nerd Should Read

Measuring coffee's golden ratio, getting proper extraction, choosing a favorite brewing method, even using the right water; the coffee world is rich …

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Self-improvement

Invigorating Coffee-Inspired Website Designs

Participants of food and drink market have finally become active players of modern mainstreams. Several years past the web was filled with numerous …

Anyone Can Do This 8-Day Trek Through Nepal

The trek to Annapurna Sanctuary in the mountains above Pokhara is 64 miles long and takes from six to 10 days. During the summer, it's one of the …

The Innovation Game: Adobe's New Strides To Keep Employees Engaged

Imagine you show up to work one day and someone asks you if you are interested in running with an idea that you have, “sure” you say. You are then given a little red box, inside you find a pre-paid credit card for $1,000, some notebooks, and an innovation guide that walks you through a six-step …

Innovation

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

My Best Stuff<p>The woman who calls herself "Muva" (as in "mother") on what she needs to have a good time.<p>By Sophie Saint Thomas1 day agoView …

Game of Thrones

The Roast With The Most: Talking Shop With Coffee Review

In the last 18 years, Coffee Review has published thousands of reviews of coffees good, bad and resolutely mediocre. Davids has written most of them, …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Ask Eric Kim #2: “How To Discover Interesting Scenes in Your Familiar (thus Boring) Home City?”

Hey streettogs, to continue with my “Ask Eric Kim” series (any questions you had about street photography, business, marketing, social media, etc.) I …

Five Experts, Five Tips For Business Success in 2015

A new year is always a time of reflection, and for small business owners there are no exceptions. With success coming in different shapes, sizes and even dollars, consider how you can help support your business in the year ahead to make it your best yet.<p>Below, gain five tips from five industry …

Cult Coffee Shops Around the World

There may be no global ritual more ingrained than that of drinking coffee. No matter how or when you consume it, chances are you’ve spent years …

Heavenly Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal — Oh She Glows

I’m still digging up cookbook recipes that I didn’t include in the final book. It’s like finding buried treasures in my Google document! The beauty …

2014 - The Year of Fuji

I see that everyone is putting up their year end blog post so figured I'd better do the same :-) Currently -22C windchill outside but still have that …

The Only 5 Exercises You'll Ever Need

If you're the type spending hours at the gym—chest fly, back row, biceps curl, repeat—it's time to reconsider your routine. Find out how to get …