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How to Epoxy Voids in Wood, Make Your Own Kitchen Knife, Pour a Concrete Coffee Table and More

Part 1 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>Kitchen Knife</b><p>Jimmy DiResta needs a new kitchen knife. He could go buy one, or he could make one—from scratch. The …

Woodworking

Use Epoxy to Build an Ocean Table

Bob Clagget from the Youtube channel I Like To Make Stuff decided to jump into some areas he’s never explored before, and the results were stunning. Inspired by the “river tables” that people make, where they pour epoxy into a long trough in a table, Bob decided to make an ocean version. A little …

How to Hack Your Car Stereo to Add Bluetooth, Create Mobile Tool Stands, Cast Concrete Using Balloons & More

Part 2 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>Bluetooth Receiver for the Car</b><p>This is so cool! Laura Kampf's car isn't equipped with Bluetooth nor an auxiliary …

Woodworking

Coffee Habits From Around the World

Here in America, there are 29 -- and only 29 -- distinct types of coffee drinkers. But when you step off American soil, coffee drinking habits vary …

Coffee

These Hotels Take Their Coffee Seriously

How seriously? Coffee concierges, fresh grounds on request, and $750 worth of brewing equipment in your room seriously.<p>Last year, the mid-century contemporary Roost Apartment Hotel opened in midtown Philadelphia to reinvent the extended-stay experience. It now adds one more endeavor: crazy-good …

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A Harvard scientist who's studied coffee for 20 years explains why the drink is amazing

Dr. Frank Hu just finished a 20-year study on the effects of coffee on the human body. People who drink more coffee it turns out, live longer.<p>Specifically, Hu's study found that coffee-drinkers have lower risks of cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as suicide.<p>The research began …

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The Art of Making Cold-Brew Coffee

Take your time; the right roast, water and even ice can make a difference<p>Cold-brew coffees have been having a moment in the world of cafes and brewing. And when it is hot out, such drinks aren’t just fashionable; they’re ideal.<p>“It’s refreshing,” says James Freeman, CEO and founder of the Oakland, …

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The Italian Way To Identify Good Coffee

<i>Image by David Joyce via Flickr</i><p>Coffee to Italy is what wine is to France or what a good cup of tea is to England. It's a drink that's taken seriously and you'll find it almost anywhere in Italy, whether in a busy café or in your sweet and delicious tiramisu. Basically, the Italians know coffee and …

Say Hello to the Coffee-Brewing Alarm Clock

It'll boil the water, pour it over the grinds, and keep your cream or milk cool.<p>Waking up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee is one of life's singular pleasures. Too bad someone has to get out of bed to brew it. Enter the most amazing thing to happen to non-morning people worldwide—the alarm …

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In Seattle, A Math-Inspired Cafe Where It All Adds Up

Almost as soon as QED Coffee’s Matt Greenfield graduated with a math degree from The Evergreen State College, he knew he wasn’t going to use it. At …

Would You Pay $22,000 for a Perfect Espresso Shot?

Jason Prefontaine is standing in front of the Slayer, his company’s $22,000 espresso machine. It’s a beautiful beast, finished in a pearly burnt …

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The Best Way to Make Espresso-Strong Coffee Without a Giant Machine

Love espresso but are intimidated by the idea of investing in a real-deal espresso machine? You might want to try the Aeropress ($30).<p>It's not espresso, but it may be the closest you'll come to drinking one at home without buying a fancy, cafe-caliber espresso machine: Get acquainted with the …

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8 Excellent Websites for an Improved Cup of Coffee

Advertisement<p>Coffee is loved all over the world and our heavy reliance on the magical bean Does Drinking Coffee Really Make You More Productive? Does …

Finding a Roaster

There’s not likely to be a partnership you strike that is more intimately wound into your potential success or failure than the one with your …

The Coffee Conundrum

Is today’s coffee too strong to drink? Writer and veteran caffeine consumer Marnie Hanel investigates.<p><i>Is today’s coffee too strong to drink? Writer</i> …

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Cold Brew Coffee Takes Cocktails Beyond the Espresso Martini

Thanks to the now near ubiquity of cold brew, coffee cocktails are growing—and growing up. More, and better, third wave bean-toned beverages are proliferating in bars from coast to coast, and these highbrow tipples are far cry from the original Espresso Martini. Pardon the pun, but this trend has …

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Watch This Animated Guide to the Many Ways to Brew Coffee

The motion design team of agency &Orange has put together a really nice animated guide to the coolest coffee-making methods available. Coffee has …

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Cup for Cup: Denver's Emerging Coffee Scene - Life & Thyme

9 Coffee Instagrams to Follow for Way More than Latte Art

The best accounts from far-flung roasters and coffee obsessives<p>Has your coffee ritual has gotten a little, well, grinding? Take inspiration from …

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Top 10 Best Coffee Apps for Android

If you’re a big technology fan, or – dare I say it, a programmer – then there’s a good chance that you’re a big coffee drinker and lover. Of course, …

11 Times 'Gilmore Girls' Understood Your Relationship With Coffee Better Than Anyone IRL

Growing up, we could relate to a lot of the themes, storylines, and life lessons of "Gilmore Girls," but perhaps no element was so relatable as …

The Perfect Formula For Brewing Coffee, Down To The Gram

There's no doubt that coffee culture has reached an unprecedented level of snobbery. But that elitism also happens to produce one fine cup of java. Anyone who loves coffee (and we're pretty sure that's everyone reading this) knows that a perfectly brewed cup of coffee is a taste of heaven on …

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How To: Coffee Beans Still Fresh? Here’s How to Check

Everyone starts their mornings differently, but one common thread amongst the masses tends to be the consumption of coffee, albeit in many different …

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‘Barista’, A Documentary About the Highly Caffeinated Competitive Nature of the U.S. Barista Championships

<i>Barista</i> is a fascinating documentary that opens up the competitive world of the National Barista Championships at the U.S. Coffee Championships …

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How to Make Barista Quality Cold-Brew Coffee at Home

The delicious-looking iced coffee you see on everyone’s Instagram isn’t made from cooled leftover coffee. Ordinary brewing with hot water releases …

10 Best Coffee Shops In New York

NYC has always been chock full of java drinkers—the ubiquitous blue-and-white to-go cups available at every corner bodega attest to the city’s …

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