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Coffee snobs are good for the local economy

While most people these days can tell their cappuccinos from their americanos, they may not be quite as familiar with the differences between aeropress, chemex, V-60, and cold-drip coffee. These are all different brewing methods, often found in the independent, specialty coffee shops which are part …


How the third wave of coffee shops is transforming high streets

An exact science. counterculturecopy/Flickr, CC BY-NC-NDWhile most people these days can tell their cappuccinos from their americanos, they may not …


15 Brilliant Coffee Gadgets You’ll Wish You Knew About Sooner

Your a.m. will never be the same again.

1. This cup that will instantly turn hot coffee into iced:

A special insulating sleeve chills the coffee to perfection. Get it here ($29.95).

2. This mug that’s also a French press:

Get it here ($14.99).

3. This measuring spoon that will also clip your coffee bag …


Starbucks 3rd-quarter sales jump as customer visits, spending increase

SEATTLE – Starbucks says its quarterly sales jumped 8 percent at established locations in its flagship Americas market, driven by an uptick in customer visits and higher average spending per visit.

On a global basis, the company said the figure rose 7 percent. That also included an 11 percent …


Bulletproof, the 'buttered coffee' company, raises $9 million to build coffee shops

The latest coffee craze from Silicon Valley wants to take over the country.

Dave Asprey puts butter in his coffee, and he’s already convinced thousands of people to do the same. He’s also convinced a venture capital firm to give him $9 million to help him build his buttered coffee empire.

For the …


Starbucks chooses Lyft over Uber to give coffee perks to passengers

Passengers of ride-sharing service Lyft can now earn points toward a free cup of joe or a fancy frappuccino every time they take a ride.

Starbucks and Lyft announced a new partnership today that lets riders earn Starbucks "stars" on its loyalty app and even tip drivers with them. Lyft drivers also …


Lahore Deli's Chai

Customize this blend by adding a crushed cinnamon stick or big pinch of grated fresh ginger to the first step.

Bring cardamom, fennel seeds, and 1 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Boil 5 minutes, then reduce heat to medium and whisk in milk and add tea (if using bags, …


Dunkin Donuts Plans 9 New Locations in SF

Dunkin Donuts is coming to San Francisco. The popular chain, which describes itself as "America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods" …

Northern California

How To Brew Great Coffee Without a Coffee Maker?

I have a confession. My day doesn’t begin until I’ve had my first cup of coffee. Till that happens, I’m a zombie looking to down that first cup. The …


How to Clean a Coffee Grinder - Kitchen Tips and Tricks

Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.

Today: Spice up your life -- but first, start with a clean grinder.

Where economy and luxury meet, the home cook is happy. Grinding whole spices is such a …


How to Make Cold-Brewed Coffee

Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating of our kitchens easier and more fun.

Today: We're re-running one of our summertime favorites because cold brew really is the easiest coffee method out there—as simple as one, two, steep.

Cold-brewed …


How to Brew Brazilian Coffee

Brazilian coffee -- cafezinho, or "little black coffee" -- is more of a coffee-making technique than a variety, but you want to use a quality …


homemade iced coffee.

As the temperature continues to rise and Briar continues to wake up in the middle of the night, one thing has become crystal clear: I NEED ICED …

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Which Type of Coffee Filter Should I Use?

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Cloth Coffee Filters: Less Waste and Better Taste?

So you've found your perfect coffeemaker and mastered the ideal grind, but what about the filter? Until my recent stop at Verve Coffee Roasters in Santa Cruz, I thought the only options were paper or permanent (the metal mesh variety). It turns out that cloth might be the filter of choice for …


Nice Package: Chromatic Coffee of Santa Clara, CA

With an aesthetic that draws from the world of independent record labels, our friends & partners at Chromatic Coffee offer a design landscape theater …

San Francisco Bay Area

This Iced Coffee Lemonade From Sweden Is Really, Really Good

You know when you try something and immediately think “I can never live without this. Ever.”? Don’t deny it, you’ve been there.

That’s how I felt a …


Here's How Much It Costs to Run a Coffee Maker in 27 Countries

The price of power for a TV, refrigerator, and a drip brewer varies widely worldwide.

How much is that cup of coffee? The answer depends not just on the price of the beans, but the electricity used to brew them and keep the pot warm. In Denmark, for example, running a drip coffee maker every day …


6 of top 10 U.S. cities for coffee drinkers are in Washington state

Tell people you're from Seattle and you'll hear jokes about rain and coffee. And, while the rain seems like a fading memory this summer, the coffee …


Everyday Cheapskate: How to keep a Keurig making coffee

If you own a Keurig coffee maker and it started out brewing a full cup of coffee then a half-cup and is now on its way to the landfill — you are not …


Coffee roasters’ health at risk from chemical compound

MILWAUKEE — Tucked inside a burlap sack at room temperature, green coffee beans pose no known danger.

Funnel a 90-pound batch into a 430-degree …

Healthy Eating

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Nespresso's Flagship Coffee Store Encourages Tasting and Discovery

By: Laura McQuarrie - Published: • References: nespresso & …


EU certifies two Thai coffees

AFTER campaigning more than five years, Doi Tung and Doi Chang Coffee recently won the European Union's geographical indication certificate.


Elevating Cold Coffee

Remember last summer when everybody was drinking cold-brew coffee (including us)? Well, cold brew is now considered somewhat passé.


Starbucks Coffee College

This post was originally written in May 2010.

One of the perks of running a coffee website is that I will on occasion get invited to coffee related …


'Nude' Baristas Take Over a Coffee Shop for Nestlé's New Creamer Campaign

For Nestlé's Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss all-digital campaign that launches today, the brand's marketers wanted to do something with a little shock …


This Beetle is Ruining Your Coffee With the Help of Bacteria

I am writing a book about partnerships between animals and microbes. In the process, I have consumed a frankly obscene amount of coffee, to the extent that the dedication might just read “To coffee, with thanks”. So, it is with mixed emotions that I now write this post, about an animal that is …


Tampa Bay company makes first recycle coffee pod

For most of us coffee is what gets us going in the morning. And those single-serve coffee cup machines like the Keurig have made brewing so much …

Tampa Bay Area

La Colombe launches draft latte in second location

La Colombe has begun offering its newest on-tap concoction at a second location. The Philadelphia-based coffee company is now serving its draft …