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This Japanese Way of Making Iced Coffee Is a Game Changer

This summer officially cemented cold brew into the zeitgeist. The drink, prepared by steeping coffee beans in water for hours as opposed to brewing beans with hot liquid, is said to be less acidic, have a rounder flavor, and take to ice cubes better.<p>We buy cold brew in coffee shops, we make it in …

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Tea vs coffee - which cuppa should you be drinking?

Reading this with a mug of coffee in your hand? Then you have permission to feel smug. The latest pan-European research, led by epidemiologist Dr Marc Gunter of Imperial College, London – following a study of more than half a million people over 16 years – has shown that those who drank the most …

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This Matte Black Latte Is The Coffee Drink Of Every Goth's Dreams

The creator called the drink "darker than your soul."<p>Break out your Doc Martens and turn on some My Chemical Romance, because the goth drink of your dreams is here. Meet the Matte Black Latte.<p>The cool new beverage is “darker than your soul,” Ockhyeon Byeon, the creator of the drink, told …

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Enjoy your sustainable java in this cup made out of coffee

The HuskeeCup is a reusable and recyclable coffee cup made from discarded parts of the coffea plant, aiming to help serve delicious java and save the environment.<p>According to an EPA report, Americans produce around 100 million tons of paper and plastic waste annually.

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Darjeeling’s disaster is a cup of woe for tea lovers

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A Brief History of the New Starbucks Horchata Frappuccino

Starbucks is introducing its newest flavored drink: the Horchata Almond Milk Frappuccino. The product will be the brewing behemoth’s first ever all almond milk beverage.<p>It's prepared by blending almond milk, cinnamon dolce syrup, coffee and ice, with a topping of whipped cream, a caramel swirl, and …

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Move Over, Unicorn Frapp: Starbucks’ Newest Drink is All About Beef Jerky

Sure, the Unicorn Frappuccino was fun while it lasted. But insane sugar content aside, it was certainly not created to be a permanent item on Starbucks’ menu. It looks like more short-term specialty drinks may be the coffee chain’s future, and we’re uber-excited about a savory creation that’s …

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From peppermint to oolong: the surprising health benefits of a cup of tea

Us Brits don't really need more of a reason to drink tea - but today (21 April) is National Tea Day, so there's an added incentive to put the kettle on.<p>The recent news that drinking camomile tea may help women live longer has got us thinking about the health benefits of our morning cuppa.<p>Here we …

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Starbucks Introduces a New Horchata Almond Milk Frappuccino

We know you’re probably still happily sipping away on Starbucks’ Iced Cascara Coconut Milk Latte and Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato. That is, when you’re not enjoying the Iced Piña Colada Tea Infusion they’ve recently debuted. But we also know that won’t stop you from wanting to try the newest …

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Cold Brew vs. Iced Coffee: an Investigation

Last week I got in a shouting match about cold brew coffee for 25 whole minutes. We weren’t arguing exactly, more just yelling in each other’s …

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Never Order A Latte In The Afternoon: The Rules Of Drinking Coffee In Italy

And don't ask for an espresso, either.<p>It’s easy to think about Italy when sipping on a frothy cappuccino ― just uttering the name for this drink can make some of us sound (for better or for worse) Italian. But there’s something you need to know about this drink before actually enjoying one in …

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Which Non-Dairy Milk Tastes Best in Iced Coffee? We Tested & Tasted

The milk station at your local coffee shop is getting crowded. Where there used to be a few options—whole, half-and-half, and soy, if you were in a certain neighborhood—there's now a gang of beaked metal birds holding anything from coconut milk to almond milk to rice milk to oat milk to hemp milk …

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How to become a tea expert in 6 simple steps

For years I've flattered myself that I know a thing or two about tea.<p>I'd have to know at least a bit about it, I thought, because I drink <i>loads</i>.<p>I usually have a mugful first thing in the morning, another when I arrive at the office, then four or five through the day, as little rewards whenever I get …

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Why Good Iced Coffee Is Hard to Find in Spain

Chalk it up to history.<p>Every summer, Madrid turns into a furnace as temperatures soar into the 100s. Residents bolt for the coasts. Businesses shut for weeks. And to make things worse, the poor souls who stick around in July and August have to put up with Spain’s sorry excuse for summer’s greatest …

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Is this how to make the perfect cup of tea?

Does the milk go in first, or after? The British Standards Institution believes it has the answer to a historic debate<p>Britain is a nation of tea lovers, but on one great question, we stand divided: do you put the milk in first, or last?<p>The answer to the question may lie with the <b>British Standards</b> …

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Breville Oracle Touch Espresso Machine

The Breville Oracle Touch strikes the balance between convenience and quality with dead-simple operation and the prosumer-inspired basics to back it …

How to Brew a Cup of Coffee No Matter Where You Are

Brewing great coffee doesn’t have to be complicated. The key? Go with a pour-over. While the term may evoke images of mustachioed baristas, this highly portable, completely analog tool is easy to learn how to use and just at home on the trail as it is at your local café. We asked James Freeman, …

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Watch: Everything You Need to Know About Brewing Coffee

What's the best method?<p>Choosing the right beans and roast for your coffee go a long way toward making the best cup. But once you're ready to brew, what's the best method? There are many possibilities, and this video from How to Make Everything looks at the pros and cons of five different ways to …

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The Best Pour Over Coffee in Toronto

The best pour over coffee in Toronto should never be rushed; not while brewing nor while drinking. For the uninitiated, these coffees take time to …

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Coffee Roasting: A 500 Year History

When coffee was discovered, it is believed that its first human consumer ate the berries straight off the plant, as he had seen birds or goats or …

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Your coffee changes flavor based on this unexpected factor

If you run through all the things that affect how good your coffee tastes in the morning, the list probably includes factors like quality of coffee …

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6 Tips to Making a Good Cup of Coffee

It’s almost routine to start your day off with a cup of coffee. And with out fast-paced lives, we often grab what’s available and just stick with …

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Why You Should Drink Your Coffee Black

That spoonful of sugar or splash of cream you put in your coffee adds up more than you think. New research shows that the vast majority of coffee …

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Should You Roast Coffee at Home?

Should you knit your own socks? Should you remodel your own kitchen? Should you bake your own bread? Should you give yourself a pedicure? Should you perform your own appendectomy? The answer to each of these questions is fairly straightforward. If you have the wherewithal to do it, and you'd be …

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Popular Honduras Variety Lempira Found Susceptible to Leaf Rust

Following a gathering of Central American technical experts on coffee, World Coffee Research has confirmed today that the Lempira coffee variety, …

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Scientists Have Busted A Nearly 100-Year-Old Myth About Coffee

It doesn't make you thirsty after all.<p>For too long coffee has been the victim of a bad reputation. But researchers are increasingly showing that …

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Science: Go Ahead, Drink That Extra Cup of Coffee

Your daily cup of java proves to be excellent for your longevity.<p>Concerned you're drinking too much coffee? Worry no more. Go ahead and drink up.<p>A new body of research finds your morning cup of jo -- and your afternoon trip to Starbucks -- may offer several benefits your health. Drinking coffee …

How to Store Coffee Beans for the Best-Tasting Cup of Coffee at Home

Keep 'em fresh and flavorful<p>If you take your coffee seriously—or, at minimum, don't want to drink sludge from a cup—you should learn how to store …

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Drinking espresso may keep your prostate healthy

Coffee has been shown to provide myriad health benefits, like reducing the risk of developing diabetes and dementia, some cancers, and stroke, …

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