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Blue Bottle Hits the Tipping Point in Los Feliz’s Ongoing Coffee Wars

The massively expanding shop opens this weekend<p>Look out coffee hounds, there’s a new shop coming this weekend. It’s a <b>Blue Bottle Coffee</b>, actually, so not that new unless you’re a first-timer to this whole specialty coffee movement. The Bay Area native has shop locations in LA, San Francisco, New …

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$10 coffee? The first upscale Starbucks Reserve bar just arrived in N.J.

A cup of coffee costs as much as $10 at the new Closter location

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OKC-based US Roasters puts high tech spin on new coffee roasting machines

By Jim Stafford For The OklahomanDan Jolliff clearly remembers the moment he fell in love with coffee. He was 6 years old and living with his parents …

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Three espressos a day cuts prostate cancer risk by 50%

A new study, from the Istituto Neurologico Mediterraneo Neuromed in Italy, has found that drinking three espressos a day can reduce your risk of …

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.<p><i>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.</i><p>Cold-brewed …

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The Pink Pegasus Is Disneyland's Spin On The Unicorn Frappuccino

Like all mythical creatures, this pink drink is elusive.<p>It’s only been a few days since Starbucks closed the curtain on its made-for-Instagram Unicorn Frappuccino, but the follow-up flavors are flowing. One Starbucks in California conjured up the Dragon Frappuccino, while another location is mixing …

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Starbucks Just Released Its OWN Unicorn Frapp Knockoff

In recent weeks, Starbucks Unicorn Frapp hysteria has taken hold of the country. Buzz about the limited-time-only drink began on Reddit, where baristas speculated about the new ingredients before they were officially blended and released. Things escalated when Starbucks fessed up to the news. When …

Did Starbucks Steal Their Idea For the Unicorn Frappuccino?

A small coffee shop in Texas thinks they did.<p>Since its release less than a week ago, the Starbucks unicorn frappuccino has exploded across the …

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And the saga continues: Now Starbucks has a Dragon Frappuccino

Unicorns are so yesterday. There’s a new Starbucks Frappuccino named after a mythical creature, and it’s just as pretty on Instagram.<p>Meet the Dragon Frappuccino. Some baristas started whipping up the green-tea based Frapp after running out of ingredients for the ever-popular and rant-inducing …

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Brace Yourself: Disneyland's Starbucks Has a Pink Pegasus Frappuccino!

You guys, the gift of mythical Starbucks Frappuccinos just keeps on giving! There's now a Pink Pegasus Frappuccino because the Unicorn Frappuccino and Dragon Frappuccino just won't cut it anymore. The latest magical Frappuccino is a gorgeous shade of millennial pink and is made by blending a White …

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Starbucks Is Admitting They Created the Unicorn Frappuccino for Looks and Not Taste

Just last week, Starbucks debuted their limited-time, Instagram-ready Unicorn Frappuccino to the masses. While some, including many baristas hate the drink, others were happy to take a selfie with the now-infamous candy colored concoction. Turns out, however, that the photo-worthy potential itself …

Starbucks’ New Unicorn Frappuccino Impaled Online: Tastes Like ‘Hot Dog Water’

Even the baristas are stressed out over the colorful concoction<p>Starbucks released its newest menu item and most Instagram-able drink, the Unicorn Frappuccino, on Wednesday — but sadly all it’s probably good for <i>is</i> Instagram.<p>The much-anticipated drink is “made with a sweet dusting of pink powder …

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Starbucks debuts new UNICORN Frappuccino

The drink hits stores in the US, Canada, and Mexico April 19 and will be gone after April 23.

Clear coffee is here to save our teeth

Into it.<p>Someone has invented the world's first clear coffee drink. We'll just let that fact settle in for a moment.<p>Though it looks pretty much exactly like a bottle of water, CLR CFF apparently contains coffee made from "high quality Arabica coffee beans" using "methods which have never been used …

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How to make tea: follow my PG tips…

A master brewer will certainly have no truck with a microwave<p>A while ago, there was a flurry of national panic and indignation when DI Hardy, David Tennant’s character in <i>Broadchurch</i>, put his cup of tea in the microwave. Now an Australian scientist has proved that this could be the best method of …

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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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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 …

No more free coffee at Waitrose? Time to revert to pods, pots and plungers

I tell you what you probably don’t worry about enough and that’s how posh your coffee is. You’re labouring under the idea that coffee is the blameless, milky drink you have at elevenses each day, hopefully accompanied by a ginger nut, aren’t you? Ha. Not so. Coffee, these days, is a big social …

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Why Tea Is The Better Caffeine Choice For Runners

instagram.com/harneyteasAs a self-professed coffee addict—I even own an espresso machine and burr grinder that I use daily—I find myself feeling …

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The Only Tea Bag For Loose-Leaf Tea Lovers

Collect loose tea but hate those metal ball things? Same.<p>I collect loose-leaf tea like unread emails—you can never have enough. I’m sure I’ll get to them all eventually! Loose tea is fresher than bagged, more flavorful, and full-bodied. I’m pretty sure this is an understood fact—tea snobs, am I …

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You’ll Never Guess Starbucks’ Newest Frappuccino Flavor

Starbucks began as a coffee chain, but it’s grown into a full-on dessert empire. Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Caramel Cocoa Cluster, Cotton Candy, and Red Velvet Frapps — little by little, the chain has replaced our morning coffee fix with carnival treats, and we’re okay with it. This month, Starbucks is …

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Anti-Inflammatory Ginger Root Tea

Ingredients<p>1 cup water<br>• 1/4-inch slice of ginger root<br>• 1 lemon wedge, juiced<br>• 3 mint leaves<p>Directions<p>1. Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan or …

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This 'secret' Starbucks drink became so popular that it's now on the menu

Warm one day, cold the next? If your body has succumbed to the dreaded change-in-weather head cold, you might want to listen up. There’s a special Starbucks drink that supposedly makes you feel better when you’re sick. The “secret menu” recipe was first shared on social media, and customers began …

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Is Black Insomnia the world's strongest coffee?

If you think your morning Starbucks is strong, wait till you take a sip of a new coffee now being sold in the U.S. for the first time ever.<p>Black Insomnia Coffee, which made its debut in South Africa last year, packs a serious punch. According to creator Sean Kristafor, the java jams 702 milligrams …

Health

12 Stunning Cafés Every History Buff Needs to Visit

You don’t have to be a caffeine addict to appreciate a coffee house with historic décor. Cafés are also wonderful places for a break in a busy travel …

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McDonald's Goes Coffee Shop: Finally, A Big Idea With Potential

We have been critical of McDonald's over the last two years, as we thought the company's turnaround plans have been ineffective and too small-scale …

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San Francisco's trendiest coffee roaster is now making a $12 marijuana-infused cold brew

A Bay Area pot startup has made it even easier to "wake and bake," with a new marijuana-infused cold-brew coffee.<p>Somatik, an artisanal pot-products company founded in 2016, teamed up with boutique roaster Ritual Coffee to create the drink, which hit cannabis dispensary refrigerators in January. An …

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