Coffee and Tea

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This Is How Much Caffeine Is in Every Kind of Coffee Drink

To figure this out, I found the average amount of caffeine per espresso shot, which, according to Kicking Horse Coffee, is about 80mg of caffeine per …

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From peppermint to oolong: the health benefits of different teas

A study suggests that camomile tea can help prolong life. But what can other types of tea do for the body?<p>Us Brits don't really need more of a reason to drink tea - but the news that <b>drinking camomile tea</b> may help women live longer has got us thinking about the health benefits of our morning …

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Here's How to Correctly Order Starbucks' Rainbow Drinks

​And avoid getting the side-eye from your barista.​<p>Even though Starbucks customers are peeved about the upcoming spike in drink prices, the recent additions to the Secret Menu are just too fun to resist. Instagram has exploded with photos of customer-created rainbow drinks — pink, purple, orange, …

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Starbucks Reserve social projects changing lives in coffee communities

Starbucks Reserve® buyer Ann Traumann travels the world to find rare, small-lot coffees. But Starbucks Reserve is about more than just one-of-a-kind …

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Cold Brew Coffee: One Woman’s Quest for Perfection

We made our first batch of cold brew at our original Pike Place store back in 1971. Today, the distinctively smooth, sweet taste of our small-batch …

Judge allows Starbucks customers to sue over underfilled lattes

A federal judge said two Starbucks customers may pursue a lawsuit accusing the coffee chain of cheating patrons by underfilling lattes.<p>In a decision on Friday, US district judge Thelton Henderson in San Francisco said the California plaintiffs may seek damages for fraud and false advertising from …

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We tried Starbucks' new summer drinks and desserts, and were underwhelmed

Starbucks released their new summer drinks and desserts in their "Sunset Menu" in mid-June. In an attempt to bring in afternoon customers, they are only available after 3 p.m.<p>The three new drinks are called granitas, which is basically the Italian version of the snow cone. The selections include …

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Coffee Ice Cubes Recipe

The secret to keeping iced coffee strong<p>With summer coming, nothing hits the spot quite like a delicious iced coffee. Here’s a simple tip to get the …

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Want to drink better-tasting coffee? Freeze your beans, say scientists

We knew it!<p>If you're serious about your coffee, you probably brew your own at home from freshly ground coffee beans. If that's you, read on – and if …

Caffeine

Five Reasons To Put The Kettle On And Have A Cup Of Tea

Growing up, tea drinking was reserved for my grandmother’s visits. Making it followed a strict and fascinating ritual. Take scalding hot water. Warm …

Science

OXO On Coffee Maker Turns Down Your Kitchen's Mad Scientist Vibe

A delicious cup of coffee using space-age metal and plastic.<p>Third-wave coffee got you down? Having to know what third-wave coffee is got you even more down? After a decade or more of pour-over, Clovers, and enough safety glass beakers to turn a kitchen into a regional theater production of</i> …

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Science Finally Figured Out How to Make Coffee Even Better

It's way easier than you'd think<p>As it turns out, making a great cup of coffee is not so much about what you put into it once it’s brewed—it actually depends on what you do to the beans beforehand. A recent study found that chilling coffee beans creates a better flavor for the brew, meaning your …

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Coffee May Protect Against Cancer, W.H.O. Concludes

An influential panel of experts convened by the World Health Organization concluded on Wednesday that regularly drinking coffee could help protect against some types of cancer, a decision that followed decades of research pointing to the beverage’s many health benefits.<p>The announcement marked a …

Food & Dining

Teabag taste test: the best and worst breakfast blends

Everything you need to know about tea in 2016 can be summed up by the fact that Tetley now sells something called Super Fruits Boost. The last five years have seen such an explosion in the popularity of green and fruit teas that even a company advertised by a cartoon cast of flat-capped, 1950s …

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What Happened When a Sugar Addict and a Coffee Minimalist Tried Starbucks’ New Double Fudge Frappuccino

Another day, another new Starbucks menu we need to try. Earlier today the coffee chain announced the Double Double Fudge Bar Frappuccino, a “double dose of mocha sauce, vanilla syrup.” The drink blends these ingredients with Frappuccino Roast coffee and ice. Naturally, it’s all topped with a heavy …

How often you should clean your Keurig — and the right way to do it!

There's nothing like that first cup of coffee in the morning, but it can be seriously tainted if it's coming out of a dirty coffee machine.<p>If your cup of joe is coming out of a Keurig, we have all the details you need to know on how to show that coffee machine a little TLC. We asked Allison …

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10 Best Local Coffee Roasters in L.A.

Over the past few years, roasters from across the globe have brought their beans to the City of Angels as part of the continuing coffee boom. That …

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Starbucks Is Going Even Bigger on Mobile Apps

Riding its early success, the retailer wants to extract more dollars from devices.<p>Long before Apple AAPL and Google GOOGL introduced their own mobile payment services, Starbucks SBUX had it figured out. In 2011 the retailer spent more than $1 million to gain the ability to accept payment (via QR …

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How to make an afternoon tea fit for a Queen, from her former pastry chef

A proper old-fashioned afternoon tea – is there anything better? Perfect little sandwiches with their crusts sliced cleanly off, exquisite cakes with a syrupy glaze, the fluffiest scones piled high with clotted cream and tart raspberry jam… such items will provide sustenance at the street parties …

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I Tried Chewable Coffee and Here’s What Happened

Confession time: I’m a bit of coffee addict. Okay, more than a bit. I’ve probably had a morning cup every day since I worked as a barista in college. But as someone prone to hitting the snooze button one (or five) too many times in the AM, my morning can be a bit hectic and rushed. Recently, I …

The best coffee maker for camping

The REI Table Top French Coffee Press is the easiest and best suited for campers in need of caffeine.<p><i>By Eve O'Neill</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.</i><p>In the great outdoors, there's no perfect way to deliver …

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Here's Why There's A Random Hole In Your Coffee Bag

It's no secret that we love our coffee. So it was pretty weird when we recently realized we had no clue what that random little hole in the middle of our bag of beans was for. We had noticed it, sure, but in our uncaffeinated stupor we never thought to ask: Why?<p>Turns out, there's a totally …

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San Francisco barista might be the world's best latte artist

Melannie Aquino is drastically changing the latte art game.<p>The San Francisco-based barista has spent four years perfecting the art of intricate latte designs, featuring everything from animals to cartoon characters to food.<p>According to Aquino's recent blog post for Bored Panda, her couture latte …

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The Barisieur: Designer Coffee & Tea Alarm Clock

<b>The Barisieur</b> is an automatic coffee or tea brewer that eases you into the day with the sound of bubbling water and the smell of freshly brewed …

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> …

Food & Dining

Starbucks Gets in on the Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Trend

The mega-chain will begin selling the trendy brew at 500 Starbucks locations from coast to coast by the end of summer 2016.<p>Nitro cold brew, the uber-hip choice of cold coffee-lovers everywhere, will soon be available nationwide at America's biggest coffee biz, Starbucks. The mega-chain will begin …

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Learn a Pour Over Method that’s Ice Cold

Brewing iced coffee may be easier than you think<p>Although it might sound tricky, the Iced Pour Over is surprisingly simple. Follow Partner Katie …

Starbucks is launching a gourmet drink you've never heard of — here's what you need to know

Starbucks is ready to win over coffee snobs with two new cold beverages this summer.<p>On Tuesday, the chain begins its roll out of Nitro Cold Brew, a beverage that infuses Starbucks cold brew with nitrogen to create a cold, creamy coffee with a texture similar to a dark beer, like Guinness.<p>"What …

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The Swedish secret to happiness at work

Can short coffee breaks spell the difference between loving and hating work? In Sweden, where workers are among the least stressed worldwide, the …

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