Coffee and Tea

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From peppermint to oolong: the health benefits of different teas

Us Brits don't really need more of a reason to drink tea - but the 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 examine the advantages of regularly drinking various teas.<p>Coffee leaf tea<p>In 2013 scientists found …

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Coffee gene which makes that extra cup undrinkable

If you get the jitters after a cup of coffee it could be down to your genes.<p>Coffee drinking habits are written into our DNA, a new study suggests, with some people’s genetic make-up causing the caffeine hit to be felt more strongly.<p>Researchers at Edinburgh University found that people with a …

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10 secrets of Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew

It’s no secret that Starbucks® Nitro Cold Brew has become one of our most popular drinks overnight. But some of the reasons for its success might …

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20 Things You Didn’t Know About Starbucks

In an era when consumers’ tastes are becoming increasingly fickle, Starbucks has been a constant. It’s the largest coffeehouse company in the world, …

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What’s the Difference Between Cold-Brewed Coffee and Iced Coffee?

Adam Goldberg / A Life Worth Eating<p>When it’s already inching above 90 degrees and you haven’t even hit the coffee shop yet, your usual almond-milk …

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Why Pour-Over Coffee Is So Good (and So Popular) and How to Make It Right

<b>Pour-over coffee</b>, also known as hand-pour or drip-brew coffee, has become increasingly popular among coffee gurus. The method produces a great cup of …

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The Secret to a Perfect Cup of Coffee? This Water

Aquiem is formulated with the perfect blend of essential minerals to enhance the taste of coffee

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The Best Cold-Brew Coffee Maker

Our pick<p>The well-constructed Filtron made our tasting panel’s favorite coffee, and its concentrate produces the least-expensive cold brew per …

Prisma Makes Cold Brew Coffee in Minutes, Not Hours

I love the smooth, not-bitter taste of cold brew coffee (produced without heating the ground beans), but I don't exactly appreciate the fact that it …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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> …

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 …

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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 …

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 …