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Amazing Coffee Shops Around the World

The planet's best places for a pick-me-up.<p>Traveling means jet lag and jet lag means coffee (at least for many of us caffeine addicts). Luckily, you don’t have to be anywhere near a Starbucks or Portland, Seattle to get your fix.<p>In fact, coffee shops across the planet are jumping on the craft coffee …

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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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These are the best coffee beans in the world, according to an executive of a popular coffee startup

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>While the saying goes that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, for many people (myself included), your first sip of …

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Pressure Profiling: the Key to Perfect Extraction

Specialty coffee is an innovative industry. It seems like there’s a new way to improve our coffee every year—if not every month! Recently, the focus …

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Full City Roasts: An Endangered Species?

I just returned from a trip to Northern California and Western Washington to see friends and family. We were in our old hometown of Boulder, Colorado …

This Is Where Your Coffee Comes From

A cup of coffee prepared quickly and consumed on the go may seem like one of life’s simplest pleasures. But the journey from bean to barista is not …

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Washed, Natural, Honey: Coffee Processing 101

Honey, dry, washed, pulped natural… do you ever look at your coffee packaging and wonder what on earth these mean? Or, perhaps more importantly, …

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Coffee Got Complicated: Know Your Natural From Your Washed From Your Honey

Coffee is getting complicated. And I don’t mean understanding the difference between an American cappuccino (obnoxiously oversized like a bowl of fettuccine Alfredo from Cheesecake Factory) and the daintier original invented by the Italians (who are generally horrified by both our bastardization …

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The ultimate coffee guide - Jamie Oliver | Features

It would seem that the UK is no longer a nation of tea drinkers. According to reports, coffee imports have risen by 75% since 1996, while tea imports …

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Italian Third Wave Coffee Scene - Does Anyone Know About It?

I am not Italian, nor do I live in Italy, but I encounter the Italian passion for specialty coffee every day as a member of Gardelli Specialty …

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Be Your Own Barista: Your Guide to 4 Pour Over Coffee Methods

You’ve seen the fleet of cones perched above soon-to-be exquisite single cups of coffee, and you’ve noticed the barista at the specialty coffee shop pouring water ever-so-carefully over those cones. That’s <b>pour over coffee</b>, a slow, manual method of coffee brewing in which you drip, drip hot water …

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Top 10: Best Pour Over Coffee Makers

The Gator 1L Thermometer Built-in is a useful kettle that is suitable for making pour over styled coffee. With this unit, you can easily fine-tune …

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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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Grinding coffee at Voltage Espresso - The West Australian

- The West Australian<p>Great coffee beans? Check. Reliable espresso machine? Check? Well-trained barista, friendly cafe layout, sharp prices? Check, …

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These women swear they get drunk on coffee

Claire McGill, 41, a communications adviser from Cheltenham uses the boost coffee gives her as exercise motivation - but rations her intake. Genetics …

Women's News

6 Health Myths About Coffee Busted

Americans drink 3.6 billion ounces of coffee each year. And we're buzzing more than ever for "specialty coffee" (industry-speak for high-end brew). …

What your coffee says about you

Now that cappuccino is out of fashion, will you be drinking flat white or double espresso?<p>Cappuccino sippers of the world unite! Your existence is under threat. In June, 2015, it emerged that Starbucks – pan-galactic vendor of coffee-themed warm milk products to time-pressed urban professionals – …

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Subscription boxes are a booming industry in the UK, and this tea service might be our new favourite

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If there's one stereotype about the British that we live up to, it's that we are massive tea lovers.<p>A whopping 84% of the British …

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Move Over, PSL — Starbucks Chile Mocha Is Our New Favorite Fall Drink

Starbucks Chile Mocha is the newest drink in its Fall collection, and we've fallen in love with that rich, spicy kick. But once we perfected our own version of the secret spice blend, we can now enjoy this mocha whenever we want, no waiting in line needed!<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 teaspoon ancho chile powder …

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Smart Coffee Drinkers Take Advantage of This Starbucks Hack

Ice and foam: two potential ways you can feel ripped off by Starbucks if your cup is filled to the brim with either. Though a Starbucks employee claims it's not a company-endorsed policy, I'm all about wising up to avoid the dreaded $5 cup of ice (or foam). And you can, too, if you order the right …

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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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Filtron Cold Water Coffee Brewer review

Brews cold coffee but uses more parts<p><b>The Good</b> The Filtron Cold Water Coffee Brewer offers an affordable way to make cold brew coffee at home. The …

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Philz CEO explains why a coffee chain needs venture capital

If you've ever walked into a Philz Coffee shop and thought it was a quaint little mom-and-pop, you wouldn't be the only one. Philz Coffee, a beloved institution in San Francisco, is known for its mismatched pieces of furniture and the diverse set of customers its draws in from its communities — …

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Kava, with caveats: is this popular psychoactive tea bad for your liver?

The first time I tried kava, I gagged — and then a few minutes later, I was bonelessly relaxed. I was at Kavasutra, a small kava bar in the East Village in Manhattan, where my eyes were often caught by a big, bright TV displaying weird videos about bugs. I had heard about kava from some friends, …

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Starbucks Finally Publishes Drink Ingredient List... Here Are The Worst Ones!

If you’ve been a long time Food Babe Army member you know, I’ve been investigating Starbucks for a long time and am so happy to report another major …

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Crises Haven’t Kept This Vegan Answer to Bulletproof Coffee From Stores

Romy Raad and Natalie Neumann, Metabrew co-founders, inside Brooklyn Food Works.<p>When Romy Raad and Natalie Neumann told the Observer about the second …

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Starbucks is spending millions of dollars to fix its 'basic' image problem

Starbucks will go down in history books as the brand that made it OK to charge more than $2 for a cup of coffee. But its reputation as a higher-end coffee shop has faded — and that has the company worried.<p>The chain was founded with the mission of providing premium coffee to the masses, with CEO …

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Stop being a coffee addict and start being a matcha monk

the science behind the drink of monks and samurai<p>If you have ever had a good cup of green tea you have probably experienced the buzz of energy and …

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The Best Starbucks Pumpkin Pastries to Pair With Your PSL This Year

Pumpkin spice products hit shelves earlier than ever this year, but we can say it's <i>officially</i> pumpkin season because the original beverage is back. I'm talking about Starbucks's pumpkin spice latte of course, and if you say you're not excited about strolling on a crisp Fall day with a PSL in hand, …

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