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Veteran-owned Black Rifle Coffee Company to invest $6M in Tennessee expansion

Black Rifle Coffee Company, the veteran-owned coffee roaster, plans to open a new facility in Tennessee as part of a $6 million investment.<p>The facility in Manchester, Tennessee—about 65 miles southeast of Nashville—will allow BRCC to increase production capacity to keep up with growing demand, …

Philly's Independently Owned Coffee Shops

<b>Big-Deal Roasters, Multiple Locations:</b><p><b>La Colombe –</b> Inarguably the originator of Philly’s first wave of coffee, the five area locations remain go-to …

Tip: The Healthiest Coffee to Drink

We know now that coffee can be a health food. But what kind of coffee? Here's the science.<p>Live Longer, Drink Coffee<p>The positive studies on coffee are …

What Caffeine Does to Your Body And Brain

The good, the bad, and the ugly.<p>Many of us can't start our day without a jolt of caffeine. Various caffeinated drinks affect your health in different …

Garlic Bread-Grilled Cheese Combines Two Beautiful Things

When two classics become one.<p>Back when Dominique Ansel shot to fame over his Cronut, I couldn’t help but think I had missed a marketing opportunity. Not long before, I invented my own wildly delicious hybrid carb: <b>the garlic bread grilled cheese.</b> (Is “invented” an appropriate word for something that …

Jim Beam is making whisky-infused coffee now

Jim Beam is making whisky-infused coffee now<p>Drinking alcohol in the morning is generally frowned upon. But you can now actually drink whiskey (Jim …

Your Coffee Is From Where? California?

GOLETA, Calif. — There is a new crop growing in Southern California’s famous avocado groves — coffee.<p>About two dozen farms between San Diego and here, just outside Santa Barbara, are nurturing coffee bushes under the canopies of old avocado trees, in what may be the first serious effort in the …

Coffee

Alton Brown Says We've Been Making Grilled Cheese Sandwiches All Wrong

Switching over to this method pronto.<p><i>Grilled cheese sandwich.</i><p>Those three words immediately conjure up some serious nostalgia and an intense desire for a heavenly, cheesy taste of our childhoods. But Alton Brown is here to tell us all that we've probably never tasted a <i>real</i> grilled cheese sandwich.<p>In …

3 Steps to Designing a Killer Customer Experience

Through design, brands can connect with their consumers on an emotional level.<p>You see it all the time. A company has an amazing product and for some reason cannot market it properly to consumers, even though the product itself if extremely innovative, attractive and addresses an important need. …

Customer Experience

30 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes

• Facebook<br>• Google+<br>• StumbleUpon<br>• Flipboard<br>• Yummly<p><i>What’s better than a rich hot chocolate and a batch of homemade cookies? Celebrate the holiday season with</i> …

Dessert

Celebrity Chef Curtis Stone Uses a $5 Tool to Clean His Grill

Americans have an intimate relationship with their coffee. It’s the drink that gets them going, the first hit of flavor in their day. It’s the …

Coffee

Pour Over Coffee Makers - Why You Will Choose One Over all Others...

The barista hands you a full mug of freshly brewed coffee.<p>It smells absolutely amazing.<p>It even <i>looks</i> better than regular brewed coffee.<p>You decided …

Coffee

13 Sweet Uses for Cauliflower You Haven’t Tried Yet

You’ve witnessed firsthand how great sweet potato pies and black bean desserts can be. In other unexpected dessert ingredient news, here’s everyone’s fave paleo hack ingredient: cauliflower! It whips up light and fluffy, and since it tastes great mashed it will work in a batter too. Whether you’re …

Hawaiian Rib-Eye Steak

4 Servings<p>Now you can make one of Hillstone’s most popular dishes at home, a decision you will never regret.<p>April 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>Steak<p>2 cups pineapple juice<p>½ cup soy sauce<p>½ cup sugar<p>5 tablespoons apple cider vinegar<p>2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil<p>⅓ cup chopped white onion<p>1 1-inch piece ginger, …

These coffee doughnut muffins are everything you want for breakfast, and more

Think of these coffee doughnut muffins as your favorite breakfast hits all rolled into one. First, there's the cake, rich with butter, a hint of freshly brewed coffee and the subtle tang of buttermilk. The muffins are basted with more butter while they're still warm, then rolled in a mixture of …

Breakfast

Tips For Marketing An eCommerce Business

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman once said “Communications is at the heart of e-commerce and community.” And marketing is all about good communications. So how do you communicate the value and desirability of your e-commerce brand to consumers? Here are a few good tips:<p><b>Site Optimization</b><p>Optimizing …

Recipe Of The Day: Lettuce Wraps

In case you haven't heard, lettuce wraps are not a dieter's food. Sure, they're really healthy. And they make a good gluten-free option. But that's not the reason to eat them. The only reason to eat lettuce wraps is because they taste really good -- and they're the perfect meal for when the heat …

6 Ways to Bring More Pork Awesomeness Into Your Life

Pork provides so much more joy than just bacon and barbecue. Chef Kevin Gillespie shares 6 awesome new ways to cook it.<p>We love bacon. We love barbecue. But even we, unabashed lovers of pork product can admit: It's easy to fall into a rut when cooking it at home. Luckily, chef <b>Kevin Gillespie</b> of the …

3 Two-Ingredient Treats Anyone Can Make

Cooking tasty food can be time consuming, but it doesn't have to be. Check out some of our favorite recipes that only require two ingredients. That's right, TWO.<p>It doesn't get much easier than this.<p><b>Bacon Egg Cups</b><p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>5 slices of bacon<p>5 eggs<p><b>Directions:</b><p>1. Preheat oven to 400°F.<p>2. Wrap a strip …

Making Bread from a 2,000 Year Old Recipe

As part of the British Museum’s Pompeii Live film promotion, they posted the following on their website:<p>In AD 79, a baker put his loaf of bread into the oven. Nearly 2,000 years later it was found during excavations in Herculaneum. The British Museum asked Giorgio Locatelli to recreate the recipe …

British Museum

Bicycling The 400 State Trail

Views along the 400 State Trail<b></b><b><br>Quiet, serene, gorgeous scenery, charming trail towns ... summer just isn't summer without a bike ride on Wisconsin's</b> …

The Shockingly Simple Secret Behind Employee Motivation

The secret of coaxing great employee performance is just one sentence long.<p>Here's the central law of employee motivation, of coaxing a great performance from your employees, day after day: <i>Employees who are selected, oriented, and reinforced properly, and who are surrounded by peers of the same</i> …

Do You Really Need to Refrigerate Butter? And 7 Other Debated Foods

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: The fear of spoiled food has many of us quaking in our kitchens. We uncovered the chilling truth about whether these 10 items really need to be</i> …

10 Ways to Achieve Cold Brew Coffee Greatness

From better ice cubes to DIY flavored syrup, here are 10 simple, awesome ways to make cold brew iced coffee even better.<p>There are three things that iced coffee should be: strong, bracingly cold, and in your hand as soon as possible. Unfortunately, it can also be expensive, so we're big fans of DIY …

Dulce de Leche Cookie Bars

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9-inch-square baking dish with foil, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two sides; coat the foil with cooking …

Dessert

What New Horizons Is Looking For On Pluto, And How

After nine years and three billion miles, here’s what we're learning from it all<p>At 7:50am EDT tomorrow, July 14, New Horizons, the fastest spacecraft ever launched, will perform the first close-encounter flyby of Pluto and its system of five known moons. During that approach, New Horizons will be …

Solar System

7 Qualities You’ll Never Find in Millionaires

Want to be a millionaire? Do as the rich do.<p>Looking to make it to millionaire status? Simply do as the rich do. You'll never find these seven qualities in millionaires-and we're sharing why.<p>1. They Aren't TV Junkies.<p>Millionaires don't spend their time indulging in Netflix binge-watching. Instead, …

11 Dessert Recipes in 5 Ingredients or Less

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>It’s summer and the weather is fabulous – who wants to be indoors cooking all day? No worries, with these 5 ingredients or fewer …

Baked Apple Fritters

Apple fritters are one of my favorite fall treats. A good apple fritter consists of a lot of apples that are barely held together with a tasty, eggy …