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Man Claims God Told Him to Dig a Hole 18 Years Ago and He Has Been Doing It Ever Since

69-year-old Santiago Sanchez, from western El Salvador, has been spending his days digging away at a tunnel ever since God told him to do it, 18 …

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How Coffee Influenced The Course Of History

Coffee is a powerful beverage. On a personal level, it helps keep us awake and active. On a much broader level, it has helped shape our history and continues to shape our culture.<p>Coffee plants grow wild in Ethiopia and were probably used by nomadic tribes for thousands of years, but it wasn't until …

The Local Cafe: Van Gogh Coffeehouse, Seattle

The door is a little clunky – it’s an unassuming glass/metal door – hanging from the inside is a leather strip with several large jingle bells …

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Infographic: The Bond Between Work Life and Coffee

It's no secret that coffee is a huge part of working life, mostly because people usually need a little caffeine fix to help them get through their …

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Why Coffee Varieties Are Important

You and I both know that there's no such thing as "just an apple." Neither of us would ever go into a supermarket, walk up to a barrel labeled "apples" in the produce section and randomly pick out any old orb, right? No: You and I both have our preferences, we know exactly what a Granny Smith or a …

Brain brew: can coffee stave off maladies of the mind?

Sure, a cup of coffee in the morning can add a little pep to your step. But it might very well do much more than that, according to a growing body of research into the potential health benefits of moderate java consumption. Most intriguing? The prospect that coffee could help stave off …

Facts about coffee and caffeine

Home » food » Facts about coffee and caffeine<p><b>An espresso has less caffeine than a cup of coffee</b><p>A cup of drip brewed coffee has about 115 milligrams …

Gerhard Behrend. Coffee Maker. 1914

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Coffee History: The Percolator

What would family reunions and church-basement get-togethers be without the humble coffee percolator? One of the earliest "modern" coffee-brewing tools, these were originally intended for small-scale home use and could be heated on a stove; though electric versions are more common in commercial …

Why are coffee-growers unhappy?

COFFEE has many devoted drinkers. Its appealling aroma and caffeinated kick mean that 83% of all American adults drink it, 63% of them on a daily …

How 3 Specialty Coffee Roasters Got Their Start

We all know there's something beyond getting coffee to taste a particular way than just how it's grown, or how we brew it. The way a roaster approaches the practice of roasting—their own unique combination of graphs and data points, training and experimentation, computers and science, feel, smell, …

Behind the Coffee Drink: The Flat White

<i>We've provided a visual glossary to help you know one coffee beverage from another, but aren't some of them just a little more on the confusing side? For those who've lost sleep at night wondering about—or after drinking too many—Flat Whites, we present this first in a series of stories about what</i> …

How to Make Coffee Drinks on the ROK Espresso Maker

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How Much Caffeine Is Actually in Your Coffee, From Dunkin' to Starbucks

After investigating the constitution of the nation's most-consumed coffees, we found this truth to be self-evident: all cups of Joe are <i>not</i> created equal. Especially ones that have booze in them.<p>According to our super-scientific source, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (supplemented by …

Interview: Kent Bakke of La Marzocco

Named after the fiercest predator of the animal kingdom, La Marzocco—which translates to lion in Italian—is aptly known for their roaring, state of the art espresso machines. But at the factory in Tuscany, things are anything but savage—the staff often shares their lunch hour together at a small …

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Ice cream covered with espresso satisfies two cravings at once

It might seem counterintuitive to pour hot espresso over cold ice cream, but Italian cuisine is quirky that way. Affogato, the dish of ice cream …

How Caffeine Can Cramp Creativity

Honoré de Balzac is said to have consumed the equivalent of fifty cups of coffee a day at his peak. He did not drink coffee, though—he pulverized coffee beans into a fine dust and ingested the dry powder on an empty stomach. He described the approach as “horrible, rather brutal,” to be tried only …

World's most expensive coffee tainted by 'horrific' civet abuse

It's the world's most expensive coffee and is made from faeces, but connoisseur drinkers should feel most squeamish about the "horrific" abuse that mars its production process, animal welfare groups have claimed.<p>Kopi Luwak, or civet coffee, is created mainly in Indonesia from beans of coffee …

History of coffee

The origin and <b>history of coffee</b> date back to the 10th century, and possibly earlier with a number of reports and legends surrounding its first use. …

How Coffee Could Save Your Life

To hear most recent research tell it, coffee is a miracle drink. The magic beans will ward off skin cancer and Alzheimer’s, reduce heart failure and …

Caffeine Quantified: Your Favorite Coffee Chains Ranked, Weakest to Strongest

Coffee is one of those things where the cure is the disease. Similar to cigarettes, the more you consume, the more you come to depend on it. If you drink coffee all the time to stay perked up, you will become tired all the time, and require more heavy-duty perking up. However, perhaps if you drink …

Coffee, the Viagra of the 17th Century

The very, very gendered seventeenth century coffee house<p>Today, coffee consumption is linked (a little dubiously) to all sorts of positive outcomes. Just last week, a study correlated increased coffee consumption to a lower risk of suicide.<p>But a few centuries ago, coffee was linked, even more …

How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …

Waste: The Dark Side of the New Coffee Craze

In June, Peet's Coffee & Tea dispatched a truck emblazoned with the motto, "Proof in Every Single Cup," to drive across the country. Every few days …

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The Bonavita Immersion Dripper Combines the Best of Two Coffee Methods

This new porcelain dripper from Bonavita produces the bold, full-bodied coffee you'd get from a French Press with the convenience and control of …