News and updates about the coffee market, coffee culture and trends, the art of coffee making and other topics related to coffee.
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Today I am going to write again on my favorite topic – cafe interiors since we have registered an enormous interest from you, our readers. TO begin with, I would like to say that I love coffee! Every morning I wake up early and the first thing to do is to have my stro ...
Famous for its "But first, coffee" slogan and ever-changing coffee sleeves, Alfred Coffee & Kitchen might just be the coolest coffee shop in LA. A celebrity hotspot, the little shop on Melrose Place is getting a lot of attention for its newest tiny treat.
Summer vacation may be over, but we can all agree that nothing says family fun like a giant coffee facility.
South Korea’s Gangwon Province and specialty coffee brand Tom N Toms have reached a deal to begin development of a nearly $100 million (USD) coffee-themed resort park and production headquarters...
UAE’s first Coffee Museum is set to open in October. Designed as a dynamic, interactive setting, Kahild Al Mulla, the man behind the idea, tells SANGEETA SWAROOP that the objective ‘was to raise awareness and knowledge of coffee culture in the region...
Square Register has become a favorite point of sale tool in cafes, and cafes in turn are a favorite of customer of Square. So much so that Square conducts a lot of their register R&D in their own secret café deep inside their mid-Market headquarters. Recently, Square pulled anonymous usage data from literally thousands of cafes around the United States in order to discover some very interesting trends about café customers. Alex Rafter of Square reached out to Sprudge to give us a look at what they found.
James Hoffmann | Writer
In around one month time, on October 6th, my first book will be released. I’m very excited, and maybe just a tiny bit nervous too.
The book is titled “The World Atlas of Coffee”, and I want to talk a little bit about how this happened and what it is...
An international team of scientists has sequenced the genome of Coffea canephora, one of the main sources of coffee beans.
Every second, people around the world drink more than 26,000 cups of coffee. And while some of them may care only about the taste, most use it as a way to deliver caffeine into their bloodstream. Caffeine is the most widely consumed psychoactive substance in the world.
Many of us get our caffeine fix in tea, and still others drink mate, brewed from the South American yerba mate plant. Cacao plants produce caffeine, too, meaning that you can get a mild dose from eating chocolate.
Caffeine may be a...
Farmers across East Africa are rushing to revive their coffee plantations as prices have soared due to a historic drought in Brazil, the world’s largest coffee producer.
But farmers are still concerned about the huge swings in coffee prices from year to year. A sudden surge in production could lead to a slump in prices, and that could be disastrous for their finances.
One way to try to mitigate some of the risks is by turning to specialty coffee beans, which can attract a premium of around 40% over ordinary beans, according to Emanuel Mukasa, who runs a one-acre farm located in Mpigi, around 30 kilometers west of the Ugandan capital of Kampala.
Sorry, but I’m a fanatic of coffee culture: I’ve bought into paying more to know where my coffee comes from, tracing the coffee I buy to a website that tells me about its trip – from my coffee’s home country and farm to my cup, in one of the two coffee shops I visit each day.
I was riding the “third wave” of coffee way before I knew the term even existed – to describe an environment that I liked and an intimacy from source to shop, in case you were wondering, which you should...
When R.C. Beall called his friend Scott Brant in the middle of the night in 1980, there was not a single coffee roaster between Spokane and Minneapolis.
“How about we roast some coffee?” Beall asked.
“I know nothing about coffee,” Brant replied.
The next day, Brant went to the library and borrowed “All About Coffee,” a kid’s book.
“Coffee is this exotic and mysterious product, grown all over the world in places I had never heard of,” Brant said. “I was hooked.”
The following year – 1981 – Montana Coffee Traders was born.
Since he began roasting coffee in 2001, Leary, 62, has learned to detect the subtle changes in the beans by smell alone.
"About halfway through the process, the earthy beans start to develop that coffee smell," Leary said. "Then it becomes a hot coffee smell and then there's a toastiness and eventually a cotton candy smell from the sugars...
One of the more famous effects in physics is the Coffee Ring Effect. Leave a drop - or puddle - of coffee on any surface and you'll come back to a dark ring of stain. This video shows you actual footage of your coffee particles making your coffee stain.
If you want to know why your coffee spills always leave dark rings, good news!