An Ode To Pour-Over Coffee
It could be programmed to burr-grind my beans to various levels of fineness, charcoal-filter tap water, and brew 12 cups of coffee before I woke up.
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Drinking coffee is good for you. Not only can a few cups a day lower your risk of a heart attack, even smelling coffee can make you less stressed out. And the type of coffee you drink? Well, that can actually say a lot about you.
Thanks to the folks at the Coffee Tasting Club, we have a (somewhat facetious) idea of what those delicious drinks might say about your personality. Do you like your coffee black? You're probably one of those straight-laced types with a funny mug or two. Are you a die-hard Frappuccino fan? Then you're most likely always sprinting somewhere in your stylish clothes.
Check out the images below to figure out what type of coffee drinker you are!
Depending on whom you ask, coffee is either the next super food or the next public health hazard.
Consult the latest news headlines or scientific studies, and you’ll find that coffee “fights heart disease,” reduces the risk of breast cancer, colon cancer, andmultiple sclerosis, and “could keep Alzheimer’s at bay.”
One recent study by researchers at the National Institute of Health and Yale University found that people who drank four or more cups of coffee a day were a whopping 20 percent less likely to develop melanoma, a type of skin cancer, than people who didn’t drink coffee
Some draw on paper, others sketch on napkins, but Australian illustrator Adrian Hogan chose coffee cups.
Although disposable coffee cups may not be the easiest medium to draw on, their structure allows the Tokyo-based artist to draw panoramic views of the world around him.
Tokyo based artist Adrian Hogan creates stunning illustrations on his coffee cups.
Is coffee much deeper than it appears? David Robson meets a philosopher who certainly thinks so – he's attempting to use the drink to probe the human mind.
It’s like I’m drinking the dying embers of a log-fire – smoky and tinged with the tang of creosote. As I concentrate harder, I notice its smooth, viscous texture that seems to mask a sharper undertone – like a blade cloaked in velvet.
I’ve never paid so much attention to a cup of coffee in my life. I’m not sure I’ve grasped its secrets just yet.
But if I do, I’m told it might just offer me a glimpse of some of the big questions in life.
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Sometimes it’s nice to just sit back, relax and have a tasty coffee. Whether that's in a bustling café, on your favourite bench by the Hudson or on the train to work. But where to go? Here's a list of places that don't feature a mermaid or a single donut to dunk...
A review of studies shows that coffee’s reputation as being unhealthy is undeserved, with the potential health benefits surprisingly large.
When I was a kid, my parents refused to let me drink coffee because they believed it would “stunt my growth.” It turns out, of course, that this is a myth. Studies have failed, again and again, to show that coffee or caffeine consumption are related to reduced bone mass or how tall people are.
Coffee has long had a reputation as being unhealthy. But in almost every single respect that reputation is backward. The potential health benefits are surprisingly large...
This is the pilot store for the Starbucks express format, one designed to get you in and out faster than ever.
I’m standing in an exceptionally small Starbucks. It’s a little over 530 square feet, which is bigger than a New York City micro-apartment but a shoebox compared to your average Starbucks.
It’s full of texture, with reclaimed wooden two-by-twos on one wall, milky gray subway tiles on another, and industrial grade gold doors in front. It has none of the tables or banquettes that invite laptops and tired tourists in most of the chain’s 20,000 cafés.
There’s just one slender wooden bar with some stealthy built-in electronics standing between the doors and the register.
Through the glass doors, you can see the neo-classical architecture of the New York Stock Exchange...
A few short weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend a brewing class from noted coffee expert and author Scott Rao, hosted at Auction Rooms in Melbourne. Rao’s done quite a few of these sorts of classes around the world over the past few years, and also runs a series of roasting classes—his specialty being the mix of highly technical information with practical application.
Please … I don’t want to have coffee with you.
I don’t mean to sound rude. I really, really appreciate that you’d like to get together. But I’m a small-business owner. My days are really busy, and I don’t have the time to just “have coffee.”
I know you are a nice person and that a face-to-face meeting may very well help us in our relationship. There are some people I know who thrive on meeting others for coffee, lunch and dinner. But unfortunately I’m not one of those people.
This is not something I really want to do. If I’m not dealing with problems in my office, I have so much other work to do and problems to handle that if I do have any available time I’d prefer to spend it with my family. So having coffee with you is really low on my priority list.
FWx took the stage at last weekend’s South by Southwest Interactive conference to explore the future of coffee technology, with F&W Deputy Digital Editor Lawrence Marcus leading a session featuring Counter Culture’s Meister and Invergo inventor Cameron Hughes.
The future, as it turns out, is bright indeed. Here, five of the group’s predictions for the future of your morning cup.
More than half of American grown-ups drink coffee every day. Their non-sipping counterparts may want to follow suit.
The health benefits associated with drinking coffee are plenty: The brew is packed with antioxidants and downing a cup can help wake up the brain and make a person feel more alert and focused.
A new report published by the World Cancer Research Fund found that the apparently magical liquid can also decrease a person's risk for liver cancer
In space, all they have is instant.
"For an instant coffee, it's an excellent instant coffee," says Vickie Kloeris, who manages the space station's food supply for NASA. Astronauts are allotted up to three freeze-dried cups (pouches, actually) a day, and Kloeris says it's "extremely popular."
But, she adds, "Can it compete with brewed espresso? No."
And that is a problem, particularly for the Italian astronauts who occasionally come to the station. In 2013, Luca Parmitano reportedly said the only food he missed from Earth was espresso coffee.
Now a resupply mission with a Space Age espresso maker is coming to the rescue of Italy's current astronaut aboard the space station, Samantha Cristoforetti.
The machine was designed by Argotec, an Aerospace company based in Torino, Italy, together with the Italian coffee company Lavazza.
Thomas Wolfe’s posthumous novel “You Can’t Go Home Again” was published in 1940, and critics and readers have been debating the truth of its title ever since. Wolfe himself had no doubt: His autobiographical writings, with their biting, thinly disguised portraits, made him persona non grata in his hometown of Asheville, North Carolina.
In Japanese films, however, characters are forever heading back to their furusato (hometown), no matter how frosty the reception.
Feelings of duty to family often prompt the move, as do hard economic facts: Home may not be where the heart is, but you can usually get three squares a day there.