Scientist unveils best time to drink coffee
“Your coffee will probably be the most effective if you enjoy it between 9:30 a.m.
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With upscale artisanal coffee brewers dotting city streets across the country, America might fancy itself a nation of high-end coffee drinkers.
But just the opposite is true: People in this country, on the whole, are actually drinking worse coffee today than they have in the past.
And the reason appears to be that they value cheapness over quality — and convenience over everything.
"A lot of people in America would take a sip of single origin high-end coffee and not appreciate the taste," said Howard Telford, an industry analyst at market research firm Euromonitor...
The next time someone gives you shit about your coffee addiction, you don't have to lie about how many cups you've had: A new study conducted by researchers at Imperial College London in the U.K. suggests that three or four cups of coffee a day could reduce your risk of endometrial cancer by upwards of ... percent...
Last December in Yemen, an American photojournalist held hostage by Al Qaeda was killed during an attempted rescue mission by U.S. Special Forces.
Less than two weeks later, a bomb killed over a dozen schoolchildren on a bus. In early January, an explosion at the police academy in Yemen's capital took several lives. And last weekend, two French citizens were arrested on charges of being members of Al Qaeda.
The U.S. State Department, not surprisingly, characterizes the security threat level in Yemen as "extremely high," and months earlier had urged all U.S. citizens to depart the country immediately.
Yet Matt Swenson, director of sourcing, education, and quality control at the coffee company Nobletree, was undeterred by the State Department warning, and, perhaps justifying the risk through some...
I’m standing in a room filled with chemistry sets, infrared sensors, lab notebooks, and hundreds upon hundreds of zip locked bags of coffee beans, each looking exactly the same but each tasting ever so slightly different.
A man named Gustavo shakes out 11 grams of coffee in a bag labeled with a six-digit number, and pops it into an industrial-looking machine. He pours out exactly 150 milliliters of water, puts it in the machine, and heats it to exactly 194 degrees. A couple minutes later, I’ll try the best cup of coffee I’ve ever had in my life...
The Democratic Republic of Congo needs investment to rebuild from decades of war. But the cruel irony is that it’s the last place many foreign investors want to park their money.
Transparency International, which monitors and publicizes corporate and political corruption, ranks DRC 156 out of 175 rated countries in terms of corruption. The World Bank says that while it is among the world’s top 10 most improved places to do business, it remains one of the world’s hardest places to do business. And yet people do, and do so successfully.
Konrad Brits is trying to be one of them. He is...