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The SCAA state that specialty green beans can have no more than 5 full defects in 300 grams of coffee – and no primary defects at all.
But what’s a primary defect? What do green bean defects look like? And how do they affect the final cup profile?
I visited Ricardo Villegas Wilkie of Tecnocafé, Bogota at his company’s lab to find out. Tecnocafé won four gold, three silver, and three bronze medals at the International Contest of Coffees Roasted in their Countries of Origin last year. They’ve been roasting specialty coffees for 11 years, and working directly with producers for one year. Here’s what Ricardo had to show me...
Calling all coffee lovers!
It would appear as though your morning cup of java is good for more than just perking up your weary mind. According to a recent study, it’s good for perking up your penis, too.
Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston found that men who consumed the caffeine equivalent of two to three cups of coffee per day were less likely than their caffeine-avoiding counterparts to have penis problems, like erectile dysfunction. Who knew?
One of the lead researchers of the study, Dr. Run Wang, says this pleasant side effect of coffee is due to the stimulant properties of caffeine, which makes it similar to erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra.
Akin to Viagra, caffeine causes increased blood flow to your junk, giving you rock hard boners. Hell yeah. Who wouldn't want that?
Coauthor Dr. David Lopez says that this connection between coffee and industrial strength boners is strongest in overweight fellas, but what's the reason for that?...
Starting and ending a bike ride at a cafe has long been a tradition in continental Europe. But the concept of a cafe dedicated to cycling is a much newer phenomenon—just a few months actually, if you’re in Paris.
Australian Chris Fuller and Englishman Jacob Burke opened the first cycle cafe in Paris last February. While a few cafes catering to the cyclist lifestyle already exist, La Chouette is the first to...
If you’ve ever had specialty coffee from Laos, you’re one of few. Yet there’s a growing level specialty production in this Southeast Asian country.
Let me take you through how the coffee industry here is changing – and why you might want to try Lao specialty coffee, next time you have the chance.