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It’s not surprising that baby boomer food executives are scrambling to understand Millennial consumer habits. They are a generation that has foregone napkins, cereal, and cooking, yet spends untold amounts on pizza, brunch, Slurpees, and nacho cheese.
Despite the crushing debt incurred by most Millennials, they sure know how to make their voices heard as consumers, and the food industry is listening.
A recent study of the coffee industry commissioned by custom coffee roaster S&D Coffee & Tea revealed that Millennials are as particular about coffee as they are about pretty much everything else. The online survey, which looked at more than 900 Millennials’ coffee-buying habits, found that coffee is about way more than just beans and price...
Wherever he goes, Christopher H. Hendon brings a homemade supply of powdery white chemicals. Made from coral-reef care sets, the little bottles and plastic bags may raise some TSA eyebrows, but they serve a perfectly innocent purpose.
The substances comprise his personal water filtration titration kit.
“Who travels with this much white powder?” Hendon says with a laugh.
His duffel currently contains several compounds including calcium chloride, magnesium sulfate, and potassium bicarbonate.
These mixtures help detect the invisible chemicals present in a glass of water, he explains.
Using them, Hendon can determine how hard the water is in any geographical area, based on the minerals it contains...
Specialty coffee is catching on in Belgrade, Serbia, and it all started at Pržionica D59B. Founders Slavko Marković, Andrija Erić, and Marko Basarovski opened the cafe and started roasting four years ago in Belgrade’s Lower Dorćol district.
The concept was intentionally simple: coffee and water. No tea, no food, no frills. The concrete walls, tile …
In Italy, there are people willing to walk half a mile first thing in the morning to get the very best.
There are those who don’t just look at the quality of the espresso but also the thickness of the cup, because some prefer thick ceramic, which retains heat better, but others refuse to drink coffee unless it’s served in the finest porcelain.
Though it’s just a few fluid ounces—because in Italy coffee is super-concentrated—this ritual contains all the culture and millenary passion of an entire country...
This last weekend brought us to the bright and busy showfloor of SCAA, the coffee world’s premiere trade show and tech debut platform—think of it as like coffee’s E3. From the high tech to the just plain neat, here is some of the coolest stuff we found on the floor of SCAA.
Some of it is available now, but all of it will be out in time for the 2016 holiday shopping season...
This 2016 SCAA Event is in the books, and with it, the glitz and glitter of the showfloor fading into a beeping cacophony of forklifts and wrap-up jobs. This year’s event sizzled with scintillating product debuts, but it wasn’t all artisanal font collabos and sweet-as tiny espresso machines—the internet of things was front and center at SCAA 2016. That means more apps than an Applebees were on display, and so we took to the showfloor to discover six of our favorites.
These are the six buzziest killer coffee apps of SCAA 2016...
Quality coffee—the good stuff—is not always easy to get. It is often associated with long lines at the coffee shop and unpleasant interactions with baristas who barely mutter “hello” while you’re ordering. But it’s all worth it when you finally get that cup of java that doesn’t taste like water with cigarette butts.
The world of coffee can be both intimidating and difficult to access, but if you leave most urban environments and head into the burbs’, sourcing good brew can become an even bigger challenge.
What if there was an instant alternative to high-quality coffee that could taste just as good as the nice stuff?
This guy thinks he's found the solution.
The study found that a daily dose of coffee (equivalent to six cups of espresso coffee for a 70kg person) improved several key markers of NAFLD in mice that were fed a high fat diet. These mice also gained less weight than others fed the same diet without the dose of caffeine.
The scientists also showed how coffee protects against NAFLD by raising levels of a protein called Zonulin (ZO)-1, which
Coffee and beer are equally popular with American consumers, yet there are nearly four times as many craft breweries — many of them founded by home brewers — as roasters in the United States.
Cory Creighton of Brü Coffeeworks walks us through the roasting process.
There are a lot of ways to drink coffee but most of us don’t put much thought into it. Here’s a quick burst of different brewing methods, from the common cappuccinos and espressos to the always trendy aeropress and v60 pourovers to the more unique coffee cezve and siphon coffee.
It’s a fun look at the different ways we make the bean water we need to get through a morning.
Three Oregon residents have been busted for using a coffee shop to launder drug money, and it sounds like they did a pretty terrible job.
According to KOIN, Eric and Joan Scully and Krystin Livingston made more than a million dollars from an illegal marijuana operation that involved three grow sites in the cities of Eugene and Springfield...
The coffee world is as gadget-obsessed as any industry you'll find: Baristas talk of dialing in their grind and dosing their shots. Depending on what flavor profile they're seeking and factors like the humidity in the air and water temperature, they will tweak a shot's extraction time down to the second.
Espresso machines are gleaming works of cutting-edge engineering, with names that conjure up exotic sports cars — and prices to match...