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Illustrator creates stunning panoramic views on his coffee cups !

Illustrator creates stunning panoramic views on his coffee cups ! | Coffee News | Scoop.it

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.

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The Insider's Guide to Coffee in NYC

The Insider's Guide to Coffee in NYC | Coffee News | Scoop.it

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...

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The Chemical Compounds Behind the Aroma of Coffee

The Chemical Compounds Behind the Aroma of Coffee | Coffee News | Scoop.it
Whether you're a coffee connoisseur or completely unfussy about the manner in which you get your caffeine fix, there's no denying that the smell of freshly-brewed coffee in the morning is an invigorating one.
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Scott Rao Is One Of The World's Most Influential Coffee Thinkers, And Here's Why

Scott Rao Is One Of The World's Most Influential Coffee Thinkers, And Here's Why | Coffee News | Scoop.it

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.

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New Aussie Designed Coffee Cup That's Reusable And Pays With A Tap !

New Aussie Designed Coffee Cup That's Reusable And Pays With A Tap ! | Coffee News | Scoop.it

A new Aussie coffee cup eliminates two problems with your daily coffee run: wasting all those paper (or heaven forbid, Styrofoam) cups and a sluggish line to the cashier.

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California Entrepreneur Invents Coffee Cups that Can Revive Forests

California Entrepreneur Invents Coffee Cups that Can Revive Forests | Coffee News | Scoop.it

Your morning coffee could help give birth to a new generation of trees and plants.

Reduce.

Reuse.

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5 Predictions About the Future Of Coffee !

5 Predictions About the Future Of Coffee ! | Coffee News | Scoop.it

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.

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India's New Coffee Entrepreneur Blue Tokai Connects Farmers And Customers...

India's New Coffee Entrepreneur Blue Tokai Connects Farmers And Customers... | Coffee News | Scoop.it
Delhi-based couple, Matt Chitharanjan and Namrata Asthana, are hoping to convert a fraction of India’s massive tea drinking population into coffee connoisseurs.  What started as a hobby has turned into a thriving online coffee business, Blue Tokai. ...
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Will India ever become a coffee-drinkers nation? Two young entrepreneurs are investing in this still narrow business and hope so very much

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The Space Station Gets A Coffee Bar !

The Space Station Gets A Coffee Bar ! | Coffee News | Scoop.it

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.

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How to decode DC's coffee roasters ?

How to decode DC's coffee roasters ? | Coffee News | Scoop.it

If the locavore movement has a black sheep in the family, it’s locally roasted coffee.

The standard knock on the product, of course, concerns the origins of its only ingredient: the green, unroasted beans imported from mountainous countries located within a tropical band around the Earth’s equator.

But perhaps even more frustrating when it comes to whole roasted beans: Local is not always better.
You can purchase specialty coffee from knowledgeable professionals in Oakland, Calif., Chicago or even Topeka, Kan., that will blow the chaff off beans baked to the shade of motor oil with a small drum roaster in the back of some D.C. operations.

“You can make bread at home, too,” cracks Joel Finkelstein, owner of Qualia Coffee on Georgia Avenue NW, where he roasts beans daily. “It doesn’t mean it’s as good as Mark Furstenberg’s.”...

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The top 10 places to get your coffee fix in Las Vegas !

The top 10 places to get your coffee fix in Las Vegas ! | Coffee News | Scoop.it

Ahh, coffee.
One of the seven wonders of the world.
Okay, that was a lie. But it’s pretty awe-inspiring for those who drink it.
We asked our Facebook fans where to get the best cup of joe in town, and here’s what they said.

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Artisan roasters strike black gold with UK coffee lovers...

Artisan roasters strike black gold with UK coffee lovers... | Coffee News | Scoop.it

Echoing the burgeoning craft beer movement, micro-roasters are full of beans as they bring gourmet coffee to south Wales, the west country and elsewhere


Gordon James points to a digital dial on the Probatone 12 coffee-roasting machine. The beans cooking inside its large metal belly are about to hit a toasty 225C (437F).

“The art of roasting is how you control the rise in temperature,” said the co-founder of Coaltown Coffee Roasters.

He presses a button and the dark brown beans spill into a circular tray from the mouth of the £40,000 machine. Within seconds, the garage at James’s house in rural Carmarthenshire is filled with the intoxicating aroma of freshly roasted Arabica.

This modest operation is only a year old, but Coaltown is part of a new breed of coffee entrepreneurs who are giving caffeine worshippers an alternative to the bland, generic stuff served at commercial chains.

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Artis ‘Live Roast Experience’ Opening in Bangkok, Three U.S. Stores to Follow

Artis ‘Live Roast Experience’ Opening in Bangkok, Three U.S. Stores to Follow | Coffee News | Scoop.it

Artis Coffee, the Berkeley, Calif.-based brand that skewed the traditional roaster/retailer model with its “live roast experience,” is about to open up in Bangkok, with several more stateside locations soon to follow.

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The philosopher who studies the experience of coffee

The philosopher who studies the experience of coffee | Coffee News | Scoop.it
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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Professor David Berman and his original attempt to convert the inner characteristics of coffee into a philosophy which mixes sensorial experience with introspection

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More Consensus on Coffee's Benefits Than You Might Think...

More Consensus on Coffee's Benefits Than You Might Think... | Coffee News | Scoop.it

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...

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Antonietta Sarao's curator insight, June 8, 2015 4:59 PM

Un articolo sensazionale che raccoglie recenti studi di alto livello che finalmente smentiscono quello che finora eravamo fin troppo abituati a sentire riguardo il caffè e i suoi effetti negativi sulla salute. Possiamo finalmente affermare con certezza che non vi è alcun collegamento fra un consumo regolare, fin anche abbondante, di caffè ed un maggior rischio di malattie cardiovascolari, epatiche o cancro. Al contrario, sorprendentemente, è stato provato su larghi campioni di pazienti che un consumo regolare di caffè può contribuire in modo sensibile a ridurre la probabilità di avere tali malattie.

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Need a Quick Fix? First Express Starbucks Lands in NYC...

Need a Quick Fix? First Express Starbucks Lands in NYC... | Coffee News | Scoop.it

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...

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SoCal's Klatch Coffee Triples Capacity with New Roasting and Training HQ

SoCal's Klatch Coffee Triples Capacity with New Roasting and Training HQ | Coffee News | Scoop.it

Venerable SoCal roaster/retailer and 2009 Roast Magazine micro roaster of the year Klatch Coffee has opened its new roastery, showroom, training center and headquarters, moving the company from ...

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First Global Study on Climate Change and Arabica Predicts ‘Severe Losses’

First Global Study on Climate Change and Arabica Predicts ‘Severe Losses’ | Coffee News | Scoop.it
Arabica coffees will have to be grown at higher elevations in almost all the world’s producing regions to survive the projected effects of climate change by 2050, according to a the first global study of its kind, which is being made public by the...
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Why I Don't Want to Have Coffee With You...

Why I Don't Want to Have Coffee With You... | Coffee News | Scoop.it

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.

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Colombian Coffee Commission Publishes Final Recommendations for Industry Reforms

Colombian Coffee Commission Publishes Final Recommendations for Industry Reforms | Coffee News | Scoop.it
By Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog Colombia’s Coffee Commission has published its final recommendations for reforms to the country’s coffee sector.
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For Your Liver's Sake, You Should Probably Keep Drinking Coffee

For Your Liver's Sake, You Should Probably Keep Drinking Coffee | Coffee News | Scoop.it

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.

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

 

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Waking up and smelling the roasted coffee in Japan...

Waking up and smelling the roasted coffee in Japan... | Coffee News | Scoop.it

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.

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Australia : discover Workshop Brothers Specialty Coffee...

Australia : discover Workshop Brothers Specialty Coffee... | Coffee News | Scoop.it

When brothers Brian, Jason and Nolan Taing decided to band together to open a "proper" coffee place in 2012, they spent eight months looking for a decent location, crying out for something more than a flat white.


With a pedigree earned at their parents' own cafe, Oak Room in Ashburton, the trio take their caffeine very seriously, and the forlorn spot they transformed near Glen Huntly train station quickly became a busy commuter stop.


With their own house blend (roasted by Axil), up to 10 different single origins from Monk Bodhi Dharma each day, and everything from espresso to every kind of filter, the cafe has lived up to its title.

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From Kaffa to Istanbul: Coffee's journey to Turkey...

From Kaffa to Istanbul: Coffee's journey to Turkey... | Coffee News | Scoop.it

Originating from the Kaffa region of Ethiopia, coffee was introduced to Turks in the early Ottoman period.
Gradually,it gained an important place in Ottoman culture and became popular among patrons of coffee houses in Istanbul...

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Why You Shouldn't Store Your Daily Coffee In The Freezer...

Why You Shouldn't Store Your Daily Coffee In The Freezer... | Coffee News | Scoop.it

If you're a regular coffee drinker, listen up....


If you drink coffee every day, you owe it to yourself to take care of your grounds or beans. If you store your food properly, there's no excuse for keeping your coffee in the wrong place. Here's what you need to know:


Daily coffee drinkers should keep their coffee in the pantry, not the freezer or refrigerator. 

While it's important to keep your grounds or beans somewhere cool, the fridge or freezer will create too much moisture in the package. Moisture is one of coffee's "biggest enemies." It can turn your beans bad really quickly and dull the taste. Your fridge or freezer are key players here not only because they're humid environments, but also because they create temperature fluctuations, which cause even more moisture by creating condensation. By taking your coffee in and out of the fridge or freezer every day, you're exacerbating the situation. These changes in temperature can leave your coffee flavorless, Scott McMartin, a member of the Starbucks Green Coffee Quality group, told Real Simple. "The cell structure changes, which causes a loss of the oils that give coffee its aroma and flavor," McMartin said.

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