Mushrooms in coffee. No, really!

Coffee and … Mushrooms?

The term “superfood” has become synonymous with healthy living. I’m sure you’re familiar with the term. A superfood is high in health benefits and nutrients. Foods like blueberries, avocados, salmon, almonds, and acai berries fall into this category. And in the coffee realm, the recent craze of bulletproof coffee has people making all sorts of health-related claims. Some of these claims may or may not hold water. But controversy hasn’t stopped consumers from latching on tightly.... Read More | Share it now!

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25 Unique, Bizarre, and Hilarious Gifts for the Coffee Lover in your Life

No End of Gift-Giving Occasions

Christmas, Hanukkah, and Valentine’s Day are behind us, and the weather is warming up as bees begin to buzz and birds begin to feather their nests. If you thought gift-giving season was behind you, think again! Noteworthy gift-giving occasions like Easter, Star Wars Day, Cinco de Mayo, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Shavuot, Ramadan, and National Siblings Day will be here before you know it. And we can’t forget that there are 365 days in the year, any of which could mark the birthday of a java lover. In case you need a unique gift for that special coffee addict in your life, we’ve compiled a list of ideas. If your intended gift recipient falls into the “hard to shop for, they have everything” category, this post will help!... Read More | Share it now!

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Songs to Accompany your Morning Java

Ten Songs to Accompany your Coffee

When I pour my morning cup, I prefer silence; lots and lots of silence. In fact, it’s probably safest for those around me to refrain from speaking until I’ve ingested a few sips. But hey, that’s just me. Plenty of coffee lovers crank up the tunes first thing in the morning. Or if coffee addicts take a much-needed break in the afternoon or evening, music might be an integral part of that experience.... Read More | Share it now!

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Affogato – An Espresso Float

Everybody has been to one of those dinner parties. After the guests finish the main course and the host clears plates away, out comes the dessert and coffee. I like to imagine that somewhere, some inventive Italian decided that there was no good reason to keep the two separate. Why not have coffee and dessert in the same dish? And that was the birth of the affogato.... Read More | Share it now!

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Coffee Product Flops and Failures

Bygone Coffee Products

The coffee industry is always evolving. Consumers are wishy-washy and fickle with their taste buds. Certain items appear on the market like a flash-in-the-sky comet. Unique ideas are here today and gone tomorrow. Coffee shops have been around in one form or another since the 1600’s. Hence there have been a few spectacular coffee-related product failures through the years.... Read More | Share it now!

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Coffee

Ten Recipes to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Coffee

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Irish Coffee is one of the world’s best-loved cocktails, and March 17th each year we have reason to celebrate. And we can thank stormy weather and creative bartender Joe Sheridan for the invention of this iconic beverage back in the winter of 1943.... Read More | Share it now!

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Six Ways to Brew Coffee With Less Waste

Over the past few years, coffee has developed into an art form. Just walk into any coffee shop, and you can see people sipping on their perfectly customized cuppas. The art of the home-brewed cup has come a long way, too. Nowadays, there are hundreds of coffee gadgets available that promise convenience and good coffee.  However, some of them, like the notorious Keurig, produce lots of waste and are expensive to run. Others, like the plastic drip coffeemakers our parents used, are ugly and make inferior coffee. And almost none of those machines are required for a good cup of coffee.... Read More | Share it now!

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