August 29, 2017

The Insider Scoop on Specialty Coffee

Ana Valencia of The Perfect Grind blog examines specialty coffee in detail. Here are my key insights from her piece.

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  • The coffee bean grading process is called “cupping,” and specialty
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August 22, 2017

Live Long and Prosper… Thanks to Coffee

Imperial College’s Ryan O’Hare goes into the benefits of drinking coffee and it’s not just the caffiene boost we get. See my top takeaways from the article underneath.

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  • With over
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August 15, 2017

A World of Coffee Flavors

The National Coffee Association shares its guide to delicious coffee roasting. See my top takeaways from the article underneath.

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  • Roasting is the process that turns soft green coffee beans into
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August 8, 2017

“From Mice to Men… and Women”

Writing for the Harvard Medical School, Robert Shmerling reveals why coffee could be a useful substitute for painkillers. Check out my observations below.


  • A recent study in mice has discovered that being sleep-deprived intensifies a
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August 1, 2017

More Than Just a Great Drink

The National Coffee Association’s Kyra Auffermann reveals the results of UK studies which show the protective effects of coffee. Read on for more information from her piece.


  • Research now shows that as well as being
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July 25, 2017

For Coffee That’s out of This World

Mark Weislogel, Ph.D., shares the details behind the revolutionary Capillary Beverage “Space” cup. Read on for more information from his piece on NASA’s own blog.


  • Strategic design by researchers at Portland State University has resulted
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July 18, 2017

“Caffeine Is Perfectly Healthy”

Time’s Alice Park explains how research is making the case for drinking coffee stronger than ever. Read on for more information from her piece.


  • Okay, perhaps the title should be caveated with the note “in
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July 11, 2017

Keep on Drinking Coffee!

Sprudge’s Zac Cadwalader shares research that coffee is good for the liver in fact. See my top takeaways from the article underneath.


  • Medical research has recently demonstrated that as little as one cup of coffee
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July 4, 2017

Love Your Cold Brew? Make Yours at Home Now Too

Kyra Auffermann, writing for the National Coffee Association USA, teaches us how to make cold brew coffee at home without any expensive gadgets. Check out my observations from her article below.


  • Not the diluted drink
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June 27, 2017

Serve Consistently Good Coffee

Julian Loayza, writing for The Perfect Grind, reveals how to remain consistent when serving coffee. Here are my key insights from his piece.


  • Respect the suggested coffee measurements for your portafilter baskets—the weight has been
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June 20, 2017

It’s All in Your Coffee Cup

Chris Bailey, the author of The Productivity Project, explains how caffeine improves our mental and physical performance. See my top takeaways from the article underneath.


  • Despite how tired you are, caffeine can help with
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June 13, 2017

Coffee Drinkers; Breathe a Sigh of Relief

Dustin Nelson, news writer of Thrillist, reveals the results of caffeine toxicity research on our daily coffee drinking habit. Check out my observations below.


  • Recent studies looking at the potential toxicity of drinking too much
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June 6, 2017

Row, Row, Row Your Plants

Tanya Newton of The Perfect Daily Grind explains how planting your coffee in rows has a significant impact. Here are my key insights from her piece.


  • Though not a recent innovation, planting coffee in rows
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May 30, 2017

Kopi Luwak: Civet Poop Coffee

Rachael Bale explores the troubling secret behind the world’s most expensive coffee for National Geographic. See my top takeaways from the article underneath.


  • Kopi luwak has been rising in popularity for its rarity and lack
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May 23, 2017

Latte Art: Adding Value to Coffee or Not?

Writing for Perfect Daily Grind, Julian Loayza asks if latte art improves your coffee or not? See my summaries below for more information.


  • Though it looks great, latte art does change the balance of the
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May 16, 2017

Global Coffee Recipes

Associate story producer Herrine Ro of Insider examines the many different ways people drink coffee all over the world. I’ve shared my favorites below.


  • Begin in Mexico for a Café de Olla, where the coffee
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May 9, 2017

Discover What a Coffee Exporter Does

The Perfect Grind uncovers the role of coffee exporter in the coffee supply chain. Read on for more information underneath.


  • As well as managing producers, coffee exporters are busy ensuring the coffee is processed and
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May 2, 2017

Transcendent Coffee

Writing for Forbes, Lauren Mowery reveals the worth of single origin coffee and its transcendant capabilities. Read on for more information.


  • For coffee, the words ‘single origin’ have the same marketing signal as they do
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April 25, 2017

A Coffee Rundown

Rebecca Firkser, writing for Greatist, runs us through the full coffee gamut today. Read on for more details from her article below.


  • Dark and light roast coffee differs as darker roast beans are stopped in
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April 11, 2017

Climate Danger and Coffee

The Salt’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro enlightens us to the disaster brewing in Brazil and the effect it will have on coffee. Read on for more information below.


  • The warmer temperatures of climate change are being felt
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April 4, 2017

More Arguments for Drinking Coffee

Brad Hoppmann, writing for Uncommon Wisdom Daily, shares another good reason for drinking coffee with us. Check out my key takeaways below from his piece.


  • Many of us have heard about the health benefits of
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March 28, 2017

A Match Made in Heaven

Christopher Osburn, blogging on Uproxx, studies the effect of mixing coffee and chocolate in your daily cup of java. Check out my insights below.


  • A new caffeine-related study suggests we’d gain even more benefits from
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March 21, 2017

Improve Your Efficiency

Check out this great infographic from Matt Banner’s On Blast Blog to help you make your day more productive with coffee. See my key insights from his piece below the artwork.

Boosting Productivity with Coffee


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  • Coffee can heighten
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March 14, 2017

“Smarter Coffee Drinking”

For the Art of Wellbeing, Brendan Brown shares his guide to being clever about your coffee drinking. Check out my observations from his piece below.


  • Rather than drinking coffee as soon as you wake, optimize
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March 7, 2017

Coffee’s Effects on You After You Drink

The people at Bright Side reveal the effects coffee has on your body after being drunk. Read my key takeaways from their piece.


  • In the first 10 – 20 minutes, you’ll start to feel more
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February 28, 2017

Coffee and Your… Poop

Katherine Marko of The Alternative Daily shares some of the science behind why coffee makes us got to the bathroom. Read on for more information.


  • Considered a diuretic, studies show that those who drink coffee
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February 21, 2017

The Perfect Bedside Pour

Engadget’s CEO, Billy Steele, showcases every coffee lover’s dream: waking up to the perfect bedside brew. Check out my key points from his article.


  • Barisieur are the company behind the innovative alarm clock which brews
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February 14, 2017

Free Yourself from Bad Coffee

Today, The Exotic Bean’s Matty Byloos examines the grind or not to grind question. See his take on the matter underneath.


  • Nowadays, it’s relatively cheap and easy to have amazing coffee at home without needing
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February 7, 2017

Coffee’s Benefits in the Fight Against Cancer

Anahad O’Connor, from The New York Times, shares expertise from the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) regarding coffee as a protection against cancer. See below for my summaries from his article.


  • Declared “possibly carcinogenic” in 1991
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January 31, 2017

Coffee Holds Lots of Hidden Health Benefits

Today, Curejoy uncovers the health rewards we’re all gaining as we enjoy our morning cup of joe. Read below for my key insights.


  • Not only do we get the flavor and caffeine perks from coffee,
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January 24, 2017

Coffee Linked to Longer Life Expectancy

Kathryn Doyle of Reuters Health examines the reduced risk of death thanks to coffee in her piece for Fox News. Read on for further details.


  • US research demonstrates that coffee drinkers are less likely to
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January 17, 2017

It’s All in the Coffee Chemistry

Gizmodo’s George Dvorsky advises us today on the reasons we should keep our coffee in the fridge. See my key takeaways below.


  • A scientific study has demonstrated that cold temperatures keep the particles tighter in
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January 10, 2017

Even If You Don’t Have a Personal Barista in the Morning…

In today’s article, Kate Brateskeir teaches us the art of brewing store-bought coffee into a decent cup of java. Check out my insights from her piece below.


  • …it’s still possible to have good coffee at
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January 3, 2017

Why You Should Avoid Pre-Ground Coffee

Today, Coffee Confidential’s Lorenzo Emden breaks down exactly why we should not be buying ground coffee. Read my key insights from his article below.


  • We grind coffee, rather than use the whole beans, to let
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December 27, 2016

The Coffee Equation

Chase Purdy from Quartz unveils today how mathematicians are solving the perfect cup of coffee problem. See my summary below for more details.


  • With over 1,800 chemical components in a cup of filtered black coffee
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December 20, 2016

The Pourover Coffee Method In Depth

With new coffee gadgets popping up all over, it’s good to understand the process behind them. Nick Cho from Serious Eats goes through the phases of pourover brewing—check out my takeaways from his article below.

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December 13, 2016

Coffee’s Journey from Bean to Cup

Nathan, writer of The Beanstalker blog shares the best coffee infographic he’s ever seen; “Where does coffee come from?” Here are my top takeaways from the impressive artwork.


  • Coffee plants are only grown on the
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December 6, 2016

The Answers to Coffee Questions You’ve Been Seeking

I loved Ryoko Iwata’s infographic on “Coffee questions you’re too afraid to ask,” so here are the insights I took from it off her website (I Love Coffee) just for you.


  • The difference in light
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November 29, 2016

How Your Home Brew Coffee Can Taste a Whole Lot Better

In today’s article, Dominic Preston shares tips for how to enhance your home brew coffee care of Primer Magazine. See my summary of his piece below.


  • Find the perfect balance in the convenience of your
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November 22, 2016

Manual Coffee Brewing: AeroPress Vs. French Press

Dorian Bodnariuc, a coffee enthusiast from Coffee Brewing Methods, compares the differences in brewing methods between the AeroPress and the French Press. Read my key takeaways underneath.


  • An AeroPress is two plastic cylinders; the larger
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November 15, 2016

The 5 Main Factors That Affect Your Coffee

Coastal Coffee examines in detail exactly what happens when you brew coffee and the factors that affect flavor the most. I took away some interesting facts from their article to share with you guys.


  • Hot
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November 8, 2016

Brew the Perfect Iced Coffee at Home

If you’re enjoying warmer temperatures, Jenna Hrdlicka of Iowa State Daily has some great ideas for creating your own home-brewed ice coffee to cool down with. Read on for great coffee tips!


  • Brewing with hot
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November 1, 2016

The Coffee with the Biggest Boost

The Inertia’s Joe Carberry enlightens us on which coffee we should be choosing in the morning to get the largest caffeine hit to start us on our day. Read my key points below.


  • 12 oz.
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October 25, 2016

Pulling the Perfect Espresso Shot; Coffee 101

Seattle Coffee Gear are the brains and artwork behind this pretty slick infographic on the art of pulling the perfect espresso shot. Here are some top tips I wanted to share with you guys.


  • If
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October 18, 2016

Taking Coffee Art to the Next Level

Liora Ipsum writing for Blog To shares the next age of latte art; by printing directly onto the coffee! Check out my key takeaways from the Ripple Maker’s YouTube video.


  • The Ripple Maker; as well as making a smooth
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October 11, 2016

Arabica Bean Demand is Sitting Pretty

Donald Levit analyzes the growing demand for coffee beans with a particular look at Brazilian coffee futures. See my top takeaways from his article off the site Economic Calendar.


  • Brazilian coffee bean futures, of which
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October 4, 2016

Make Your Pour Over Coffee the Barista Way

Learn more about making excellent pour over coffee at home from barista professionals, care of Handground. I pulled my key insights from the article to share with you below.


  • Try and try again: The best
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September 27, 2016

Don’t Sacrifice Flavor for Convenience in Your Home Brew Coffee

Daniel Higgins of Stevens Point Journal discusses how we can turn our home coffee into a more flavorsome experience rather than just a convenient one. See my summary of the article underneath.


  • Coffee beans are
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September 20, 2016

Coffee: “Flavor Begins With The Eyes”

Bradley Hasemeyer and Shannon Richards from The List Show take us through the proper steps for coffee inspection. Check out my summary below of the science behind a great cup of joe.


  • Q Graders—the “sommeliers
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September 13, 2016

Instead of Throwing Your Leftover Coffee Away…

Pinar of My Modern Met shares artist Ghidaq al-Nizar beautiful images all created from coffee components.

  • Indonesian artist Ghidaq al-Nizar has moved on from being a latte artist and creating artwork on the latte foam of a cup to take
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