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5 Rules for Cooking with Coffee

5 Rules for Cooking with Coffee

One of the first rules of cooking with coffee is that really, there are no rules. There are, however, some basic guidelines that can make your experimentation with coffee as a culinary ingredient more successful. If you’re just beginning to explore the possibilities of cooking with coffee, keep these five guidelines in mind as you start your experimentation. Rule #1: Cook with Good Coffee For decades, cooks and chefs have paid little attention to the quality of … Read entire article »

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Keurig DRM Shows Green Mountain Misread Its Market

Keurig DRM Shows Green Mountain Misread Its Market

It’s an epic story of a company misreading its core market, and it could cost the makers of Keurig dearly. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters recently announced that they’ll be adding DRM (Digital Rights Management) to their coffee machines in the near future, and they’re getting press for it in unlikely places. At Wired Magazine, Marcus Wohlsen discusses how Green Mountain and Keurig DRM might break the Internet, while Cory Doctorow talks about how Green Mountain’s … Read entire article »

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Cooking with Coffee – More Than Just Coffee Flavor

Cooking with Coffee – More Than Just Coffee Flavor

I’ve been cooking with coffee and experimenting with the various flavors and notes in different varieties for a couple of years now, so I was pretty delighted to see an article about celebrity chefs cooking with coffee in Napa Valley. The event was sponsored by Nespresso, and asked a bunch of well-known chefs and restaurateurs to devise recipes using specific varieties of Nespresso Grand Cru coffees. First, let me say that the dishes sound absofreakinglutely … Read entire article »

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Are Coffee Snobs Really Offended by Low-Brow Coffee?

Are Coffee Snobs Really Offended by Low-Brow Coffee?

Sheesh. What’s with the hating on people who love good coffee? Yesterday morning, Bloomberg’s Business Week headlined: Yep, Americans still buy more supermarket coffee than they do specialty coffee. I’m a self-confessed coffee snob. I roast my own coffee at home. I’m conversant with at least a dozen different brewing methods and own no less than eight ways to brew coffee at home. I’ve been known to launch into half-hour lectures on coffee terroir and the … Read entire article »

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OMG Coffee Study Links Coffee to Early Deaths

OMG Coffee Study Links Coffee to Early Deaths

Coffee study suggests too much coffee increases risk of death Put down that latte, commands the first sentence in one dire article about a recent coffee study. The study, conducted by doctors at the University of South Carolina School of Public Health, was published in a recent issue of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The doctors concluded that people under the age of 55 who drink more than 4 cups of coffee a day are more likely … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health

Cool Coffee Recipe: Coffee Slurpie

Cool Coffee Recipe: Coffee Slurpie

There’s nothing better on a hot day than cool coffee, and this is about as cool as coffee gets. All you need to make this refreshing coffee Slurpie recipe is a blender, coffee ice cubes, milk and sugar to taste, plus a squirt of whipped cream and a drizzle of coffee syrup to finish it all off. Once you see how easy it is to make a coffee Slurpie at home — and how much better … Read entire article »

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Coffee Wine Update: 2 Weeks In

Coffee Wine Update: 2 Weeks In

Just posting an update to my adventure in making coffee wine. As you can see from the picture, the wine is now resting in two batches, an adjustment made necessary when I discovered the hard way that you really can’t make 2 gallons of wine in a 2-gallon bucket. Luckily, I had a large glass wine jug on hand (which I actually bought specifically to empty for use in making coffee wine, so it’s all … Read entire article »

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Keurig Debuts 1-cup Espresso Machine Keurig Rivo

Keurig Debuts 1-cup Espresso Machine Keurig Rivo

Keurig enters the 1-cup espresso market with the new Keurig Rivo, a single cup espresso machine that use yet another special kind of cup. The Riga comes with a built-in milk frother that has three froth settings: latte, cappuccino and cold froth, and will froth any kind of milk. Keurig has reportedly partnered with Italian coffee company Lavazza to provide the coffee capsules for the Rivo. Currently, the company only offers four coffee selections for … Read entire article »

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Moka Pot Coffee: 5 Tips for Perfect Moka Pot Coffee

Moka Pot Coffee: 5 Tips for Perfect Moka Pot Coffee

Making moka pot coffee that tastes good is easy if you remember a few simple principles. The moka pot is my favorite way to brew, but it took a while for me to get the brewing down to an art. Until I did, I drank a lot of burnt, muddy, sour coffee. Once I applied what I know about making coffee to brewing coffee in the moka pot, though, it was all great coffee. Here’s … Read entire article »

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Morning Coffee Predicts Weather

Morning Coffee Predicts Weather

I don’t often get coffee news from photography websites, but I had to share this interesting little trick from PetaPixel. Apparently, your morning coffee can predict whether you should expect rain. Just brew a good, strong cup of coffee (I suggest Aeropress) and observe where the bubbles cluster. If they gather in the center of the cup, the day is likely to be beautiful. If they form a ring around the side of your (straight-sided) … Read entire article »

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