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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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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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Remembering why I love Yirgacheffe

Remembering why I love Yirgacheffe

  Yirgacheffe was my first real coffee love and it has remained a favorite over the past 30 years, but I can’t remember one that I’ve liked as much as this one. The Ethiopian dry process Yirgacheffe Konga from Sweet Maria’s practically knocked my socks off.   I roasted it on the front porch on a cool, rainy day in my Nostalgia popcorn popper. It took about 11 minutes to get to City+, a nice dry cocoa color, … Read entire article »

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Sweet Deal on CBTL Kaldi from Today Show

Sweet Deal on CBTL Kaldi from Today Show

Are you looking for a sweet deal on a super-sweet one-cup coffee and espresso maker? Head on over to the Today Show’s Steals and Deals to pick up the CBTL Kaldi PLUS 192 coffee capsules to make espresso, tea, coffee and hot chocolate one cup at a time. How sweet is the deal? The Kaldi and coffee retail for $314. You can get the combo for just $99 when you click the link above and … Read entire article »

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Egg-Free Coffee Ice Cream Recipe

Egg-Free Coffee Ice Cream Recipe

Most coffee ice cream recipes call for egg yolks to make a custard base. This egg-free coffee ice cream recipe uses a delicious and unusual technique created by Jeni Britton, who serves up some of the best ice cream and frozen yogurt recipes in her Columbus, Ohio shops. We based the egg-free coffee ice cream recipe on her vanilla ice cream recipe published in the June 2008 issue of Food and Wine. Britton uses cornstarch … Read entire article »

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Coffee Improves Muscle Performance

Coffee Improves Muscle Performance

More good news for coffee lovers. A new study shows that caffeine improves muscle performance — in two different kinds of muscle tissue taken from mice of three different ages. Researcher Jason Tallis of Coventry University in England reported the findings of his study at a meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology in Salzburg last week. Researchers dosed the mouse muscles with the equivalent of “a couple espressos” in a human. The results? The … Read entire article »

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Coffee Is Not Bad for Your Heart

Coffee Is Not Bad for Your Heart

If your cardiologist is still telling you to stay away from coffee entirely, point him to this new study from doctors at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. The researchers conducted a meta study of available research about coffee and heart disease and concluded that drinking coffee in moderation may actually reduce your risk of developing heart disease by 11 percent. … Read entire article »

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Robot Barista to Debut in Texas

Robot Barista to Debut in Texas

Robot Barista Emulates Honduran Barista Mr. Roboto has learned to make espresso — or at least that’s what the owners of Briggo, who have created a robot barista, believe. Charles Studor told the Daily Texan that he was fascinated by baristas he’d watched making coffee in the Honduras, and couldn’t understand why that quality of coffee couldn’t be replicated in the U.S. The key was in consistency, he decided, and nothing is more consistent than a … Read entire article »

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Starbucks K-cups — You Bet!

Starbucks K-cups — You Bet!

Starbucks Coffee Adds Another Cup to Its Lineup Over the years, Starbucks coffee has hit our tables in a lot of different cups, but none of them have had the same impact on the market as their latest cup iteration — the Starbucks K-cups. Starbucks announced today that the company has partnered with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters to offer premium Starbucks coffee and two varieties of Tazo tea in K-cups for the Keurig. You’ll be able … Read entire article »

Filed under: Drink

Marley Coffee Heading for Your Grocery Aisle

Marley Coffee Heading for Your Grocery Aisle

Marley Packaging Coffee for Supermarket Sales If you’re looking for your One Love, check your supermarket aisle. Marley Coffee, launched about 3 years ago  by Rohan Marley, son of iconic reggae singer Bob Marley, is set to launch a line of ground coffee packaged for sale in supermarkets around the world. As an early adopter, I highly recommend Marley’s One Love single origin Yirgacheffe coffee — but then, it’s Yirgacheffe. Marley remembers his grandmother gathering and roasting … Read entire article »

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