5 Health Benefits of Cold Brew Coffee – Why Is Cold Brew Better than Drip Coffee

Cold Brew Filter BagCold brew, drip, or espresso, any sort of brewed coffee is good for us in moderation. There are numerous health benefits from drinking coffee. Coffee can boost the athletic performance, reduce risk of: diabetes, colon cancer, gall stones, and Parkinson’s disease, as well as improve the liver health. Cold brew, however, is particularly beneficial to our health, while reducing some of the side effects associated with consuming coffee. This is because the chemical profile of coffee brewed with cold water is different. I am not saying you should stop drinking your daily espresso, if your body agrees with it.… Read more

What The Heck Is A Bone Dry Cappuccino?

bone dry cappuccino

There are serious coffee drinkers everywhere that don’t mind standing in line to get their favorite brew. Some will even tell you to not attempt to talk to them until they have had their morning cup of Joe. Then there are those few customers that always want their coffee drink a little different, crazy almost.

Today we have a look at one of those uncommon orders: the Bone Dry Cappuccino!

So, What is a Cappuccino?

For all the non-coffee drinkers, you may not understand the hype and probably have no idea that there are many types of coffee drinks.… Read more

Coffee Hurts My Stomach – How to Deal with Stomach Pain from Coffee

Coffee Hurts my StomachMany people get stomach pain from drinking coffee, and they think there is nothing to be done. Some stop drinking coffee completely, some lower the consumption, and some will just suffer in silence. The reality is that you don’t have to suffer; there are a few ways to minimize the impact of caffeine on your stomach.

The most efficient ways to avoid stomach pain, while enjoying a decent cup of joe, are low acid beans, decaf, (or half decaf), milk addition, selective brew type, and specific roast levels. There are three other simple tips to avoid coffee related stomach aches.

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Coffee: From Seed To Cup

World Coffee Consumption InfographicAs a commodity, coffee is bought, traded and consumed all over the world. In fact, it is the second most traded commodity in the world after oil. The process of producing coffee is quite complex which results in the coffee production being one of the most labour intensive industries in the world. Each coffee harvest changes from year to year. It is safe to say that the journey of the coffee bean is a long and adventurous one! From growing to harvesting, processing to roasting right down to brewing, each step of the process is highly variable and differs hugely from country to country.

Coffee is mainly produced in tropical and subtropical countries like Colombia, Ethiopia and Brazil usually no more than 1,000 miles from the equator and will grow at altitudes between sea level and 7,000 feet. In order to produce the finest coffee possible, attention to detail is vital for each process. The international coffee supply chain is a multifaceted trade network and there are several steps that must be taken to turn the coffee bean of the seasonal fruit into a consumable (and tasty!) product. But where does it go from there? Espresso Works has created this infographic that looks at each step of the coffee process.

Coffee from Seed to Cup Infographic

The Journey of Coffee Infographic

Funny Coffee Mugs – The Best Humorous Coffee Mugs

Toilet shaped coffee mugLooking for funny coffee mugs? We have a pretty decent collection. You can even buy them online, if you want one for yourself or to give it to someone dear.Yeah, that morning cup of coffee is best when sipped slowly with the loved ones, from a funny coffee mug. The funny mug that you give to your coworker will be the attraction of the office for the next couple of months. “Ha, ha, that’s so funny!” Sure, I love the “Best Dad” or “Best Mom” mugs, but I love even more one that says: “Not entirely myself right now, I need to finish my coffee.”

This collection of humorous coffee mugs had circulated for days via email, and has made our mornings brighter.

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Coffee Culture From Around the World – The Must-Visit Cities for Coffee Lovers

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For centuries people have been drinking coffee. It’s a global phenomenon. In its simplicity in its raw state to its ubiquity in almost every culture, coffee has a huge range of forms throughout the world. Caffeine was first found in Ethiopia in the 17th Century and has spread around the globe since then. From the simple Italian espresso shot to traditional Turkish coffee ceremonies, coffee culture is huge and diverse. In fact, the first coffee shop was opened in Istanbul, Turkey and came to Europe not long after.

Coffee is roasted, brewed, and drunk in a baffling variety of ways worldwide. Whether you like it bitter or sweet, there’s many reasons why coffee is the world’s favourite drink. For many it’s a much needed pick-me-up every morning, for others it’s a satisfying drink in the late evenings.

The guys over at Espresso Works have created this infographic that looks at how coffee is engrained in the global cultures.  We love this infographic, and we think about creating our own, from a slightly different angle.Coffee Around the World Infographic

Coffee Jokes

Unattended Children Coffee This is a page with coffee jokes to brighten up your day. The page contains both original and curated coffee humor, the best caffeinated stories, posters, anecdotes, and jokes. If you like this page, share it, all your friends deserve a little coffee break.  We have funny pictures and one liners about coffee and about coffee drinkers.

Make sure you watch the videos, they are hilarious, and touch subjects that we always thought but never discussed.

Coffee Gift Ideas – Practical Gift Ideas for Coffee Lovers

Coffee Themed Gift Ideas – Gift Guide

Gift Ideas for Coffee LoversWe created this list of gift ideas for coffee lovers with the practical side in mind. Sure we saw on Internet some cool looking gifts, (yeah, we read everything coffee related.)  This list, however, is not about cool gadgets, is more about giving a useful gift. Any of the gifts on this list will be used for years, and the recipient will think about you every time. We are not opposed to cool looking presents, but they do tend to be forgotten, and collect dust in a drawer.

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Espresso and Coffee Puns

Hello Darkness! My dear old friend.

I Love Coffee and I Love Jokes

I love coffee and I like jokes. My wandering mind always enjoys a good pun, or a joke. When the joke or pun is related to something I am passionate about, I enjoy it even more.

Here is a nice collection of coffee puns to get you through until the next coffee break. Whether you read these for yourself, or you want to prepare a gift for a coffee lover, or just to send a nice email to a co-worker, you have quite a few puns related to coffee and espresso to choose from.

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Chicory Coffee – What Is Chicory Coffee and How to Make It

Chicory coffee beverage in white cup with flower on boardChicory coffee is a beverage prepared with roasted and ground chicory, or a blend of chicory and coffee. The ratio of coffee to chicory can be as high as 3 to 1, or as low as 1 to 3. Chicory coffee is made of the roots of the cultivated plant Cichorium Intybus Sativum, by roasting and grinding them.

Humanity has used chicory since the antiquity, both as a food and as a medicine. Many of the health benefits attributed by the ancients are recognized today, and there is still a lot to be researched in the field.

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Cappuccino vs Latte vs Mocha, What Are the Differences?

Latte with latte artThere are a lot of different espresso-based drinks, sometimes this much variety can be confusing. I have a friend who admitted that she didn’t like to go a coffee shop. She couldn’t choose between macchiato, latte, cappuccino, mocha, and many others because she didn’t know what they were. She was embarrassed to ask the barista what the differences were, so she started to buy a different coffee drink every day.

What makes these coffee beverages different from each other? What are the distinctive characteristics between them?

Espresso Based Drinks

All the coffee based drinks in coffee shops are a mix of two base ingredients, espresso and milk.

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How To Store Coffee Beans or Grounds – To Freeze or Not to Freeze?

Freezing Coffee Beans – Is It Good or bad?

coffee beansStoring coffee is probably one of the least researched domains. If roasting, grinding and brewing have evolved into great sciences, storing is still debated and each person has their own opinion. Many of the opinions though, are just unfounded, and are pure speculations pushed with confidence, but no real evidence, by coffee connoisseurs.To freeze or not to freeze coffee, this is probably one of the most controversial questions in the coffee world. I freeze coffee, I always did as my tasting buds and my nose told me.

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What is Coffee – Coffee Facts, Statistics and Effects of Coffee on Health

What is Coffee and Why do We Love It?

Do we love coffee because we are addicted to it, or because coffee’s chemical makeup makes sense for our body. Coffee is not a pleasant tasting experience for almost anybody at the first try. Most people just hate the taste. However, coffee contains a lot of antioxidants, and caffeine, the much needed “pick-me-up”. Could this be the reason we end up “loving it”? Or is just the addiction?

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Photo Credit: FCRebelo, Wikimedia Commons

Coffee, the beverage, is the result of brewing the roasted and ground coffee beans.

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Pros and Cons of Drinking Coffee

Coffee Cup and BeansWhen I was younger, I used to drink a lot of coffee, I mean a lot. Not a lot of cups, the weak drip you would get in the coffee shops, I could never drink that stuff. Even at work, the drip machine was operated by folks who needed tea, and not coffee, so I had to make my own. When I passed by with my Turkish coffee style concoction, all heads turned around looking at the black thing in my mug. And that happened a few times a day.

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Coffee Makes Me Poop – Why Does Coffee Make Me Poop

Is It Just Me, Or Coffee Is Really Laxative

Coffee Makes Me Poop Coffee MugIf you ever asked yourself: “Coffee makes me poop, how come?” you are not alone. It turns out there are about half of your office coworkers that need to go to the loo for the same reason as you, they drank their coffee. You must be wondering why are you going for number two every time you drink a cup of joe. First of all no, it’s not your imagination, it is reality, and it’s backed by science. However, not everybody benefits the laxative effects of coffee, you are one of the lucky 30%, or maybe unlucky, because for some the laxative effect of coffee can be a bit too much.… Read more