coffee

A World Barista Champion Designed An Automatic Drip Coffeemaker. Worth $250?

We review the Wilfa Precision coffee machine
Feb 2, 2015 9:00 am

Tim Wendelboe is as close to coffee royalty as they come. A 2004 World Barista Champion and 2005 World Tasting Champion, the macchiato maestro owns an espresso bar/roastery in Oslo, Norway, that attracts caffeinated cognoscenti from all over the world. The man knows his stuff, which is why we've been coveting the Wilfa Precision coffeemaker for the past two years. Finally, we give it a test.

Caffeine Informer Teaches You How Much Caffeine Is In Basically Everything

Website is a caffeinated-drink watchdog
Jan 30, 2015 9:00 am

Caffeine Informer is an encyclopedia of sorts for — you guessed it — all things caffeine. In addition to having an eerily complete database of caffeine products sorted by category (coffee, soda, energy drinks, tea, shots), the website aggregates articles exploring caffeine’s positive and negative effects, withdrawal and overdose symptoms and potential for addiction. We combed through the product listings and came away with these five eye-opening facts.

Smash Your Chemex! 6 Caffeine Trends To Expand Your Morning Routine

Are matcha, yerba mate, nitro cold brew the future?
Jan 27, 2015 9:00 am

In the latter half of 2014, Bulletproof Coffee launched a thousand sips of butter-infused morning brew. The SoCal start-me-up cited such undocumented benefits as weight loss and mental clarity in its meteoric splash into the mainstream. Now a new day is dawning, with a number of alternative ways to caffeinate popping up. Contenders include ancient rainforest tea leaves and cutting-edge coffee equipment from the Stumptown brain trust. 

Butter, Beans, Blah! 3 Coffee Experts Taste Test Bulletproof Coffee.

Coffee spiked with butter? It's a growing trend.
Jan 20, 2015 10:00 am

While hardcore coffee fans debate bean-to-water ratios, there's significant buzz building over another area of the coffee world. It's Bulletproof Coffee, the so-called toxin-free miracle drink that promises to help you lose weight and improve brain function — all by adding unsalted butter made from grass-fed cows and a coconut oil derivative directly into your daily cup. We wanted to find out what two coffee experts thought of the taste.

Startup Poursteady Thinks Robots Can Make Better Pour Over Coffee Than You

And execs at Facebook apparently agree
Jan 19, 2015 9:00 am

Two new individual automated pourover coffeemakers for the home recently came onto the scene: Chemex’s Ottomatic and Ratio. Both are very sleek and look nice on your countertop. But automation has been pretty absent for the professionals at the coffee shop. That is, until Poursteady recently entered the market.

What The Hell Is A Flat White? A New Poll Aims To Find The Answer.

Aussies, kiwis to address the coffee controversy
Jan 15, 2015 9:00 am

It's arguably the most fashionable espresso drink in America right now. But, does anyone really get what it is? We're talking, of course, about the mysterious "flat white." A new poll attempts to get to the bottom of this especially murky cup of joe, once and for all.

Coffee And Toasted Almond Fudge Recipe

Rich, buzz-worthy fudge melts in your mouth
Jan 9, 2015 12:00 pm

If you've got a candy thermometer and a sweet tooth, cookbook author and food stylist Annie Rigg has Sweet Things, a whole pile of delicious treats for you to make for friends, family...yourself...really, anyone who comes to mind. With foolproof instructions from a master confectioner, homemade coffee almond fudge is well within reach. 

Serena Williams Takes A Coffee Break During A Match In Australia

Re-affirms that coffee down under is GOOD
Jan 6, 2015 10:20 am

Apparently, in professional tennis at least, a bagel should always be followed by a cup of coffee. After losing her first set 6-0 during a match at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia, a sluggish and clearly jet-lagged Serena Williams did something not seen in the sport  — she called the trainer for a shot of espresso.

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