5 Trends Spotted At The U.S. Coffee Championships

Cheerful baristas IN. Mugs with handles OUT.
Feb 24, 2015 10:00 am

Baristas from across the country showcased their skills while manufacturers rolled out some fancy new brewing gadgets during the U.S. Coffee Championships in Long Beach, California. Tien Nyugen reports on the most eye-opening trends from this very highly caffeinated event.

Bacon-Wrapped Pizza, Roy Choi Fundraising, U.S. Coffee Championships

Some cool stories from the day in food news
Feb 19, 2015 3:00 pm

Welcome to the afternoon roundup! If it happened in food today, it's news to us. Here are a few stories that have caught our attention.

Fried Chicken With Coffee Molasses Recipe

Sweet Chick's fried chicken brined in sweet tea
Feb 11, 2015 12:00 pm

How about a little tea and/or coffee with your chicken? Don't worry, it won't get in the way — we're talking brine and sauce, respectively, which is how chef Randy Reppel does deep-fried bird at Williamsburg's all-organic Sweet Chick. The sweet-tea brine keeps the meat juicy and succulent and the drizzle of coffee-spiked molasses brings it all home. Make it at home, pair it with your favorite waffle recipe and elevate this humble cuisine to "everyone's favorite thing you make."

Navigating The London Craft-Coffee Scene, One V60 At A Time

In under a decade, a city transforms completely
Feb 4, 2015 9:00 am

Just a decade ago, it was nearly impossible to imagine a London as serious about coffee as it is today. Outsiders and local residents incurred great risk when ordering a cappuccino — they were likely to receive a bitingly bitter, collapsed-foam concoction in return. Thankfully, those Dark Ages of caffeinating have since lapsed, with London displaying a verve for the art of coffee-making and embracng a 17th-century café-culture-meets-Stumptown state of mind. Here are six favorites.

Here's How To Add Creamer To Coffee Like A Total Pyromaniac

Now let's watch that party trick in slow motion!
Feb 3, 2015 3:00 pm

You may have heard coffee creamer has been banned in prisons. Here's why: it's highly flammable (so naturally we whiten our coffee with it). Slow Mo Lab has been a guilty YouTube pleasure of ours for years. There's not a single one of these we don't want to watch, and since we won't be using coffee creamer for creaming coffee (or anything) it looks like we're all set to empty out the office pantry and fire up the blowtorches after work.

It's A Fridge That Brews Your Morning Coffee

Or a coffeemaker that keeps food fresh. Same thing.
Feb 3, 2015 9:00 am

As the single-cup coffeemaking scene continues to heat up amongst competitive brands, GE just threw down with...a refrigerator? The hybrid fridge-coffeemaker we've all been waiting for is ready to move into your kitchen.

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.


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