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How A Small Los Angeles Design Firm Is Changing The Way The World Drinks Coffee

Meet notNeutral, innovators of coffee drinkware
Oct 13, 2014 9:00 am

If you've had coffee at Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea any time in the last few years, there is a good chance you recall the drink (a cappuccino or pour over perhaps) — as well as the vessel in which it was served. It was a porcelain cup, remember, thick at the base to keep the drink warm. That cup was designed by notNeutral, a product design and retail firm in Los Angeles. And they are quickly changing the way we drink coffee.

Twede's, Home of 'Twin Peaks' Cherry Pie, Is Now Promoting Other, Less Tricky Food

Owner: 'damn fine' famous dessert is no cash cow
Oct 10, 2014 10:00 am

Twede's Cafe in North Bend, Washington, has long clung to its pop-cultural notoriety: "home of Twin Peaks cherry pie." So, its owner is pretty excited about Showtime's plans to resurrect the long-dormant TV series. But, this time around, he has an unexpected suggestion for the show's producers: pick something else from the menu.

7 Craft Coffee Liqueurs Worth Rethinking The Kahlua Move

Rethink the White Russian with buzzy new brands
Oct 7, 2014 1:00 pm

Craft distillers across the country are now encroaching on Kahlua turf, using natural ingredients and teaming up with local coffee roasters to produce rich-tasting artisanal hooch that recalls a well-made cup of Joe. Emma Janzen breaks down her favorites.

Can You Point To The Birthplace Of Coffee On A World Map?

Documentary series The Perennial Plate investigates
Oct 6, 2014 3:30 pm

The Perennial Plate is an ambitious documentary series founded by chef and activist Daniel Klein. Before traveling the world to produce his films, the NYU grad worked in some of the world’s top kitchens including The Fat Duck, Craft and Mugaritz. Klein just completed his most recent season, traveling to 12 countries in 14 months. The destination for his final segment? Ethiopia, and the results are stunning. Here we find out more about how the country has become well known as the “birthplace of coffee.”

Counter Culture Coffee Revamps Its Packaging Design In A Splashy Way

The brand overhaul includes new roast names, bags
Sep 30, 2014 9:00 am

It's pretty hard to stand out among the crowded coffee landscape these days, but Counter Culture Coffee just got our attention. The North Carolina-based third wave coffee roaster is debuting a fresh new packaging concept this week, along with newly named roasts to compliment the dramatically changed looks. 

How A Fast Company Reporter Embedded With The 'Big 4' Third Wave Coffee Roasters

Coffee is serious business, with serious characters
Aug 19, 2014 9:00 am
James Freeman Blue Bottle photo

Danielle Sacks is a senior writer at Fast Company, where she just published a colorful story detailing the so-called third wave coffee movement — a decade-old philosophy that places extreme, sometimes obsessive, importance on the farming, cultivating, roasting and brewing of coffee. In The Multimillion Dollar Quest To Brew the Perfect Cup Of Coffee, Sacks embeds with each of the Big Four coffee producers (Stumptown, Intelligentsia, Counter Culture and Blue Bottle) to tell a story that involves private-equity groups, $16,000 coffee makers and a whole bunch of seriously over-caffeinated industry folk. 

Greek Yogurt Coffee Cake Recipe

Use this secret ingredient for super-moist cake
Aug 16, 2014 10:00 am
greek yogurt coffee cake
Photo: Laurel Golio

Here's a recipe for an extra-moist coffee cake that makes good use of one of our favorite baking ingredients: Greek yogurt. If you're feeling ambitious, make your own — it's much less complicated than it sounds. There are a few extra steps when it comes to the making the streusel and glaze, but the end result is worth the extra effort. Pair the cake with strong hot or iced coffee and enjoy!

2 Ways Coffee Design Is Rapidly Changing

Bold ideas for redesigning the morning cup
Aug 14, 2014 9:00 am

Thanks to a design firm's dynamic rethinking of how we package and present our beans, and a new line of instant java — in cubes! — here are two of the most creative approaches to coffee we've seen in a while. Put down that jar of instant granules and get ready for an upgrade.

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