Coffee Culture

Infographic: 31 Ways Coffee Is Made Around The World. Our Minds Are Blown.

Know your cafe tuba from cortado from antoccino
Apr 14, 2014 9:00 am

We’re pretty much all coffee obsessives around these parts. In fact, here are 10 stories that remind us that craft coffee is taking over the world. We also occasionally offer up our take on the most influential people in the coffee game with the Food Republic Coffee Power Rankings. With that in mind, we took great interest in this high-quality infographic that illustrates how coffee is consumed around the world. It's a bit of a rabbit hole, we warn you.

Move Over Chemex, There Is A New Slickly Designed Pourover Coffee Maker In Town

Introducing the Manual Coffeemaker No 1
Apr 7, 2014 11:00 am

Chicago-based Craighton Berman Studio designed their Manual Coffeemaker (the MCM) to work like a Chemex, but with the added feature of a dome-like enclosure that the designer suggests will keep your coffee warm. And it can be yours via a cool new Kickstarter campaign.

Airports Are Stepping Up Their Coffee Game

Finally, it's safe flying for coffee geeks
Mar 19, 2014 9:00 am

One of two things are needed to fly and usually a combination of both: caffeine and alcohol. Even the staunchest coffee geek caves at the airport and springs for Starbucks or whatever else is available. But several airports around North America are stepping up their coffee programs to include single origin brews, specially trained baristas and pastries made by local chefs. Read on.

TOMS Shoes Branches Out Into Coffee

Buy a bag of beans, give a week of clean water
Mar 17, 2014 9:00 am

About five or six years ago is when you probably first noticed the shoes. TOMS classic canvas slip ons are functional, practical and cute to boot. And when you learned that for every pair sold the company gives a pair of shoes to a child in need, you went out and bought some. Now, TOMS is applying its One for One model to a new effort: coffee beans for you; water for a community that needs it. Read on.

Infographic: How To Drink Coffee Like A Local In Paris, Rome And Barcelona

Know your Café Bombón from Caffè Lungo
Mar 11, 2014 9:00 am

Here's an infographic that details three coffee-obsessed European cities — Paris, Rome and Barcelona — and where to drink coffee there. Also, how to not look like a silly tourist while drinking your cortado in each city.

8 Best Local Coffee Chains Around The World

The best of the little guys in NYC, London, Chicago
Mar 3, 2014 10:00 am

Chances are you can’t avoid the airport Starbucks run. But once you’ve landed at your final destination, there’s no reason to settle for a big box coffee seller. Cities around the world have spawned their own little coffee chains — and chainlets — so that you don’t have to hunt down a decent cup of craft-roasted coffee all day. Here are 8 of our favorites.

What Does 'Fair Trade' Coffee Really Mean?

Why that sticker on the bag is a mixed message
Feb 19, 2014 10:00 am

When buying coffee, a lot of people look for the Fair Trade stamp of approval on the packaging. Fair Trade USA is a non-profit organization that certifies goods like coffee, chocolate and sugar are made according to a set of strict standards that encourages environmental sustainability, as well as ensuring that the people involved in production were treated and compensated fairly. Sounds admirable. But critics of Fair Trade claim that the certification no longer means what it used to. The question is: are consumers being misled? Read on.

Stumptown Adds Milk, And An Old-School Carton, To Its Cold Brew Line

Iconic coffee company has an eye for design
Jan 31, 2014 10:00 am

To introduce the latest addition to its cold-brewed lineup, Cold Brew Coffee With Milk, Stumptown is heralding the new beverage its own special packaging concept: a neo-retro spin on the old-school milk carton.

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