Coffee Culture

How Do You Create Latte Art At Home?

Don’t expect to succeed your first time. Or fifth.
Apr 17, 2015 9:00 am

Making latte art is hard. There, we said it. The beauty of the finished product, however, just might be worth the hard work involved to master it. Think of the last time you walked out of your local coffee shop with a freshly poured latte, topped with a perfectly assembled steamed-milk heart or tulip. We’re betting you took at least a second to admire it (Instagram it?) before that first sip. Here’s a short instructional video on how to pull it off.

What Exactly Is Espresso?

There’s some science behind that little cup of joy
Apr 10, 2015 9:00 am

We all love a well-made espresso, its strong aroma yielding to that first energy-boosting sip early in the morning. But what is it exactly, and how is it made? Luckily, our friends at ChefSteps wrote in to shine some light (roast?) on the matter. A video with some informative insight about the tricky little beverage just might make you respect your local bearded hipster barista that much more tomorrow morning.

The Best-Designed Coffee Bars, Roasters And Shops Across America

Drain a cortado. Stick around for the vibes.
Apr 1, 2015 9:00 am

Yes, coffee is sometimes sipped solely for the caffeine rush it delivers. The soulless to-go cup purchased from a corner bodega, the iced latte glugged in a fluorescent-lit Starbucks. But when a coffee operation puts as much effort into its ambience as the drink itself, it’s easy to see why people will linger until well after their espressos have been drained. From a Philadelphia icon that doubles as a rum distillery to a onetime Nashville recording studio serving up baked strawberry cream-cheese doughnuts, these nine coffee shops are so damn good-looking, you won’t want to leave.

La Marzocco’s Linea Mini Is The New Coveted High-End Home Espresso Machine

It measures only 14" by 21" and is counter-ready
Mar 30, 2015 9:00 am

If youve ordered a latté in any coffee shop from San Francisco to Florence, youve likely seen your espresso pulled from the iconic La Marzocco machine (even Starbucks originally used them before opting for a more automated system). The brand has been a go-to for baristas around the world since the company was founded in 1927. Now the company will ship the luxury, professional-grade espresso maker straight to your kitchen starting this May.

It's Coconut Water. And Coffee. Mixed Together In One Bottle. Brace.

Harmless Harvest energizes and hydrates at once
Mar 5, 2015 11:00 am

Gone are the days when people added just a teaspoon of sugar or a drop of milk to their coffee. Case in point: Bulletproof Coffee, a current craze that consists of mixing a cup o’ joe with unsalted butter made from grass-fed cows and coconut oil. And while we’re on the topic of crazes, how many different brands of coconut water did you see on your latest trip to the grocery store? Yes, it was only a matter of time before coffee and coconut water were mixed together in one bottle. And it tastes good. Really good.

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

In under a decade, a city transforms completely
Feb 4, 2015 10:00 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.

Caffeine Informer Teaches You How Much Caffeine Is In Basically Everything

Website is a caffeinated-drink watchdog
Jan 30, 2015 10:00 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.

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

Coffee spiked with butter? It's a growing trend.
Jan 20, 2015 11:00 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.

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