Coffee Culture

Morning Video Buzz: How To Make Cold-Brew Iced Coffee

Plus why you should never brew it any other way
Jun 27, 2014 9:00 am

Let's hear it for cold-brewed iced coffee! You there, undercaffeinated zombie! Got a mason jar? Cold-brew has less quinic acid (a by-product of roasting) for your tummy's convenience and since acid is responsible for most of coffee's bitterness, you can ease up on the sweetener. Follow hackmaster site Howdini's foolproof method and get your buzz on.

Food Republic Coffee Power Rankings

The 10 key figures in the industry right now
Jun 16, 2014 9:00 am

You may have made the switch from hot to iced for the summer, but that doesn’t make you any less serious a coffee freak. So, you’ll want to keep abreast of all the latest tastemakers and trailblazers working in the industry today. Find out what’s brewing (and who’s brewing it), from microroasters of the moment to badass baristas to those who grow the precious cherries that will eventually become your morning cup, in the latest edition of the Food Republic Coffee Power Rankings.

Wake And Brew And Bake: A Morning 'Pot' Of Coffee Takes On An Entirely New Meaning

Marijuana brew is hitting the shelves in Washington
Jun 11, 2014 9:00 am

In terms of effective ways to start off a day and providing a quick boost on a slow morning, coffee is certainly up there on most people’s lists. But what if this product high up on these lists did exactly that – got you high? You heard that right. Marijuana coffee is now a real thing. Read on.

This Wall-Mounted Espresso Maker Is Pretty Much Genius

The Dutch-made Strietman ES3 is also a work of art
Jun 10, 2014 9:00 am

Arriving to us from the Netherlands, where the crafty Dutch know a thing or two about good coffee and the importance of awesome design, Strietman's ES3 wall-mount espresso machine gives equal weight to both elements. Details and more photos, after the jump.

Put A Better Lid On It: One Coffee Company's Solution To Primitive To-Go Tops

Viora Lid promises a superior coffee-fueled commute
May 28, 2014 9:00 am

Grabbing your extra premium coffee on the run could be compromising the flavor. That's because of the lid, which typically isn't designed with anything but spillage-prevention in mind. Now, there may be a better option: Viora Lid is a new recyclable plastic lid for standard-issue to-go cups that's designed to enhance your coffee-drinking experience by making it more comparable to sipping your brew from an actual mug.

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.

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