Coffee Culture

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.

Startup Poursteady Thinks Robots Can Make Better Pour Over Coffee Than You

And execs at Facebook apparently agree
Jan 19, 2015 10:00 am

Two new individual automated pourover coffeemakers for the home recently came onto the scene: Chemex’s Ottomatic and Ratio. Both are very sleek and look nice on your countertop. But automation has been pretty absent for the professionals at the coffee shop. That is, until Poursteady recently entered the market.

What The Hell Is A Flat White? A New Poll Aims To Find The Answer.

Aussies, kiwis to address the coffee controversy
Jan 15, 2015 10:00 am

It's arguably the most fashionable espresso drink in America right now. But, does anyone really get what it is? We're talking, of course, about the mysterious "flat white." A new poll attempts to get to the bottom of this especially murky cup of joe, once and for all.

Chemex Just Announced A $350 Automatic Coffee Machine. Will It Change The Game?

Pour-over coffee, with some help from engineering
Dec 2, 2014 12:15 pm

So what is this Chemex, you ask? It’s the hourglass-shaped pour-over coffee brewing device that basically makes the best cup of coffee you never knew existed. Do we sound excited? This is because the Chemex system — which includes using an extra-thick filter  — is no joke. Several FR staff members use it daily and it honestly changed the way we think about drinking coffee.  And now we hear they are entering the automatic game. A possible game changer.

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