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Coffee Makes You Smarterish

Coffee Makes You Smarterish

Do you drink coffee because you are a smart (and also very attractive and funny and an all-around catch) or are you smart because you drink coffee? It’s a real chicken-and-the-egg situation we’ve got going on here, and new research has only further complicated the issue. According to Inc, studies…
“Molecular” Coffee Just Got A $2.6M Investment From The Impossible Burger

“Molecular” Coffee Just Got A $2.6M Investment From The Impossible Burger

Earlier this year, we reported on the existence of Atomo Coffee, a “molecular” coffee that has, inexplicably, no coffee in it. Back in the halcyon days that were February, before Atomo’s Kickstarter had lapped its $10,000 Kickstarter goal a few times over, the only worry you had about “where’s the…
With Starbucks Imminent, The Mormon Church Gives Tips On How To Avoid Coffee

With Starbucks Imminent, The Mormon Church Gives Tips On How To Avoid Coffee

Space may be the depths for which the phrase was coined, but for the coffee world, a cafe space at Brigham Young University may be the actual final frontier. The Provo, Utah private college is owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints—also known as the Mormon…
James Hoffmann Wants You To Microwave Your Coffee

James Hoffmann Wants You To Microwave Your Coffee

James Hoffmann is the 2007 World Barista Champion and co-founder of London’s Square Mile Coffee Roasters. He is also the owner of a rather popular coffee-based YouTube channel (he’s closing in on 90,000 subscribers), where he offers tips, tricks, and reviews for those looking to increase their coffee knowledge. Hoffmann…
Cup Of Excellence Enjoyed By All (Except Indonesia)

Cup Of Excellence Enjoyed By All (Except Indonesia)

For 20 years now, the Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) has been putting on Cup of Excellence competitions to cup, score, and ultimately auction off some of the best coffees produced in a given country. Beginning in 1999 with the inaugural competition in Brazil, the Cup of Excellence has expanded…
Study Finds Link Between Caffeine Consumption And Migraines

Study Finds Link Between Caffeine Consumption And Migraines

It’s not all roses when it comes to coffee consumption’s affect on individuals, though I’d gladly keep my head buried in the grounds or lie—to myself and to others—to espouse the contrary. But alas, a new study from researchers at Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and…
Baratza Is Heading To Oakland For A Meet The Makers Events At The Crown

Baratza Is Heading To Oakland For A Meet The Makers Events At The Crown

If there’s one grinder brand coffee professionals and home users alike can agree on, it’s Baratza. Sure, everyone wants a towering Mahlkönig EK43 to act as a literal pillar to your coffee devoutness, but who’s got the counter clearance for that? I know I don’t (but Mahlkönig, if you’re listening…
Late Night Coffee Has No Effect On Sleep Quality, New Study Finds

Late Night Coffee Has No Effect On Sleep Quality, New Study Finds

Sleep may be the cousin of death, but it’s more like that cool cousin that would buy you beer when you were underage, not like that other very uncool cousin that would tell on your for drinking beer when you were underage. Sleep is cool is all I’m saying. I’d…
Spending $100,000 On A Coffee Training & Vacation Package Is Illy-Advised

Spending $100,000 On A Coffee Training & Vacation Package Is Illy-Advised

I’m back on my Italy bullshit. It’s been about two weeks since I last checked in on the lovely coffee happenings in The Boot; I’ve spent that time reading your many, many Instagram comments and personal DMs, reflecting upon my actions and how very sorry I am for them. (Keep…