Keeping Coffee Cheap by Exploiting Coffee Pickers

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Colombia, one of the world’s biggest coffee producers, is facing a coffee crisis. This time, it’s not coffee rust or climate change that’s causing it. Instead, it’s good news for the country’s workers – plenty of work that pays better than picking coffee. Over the past few years, the unemployment rate has been steadily dropping READ MORE

Coffee Protects Liver New Study Says

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Why does a Canadian specialist recommend that his patients with liver disease drink at least two or three cups of coffee a day? The answer lies in a recent study into the effects of coffee on the liver. The study, Over the past 20 years, researchers have been uncovering evidence that coffee has protective effects READ MORE

How to Brew Coffee Without a Coffeemaker

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Do you love coffee, but hate your electric bill? Do you wish you could brew coffee without increasing the amount of power you consume? Are you looking for a way to make coffee when you’re out camping – or did you just wake up this morning and find your trusty coffeemaker had given up the READ MORE

Global Warming Hits Coffee Crops

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You’ve probably heard the scare stories — global warming is coming to steal your coffee. A few years ago, the newspapers blared the headlines that climate change was going to make coffee extinct within a few decades. The source was very reputable – London’s Kew Gardens – but the hyperbolic headlines overstated the problem. In READ MORE

How to Brew Coffee in a Siphon Coffee Brewer

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Siphon coffee brewers are enjoying a new reign of popularity, and why not? They look like something that should be sitting in a sleek laboratory and make coffee that’s velvety smooth, rich and delicious. First invented in the 1850s, siphon brewers enjoyed top popularity status for about 75 years before being supplanted by percolators as READ MORE

Best Time to Drink Coffee

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Do you roll over in the morning and immediately reach for a cup of coffee? If so, a handful of researchers suggest that you’re using coffee the wrong way. According to a few research studies over the past 11 years, coffee drinkers aren’t doing themselves any favors when they drink coffee first thing in the READ MORE

What Your Coffee Maker Says About You – Coffee Personality

What Your Coffee Maker Says About You

Used to be, no kitchen was complete without a percolator. Then Mr. Coffee happened, and the coffee industry evolved — very quickly, in fact. Before long, there were dozens of electric automatic drip coffee makers on the market, and they could be had bog-cheap. And it kept on evolving. As coffee drinkers branched out from READ MORE

Best Coffee Grinders Under $200

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If you want to improve your coffee, say java experts, upgrade your coffee grinder. Fresh ground coffee is an incredible improvement over brick or canned coffee that you buy already pre-ground. It’s one of the biggest reasons that coffee shop coffee so often tastes better than any coffee you brew at home. While any coffee READ MORE

Why You Should Weigh Your Coffee

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If you frequent coffee discussion groups — especially those that focus on espresso drinks — you’ll quickly notice that they talk about coffee measurements in grams rather than tablespoons. While weighing your coffee may seem like a pretension, there are some very sound reasons for using weight instead of volume to measure the amount of READ MORE

Our Favorite Mainstream Coffee Choices

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While it may sometimes seem that Maxwell House and Folgers have a lock on the coffee aisle, your local supermarket actually offers some great choices if you want a little more flavor and variety in your cup. Most cost a little more than the international brand names, and less than the pricey café brands. The READ MORE