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Utilizing these beautifully crafted, precision engineered machines, something somewhat divine can be created to coat the taste buds in a luxurious velvet-like delicacy. The question is: how do you know which machine will provide the best quality? For those of you looking for such an answer to this question, below

On May 3, 2015, Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti became the first person to drink a freshly brewed shot of authentic Italian espresso in outer space. Cristoforetti got her first sip of espresso in months after the SpaceX Dragon carried a specially made Lavazza espresso coffee maker to the international space

A coffee shop I often frequented, well before I became serious and educated about coffee, was owned by an entrepreneur. In this case, the definition of entrepreneur is a person with a type A personality who has enough money to buy a coffee shop. He was energetic and driven with

The Americano As the story goes, when the American fighting forces were in France in WWII, they complained that the coffee was too strong. The cafes added water to the espresso thus creating an Americano, made for the Americans who didn’t like that strong taste of straight espresso. Whether that

“Your Bean Needs to Apply Itself, Ms. Coffee” No, you do not need to schedule a Teacher-Coffee conference, but some basic knowledge of coffee grading can help you get the best flavor for your dollar. There is no world-standard when it comes to grading coffee. Many countries create their own

“Coffee will stunt your growth!” We have likely all heard that one. As kids I remember the house filling with the delicious aroma of coffee being boiled in a percolator and watching Dad savor his hot cup of coffee. The truth is that coffee would not have stunted our growth

My basic philosophy as to adding anything to a cup of coffee has always been, “Add it because you want to, not because you have to.” If a cup of coffee is such that you cannot drink it without adding [fill in your amendment here] then it should not be

  Jura Automatic Coffee Centers make the freshest, most aromatic coffee, espresso, cappuccino, and latte completely automatically. It’s like having a professional coffee Barista in your home! Each cup of coffee is made on demand. All you have to do is press a button! Coffee is ground fresh for each

Through the ages all factors related to coffee have advanced. From ground upon a rock to highly-advanced grinders capable of adjustment as small as 0.0005”.  For pan roasting to computer controlled roasters that give precise control over every batch. We new even know now the genetic structure of the coffee

This is not about chartered accountancy or the standard bookkeeping practices employed therein. It is about coffee. In a “competing” blog entry entitled “Coffee!!!” By Mason Currey (and also found all around the Internet in some 118,000 thousand other places according to Google), Beethoven had a cup of coffee for

At one time or another, we have all likely spent time searching for a good, independent coffee shop which prides itself on serving a quality product. It can be difficult to find in some communities, but they are out there! But these shops very often offer more than just a

First it was aluminum and Alzheimer’s, then it was too much fat, and then too much protein, and then mushrooms that could help you lose weight, and now coffee? But this is not a health article unless you consider attitude a health issue (my wife does). Making good coffee comes