Coffee these days can now be consumed either hot or cold and with different flavors. While the idea of cold brewed coffee may sound strange to people used to having their favorite morning drink hot, it does tastes good.
What counts is you keep an open mind to the different varieties of coffee available today. This way, you don’t just limit yourself to hot coffee for the rest of your life. Many people have done this and in fact, some of those who have finally tried the cold one have been hooked to it. Even the non-regular coffee drinkers find the cold variety appealing.
Hot or Cold?
As to which between the hot and cold brewed coffee tastes better, it all depends on one’s preference. Many coffee addicts have done experiments on this and found a difference in taste, apart of course from their temperature, between the two. Read more
The health benefits of coffee consumption are endless. Scientists have found in their new research that the drink has a great potential of cutting in half a person’s risk of breast cancer.
The new study revealed that consuming two cups of coffee each day can half the risk of breast cancer as it boosts the effect of medication. This applies to patients who are recovering from the condition.
The research done at Sweden’s Lund University revealed that drinking coffee on a daily basis can lower the risk of the condition recurring in patients who were taking the drug named Tamoxifen. According to the scientists, they are looking into the ability of the coffee to activate Tamoxifen in the body making it more efficient in improving a patient’s condition. Read more
Beauty products of all kinds and price range use a wide range of ingredients today. While some contain chemicals that promise to maintain a youthful skin and slimmer body, the others pride themselves in using all natural ingredients.
The latest natural ingredient being used today is coffee. One of the new products that features this caffeine thing is known as the Cinq Mondes Slimming Coffee Cream. The cream is said to work by draining the body’s toxins and break down fat cells.
Additionally, it is said to be targeting the reduction of cellulite by breaking down the fat beneath the skin. Apart from the coffee ingredient, the slimming cream also contains grapefruit acids and kola nut.
But like any other top quality beauty product, this cream can command a high price. Fortunately, figure-conscious people, particularly the women, can still turn to a cheaper option to slowly solve their cellulite problem. Read more
The second CoffeeCON is coming up this May 4 and DuPage County in the U.S. state of Illinois is this year’s host. This is the event that delves on all things coffee. Those who are lucky to attend this gathering will not only learn coffee facts and the ways to brew the best coffee but they will get the golden opportunity of tasting some of the rarest and most expensive coffees from the different parts of the world.
The CoffeeCON is the event where consumers meet the roasters. A brainchild of Kevin Sinnott, this special event was launched in 2012 with some 1,200 people in attendance. Sinnott lives in Warrenville and has written about the beverage for many years now. This year, the organizers are expecting some 2,000 people.
The Indonesian government has already committed to send its trade minister and of course, its finest coffee.
Seminars will also be held during the conference and topics will include, among others, how to brew a great coffee at home, how to host a cupping party and how to pair coffee with the right food. The target audience for these seminars are home brewers. Read more
Coffee lovers such as the busy professionals who don’t want to make their own caffeine-filled drink often just want to order this from their favorite cafes or coffee shops. And why not? It’s fast, easy and effortless.
In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, there’s one business owner who prefers to make a difference in his community by bringing coffee to the people. Chris Rhodes who owns this small-batch coffee roaster franchise called Zeke’s Coffee in East Liberty recently took it to the streets to bring his coffee to customers instead of the other way around.
The bike called the Blue Collar Coffee Cab was designed and built at the Zeke’s roaster and this campaign is aimed at recognizing the efforts of construction workers and business owners who are making East Liberty a better place.
Observing the many construction projects going on in his area, Rhodes thought it would be a great idea to bring his coffee to people who he believes make a big difference in the community. Specifically, this coffee maker and businessman said he loves to be part of change in his locality and when he sees one, he wants to help out the workers. Read more
It’s not all the time that workshops on coffee making and tasting are held particularly in London. But thanks to this one establishment, people now eager to learn about the right way of roasting coffee can do so through a workshop.
In North London, Caravan Coffee Roasters is offering a series of workshops to interested coffee addicts. These activities take place at the restaurant’s roastery in King’s Cross.
The concept launched by the restaurant is to provide an avenue for diners interested to learn about coffee production to try their hand at making and tasting this most well loved drink worldwide. So apart from being a dining place, it also serves as an in-house roaster.
Certified coffee lovers usually manifest their liking for it beyond their kitchen walls. It is common to see their coffee paraphernalia in other parts of the home, the workplace, and even the car. However, it is in the car where the most imaginative coffee gadgets can be found. Read more
Cafes most often welcome only humans unless the owners state otherwise. But there’s this unique cafe in Vienna which has friendly cats as hosts.
Called Cafe Neko, this place was opened last year by Takako Ishimitsu, a Japanese woman who has been a resident of Vienna for more than 20 years now. Originally from Nagoya, Japan, the 47-year-old owner said her goal is to share part of her culture with the Viennese. Neko is a Japanese word that refers to cat.
What’s unique about this cafe is it has five cats which the customers can stroke and play with if they want. These feline hosts are Luca, Momo, Moritz, Sonja and Thomas. They came from an animal shelter and are free to roam, sleep or sit on the laps of customers visiting the place.
There’s no doubt that coffee provides various health benefits when taken in moderation. Other than the physical health, though, it also benefits the mind. For those of you who are observant enough, great innovative products have been developed that relate to coffee.
The last one I shared here was the iPhone casing that doubles as a coffee cup holder. The invention, which is still being finalized and hopefully mass produced in the near future, makes texting and coffee drinking convenient particularly for people on the go.
Now this latest invention is for the Lego lovers. If you still have your Lego blocks kept somewhere, it might be a good idea to get one of these coffee mugs. Called the Build-On Brick Mug, this product allows coffee lovers to enjoy their favorite drink and play with their favorite toy at the same time.
Developed by ThinkGeek, the mug features a design that simulate the Lego blocks and allows people to build any design they want by sticking their Lego blocks on the holes and raised circles on the different sides of the mug including on the handle. It is also flexible as it can accommodate other brand of building blocks such as the Mega Blocks, PixelBlocks and K’Nex Bricks.
Who says you can’t use your iPhone while having coffee? Of course, you can’t do both at the same time but there’s a way now to use your mobile with two hands while having a cup of your favorite drink.
Thanks to inventive minds, a new iPhone case has been developed and now being tested on the market that also serves as a coffee or cup holder.
With this product, you don’t have to choose between having coffee first and using your iPhone or the other way around. Now you can multitask all you want.
The case called UpperCup is exclusive for the Apple iPhone and allows users to text or use their device while balancing a cup of coffee without touching the phone.
With the holder, a cup of hot drink can be slipped into it and to use the phone, the user just needs to make sure to hold the device with his two hands to balance the coffee.
Natwek, a Dutch company based in Amsterdam, is behind the creation of this new iPhone case. The firm is expecting to raise 15,000 pounds to be able to produce more of this product and sell it a retail price of 21 pounds. Read more