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Their Coffee Is World-Renowned. Now More Guatemalans Are Actually Drinking It

  On the rise of independent coffee shops in Guatemala… The El Injerto coffee shop, with its silver stools, brick-and-chalkboard walls and The Weeknd’s “I Feel It Coming” playing softly in the background, resembles many cafes in Brooklyn or Los Angeles. But it is in Guatemala City, where paying $5 for a cup of coffee […]

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Italy’s Coffee Culture Brims With Rituals And Mysterious Rules

  On Italian coffee culture… Coffee — it’s something many can’t start the day without. In Italy, it is a cultural mainstay, and the country is perhaps the beverage’s spiritual home. After all, Italy gave us the lingo — espresso, cappuccino, latte — and its coffee culture is filled with rituals and mysterious rules. Caffé […]

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How Coffee, Chocolate and Tea Overturned a 1,500-Year-Old Medical Mindset

  Varying opinions on the medicinal value of coffee, tea, and chocolate… When Italian botanist Prospero Alpini traveled to Egypt in 1580, he discovered a world of unusual plants—strangely shaped bananas, bright red opium poppies, chunky baobab trees. After returning to Europe three years later, Alpini publicized his findings in two volumes, De Plantis Aegypti […]

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The Real Reason Coffee Has Gotten So Fancy

The evolution of a cup of coffee… If you’ve stepped into a hip coffee shop lately, or bought a bag of gourmet beans to grind at home, you’ve probably noticed something: Coffee now arrives with lots of information about where it came from, sometimes as specific as the name of the farm where it was […]

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This Bonkers New Coffee Has 300 Percent More Caffeine Than Your Morning Starbucks

Good news, Americans who love starting the day with hand tremors: Black Insomnia Coffee, a bag of caffeine that debuted in South Africa last year under the guise of being coffee, arrives Stateside today. To make sure people grasp what they’re reckoning with here, the company has come armed with lab tests scientifically backing its “world’s […]

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Meet the War Veteran Leading the Battle Against Expensive Coffee

Jonathan Zagouri, 29, owns Zaggi’s, a coffee bar in Copenhagen. What makes Zaggi’s stand out in this city that drowns in cold brew, $6.50 lattes, and Aeropress filters is that all of Zaggi’s coffee, cake, toast, and sandwiches cost $2.20. And Jonathan is not the prototype of a Copenhagen barista; he has been with combat troops in Afghanistan, he brews coffee for […]

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Starbucks To Open In Italy, Home Of Espresso, In 2018. Italian Cafes Say Bring It

  Starbucks is set to open a roastery in Milan… Starbucks has come full circle. More than three decades ago, during a trip to Milan, Howard Schultz was inspired to turn the coffeehouse chain into a space that served as a community gathering place. Now Schultz, the company’s CEO, has announced Starbucks is opening its […]

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Indonesia Wakes Up And Smells Its Own Coffee — Then Drinks It

  On Indonesia’s evolving coffee culture… The Indonesian island of Java has long been synonymous with coffee. But it’s only in the past decade or so that Indonesians have begun to wake up and smell the coffee — their own, that is. Big changes are brewing in the country’s coffee industry, as demand from a […]

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This Is How Much You Spend Each Year on Coffee for Your Coworkers

Offering to do the office coffee run can seem like the only way out of a long Tuesday afternoon in front of a screen, but as anyone who has ever ordered seven almond milk macchiatos at once will know, it can also get expensive. Especially when the whole floor’s ears prick at the mere mention […]

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Mathematicians Have Figured Out Perfect Way to Brew Coffee

Science has already bestowed on us the correct way to store our coffee beans (TL;DR— freeze them) and how we should be holding our mug, but what about the best way to actually brew the stuff?  Fear not: a group of researchers from the Mathematics Applications Consortium have saved the caffeinated day once again. Read on at […]

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