America’s Top 20 Coffee Shops

You can see the list at this link, but what do you think is the top coffee shop? I say, either Intelligentsia or Hansa or Chestnut Hill or Double Shot. Coffee people, speak up! What is it about the perfect cup of coffee that gets us out of our homes and into our favorite local [Read More...]

Coffee (if you call it that) Distribution (DD)

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Caffeine Amounts in a Variety of Coffees

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Caffeine — Too much

From BBC News: US officials are investigating the safety of caffeine in snacks and energy drinks, worried about the “cumulative impact” of the stimulant – which is added to a growing number of products. Is our tea and coffee-fuelled society too dependent on the world’s favourite drug? The bubbling kettle, the aroma from the mug, [Read More...]

Caffeine Curve

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Now Drinking Ruli Mountain

I’m drinking Ruli Mountain from Land of a Thousand Hills, a very fine coffee. Light and sweet. Floral with hints of apricot and roasted almond. Maybe a touch of chocolate, too. One of the delights of Land of a Thousand Hills coffee is their logo: Drink Coffee. Do Good. Land of a Thousand Hills is [Read More...]


From Alex Balk: Okay, sure, yes, it’s been hot. And I know: “Blah blah blah hurricanes!” It’s past the point where you can brush off the fact that we’re having 100-year storms every other week by putting it down to coincidence. And okay, the poor polar bears, it’s tough times for them. Drought, famine and pestilence [Read More...]

Now We’re Talkin’!

From Lindsay Abrams: (Check out the article’s sketch of recent studies of coffee’s benefits.) “What I tell patients is, if you like coffee, go ahead and drink as much as you want and can,” says Dr. Peter Martin, director of the Institute for Coffee Studies at Vanderbilt University. He’s even developed a metric for monitoring [Read More...]

Geisha Coffee

Mercy… Nov. 28 (Bloomberg) — Starbucks Corp. has started selling a specialty coffee that costs $7 for a 16-ounce “grande” cup, making it the company’s priciest brew, as customers demand more premium products. The Costa Rica Finca Palmilera coffee costs $40 for a half- pound bag and $6 for a 12-ounce “tall” cup, Lisa Passe, [Read More...]

Coffee’s Good for Words

From The Smithsonian: A cup or two of coffee doesn’t just give you energy—it might make you a think a little more quickly. That’s not exactly a shocker, but for coffee drinkers, a new study showing that caffeine can improve verbal processing speed should put a nice perk in your day. Despite conventional wisdom that [Read More...]