by Amy Reiter in News, June 30th, 2017
by Amy Reiter in News, June 20th, 2017
It’s a hot summer afternoon and you’re trying decide whether you want the boost of an iced coffee, the fizz of a carbonated beverage or the quench of a citrus drink. You actually don’t have to make a choice. A new citrus coffee soda called Keepers is blending all three into one reputedly refreshing drink. (Grub Street just called it quite possibly “the drink of the season.”)
A citrus coffee soda? The sparkling beverage blends “fresh lemon and lime juice with whole tangerines,” adds that to “freshly roasted single origin Ethiopian coffee beans” and brews it using “a Japanese flash brewing method” (boiled water plus ice) that gives it an especially “bright, refreshing flavor,” the Brooklyn-based startup explains on its website. The citrus-coffee brew is then cooled and carbonated.
by Amy Reiter in News, June 15th, 2017
Those of us who are big-time coffee guzzlers probably don’t need another reason to indulge in our favorite beverage, but science has given us one anyway.
by Amy Reiter in News, June 8th, 2017
You may have concluded that, when an Australian coffee shop brought us avocado lattes the other week, the land down under had reached its coffee-poured-into-produce limit. Turns out, its baristas were just getting started.
by Amy Reiter in News, June 7th, 2017
Remember when charcoal was just a thing you used to heat your backyard grill? Then it became a trendy cocktail ingredient, rendering boozy beverages fashionably black. Soon your local barista may be handing it to you in your morning coffee cup.
Charcoal Lattes, using activated charcoal, are a thing in Europe and Asia, the New York Daily News reports. The images of the drink have been burning up social media, which had prompted speculation that America’s time will come. That time, in fact, may be now — as Chicago’s Werewolf Coffee Bar seems to have picked up on the trend.
by Amy Reiter in News, May 23rd, 2017
Some Starbucks innovations are assuredly better than others. But even those — or perhaps especially those — who wouldn’t go near a Unicorn Frappuccino with a pink-and-purple 10-foot pole may recognize the appeal of the coffee behemoth’s latest innovation: coffee ice cubes.
by Amy Reiter in News, April 28th, 2017
What’s more on trend with millennials than artfully poured lattes and avocados? How about — hold onto your knit caps, cuffed jeans, ironic t-shirts, bushy beards and fixed-gear bicycles! — an artfully poured latte in an avocado.
Truman Café in Melbourne, Australia, has created just such a thing, posting to its Instagram account a video of a latte being painstakingly and prettily poured into a partway-hollowed-out avocado half.
by Amy Reiter in News, April 19th, 2017
Remember when clear cola was a thing? Crystal Pepsi, Tab Clear — they were supposed to seem healthy and pure. Ah, the ‘90s. Now someone’s trying something similar with coffee.
A London-based company founded by two brothers is making see-through coffee it claims is “the first colorless coffee in the world!” CLR CFF (apparently the creators are as averse to vowels as they are to the color brown) looks, but doesn’t taste, like regular water. What it does taste like is a strong cup of joe, but — and this is apparently the point, in case you were wondering — it won’t stain your teeth.
by Amy Reiter in News, April 11th, 2017
Some people like cheap coffee: the stuff that will open your eyes but not cost an arm and a leg. Others insist on good coffee: the stuff that is caringly sourced, carefully roasted. Now — wait for it — you can actually get both at once.
by Amy Reiter in News, March 2nd, 2017
There are cups of coffee — and then there are cups of coffee with so much caffeine it really doesn’t seem advisable to drink them. Black Insomnia Coffee, which got its start last year in South Africa and has just become available in the United States, is likely the latter.
Get this: A new coffee spot in Brooklyn (where else?) is banking that some people will shell out a full $18 for its premium bespoke brew.
Brooklyn Extraction Lab’s sticker-shock-inducing java is, Eater recently pointed out, the “most expensive coffee in the U.S.” It nudges into second place a $16 cup sold by a high-end San Francisco coffee purveyor, Blue Bottle, Gothamist notes. And that in turn unseated the $15 pour-over at Berkeley, California-based coffee joint Equator, which we’re sure unseated some $14 cup of coffee … somewhere.