by Amy Reiter in News, May 23rd, 2017
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.
by Maria Russo in Recipes, Shows, February 4th, 2017
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.
by Amy Reiter in News, January 30th, 2017
Step 1: Wake up. Step 2: Drink coffee. If that’s how your mornings usually go, you’re surely not alone. But for many, coffee is more than just a 6 a.m. pick-me-up; it’s also an after-dinner treat, often enjoyed both at home and when dining out. On this morning’s all-new episode of The Kitchen, the co-hosts introduced a trio of dressed-up coffees, each of them ideal for evening sipping. Read on below for spiced, spiked and iced variations on the cups of joe you know and love.
by Amy Reiter in News, January 25th, 2017
We all expect fancy barista-made coffee drinks to set us back a few bucks, but soon even a cup of inexpensive instant coffee — your Folgers, your Maxwell House, etc. — may feel like a splurge.
A drought in Brazil has adversely affected the supply of robusta coffee beans — the kind used for many instant and packaged coffees — and driven up prices.
by Julia Caroline Smith in Behind the Scenes, January 18th, 2017
We already know millennials love coffee. Now we know just how much they’re willing to stake on it: their future financial security, apparently.
A new report from Acorns, a “micro investing” app, suggests that a startling percentage of millennials cop to spending more money on coffee than they spend saving for retirement.
by Jessica Merchant in Drinks, Holidays, December 9th, 2016
Coffee lovers everywhere, I did a very dumb thing: I decided to cut out coffee from my life. It was time to be an independent woman who didn’t need no caffeine. And boy — was I wrong.
As some of you may know, caffeine is a stimulant (i.e., it enhances alertness, increases heart rate and increases blood pressure) and can cause a mild physical dependence if you drink more than two cups of coffee a day (me). Concerned that I may become a little too dependent on coffee, I decided to cut it out completely for as long as possible and see if I could be just as productive — if not more — without the liquid gold. After all, I really cannot afford to buy $5 lattes every single day as a recent college grad, so maybe cutting this out could be economical.
So, here are the rules: One shall not consume coffee in any form, and one shall not eat or drink anything that has caffeine (chocolate, tea, the list goes on).
That’s it — pretty simple. To give you a sample of my regular daily caffeine intake, I usually start my day with one cup of coffee. I have a second when I get to the office, and at about 2 p.m. or 3 p.m., I have my third. You could say I’m a frequent user, and I’ll deny it.
Let’s get to the good stuff.
Peppermint-white chocolate mochas ruined my life. But in the best way possible!
See, I never used to like coffee. I didn’t have any desire to try to drink it as a kid or through high school. When I went to college, I once got some sort of a sugary mocha frozen drink, which made me break into a cold caffeine sweat in the middle of class. I decided to never drink it again. The problem was, as I got older, I wanted to like coffee. I wanted to be the cool kid who could meet friends at coffee shops and actually, well, drink coffee — not get hot chocolate.
So, one holiday season, I started getting a small peppermint-white chocolate mocha, and I actually enjoyed it. It became my gateway to what could now be considered a caffeine addiction. But, of course, it’s a good addiction. Right?
Back in the day, I wanted my coffee — especially iced coffee — to taste like ice cream. The thing is, I lean way more toward iced coffee than toward a hot cup. I don’t like my hot coffee sweet, but I do love my iced coffee sweet.
And this mocha that I made for you today — not only is it sweet, but it’s boozy, too! Win, win. This would be such a fun afternoon holiday treat while you finish trimming the tree. It would even be a delicious dessert if you use decaf espresso. And since it is the holiday season, it may even make a lovely Christmas morning treat. Just sayin’.