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From Beer to Caffeine: The Birth of Innovation

Peter Diamandis | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Peter Diamandis

Three hundred years ago, during the Age of Enlightenment, the coffee house became the center of innovation. Back then, most people went from drinking beer to consuming coffee (i.e. from being tipsy to being wired) and ideas started exploding.

A Look Inside The Highly Caffeinated Life Of A Coffee Roaster

Thrillist | Posted 07.05.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

Most people start their day with a cup of coffee, but only a dedicated few turn that one cup into thousands.

Pergamino Café: Forging a Coffee Culture in Medellín

Jeff Thelen | Posted 07.01.2014 | Travel
Jeff Thelen

Coffee is one of the biggest sources of employment in Colombia as well: one third of rural households still depend directly or indirectly on the production of coffee.

How To Use A Coffee Shop As An Office And Not Be THAT Person

Food Riot | Posted 06.18.2014 | Taste
Food Riot

I see people unnecessarily using two tables when they really could condense down into one.

There's A Dude Like This In Every Coffee Shop In America

Thrillist | Posted 06.17.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

Get familiar with the clothing & accessories that give him away.

Hipsters Ordering Coffee Video Is Alarmingly Accurate

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 04.01.2014 | Taste

Hipsters and coffee are a match made in heaven.

These Are The 23 Types Of Baristas

Thrillist | Posted 02.21.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

What's the worst time of day? Whenever your local coffee shop is staffed by the Condescending Coffee Snob.

What Does Your Starbucks Order Say About You?

The Daily Meal | Posted 04.23.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

You've got a Starbucks standby drink, and that's perfectly okay.

Cafe Retro: A Camel Milk Latte In Dubai

Sarah Dajani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Sarah Dajani

We ordered a cappuccino and camel milk latte, each served with a mini camel milk espresso cookie.

How To Make Seventeenth Century Coffee

India Mandelkern | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
India Mandelkern

Coffee has been around for a thousand years. Let's learn how they did it back in the day.

Notes From a Coffee Shop

Scott Carey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Scott Carey

We dreamed of a shop focused on seasonal quality coffees, but like our parents once set strict rules around chores and eating our vegetables, the federal, state and city government set strict regulations around business building. Realizing the dream of our perfect coffee shop felt blocked by complicated and cumbersome rules and process.

VOTE: America's Best Coffee Chain

Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste

Starbucks may be the largest -- but is it the best?

9 Chalkboard Messages That Inspire Smiles

Posted 10.17.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- of course. GPS For The Soul can help you fi...

The Unseen Bean: Roasting Coffee in the Dark

Dark Rye | Posted 05.25.2013 | Taste
Dark Rye

When you lose the use of one sense, the others become heightened. That's certainly true for Gerry Leary of Boulder, Colorado. Leary has been blind since birth, yet he operates a successful coffee roasting business and a café near Boulder's main pedestrian mall, Pearl Street.

What Do Foreign Tourists Think Of The U.S.?

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.15.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

It's high time, I think, that we stopped forcing everyone to pore over our own vacation albums and, for once, take a peek at theirs. For example, what do tourists from abroad think of traveling here? Are they keen on American food, comfy in our hotels? Do they find it tricky getting around?

How to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee

Tim Ferriss | Posted 04.01.2013 | Books
Tim Ferriss

Brewing coffee beans is like cooking garlic. If you use bigger chunks of garlic, the taste is mild; if you put garlic through a press or finely dice it, the taste can be overwhelmingly powerful, even bitter. This is why chefs harp about cutting into uniform size. Coffee's no different.

Do Me a Favor. Stop Buying Bad Coffee.

Nicholas Thompson | Posted 08.07.2013 | Taste
Nicholas Thompson

Dark roast is terrible in more ways than one. Sorry folks. Your oily, burnt French and Italian roasts are the antithesis of what today's coffee should be. It's not your fault that you've been told to enjoy this stuff for so long.

Think You’re Safe At A Coffee Shop? Think Again

Pando Daily | Posted 01.22.2013 | Technology

The next time you’re in a coffee shop sipping a Chai latte, availing yourself of the free Wi-Fi, remember this: The private messages you are sending...

10 Cozy Coffee Shops to Stay Warm This Winter

Erin Ruberry | Posted 03.06.2013 | DC
Erin Ruberry

During the coldest days of the year, there's nothing better than warming up inside a cozy coffee shop and D.C. has plenty to choose among. From H Street hipster hot spots to Georgetown corner cafes, here are 10 of the best spots for a hot drink during cold weather.

The Insane Price People Are Willing To Pay For A Starbucks Steel Card

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.10.2012 | Money

If the release of Starbucks steel gift cards priced at $450 on the luxury flash sale site Gilt.com last week wasn't enough to induce sticker shock, co...

Coffee Bars Have Made Me Fat

Gerit Quealy | Posted 01.28.2013 | Food
Gerit Quealy

I drew the line at the whipped-frapped-blapped-blended liquid sugar concoctions masquerading as caffeine delivery systems. How, how do all the people in there guzzling tankards of that stuff stay so slim?

On the Culture Front: North Sea Jazz Festival and Beyond

Chris Kompanek | Posted 01.19.2013 | New York
Chris Kompanek

I found myself in Rotterdam this summer covering the North Sea Jazz Festival, one of the largest of its kind that takes place each year in the seaside Dutch town just outside of the more famous "dam."

Bye-Bye, Weed Pass

AP | Posted 10.30.2012 | World

AMSTERDAM -- The incoming Dutch government has ditched plans for a national "weed pass" that would have been available only to residents and that woul...

Coffee Life in Japan: The Exotic and the Apparently Familiar

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 12.09.2012 | Books
Fabio Parasecoli

When it comes to food, Japan has lost some of its mystery. Restaurant patrons are conversant with sushi, sashimi, and tempura. Still, there are still layers and layers that some Western foodies have yet to consider.

The Place Was 'Full Of These Dick*****'

Posted 08.24.2012 | Small Business

In a win for beleaguered coffee shop owners everywhere, Gizmodo editor Jesus Diaz takes on their cause in a short, somewhat insane, screed on the te...