In the search for eco-friendly alternative fuels, scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno, discovered that you could extract the oils from spent coffee grounds and use those to power a car, in much the same manner as other forms of plant-based fuels (like using cooking oil). Yet another nice use for old coffee grounds […]

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A recently study finds that coffee, or rather the caffeine from one cup of coffee a day, can reduce a person’s risk of dementia. Seems it helps strengthen the barrier between the brain and the bloodstream. Do we need yet another reason to enjoy coffee? Of course not. But this does indicate that caffeinated coffee […]

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Alfred Peet, founder of Peet’s Coffee, passed away last week (cancer was the cause). While perhaps best known of his chain of Peet’s Coffee & Tea stores throughout the western US, his influence spread much further. For example, the founders of Starbucks got their start in the business working for Mr. Peet. You can read […]

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Here are some interesting facts about coffee (via Source2Resource): 1. Germay is the world’s second largest consumer of coffee in terms of volume at 16 pounds per person. 2. Over 53 countries grow coffee worldwide, but all of them lie along the equator between the tropic of Cancer and Capricorn. 3. An acre of coffee […]

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By the end of the year, Starbucks will being using 2 percent milk instead of whole milk for its espresso drinks in all of its US and Canadian stores. What does this mean for you? Besides a slightly different taste, a grande latte will drop from 290 calories down to 190 calories. (via The Washington […]

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Fresh Roast Systems has developed a new coffee roaster, one designed to be deployed in locations such as grocery stores, that will roast coffee on demand and to the level desired by the consumer. The machines are networked to receive updated roasting profiles for new batches of beans, so the retailer doesn’t need to spend […]

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