How Do Coffee Machines Work?

A specialist coffee machine is a surprisingly sophisticated device. Manufacturers have had more than 100 years to hone their designs, so these coffee machines are pretty complicated from the inside once you open them up. The Science Channel explains how commercial style coffee machines are designed to deliver the perfect cup of coffee. So you can understand… Continue reading How Do Coffee Machines Work?

How To Make the Perfect Cappuccino

Cappuccino is a classic espresso drink that requires the perfect touch to make. Michael Phillips, Director of Training at Blue Bottle Coffee and 2010 World Barista Champion will show us how to master the perfect cappuccino in the video below.

Barista: A Documentary of the Top Five U.S. Barista Championships

Barista is a new documentary from Samuel Goldwyn Films that features the country’s top five baristas as they work their way through the US Barista Championship, The National Barista Championship is an intense, cutthroat competition wherein competitors get 15 minutes to prepare 12 drinks. Watch the video trailer below.

CRU Kafe Capsules for Nespresso Coffee Machines

Now you can get the same taste and experience with CRU Kafe coffee capsules for Nespresso coffee machines, organic and 100% Arabica bean coffee. One of my favourite things about the brand though is the design of the black packet and the fresh roasted coffee aroma once it’s opened. The packaging allows coffee capsules to… Continue reading CRU Kafe Capsules for Nespresso Coffee Machines

Contagious Yawning Billboard

Cafe Pelé installed a motion-sensing billboard at Fradique Coutinho metro station in São Paulo, Brazil that displays a person yawning when someone passed by it. After a while, it made everyone in the station yawn, even me! Watch the video below.

Minipresso: Hand-Powered Portable Espresso Maker

Minipresso is a unique handheld portable espresso maker that makes hot drinks instantly. Unlike other portable coffee systems, the Minipresso doesn’t use batteries or a plug and instead relies on users pumping the device to brew the coffee to their liking. It uses coffee grounds or capsules along with precisely 68ml (2.4 ounces) of hot… Continue reading Minipresso: Hand-Powered Portable Espresso Maker

The Chocolate Teapot

The chocolate teapot was created by master chocolatier John Costello and his team from the Nestle Product Technology Centre (PTC), in York. After a range of experiments, the team found the trick by using a recipe with 65% chocolate solids because of its fat content. They used dark chocolate that was built up in layers inside… Continue reading The Chocolate Teapot

Starbucks Plans To Open Its First Tea Bar

It has been almost a year since Starbucks bought Teavana and they’re already planning on opening the first tea bar in New York City. The Seattle-based company says Teavana Fine Teas + Teavana Tea Bar will serve sweets and other food including flatbreads, salads and small plates in a trendy, cafe-like setting. The menu of food and freshly… Continue reading Starbucks Plans To Open Its First Tea Bar