If you don’t know about Verve Coffee Roasters of Santa Cruz, CA, you should look them up. I was originally attracted to them based on their storefront appearance. Verve are at the forefront of the boutique coffee trend, and for good reason. They roast and make incredible coffee grown by farmers using sustainable farming practices. [...]
Do you ever find yourself at a coffee shop wondering what that attractive person ordered in front of you but you are too afraid to ask for fear of sounding uninformed and uncool? Well, have I got the solution for you. Check out this list of coffee drinks with clever nicknames. Try the Dirty Chai [...]
This is where I get my daily caffeine fix in North Melbourne. Set up by a couple of designers turned cafe owners, they make, in my opinion, the best coffee in Melbourne without the coffee snobbery and they also have an impressive menu to boot.
Until recently I didn’t realize you could become a loyalist to your barista. If you’ve discovered one good coffee roaster, where’s the need to discover another, right? Wrong. I now know what it feels like to “cheat” on your barista. Corduroy is much more than your typical hole-in-the-wall espresso joint. Nestled on Foster street in [...]
Smitten. That’s what we are for Cape Town’s Truth Coffee. Blame the stripped away industrial interior, the long hanging lights, the beautiful vintage detailing on the coffee bar, and the heavy wooden communal tables, anchored with piping. The ruby red stools, the pops of color, and the grand silver roasting machine help too. Through and [...]
Reason number 88790 why being in Melbourne right now would be dreamy: The Urban Coffee Farm & Brew Bar, a lush, jungle-esque plantation popping-up in the city’s center. On March 1, Melbourne launched its annual food-frenzy, the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival. This year boasts everything from the infamous world’s longest lunch to master classes from iconic [...]
Who said work and play don’t mix? This clever Lego Coffee Mug is proof that they most certainly do. It’s the ultimate juxtaposition of a well known symbol of adulthood and office life with toys from childhood. The mug let’s you maximize your time by combining a stress relieving, creative activity with your everyday coffee [...]
Coffee and Beer meet mad science at Funranium Labs. Here you will find $350 beer steins that are worth every penny, and a groundbreaking product called Black Blood of the Earth, which contains a month’s worth of caffeine in each 750ml bottle. May your beer always stay cold and you never grow tired.
If you’re lazy like us, you’ll be pleased to know you can now turn on the tap and drink coffee straight out of it. The Scanomat TopBrewer is a coffee machine designed to be built in under any tabletop. It comes with the world’s smallest patented milk foamer installed at the top of the coffee tap to whip up your type of brew whether it’s a macchiato or latte, and can even dispense chilled water, warm milk or hot water to make tea with. Plus it self-cleans all hoses with water after each cup. You can even use your iPhone or iPad to send commands to the bot. How far we’ve come.
Two English product design students decided to combine their love of cycling, coffee and all things eco – giving birth to the mobile espresso bar Velopresso. The Velopresso operates on power provided by the barista’s pedaling and uses absolutely no electricity. Pedaling grinds the coffee while a camp stove heats the water – the steam [...]
Super talented animators and illustrators Elena Pomares and Toby Jackman have a doodle blog called Two Words and a Coffee. While they live in the middle of France surrounded by mountains, their concept is to take two words, one in Spanish (because Elena is Spanish) and one in English (Toby is English), make a coffee (which often features in the drawings), and then each illustrate around that concept. Delightfully bizarre and showcasing their pencil skills and day to day activities, it’s a nice blog to visit for a break. And a coffee.
The banner outside Philz Coffee reads Best Hand-Brewed Coffee in San Francisco. I ordered a large Philharmonic blend for $3.75. The blissful barista ground beans then added cardamom pods and a garnish of mint. After a touch of cream and sugar, I tasted the elixir. I’m a coffee fanatic and Philz Coffee is ‘damn good [...]
Boutique coffee shops have been popping up all over cosmopolitan cities like militia groups, waging a commercial war against the big evil franchised outlets. They each come with their own unique quirks, but none are quite as quirky as LA DISTRIBUTRICE in Montreal. Said to be the smallest coffee shop in North America, its tiny voice is defined by a strong, bold aesthetic based around the beauty of its packaging, and a delightful custom typeface. The coffee is said to be fantastic, but I’m sure we’d mostly be in it for the cups.
I always have great respect for people who seem incapable of turning off their creativity, people like Kazuki Yamamoto who has seemingly mastered the art of illustrating various characters (mostly anime) in the foam of a latte. Aside from anime, Yamamoto has also illustrated the likes of Popeye, TinTin, Link (Legend of Zelda), Charlie Brown and The Beatles – each with an impressive level of detail and made even more inspiring when you consider the patience it takes to complete each one.
What you’re seeing in this picture is either proof that a good dose of caffeine in the morning makes one especially good at picking out subliminal messages like weeds from fields, or that a coffee chain is flirting with you to get you to buy more coffee. We’re flattered either way.