New Zealand’s coolest cafe: C1 Espresso, Christchurch

Chad Bennett Contributor

By Chad Bennett in Cool Travel on Tuesday 22 October 2013

As one of a handful of quality, boutique coffee shops that have sprung up in the Christchurch CBD, C1 Espresso’s quirky decor, chilled vibe and sustainable attitude provide a unique flavour that is sought after in coffee capitals across the world.

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Drinking coffee with this mug can lead to a shark attack

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 18 October 2013

Duun dun duun dun dun dun dun! Look out! There’s a shark in your coffee! Just when you thought it was safe to relax and drink a freshly brewed cup of coffee, this heat sensitive mug releases sharks into the design on your mug. So every time you think about pouring yourself some hot coffee […]

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The world of coffee infographic

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 4 October 2013

Next to oil, coffee is the second largest traded commodity in the world. Coffee is a big part of everyone’s daily life and yet we know so little about it. Yes, you and I are both guilty of this. Aside from knowing the difference between a tall, grande, and venti, do we even know the […]

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What coffee vs beer does to your brains

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 28 September 2013

US-based Japanese blogger Ryoko Iwata, who read an article by fellow blogger Mikael Cho about how coffee and beer affects brains, was inspired enough to create this infographic for the rest of us who are too lazy to read the whole damn thing. Fun fact: caffeine helps with focus while alcohol helps you get these ‘aha’ moments.

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Tommy Lee Jones helps sell Canned Coffee in Japan

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 26 September 2013

When Tommy Lee Jones isn’t playing some poker-faced colonel or fighting off aliens to save the world, he’s helping the world of canned coffee stay afloat in Japan. From vending machines to billboards and of course, the hilarious and clever TV commercials, Mr. Jones is a canned coffee hero in the Land of the Rising […]

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What does your coffee says about you?

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Tuesday 27 August 2013

Where I come from, ‘coffee dates’ have almost completely replaced ‘dinner dates’. So as far as meeting someone new or simply catching up with an old friend, it typically happens over a cup of caffeine somewhere. With the major role that coffee seems to play in society, it’s important to know what your coffee says […]

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Uppercup: the world’s finest reusable coffee cup

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By Jacqui Alexander in New Products on Tuesday 20 August 2013

Uppercup is the world’s finest reusable coffee cup. Designed, developed and manufactured in Melbourne, the Uppercup was created by hospitality veteran James McKay to enhance our favourite daily ritual. Inspired by the notion that good design, creating products with real integrity, has the power to change our lives, it is simply stunning.

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Fleetwood Macchiato: Sydney’s own slice of coffee nerd heaven

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Travel on Wednesday 7 August 2013

Jai Pyne spent a good seven years as frontman of (arguably) one of Australia’s best indie bands – The Paper Scissors. Now that band is done and dusted, he’s allowing another passion to shine through. We caught up with Jai to talk all about his newish Sydney cafe Fleetwood Macchiato, located in inner-city Erskineville, and his love affair with everyone’s favourite pick me up.

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Yawn-activated coffee machine helps you start your day right

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Tuesday 23 July 2013

What, a coffee machine that makes you coffee when you yawn? At the international arrivals terminal of Johannesburg’s OR International Airport, coffee brand Douwe Egberts recently set up a vending machine which did just that, thanks to some fancy facial recognition software. We’re surprised no one tried to steal the damn thing. We’ll take one […]

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Determinig the DNA of a perfect Espresso

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 23 July 2013

How far would you go to unlock the secret artistic wonder of coffee’s DNA? Probably not as far as Australian advertising agency Reborn did, modifying a Breville espresso machine to measure flow rate, temperature, pressure and when the use of steam was initiated. With this data, the team then got to work visualising it in […]

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Let’s Cafe in Taiwan prints customers’ pictures on their coffee

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By Michelle Wilding in Video on Friday 19 July 2013

Leaves. Love hearts. Smiley faces. I’m easily impressed when it comes to creative baristas etching cute decorations on top of my morning latte. But Taiwanese coffee shop, Let’s Café, certainly takes the cake by printing their customers’ own photos onto ordered coffees. It’s all thanks to an elite coffee machine that uses cocoa powder, latte […]

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Melbourne specialty coffee map by Broadsheet

Darwin Cosico Contributor

By Darwin Cosico in New Design on Saturday 8 June 2013

As a coffee enthusiast, I am super delighted to see that Melbourne International Coffee Expo has returned and it’s now Australia’s largest coffee-dedicated event. The expo will bring together the World Barista Championship, the World Brewers Cup, the inaugural Global Coffee Review Symposium and Australia’s largest dedicated-coffee trade show. The event was held at the Melbourne […]

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Coffitivity: ambient cafe sounds to boost your workday creativity

Darwin Cosico Contributor

By Darwin Cosico in Cool Websites on Thursday 6 June 2013

According to a study conducted by the University of British Columbia and the University of Virginia, moderate ambient noise (70 decibels), like that found in cafes, can boost your ability to come up with creative ideas. Justin Kauszler, Business Development Liaison at Virginia Commonwealth University, has created an online app called Coffitivity that will deliver the […]

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Verve Coffee Roasters in Santa Cruz

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By jen disisto in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 16 May 2013

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. […]

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Coffee drinks with clever nicknames

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By Eugenia Viti in New Design on Thursday 11 April 2013

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 […]

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