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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]