Now Roasting in South Philadelphia’s Point Breeze: Other Animal

Diverging slightly from a career in restaurants and foodservice, Daniel Westiner has created his own small-batch commercial roasting operation, Other Animal Coffee Roasters, in South Philadelphia’s Point Breeze neighborhood. The roastery concept has been developing in Westiner’s mind for a period of years, forming in earnest after Westiner managed the opening of Talula’s Daily, an upscale, food-focused cafe concept spun off from the farm-to-table […]

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K A Hahn et al, 2015. Caffeine and Caffeinated Beverage Consumption and Risk of Spontaneous Abortion, Human Reproduction, published online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT: STUDY QUESTION: Is caffeine and caffeinated beverage consumption associated with the risk of spontaneous abortion (SAB)? SUMMARY ANSWER: While preconceptional caffeine consumption was not materially associated with an increased risk of SAB, consumption during early pregnancy was associated with a small increased risk of SAB, although the relation was not linear. WHAT IS KNOWN […]

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Philz Coffee Secures Additional $15 Million Investment for Nationwide Expansion

San Francisco-based Philz Coffee has secured $15 million in investments from sources including Jonah Hill and Snoop Dogg, with plans to expand its retail footprint nationwide. News site Techcrunch, whose founder Michael Arrington founded a company representing one of the angel investors, broke the story early today, reporting that the Series B round of financing was led by the investment firm Summit Partners, the […]

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Verve Coffee Roasters Planning at Least Four More Los Angeles Shops

Following the recent opening of its first Los Angeles bar, and fourth total, Santa Cruz-based Verve Coffee Roasters has plans to open at least four more L.A. neighborhood shops. “Los Angeles has always been at the forefront of our minds when we thought about expansion beyond Santa Cruz because of its diverse and neighborhood-centric culture,” Verve Co-founder Colby Barr said in an announcement […]

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M A Klebanoff and S A Keim, 2015, Maternal serum paraxanthine during pregnancy and offspring body mass index at ages 4 and 7 years, Epidemiology, Volume 26 (2): 185-191, online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Obesity affects 18% of U.S. children. In a recent report, maternal consumption of ≥150 mg of caffeine per day during pregnancy was associated with increased odds for obesity in the offspring (odds ratio = 2.1 [95% confidence interval = 1.2-3.5]). If this association was causal, a considerable fraction of childhood obesity might be […]

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N Bhoo-Pathy et al, 2015, Coffee and tea consumption and risk of pre- and postmenopausal breast cancer in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohort study, Breast Cancer Research, Volume 17, published online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT: Introduction: Specific coffee subtypes and tea may impact risk of pre- and post-menopausal breast cancer differently. We investigated the association between coffee (total, caffeinated, decaffeinated) and tea intake and risk of breast cancer. Methods: A total of 335,060 women participating in the European Prospective Investigation into Nutrition and Cancer (EPIC) Study, completed a dietary […]

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Inside SF’s Newest Multiroaster, Mazarine Coffee on Market St.

Mazarine Coffee, a beautifully designed new multiroaster coffee bar with many of the accoutrements du jour opened last month in downtown San Francisco, on Market Street between Geary and O’Farrell. Named after the oldest library in Paris, Mazarine is the ambitious debut coffee project of native Iranian Hamid Rafati, who moved to the Bay Area in 1997 to study engineering at UC Berkeley and […]

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C F Gosvig et al, 2015. Coffee, tea, and caffeine consumption and risk of epithelial ovarian cancer and borderline ovarian tumors: Results from a Danish case-control study, Acta Oncol, published online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT: Background: Epidemiological studies that have investigated the association between coffee, tea and caffeine consumption and ovarian cancer risk have produced conflicting results. Furthermore, only few studies have examined the role of coffee and tea consumption separately for borderline ovarian tumors. By use of data from a large Danish population based case-control study, we examined […]

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Kopi Luwak vs. Geisha at Temple Coffee’s Most Controversial Cupping

On January 9, venerable Sacramento roaster/retailer Temple Coffee tweeted about a “controversial cupping.” One of our more interesting, and definitely most controversial public cupping will take place today at 2pm. 2829 S street, free to all. — Temple Coffee (@templecoffee) January 9, 2015 “Controversial cupping” is not a phrase you hear every day:  @templecoffee Controversial? Pray, tell. — Daily Coffee […]

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W S Kim et al, 2014, Usual dose of caffeine has a positive effect on somatosensory related postural stability in hemiparetic stroke patients, Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine, published online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of caffeine on balance control of hemiparetic stroke patients, we investigated the difference in postural stability before and after drinking coffee by observing changes in stability index (SI) from posturography. METHODS: Thirty patients with history of stroke and 15 age-matched healthy subjects participated in this study. Effect of group factor (of […]

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