Big Eastern Coffee Championships Heading to Durham Nov. 21-23

The SCAA and Barista Guild of America have confirmed the schedule for this year’s Big Eastern regional U.S. Coffee Championships, taking place Nov. 21-23 at the Durham Convention Center in Durham, N.C. The Big Eastern is the last of three regional rounds leading up to the U.S. Coffee Championships — including the U.S. Barista Championship and the U.S. Brewers Cup […]

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Starbucks Piloting Mobile Trucks at Three U.S. College Campuses

Starbucks is getting into the mobile game, unveiling three pilot trucks at college campuses this back-to-school season. The trucks will be licensed and operated by Aramark, with which Starbucks has some longstanding relationships at college campuses throughout the country. Starbucks says the trucks will have a menu of drinks and food “nearly identical to what customers would find in their neighborhood Starbucks […]

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A Crippa et al, 2014. Coffee Consumption and Mortality from All Causes, Cardiovascular Disease, and Cancer: A Dose-Response Meta-Analysis, American Journal of Epidemiology, published online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT Several studies have analyzed the relationship between coffee consumption and mortality, but the shape of the association remains unclear. We conducted a dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies to examine the dose-response associations between coffee consumption and mortality from all causes, cardiovascular disease (CVD), …

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Fraudulent Fillers in Coffee Revisited: The Coffee Fights Back

Earlier this month, we reported on release by the American Chemical Society leading up to the group’s annual conference that suggested widespread use of filler ingredients like plant husks and twigs in ground coffee products. The release itself began with the phrase “Coffee drinkers beware,” and the news has since been picked up by hundreds of mainstream news sources in the […]

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Pacific Coast Coffee Association’s 83rd Convention Coming in September

(Press release from the Pacific Coast Coffee Association. Claims not verified or endorsed by Daily Coffee News.) The Pacific Coast Coffee Association (PCCA) will be having its 83rd Annual Convention will be held from September 18-20th 2014 at the Sunriver Resort located in Sunriver, Oregon. Registration ends Friday August 29, 2014. The program for the event will cover the timeliest […]

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My Summer Vacation: A Coffee Journal by Michael Sheridan

Some people go to a lake in the Northwoods; others pack up the minivan and head to a Disney resort; others yet gaze upon Mount Rushmore, Niagra Falls or the Rocky Mountains. For his summer vacation, regular Daily Coffee News contributor and CRS Coffeelands blog author Michael Sheridan drinks coffee. Of course, Sheridan can’t be everywhere, but here’s how he spent […]

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Qian Xiao et el, 2014, Inverse Association of Total and Decaffeinated Coffee with Liver Enzymes in NHANES 1999 – 2010. Hepatology, published online ahead of print.

Background: Coffee may have hepatoprotective effects and higher coffee consumption has been associated inversely with levels of liver enzymatic markers. However, it is unclear whether decaffeinated coffee is also associated with liver enzymes. Methods: The study population included 27,793 participants, age 20 or older, in …

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Coming to Columbus: A New Bar and Roasting HQ for Brioso Coffee

Cafe Brioso, a roastery and cafe that has become a downtown Columbus, Ohio, staple over the past 13 years, is hoping to dramatically increase its production capacity and double its retail presence with the opening of a new headquarters this winter. The Brioso team says the new facility in the Discovery District will have an open floor plan, open cupping and laboratory […]

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Inside Denver’s Newest Craft Coffee Bar, The Study at Hotel Teatro

In restaurant conception, it’s always good to have a coffee advocate. In the case of the historic Hotel Teatro in downtown Denver, that advocate was Jake Linzinmeir of the Denver-based restaurant consultancy Blau + Associates, who brought in local Method Roasters early on during a major restaurant redesign. Method is supplying coffee not only to the new Rocky Mountains-inspired restaurant, The Nickel, it’s […]

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Say Hello to AltoAir, a Wall-Free Pour Over System from Bairro Alto

The highly design-minded team at British product maker Bairro Alto recently released the AltoAir, a pour over system that visually and functionally more resembles a nest. Here Bairro Alto describes the impetus for the wall-free design: Pour over brewing can yield amazing results, but many people find the filter papers stick to the walls of the brewer and block up. This makes […]

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