Drama Unfolds with the Opening of Williamsburg’s First Starbucks

As might be expected, there has been some pushback related to the opening of Williamsburg’s first Starbucks, which debuted at 6 a.m. today at the new 65 Ainsle building at the intersection of Ainsle and Union. If Williamsburg didn’t “officially end” in November with the opening of a Dunkin’ Donuts, Eater says the Starbucks opening makes “the gentrification of hipsterville” complete. […]

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D.C. Roastery Vigilante Coffee Opens First Public Outpost in Hyatsville

After two years of building wholesale accounts and putting in time at farmers markets, flea markets and pop ups, Washington D.C.’s Vigilante Coffee is opening a brick-and-mortar roastery and small bar in Hyatsville, Md. The grand opening is scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, July 19, at the Vigilante Coffee Co. Roastery and Cafe, located in a former Ford Model-T dealership at […]

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Win Prizes, Do Good at this Portland-Area Barista Showdown

At heart, despite the flashy latte art and the tattoos and bow-ties, most baristas just want to make the world a better place. With that intention, Caravan Coffee and The American Barista & Coffee School of Portland, Ore. are teaming up for the second year in a row to host the Barista Show-Down, a competition to benefit the Newberg Area […]

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G Rojo-Martiez et al, 2014. Serum sCD163 Levels are Associated with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Are Influenced by Coffee and Wine Consumption: Results of the Di@bet.es Study, PLOS One, published online.

ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: Serum levels of soluble TNF-like weak inducer of apoptosis (sTWEAK) and its scavenger receptor CD163 (sCD163) have been linked to insulin resistance. We analysed the usefulness of these cytokines as biomarkers of type 2 diabetes in a Spanish …

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M S H Akash et al, 2014. Effects of coffee on type 2 diabetes mellitus. Nutrition, published online ahead of print.

This review provides the epidemiologic and research evidences documenting the effects of coffee consumption on type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). We summarize the literature concerning the effects of coffee consumption on different mechanistic factors involving in pathogenesis of T2DM, such as glucose tolerance, insulin …

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You’ll Probably Rush to Ebay for Vintage Hot Plates After Seeing this FrankenMoka

Amsterdam-based Frans Goddijn is one of specialty coffee’s mad scientists. Most recently, he’s shared with us his camera work capturing transparent portafilters to monitor puck behavior during extraction. Now Goddijn gives us his latest FrankenCoffee project: A decked out moka pot that he says results in a sweet espresso-like brew, including a touch of crema. “With a moka pot?” you ask. “Yes,” we say, […]

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Pod Giant Nestle Nespresso Turns to College Students for Sustainability Advice

For the second year running, Nestlé Nespresso has looked to the academic business world for ideas to fold into the Swiss mega-roaster and pod-maker’s sustainability plans. Sustainability in the single-serve pod segment is arguably an oxymoronic concept, but if nothing else, the second annual Nespresso MBA Challenge gives the coffee world a fresh perspective on how some of the brightest minds in business […]

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South Korean Coffee Imports from U.S. Roasters Increase in 2013/14

South Koreans are importing more roasted coffee from the United States, reflecting the popularity of U.S. brands, as well as relaxed trade taxes. The amount of roasted coffee imported by South Korea from the United States saw a double-digit annual increase in 2013, according to data released July 4 by the Korea Customs Service and obtained by multiple Korean news outlets. […]

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R S Loomba et al, 2014. The Effect of Coffee and Quantity of Consumption on Specific Cardiovascular and All-Cause Mortality: Coffee Consumption Does Not Affect Mortality, American Journal of Therapeutics, published online ahead of print.

Previous studies have examined whether or not an association exists between the consumption of caffeinated coffee to all-cause and cardiovascular mortality. This study aimed to delineate this association using population representative data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III. Patients …

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S N Hinkle et al, 2014, First trimester coffee and tea intake and risk of gestational diabetes mellitus: a study within a national birth cohort. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, published online ahead of print.

OBJECTIVE: Coffee and tea consumption is associated with a decreased type 2 diabetes risk in non-pregnant adults. We examined the relation between first trimester coffee and tea consumption and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) risk. DESIGN: Population-based cohort study. SETTING: Denmark …

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