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The science behind why coffee is so damn good for you

19 February 2016 | Added by Paul Bilkey

A while back, there were some killjoys out there who would suggest that a cup of coffee wasn’t good for you. Fortunately, science has driven these non-believers into the decaffeinated wilderness. Coffee is good for you, and forever will it be known to be true.

A new study&...

10 Reasons Why Coffee Drinkers Are More Likely To Be Successful Part 2

7 February 2016 | Added by Paul Bilkey

6. They have longer life spansAccording to studies and based on the health benefits attached to drinking coffee, people who drink coffee have a longer life span, as they are less susceptible to premature death and the negative effects of heart diseases, cholesterol intake, and bl...

10 Reasons Why Coffee Drinkers Are More Likely To Be Successful Part 1

4 February 2016 | Added by Paul Bilkey

1. They are more physically activeWhen caffeine enters your blood stream, it acts like fuel. It also increases the adrenaline level in your body to significantly enhance your physical performance. Some suggest that you have a cup of coffee roughly an hour before you hit the gym o...

Good news: It’s totally fine to drink lots (and lots) of coffee. The government just said so

31 January 2016 | Added by Paul Bilkey

Earlier this year, the federal advisory committee that helps write the Dietary Guidelines for Americans weighed in on coffee for the first time and concluded that drinking up to five cups a day can be part of a "healthy lifestyle." The group wrote that "strong and consistent evidence shows that c...

Coffee might actually be good for you

12 May 2015 | Added by Ross Easey

When I was a kid, my parents refused to let me drink coffee because they believed it would "stunt my growth." It turns out, of course, that this is a myth. Studies have failed, again and again, to show that coffee or caffeine consumption are related to reduced bone mass or how tall people are.

A Few Cups of Coffee a Day May Help You Avoid Clogged Arteries

1 May 2015 | Added by Ross Easey

Are you somebody that cannot do without a few cups of coffee throughout the day to keep you going? If so, you may be cheered to hear that a new study has suggested drinking three to five cups of coffee a day reduces the risk of clogged arteries and heart attacks.

In a study of more than 2...

What baristas really think of your coffee order

25 November 2014 | Added by Ross Easey

 

We asked the experts what they think about complicated coffee orders – from time-consuming orders to whether customers should pay more for non-standard orders.

Gone are the days of the simple caffé latte. Your morning pick-me-up now comes with so many ...

Coffee Benefits Are In Your Genes

8 October 2014 | Added by Ross Easey

Coffee is one of the world’s most popular drinks, and also one of the most researched. Source: AFP

 

Harvard study, published in Molecular Psychiatry, finds genetic link to coffee

IT’S after mid-morning. Are you feeling like you n...

Coffee addiction: Do people consume too much caffeine?

3 September 2014 | Added by Paul Bilkey

US officials are investigating the safety of caffeine in snacks and energy drinks, worried about the "cumulative impact" of the stimulant - which is added to a growing number of products. Is our tea and coffee-fuelled society too dependent on the world's favourite drug?The bubbling kettle, the ar...

Australian Cafes Arrive in New York

2 September 2014 | Added by Ross Easey

Xpresso Delight is not the only established Australian presence in New York.  Many Australian owned and cafes are making themselves known.

New York is a city of immigrants and their unofficial embassies offering a taste of home: the French bistro, the English pub, the California juic...

Coffee Quotes

17 August 2014 | Added by Paul Bilkey

I believe humans get a lot done, not because we're smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee. ~Flash RosenbergCoffee is a beverage that puts one to sleep when not drank. ~Alphonse Allais

Coffee smells like freshly ground heaven. ~Jessi Lane Adams

Caffeine isn't a dru...

Coffee Quotes

4 August 2014 | Added by Paul Bilkey

“Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?” ― Albert Camus

“What do you want?""Just coffee. Black - like my soul.” ― Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

“As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?” ― Cassandra Clare...

Life is Like a Cup of Coffee

28 July 2014 | Added by Paul Bilkey

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assort...

What are the health benefits of coffee?

17 June 2014 | Added by Paul Bilkey

A cup of coffee in the morning may pack more than just an energy boost.More and more research is emerging to suggest that there may be several health benefits associated with drinking this dark black beverage, from helping prevent diabetes to lowering the risk of liver disease.The consumption of ...

What your coffee says about you

9 June 2014 | Added by Paul Bilkey

Cafe Latte

The latte-lover tends to be a bit softer, like a milky latte. They can be more romantic than others and are probably still friends with their first crush! They are the ones who always stay back at work (and actually mean to) without ever complaining. They would bring in their o...

Baba Budan: Coffee of India

25 May 2014 | Added by Paul Bilkey

Baba Budan was a respected holy man from India who is believed to have introduced coffee to the country. It is said that during a pilgrimage Baba snuck some seeds out of Arabia.

As legend has it, Baba bound seven beans to his stomach when he left Arabia. Upon his return home, Baba planted...

The Story Of Coffee - The final

8 April 2014 | Added by Paul Bilkey

For US coffee drinkers, the country’s wettest city, Seattle, has become synonymous with a new type of café culture, which, from its birth in the 1970s, swept the continent, dramatically improving the general quality of the beverage. This new found 'evangelism' for coffee has spread t...

The Story Of Coffee Part 3

24 March 2014 | Added by Paul Bilkey

The rapid expansion of production in Brazil and Java, among others, caused a significant decline in world prices. These bottomed out in the late 1840’s, from which point a strong upward movement occurred, reaching its peak in the 1890’s. During this latter period, due mainly to a lack...

The Story of Coffee Part 2

5 March 2014 | Added by Paul Bilkey

The first literary reference to coffee being drunk in North America is from 1668 and, soon after, coffee houses were established in New York, Philadelphia, Boston and other towns. The Boston Tea Party Of 1773 was planned in a coffee house, the Green Dragon. Both the New York Stock Exchange and th...

The Story Of Coffee

16 February 2014 | Added by Paul Bilkey

The global spread of coffee growing and drinking began in the Horn of Africa, where, according to legend, coffee trees originated in the Ethiopian province of Kaffa. It is recorded that the fruit of the plant, known as coffee cherries, was eaten by slaves taken from present day Sudan into Yemen a...

Coffee Production

5 January 2014 | Added by Paul Bilkey

The first coffee plantation in Brazil occurred in 1727 when Lt. Col. Francisco de Melo Palheta smuggled seeds, still essentially from the germ plasm originally taken from Yemen to Batavia, from French Guiana. By the 1800s, Brazil's harvests would turn coffee from an elite indulgence to a drink fo...

Latte Art at Home? Here's how to Xpresso Yourself!

2 January 2014 | Added by Ross Easey

Ever wondered how to get that classic cafe latte art finish on your coffee at home, or even the office for the true coffee connoisseur?  Here's a couple of how to videos.  Enjoy!

The Rosetta from Verve Coffee Roasters in the US.....

And from Jen Marks a double R...

Coffee Comes to Europe

18 December 2013 | Added by Paul Bilkey

European travellers to the Near East brought back stories of the unusual dark black beverage. By the 17th century, coffee had made its way to Europe and was becoming popular across the continent. Opponents were overly cautious, calling the beverage the 'bitter invention of Satan.' With the coming...

Want a Coffee, Mate? Australian Cafes Selling New York on Down Under Tradition

26 November 2013 | Added by Ross Easey

Xpresso Delight is not the only Australian coffee company introducing real coffee to the US market, others are in on the act as well........

 

Joe Schafran and Ryan Gonzales Johnson at Toby's Estate Coffee.

Specialty cafes are being opened across the city by ...

7 Reasons Why Coffee Is Good For You

19 November 2013 | Added by Stephen Spitz

                         Coffee isn't just warm and energising, it may also be extremely good for you...

In recent years and decades, scie...

Good Coffee Is Vital to a Happy Workplace

13 November 2013 | Added by Paul Bilkey

Good Coffee Is Vital to a Happy Workplace When employees are asked to do more with less, smart business managers look for creative, affordable ways to keep staff motivated. Now, new survey findings reveal that small perks like good, free coffee can have a major impact in boosting employee morale....

The History Of Coffee

3 November 2013 | Added by Ross Easey

In the Ethiopian highlands, where the legend of Kaldi, the goatherd, originated, coffee trees grow today as they have for centuries. Though we will never know with certainty, there probably is some truth to the Kaldi legend.

It is said that he discovered coffee after noticing that his goa...

How Not to be an Arrogant Fool

2 November 2013 | Added by Stephen Spitz

How Not to be an Arrogant Fool

There is a famous TV interview with Jimi Hendrix, soon after his jaw-dropping Woodstock performance, in which the interviewer, Dick Cavett, says "You're considered one of the best guitarists in the world". Hendrix shakes his head, looks down...

How to Prevent Bad Decisions

18 October 2013 | Added by Stephen Spitz

How to Prevent Bad Decisions

  The job of a leader is to make good decisions, particularly when  the economy is soft, as it is at the moment. In the franchise relationship  the franchisor is the leader. While this tip is especially dedicated to  s...

How Coffee Could Save Your Life

18 October 2013 | Added by Stephen Spitz

How Coffee Could Save Your Life

To hear most recent research tell it, coffee is a miracle drink. The magic beans will ward off skin cancer and Alzheimer’s, reduce heart failure and diabetes risks, heighten focus, and maybe even protect liver health. Oh, and ...

Coffee - One Name For Divine Taste

16 October 2013 | Added by Paul Bilkey

Ethiopia, a place where coffee's importance and response was first noticed. In early 9th century, people of Ethiopia noticed that due to consumption of large number of cocoa beans, animals hyped with energy danced and people use a special drink from which they can stay up late night as well. A si...

Coffee Drinkers May Live Longer

14 October 2013 | Added by Ross Easey

Your morning cup of coffee may start to taste even better after a major government study found that frequent coffee drinkers have a lower risk of dying from a variety of diseases, compared with people who drink little or no coffee.

The report, published online in The New England ...

Coffee as a Health Drink?

10 October 2013 | Added by Brian Barnard

Coffee harms no-one (except Parasites)!

Is coffee really a health drink? Are you sure? Yes this is a brazen plug for fair trade organic coffees. Some people are unaware of thehealthy nature of coffee.  It’s a ‘bean’ for Pet...

Coffee - Good for Hair Growth???

1 October 2013 | Added by Brian Barnard

Caffeine and the Hair Cycle

Caffeine has the ability to interact with your hair follicles, helping to guide your follicles' behavior and regulate hair growth. A study published in the "International Journal of Dermatology" in 2007 found that the presence of caffeine stimu...

Why Great Coffee could be Great for You ...6 Reasons To Drink Coffee

25 September 2013 | Added by Steven Hodgetts

Interesting article for coffee lovers!

6 Reasons to drink...Coffee

Often people think of coffee just as a vehicle for caffeine," writes Dr. Rob van Dam of the Harvard School of Public Health. "But it's actually a very complex beverage," containi...

How Coffee Could Save Your Life

25 September 2013 | Added by Paul Bilkey

How Coffee Could Save Your LifeYet another reason to indulge your caffeine addiction To hear most recent research tell it, coffee is a miracle drink. The magic beans will ward off skin cancer and Alzheimer’s, reduce heart failure and diabetes risks, heighten focus, and maybe even protect li...

Coffee: Your personality in a cup

25 September 2013 | Added by Brian Barnard

For years, we've been reading tea leaves. Now a new book predicts your personality based on how you like your coffee.

Coffee snobs can find more than froth and sugar at the bottom of their cups - personality lives there as well. 

While strolling out of a cafe on the way to wo...

Coffee lovers are higher paid than tea fans

25 September 2013 | Added by Stephen Spitz

Coffee lovers are higher paid than tea fans

Coffee drinkers earn $3,240 average more than tea drinkers!

Think carefully how you take your caffeine in the morning – a choice between tea and coffee can determine your salary and popula...

The arty latte... or how to turn coffee into 3D sculpture

25 September 2013 | Added by Ross Easey

Japanese artist creates foamy artworks using toothpick and a spoon.

Kazuki Yamamato creates turns his hands to both portraits and sculpture. The barista has created bunnies, hippos and even giraffes.

If you like to play with the froth on your coffee, here’s ...

Lessons for effective coaching

25 September 2013 | Added by Stephen Spitz

 

Lessons for effective coaching

When people make mistakes they are usually feeling bad about it. We learn our own lessons. The last thing we need is someone making us feel worse - which just gets in the way of the learning process.<...

Caffeine fix: smaller cups leave latte lovers flat

25 September 2013 | Added by Stephen Spitz

Froth and bother: ANthony Kaplan of Panama House in Bondi is trialling the smaller cups. Baristas call it a better flavour. Consumers may call it a rip-off.

Takeaway coffee cups are beginning to shrink in size yet the coffee price remains the same price, as Sydney a...

Franchisees emerge in buoyant mood

23 September 2013 | Added by Paul Crabtree

Professor Lorelle Frazer from Griffith University in Brisbane.

AUSTRALIA'S $131 billion franchising sector has bounced back from the global financial crisis with more systems and more franchisees but the same challenges.

Griffith Universi...

Coffee breaks cost us $11.4 billion a year, but only a mug would say no...

23 September 2013 | Added by Paul Crabtree

EMPLOYERS have a reason to discourage their workers from ducking out for a coffee, with new ABS figures showing it costs Australian businesses $11.4 billion a year in a loss of productivity.

A staggering 63 per cent of the state's workers drink a...

National Coffee Choice report reveals coffee has become the basis of social stereotyping

23 September 2013 | Added by Paul Crabtree

ARE you a high-maintenance latte drinker or does your flat white order indicate you are down-to-earth, laid-back and boring.

A new report reveals coffee has become the basis of social stereotyping.

Many Australians inflate their coffee choice in order to ...

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