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Two New Berkeley Cafes Offer Butter In Your Coffee And Kava In Your Tea

Two New Berkeley Cafes Offer Butter In Your Coffee And Kava In Your Tea

| March 24, 2015 | 3 Comments

Two new Berkeley cafes offer the latest drink trends.

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Starbucks Will Stop Putting The Words ‘Race Together’ On Cups

Starbucks Will Stop Putting The Words ‘Race Together’ On Cups

| March 23, 2015 | 2 Comments

Some see the move as a reaction to widespread criticism of the company’s push to start candid conversations about race in its stores. But Starbucks says the move had nothing to do with the backlash.

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Tea Tuesdays: Gift Of The Moon, Bane Of The Spanish — The Story Of Yerba Mate

Tea Tuesdays: Gift Of The Moon, Bane Of The Spanish — The Story Of Yerba Mate

| March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Legend has it the moon gifted this drink to the Guaraní people of South America. It was banned by the colonial government. The Jesuits made it their most profitable crop. Oh, and the pope drinks it.

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Tea Tuesdays: The Chemis-Tea Of Pouring The Perfect English-Style Cuppa

Tea Tuesdays: The Chemis-Tea Of Pouring The Perfect English-Style Cuppa

| February 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

The British are very specific about how they take their tea: black, with milk and sugar. But steeping the optimal cup requires a surprising amount of chemistry. Here’s a guide to the science.

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The Roast With The Most: Talking Shop With Coffee Review

The Roast With The Most: Talking Shop With Coffee Review

| January 21, 2015 | 1 Comment

Discussing trends, best buys, and slurping with the obsessives behind Coffee Review.

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A Tempting Tour of Turkish Delights through Culinary Backstreets

A Tempting Tour of Turkish Delights through Culinary Backstreets

| January 16, 2015 | 3 Comments

Are you a food-focused traveler who would rather forgo famous eating establishments to frequent a bevy of beloved local spots, then Culinary Backstreets is your best new travel buddy.

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No More Gift Cards: 10 Local Food Gifts For Your Holiday Season

No More Gift Cards: 10 Local Food Gifts For Your Holiday Season

| December 12, 2014 | 2 Comments

Surprise everyone on your list with picks from this collection of local, delicious gift ideas, from cheesemaking classes to custom tea blends.

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Matcha: Silky and Smooth, It’s Not Just for Tea Ceremonies Anymore

Matcha: Silky and Smooth, It’s Not Just for Tea Ceremonies Anymore

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Japanese tea-ceremony staple for centuries, antioxiant- and umami-rich matcha is spurring a new wave of geekdom.

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Catahoula’s Kaffeegarten: “High-End Coffee at a Moderate Price” Opening in Berkeley’s SoFo

Catahoula’s Kaffeegarten: “High-End Coffee at a Moderate Price” Opening in Berkeley’s SoFo

| September 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Richmond-based artisanal roaster is all about “high-end coffee at a moderate price,” but takes its mission further: “We are about bringing people together and community. Not the ‘Third Community’ liquid culture of Starbucks, but an authentically local flavor where people from all walks of life…gather.”

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Barista Secrets: 3 Tips For A Better At-Home Cup

Barista Secrets: 3 Tips For A Better At-Home Cup

| September 4, 2014 | 18 Comments

You’ve bought a French press, $50 burr grinder, and coffee from your favorite local roaster—so why doesn’t your coffee made at home taste as good as it does in their stores?

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VeloBrews Cafe and Cycling Community Center Now Open in Bayview

VeloBrews Cafe and Cycling Community Center Now Open in Bayview

| July 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Need some caffeine or some new cycling gear? Jennifer Leeper and Ross Del Duca recently opened a cafe and bike shop to serve their community in Bayview.

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What It Takes To Make A Decent Cup Of Coffee In Space

What It Takes To Make A Decent Cup Of Coffee In Space

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Italian engineers say they’ve finally come up with a way to brew espresso on the ISS so astronauts can ditch the instant coffee. We asked: What’s so hard about making coffee in space? Answer: A lot.

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Finally! A Decent Espresso On The International Space Station

Finally! A Decent Espresso On The International Space Station

| June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

An Italian aerospace firm, in conjunction with coffee company Lavazza and the Italian space agency, have jointly developed a system for producing zero-G espresso.

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Coloso Coffee: A Colossal Caffeinated Experience in a Tiny Uptown Oakland Space

Coloso Coffee: A Colossal Caffeinated Experience in a Tiny Uptown Oakland Space

| June 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

New establishments keep popping up in Oakland’s Uptown neighborhood, and Coloso Coffee is another recent addition that’s just joined the diverse coffee scene. Coloso, which translates to “colossal” in Spanish, is a cheeky reference to the shop’s petite 370-square-foot space.

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