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5 Bites: Drink a Cuppa Coffee in Oakland

5 Bites: Drink a Cuppa Coffee in Oakland

| September 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

You’ll never be at a loss for finding a good cup of coffee in Oakland as there’s a wealth of places to choose from, and here’s five cafes that make a fine brew.

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Now A Test Can Tell If Your Pricey Cup Of Cat Poop Coffee Is Fake

Now A Test Can Tell If Your Pricey Cup Of Cat Poop Coffee Is Fake

| September 3, 2013 | 1 Comment

The world’s most expensive coffee can cost $600 a pound, and it comes from — there’s no delicate way to put it — civet poop. But how do you know if what you’re shelling out for is the real deal? Chemists have come up with the world’s first cat poop coffee test.

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How Many Cups of Coffee Per Day Are Too Many?

How Many Cups of Coffee Per Day Are Too Many?

| August 17, 2013 | 1 Comment

A study suggests drinking four or more cups of coffee per day could significantly raise your risk of dying from any cause if you are under 55. But other medical researchers say four cups a day may be just fine if you’re healthy.

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5 Foods and Beverages that Nourish, Heal and Protect Your Skin

5 Foods and Beverages that Nourish, Heal and Protect Your Skin

| July 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

You are what you eat and it shows! Dr. Dara Thompson talks about which foods feed the skin and some that may help to prevent skin cancer and sunburns.

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If TV’s Your Cup Of Tea, Try A Character-Infused Blend

If TV’s Your Cup Of Tea, Try A Character-Infused Blend

| April 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

It looks like tea is joining the ranks of fan fiction and fan art as an option for expressing your love for the likes of everything from Downtown Abbey and Doctor Who to Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games. One company is selling crowdsourced fandom blends inspired by customers’ favorite TV shows, books, movies and comics.

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So Jerry Seinfeld Called Us To Talk About Coffee

So Jerry Seinfeld Called Us To Talk About Coffee

| April 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

After years of not understanding coffee, Jerry Seinfeld says he’s finally discovered the delight of meeting someone over a cup. “You have coffee and for some reason it makes you talk a lot,” he says.

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Cruising For Caffeine: The 3rd Annual Coffee Ride

Cruising For Caffeine: The 3rd Annual Coffee Ride

| April 28, 2013 | 5 Comments

It’s officially a yearly caffeinated tradition; my friend Pamela Palma and I led our 3rd Annual Coffee Ride through the streets of San Francisco yesterday. Close to 50 other coffee-loving cyclists met us at 10AM at Stanza Coffee Bar, our first stop in the Mission.

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Why Caffeine In Coffee Is A Miracle Drug For The Tired

Why Caffeine In Coffee Is A Miracle Drug For The Tired

| April 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Historians tell us that caffeine in coffee helped Western civilization “sober up” and get down to business. Now scientific research shows that at low doses, caffeine improves performance on mental tasks, especially in people who are already tired.

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Step Aside, Gents. Witness The Rise Of Women In Coffee

Step Aside, Gents. Witness The Rise Of Women In Coffee

| April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

From handpicking to sorting, it’s women’s hands that take on much of the labor involved in producing coffee around the world. New initiatives are empowering women to reap more of the financial rewards.

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EU Embraces ‘Suspended Coffee’: Pay It Forward With A Cup Of Joe

EU Embraces ‘Suspended Coffee’: Pay It Forward With A Cup Of Joe

| April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

About a century ago, a beautiful tradition emerged in the Italian city of Naples: Cafe-goers would buy a cup of coffee anonymously and in advance for a less-fortunate stranger. With much of Europe now in tight financial times, the custom is spreading across the continent.

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Masterpiece In A Mug: Japanese Latte Art Will Perk You Up

Masterpiece In A Mug: Japanese Latte Art Will Perk You Up

| April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

You think clovers and hearts are impressive? Wait till you get a load of these Japanese latte drawings. A culture that values the beauty of the ephemeral has brought us a new level of art in foam.

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How Coffee Influenced The Course Of History

How Coffee Influenced The Course Of History

| April 24, 2013 | 1 Comment

Once people figured out how to roast the seeds of the Coffea plant in the 1400s, coffee took over the world. In doing so, it fueled creativity, revolutions, new business ventures, literature, music — and slavery.

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Coffee For A Cause: What Do Those Feel-Good Labels Deliver?

Coffee For A Cause: What Do Those Feel-Good Labels Deliver?

| April 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

It doesn’t take much effort to find bags of coffee with labels that promise social and environmental improvements. But each one of these certification programs promises something different for the farmer and the land — and every promise involves some compromises.

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Journey Of A Specialty Coffee Bean, From Cherry To Cup

Journey Of A Specialty Coffee Bean, From Cherry To Cup

| April 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

That tasty cup of java from your favorite gourmet coffee shop began life on a farm thousands of miles away. Farmers who cater to the specialty coffee market compete on quality. And some use the higher prices their beans fetch to reinvest in their businesses and improve conditions for workers.

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