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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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Art as Food as Art: Caitlin Freeman and her “Modern Art Desserts”

Art as Food as Art: Caitlin Freeman and her “Modern Art Desserts”

| April 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

Cailtlin Freeman’s new book details the drama and recipes behind her self-made dream job: responding to SFMOMA’s art through food.

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How Coffee Brings The World Together

How Coffee Brings The World Together

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Coffee is social stimulant, solitary pleasure, intellectual catalyst. It also connects us to far corners of the globe. From small specialty farms in Guatemala to large, industrial operations in Brazil and unexpected corners of the world, like Vietnam, the world’s morning cup of joe makes quite a journey.

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Deaf Foodies Savor Gourmet Ghetto Tasting Tour in Sign Language

Deaf Foodies Savor Gourmet Ghetto Tasting Tour in Sign Language

| March 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

A dozen Deaf Foodies relish the tastes and history of Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto in a 3 hour tasting tour presented completely in American Sign Language (ASL) by food writer (and ASL interpreter) Anna Mindess through Edible Excursions.

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A Daily Habit Of Green Tea Or Coffee Cuts Stroke Risk

A Daily Habit Of Green Tea Or Coffee Cuts Stroke Risk

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Drinking four cups of green tea or one cup of coffee per day were each associated with about a 20 percent lower risk of stroke. That’s according to a study of more than 82,000 men and women in Japan.

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More Antioxidants In Your Diet May Not Mean Better Health

More Antioxidants In Your Diet May Not Mean Better Health

| February 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Antioxidants in foods may have health benefits, but it’s not one size fits all. Having a diet high in overall antioxidant levels didn’t prevent stroke and dementia in one recent study, although eating more vitamin C and E specifically did seem to help.

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Bartavelle Coffee and Wine Bar

Bartavelle Coffee and Wine Bar

Long live Bartavelle Coffee and Wine Bar! Owner Suzanne Drexhage talks with Stephanie Rosenbaum about the joys and challenges of opening her new Berkeley cafe on the site of the old Cafe Fanny.

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Bean to Bar to Glass: Dandelion Chocolate Opens a Café in the Mission

Bean to Bar to Glass: Dandelion Chocolate Opens a Café in the Mission

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd visits Dandelion Chocolate’s new cafe, where a team of passionate chocolate makers use beans that are sourced directly from quality small farms to make chocolate bars, smoothies, tea and iced chocolate drinks.

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A Cozy Coffee Spot in Oakland’s Temescal Alley: The CRO Cafe

A Cozy Coffee Spot in Oakland’s Temescal Alley: The CRO Cafe

| December 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tucked away inside a cozy storefront along the quaint corridor of Temescal Alley is north Oakland’s newest coffee shop, The CRO Cafe.

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Traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony Brewed Up by Chef Marcus Samuelsson and Cafe Colucci at SF Chefs

Traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony Brewed Up by Chef Marcus Samuelsson and Cafe Colucci at SF Chefs

| August 7, 2012 | 12 Comments

A traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony was presented for SF Chefs by Chef Marcus Samuelsson and Fetlework Tefferi of Oakland’s Cafe Colucci. The bean roasting demo was followed by a brunch of Ethiopian specialties.

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Maui Coffee Farm Tour

Maui Coffee Farm Tour

| July 11, 2012 | 4 Comments

Experience Maui through its coffee: we tour a small coffee estate, a commercial scale farm, learn about heirloom Maui-grown coffee, roast and bag, and of course, enjoy some fresh-brewed coffee.

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