Chances are you live a stone’s throw away from a Thai restaurant in your neighborhood, and you’ve got a go-to local favorite for pad thai. These days I often find myself traveling north of Berkeley, where there’s quite a few wonderful Thai eateries clustered in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo locales.
It’s the holy grail of the coffee world: a grinder that optimizes flavor from every bean. An Idaho couple has spent years perfecting a hand-cranked machine that’s as good as much pricier models.
The California university is already famous for its wine and beer programs. Coffee seemed like a natural next step. It’s new Coffee Center aims to break down the science behind the perfect cup of Joe.
A new study adds to the evidence that among everyday coffee drinkers, the wives’ tale that coffee will lead to dehydration is really just that: a tale. Another study found that caffeine may help to consolidate memories in the short-term, but may not help retrieve old memories.
Drinking two or more cups of coffee per day was associated with a 12 percent decreased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to fresh research. But man cannot live on coffee alone. Luckily, other foods may also help decrease the risk of the disease — or help those already diagnosed to manage the condition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.