From EurekAlert: Waste coffee grounds offer new source of biodiesel fuel. Researchers in Nevada are reporting that waste coffee grounds can provide a cheap, abundant, and environmentally friendly source of biodiesel fuel for powering cars and trucks. [continue]. See? Espresso can power more than just my mouth.
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From the Globe and Mail: The buzz over caffeine: It can help your workout. THE QUESTION Will drinking coffee help or hinder my workout? THE ANSWER Until 2004, caffeine was a banned substance for elite athletes, who could test positive if they drank as few as three cups of strong coffee. That, one would assume, [...]
This is the best news I’ve heard today. From the CBC: Coffee drinking not harmful and may help against heart disease: study. Drinking copious amounts of coffee is not harmful to your health, and particularly if you’re a woman, may actually protect you from heart disease, new research suggests. Researchers from Harvard School of Public [...]
We would never have bought an inexpensive espresso machine, because we’re serious about our coffee, and we though you’d need an expensive machine to make a really good shot. But surprise: a cheap machine came as a gift from a relative. Now that we’ve perfected our technique, our home-made espresso is awesome! We’ve got flavour, [...]
From Ananova: Praying for a cuppa. The power of prayer is all it takes to relax with a drink at a newly opened Croatian cafe. Customers at the Jedro coffee shop in Zagreb are asked to say a certain number of prayers in return for their drinks. The most expensive beverage is a Coca-Cola which [...]
From the New York Times: At Last, a $20,000 Cup of Coffee. With its brass-trimmed halogen heating elements, glass globes and bamboo paddles, the new contraption that is to begin making coffee this week at the Blue Bottle Café here looks like a machine from a Jules Verne novel, a 19th-century vision of the future. [...]
The National Geographic’s coffee pages contain a few interesting things: legends page with fascinating historical tidbits, a map of coffee-producing nations , and their The Bonanza Bean article. From the latter, here is a bit of weirdness for you: The Japanese gentlemen buried me up to the chin in a shallow grave and left me [...]