A recent article put out by San Antonio’s Kens5.com explored 32 new ways to use your coffee filters. While you can read the entire list, here are my favorite suggestions: Fresh Smelling Gym Bag Pour odor absorbing baking soda into a filter and secure it with an elastic band. Add the pouch into your gym […]
In a recent article published by the Los Angeles Times titled, Caffeine: Best friend you ever had or your worst enemy? we learn some of the pros and cons about how our body reacts to consuming caffeine. The article is based on findings of a registered dietitian named Ruth Frechman. Frechman says that our bodies […]
The coffee plant puts on quite a display when it starts to bloom. Over 30,000 white flowers blossom! Even more amazing is that the coffee plant can blossom eight times throughout the year. The fruit starts to develop about 24 hours after blossoms appear. Over the course of 6 to 8 months, the fruit changes […]
If you are willing to share, there are two useful ways to share coffee beans with your plants: Sprinkle ground coffee beans at the base of your flower beds to keep snails and slugs from invading your beautiful plants and flowers. Add a mixture of sugar and coffee grounds to a houseplant that has turned […]
Everyone likes their espresso prepared just so … Italians add sugar Germans and Swiss add hot chocolate, in equal parts Mexicans add cinnamon Belgians add chocolate Morccans add peppercorns Ethiopians add a pinch of salt Middle Easterners add cardamom and spices Austrians add whipped cream Egyptians drink it without any additions Why don’t your turn […]
Ever wonder how much you spend on take out coffee each year? It’s estimated that workers who go and buy coffee outside of their office could buy a plane ticket to Florida every year. Why not order your own gourmet coffee beans and brew a cup of coffee in the office on your own and […]
Lots of people take advantage of coffee drive through windows. Many stop and get their daily fix on their way to work. Ever wonder how all this time adds up? It has been said these people will spend up to 45 hours a year waiting in line for their coffee.
Arabica coffee plants will take 5 years to mature before they produce their first crop. A healthy coffee plant will produce only 5 pounds of green beans per year. Only 1/5th of the crop production will pass through high sorting standards and be marketed as specialty or gourmet coffee.
Do you ever wonder where the word “cappuccino” comes from? The Capuchin order of Friars, in the 16th century, played a major role in bringing Catholicism back to Reformation Europe. These monks wore long pointed hoods, or cappuccino, as part of the order’s habit. The word cappuccino was then used to describe espresso coffee topped […]
This week’s coffee fun fact addresses caffeine’s super-energizing powers. Caffeine has actually been added to International Olympic Committee’s list of prohibited substances. Any athlete testing more than 12 micrograms per milliliter of urine risks being banned – which is about five cups of coffee. Have you ever gotten such a buzz from coffee that you […]