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Around two billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide every day. This supply of coffee beans is challenged by two major nematode species which live in the soil and damage the roots of the coffee plant with no specific symptoms.


Vietnam is the second-biggest coffee producer in the world, after Brazil. Yet coffee enthusiasts often turn their noses up at the country’s offerings — or don’t even know about them. Vietnam


There is no way for coffee companies to know the levels of the chemicals without having the air tested by an industrial hygienist —something NIOSH suggests they do. Even places with little odor and seemingly large, airy spaces have been found with elevated levels. Still, companies can do a few things to immediately reduce the risk of exposure, Bailey said. Among the most important: Ensure good ventilation.


Death Wish, the self-proclaimed strongest coffee in the world, is hitting the shelves at Des Moines Walmart stores next month. IOWA


A coffee shop – going back to a couple hundred years ago, when they got popular in Europe – is like a tavern. They get a distinct clientele who see each other regularly. Monterey, CA


The new testing method can detect just one per cent of Robusta in a blended coffee. Lead scientist Dr Kate Kemsley, from Quadram, formerly known as the Institute of Food Research, said: “This is an important milestone for detecting fraud in coffee.


“Cauliflower is a massive earthy flavour. It’s beautiful in the mouth, it’s delicious and it’s one of those vegetables that can really stand up to coffee because it’s full. “It’s not like a carrot which is weak, it lingers in the mouth and coffee does the same. So they balance each other quite nicely so you get that beautiful bitterness, almost acidity from the coffee together from the cauliflower which is this full vegetable. They pair together quite nicely,” he explains. South Africa


The cafe at Joebar, Dark Matter’s fifth location, will open at 7 a.m. weekdays with a variety of espresso-based drinks, drip coffee and cold brew on draft .At 4 p.m. the space will flip back into Joebar, but Dark Matter coffee will still be available throughout the evening. Alternately, alcohol will be offered at the cafe, too. “If somebody wants to come in and get a cup of coffee and a shot of whiskey at 7 a.m., you can get nuts on a Monday,” LaMalfa quipped.


Nowadays, you can get green coffee on eBay and Amazon, but Troy says they take a quality approach, selecting each bean from different importers — year-round, they sell about 60 bean varieties, which vary by season. Oakland