look who’s talking
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1: Coffee isn’t just great at perking you up in the morning. It’s great around the garden, too.
2: Nathanael Mehrens, co-creator of the coffee soda I consumed, describes it as tasting “like an orange Tootsie Pop,” with coffee’s richness and citrus. Until recently, coffee soda couldn’t be easily found outside of Nashville, because it’s a Music City creation (or so Nashvillians proudly claim).
3: The straws made from paper or compostable plastic will be available to customers by request and eventually become standard for all iced coffee, tea and espresso drinks, Starbucks said in a news release.
4: South Korea is changing the way it sells coffee — at least when you buy it at a coffee shop. Starting next month, if you drink your coffee in a café, you won’t be using a disposable cup. And that’s already stirring some controversy.
5: “Certain coffees evoke nostalgic memories. There’s an olfactory gland in your brain where our memories are stored.”MOKHTAR ALKHANSHALI, PORT OF MOKHA FOUNDER
6: The festival raises money to support the Ohio River Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting and improving the river’s ecology. “You can’t have great coffee without great water,” said Rich Cogen, the foundation’s executive director. “This festival gets people thinking about that connection.”
7: “The idea behind Plant Based Coffee Shop is that I’ve been a big figure in the vegan and plant-based movement, and I want to continue to create accessible options for people to eat healthy food,” he said.
8 : “Mushroom coffee is regular coffee blended with medicinal mushroom extracts,” says Jessica Ivey, R.D.N. “The extract is made by spray-drying key components of the mushrooms to produce a concentrated extract.”
9: Using a rare Yiracheffe heirloom variety from Ethiopia [Santuario Sul ] Pereira’s new coffee brings a profile of ripe stone fruit and sweet peonies, a surprising combination of flavors from a region known for its dark, bold and nutty varieties.