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Now, for some creative bartenders, coffee is almost as versatile a cocktail ingredient as tonic water.
A flight attendant who works for a major American airline said that coffee is the one thing passengers should avoid while on a plane, telling Vice: “Don’t drink the coffee on airplanes. It’s the same potable water that goes through the bathroom system.”
As temperatures rise, “even areas not (formerly) suitable for coffee growing have become suitable, presenting an opportunity for the country to cope with climate change,” he said.
“The idea is to try and have more of a conversation about what the drinks actually are, and start to strip away some of that anxiety that people have when they go to a coffee shop,” said Kris Fulton, the cafe’s co-owner and former general manager of the now-defunct Lamill Coffee in Harbor East’s Four Seasons Hotel. “We’re trying, as much as we can, to level the playing field between baristas and guests.” Baltimore
And sometimes, a [coffee] roaster’s greatness is born by bringing troubling social issues to the forefront, putting life and well-being on the line to solve them.
Coffee culture in San Antonio has spread far beyond the bottomless cup at a diner. From beans to roasting to brewing, these five shops work the coffee spectrum from top to bottom. San Antonio, Texas
Last summer more than 3,000 people poured through the doors at a two-day event celebrating the UK’s vibrant coffee culture boom among independent traders. Birmingham ranks fourth highest in the UK as one of the leading ‘coffee culture’ cities. Birmingham, UK
There’s nothing worse than a weak cup o’ joe — if disappointment had a taste, that would be it. Weak coffee is the result of an improper coffee-to-water ratio, and according to the National Coffee Association, the “Golden Ratio” is “one to two tablespoons of ground coffee for every six ounces of water.”
It’s easy enough to find a dining guide for almost any place on the planet. Tracking down sublime cups of coffee, however, can be trickier.
For Kohana, The Future Of Coffee Is Female…According to Kohana’s team, the company plans to source entirely from women-owned and women-run coffee farms by 2020. This is no easy feat—the coffee industry is notoriously male-dominated, yet disproportionately powered by women laborers, which means in most cases male-run co-ops and farm owners control the purse strings, while women work the fields.