on coffee.: Coffee on Airplanes is a No-Go, Gear Patrol Names Best 25 Roasters, The Future of Coffee Is Female. June 5, 2018

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Now, for some creative bartenders, coffee is almost as versatile a cocktail ingredient as tonic water.

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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.”

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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.

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“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

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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.

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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

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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 

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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.”

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 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.

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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.

 

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