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Lavazza Launches Into Orbit

When you are orbiting 205 miles above Earth’s surface at 17,100 miles per hour, in zero gravity, getting a good cup of coffee might seem impossible. Thanks to a joint project between Italian engineering and software firm Argotec, Lavazza, and The Italian Space Agency, that may no longer be the case.

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Corporate Professional Tasters

So I was watching the game the other night and saw a commercial for a large corporate fast food joint that was advertising how great it would be to work as their exclusive coffee taster. You know the one I’m talking about? They keep showing clip after clip of coffee being poured into cups and people smelling their java with such enjoyment in their eyes.

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Pour Over Brew

I hear this question a lot: what’s so different about pour over, anyway? It seems like an awful lot of work for your coffee. Well, I can see how it would seem intimidating, and I can certainly relate to feeling impatient when it comes to my morning coffee--but pour over brewing does have a lot to offer in the way of flavor.

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Underrated, Small Coffee Makers

I got thinking after my latest series of blogs about some small coffee brewers that are a little different. Different in a good way. They can brew great coffee but may not be that well known yet. Let’s take a closer look at a few you may want to consider if you want to brew really good coffee at home or the office. First, let’s look at the Sowden Brewer. 

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Syphon Brewing

Do you love coffee? Have you secretly dreamed of being a mad scientist? Well break out your lab coat and protective goggles, because the Syphon brewing method may be the perfect medium to explore your inner chemist and experience a whole new cup of coffee.

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The Ibrik and J Martinez Coffee

If you read my blog about the history of coffee, you know according to legend coffee was first discovered by a goat herder in the hills of Ethiopia. It spread throughout the region, reaching Turkey, where they developed one of the oldest brewing methods still in use today: the ibrk.

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Big Leaguers Like Coffee Too

Lenny Dysktra was a great baseball player. But his legacy might be best remembered for his bulging cheeks and lips being stuffed with Redman chewing tobacco while he played. He’s not the only professional baseball players with tobacco-packed lips of course and chewing tobacco is still a very common sight even throughout the major leagues…despite MLB frowning on the stuff over the past couple decades. But now some players have a new oral fixation. Many players have switched to filling their gobs with coffee grounds instead.

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