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Does Darker Coffee Have More Caffeine? Anybody who's ever pulled an all-nighter knows all too well the feeling of throwing back cups of stomach-scorching, extra-extra-dark coffee just to get through the night—after all, the dark roast has more caffeine, right?

Does Darker Coffee Have More Caffeine?

RELATED Behold the Strongest Cup of Coffee in the World » Well, it's actually a contentious debate. Many casual java sippers assume darker beans' richer, more intense flavor means an extra buzz, while Chemex-faithful connoisseurs argue lighter beans are the way to go when you need a wake-up call. How to Make and Serve Turkish Coffee. When people hear I grew up in Turkey, they often ask about Turkish coffee.

How to Make and Serve Turkish Coffee

It's either because they love it and want to learn how to make it or are concerned that enjoying a thick, espresso-like drink will make it difficult to sleep if they mistakenly take a sip before bedtime. Either way, it's always a fun conversation starter. Turkey is known as the heart of the world where ancient traditions of diverse people blend with the modern, and learning to correctly prepare coffee in the Turkish style will bring a bit of this classic custom into your own home. But before I tell you about how to make Turkish coffee, I think it's important to start by explaining the tradition behind it: In my opinion, learning to make Turkish coffee starts from understanding its terminology and customs. Best Chocolate in the U.S. Australian Coffee Drink Has 80 Times the Caffeine - Adelaide Ass-Kicker at Viscous Coffee. Does a cup of coffee just not provide the jolt you need in the morning?

Australian Coffee Drink Has 80 Times the Caffeine - Adelaide Ass-Kicker at Viscous Coffee

How about 80 cups instead? According to Mashable, a coffee shop in Australia has unveiled a drink called the The Adelaide Ass-Kicker, which could be one of the world's strongest cups of joe. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below The Adelaide Advertiser reports that the Ass-Kicker has four shots of espresso, four ice cubes made from 48-hour brewed cold drip ice cubes, 120 milliliters of 10-day brewed cold drip coffee and then four more cold drip ice cubes. Each of these ice cubes has the caffeine equivalent of two shots of espresso. Andytown Coffee Roasters. Why Canned Coffee Is Everywhere This Summer. Every year, iced coffee figures out how to get a little bit cooler.

Why Canned Coffee Is Everywhere This Summer

Last year, fizzy nitro swept the country. This year? It’s all about the can. Gone are the days when you need fancy at-home equipment or a naturally lit shop with a beanie-wearing barista to get quality coffee. National brands like Blue Bottle and La Colombe have entered the canned coffee field with aluminum-bound cold brew and a foamy latte that tastes identical to its freshly brewed version.

Matt McGinn, president and founder of Blackeye Roasting Co. in Minnesota, knew it was time to stick his foot in the game. Cold Brew Versus Iced Coffee: Which Is Actually Better? Cold brew, they told us.

Cold Brew Versus Iced Coffee: Which Is Actually Better?

Cold brew is better than iced coffee. It cropped up in coffee shops, on blogs, in grocery stores, and in DIYs on sites like this one. Google searches for both "cold brew" and "cold brew coffee" both peaked in July 2015. The buzz was palpable. Guide to Coffee Bean Roasts. From the coffee drinker’s side of the counter, brewing receives the majority of the credit, or blame, for how coffee tastes.

Guide to Coffee Bean Roasts

Drip, pour over, siphon, French press, etc. — making a cup at work, the average drinker can only choose the method by which water interacts with coffee grounds, and maybe how the whole beans are ground; these are the factors on which things like acidity, sweetness and body are blamed. But roasting, the process that transforms beans from green and soft off the branch to brown and brittle in the bag, is the true genesis of these flavors, upon which brewing can only tinker.

To understand how roasting impacts the taste in your cup, we spoke to Scott Rao, the author of multiple books on coffee, including The Professional Barista’s Handbook, Espresso Extraction: Measurement and Mastery and Everything but Espresso. From The Coffee Roaster’s Companion Notes on Roast from Scott Rao. A Guide to Coffee Cupping. He sophistication of your daily dose of caffeine, according to Jonathan Withers, is vastly underestimated.

A Guide to Coffee Cupping

Order Coffee Around the World: Flat White, Shakerato and More. This October, Tasting Table is getting away from it all.

Order Coffee Around the World: Flat White, Shakerato and More

Come away with us as we explore the world of travel. Maybe it was the airport that closed all the bars at 9 p.m. Maybe it was the unreasonably suspicious customs guy who made you so nervous you almost told him the wrong last name. What Coffee Culture Is Like in Cuba — Smart Coffee for Regular Joes. Coffee came to Cuba in the mid-1700s, and soon thereafter Cuba became a large coffee producer and exporter.

What Coffee Culture Is Like in Cuba — Smart Coffee for Regular Joes

In fact, coffee production has had such an impact on the Cuban landscape that the first coffee plantations now have a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list. As coffee production grew, the drink became part of the national identity; it's no surprise that even those of us who have never been to Cuba have probably at least once or twice heard mention of a café cubano. But of course, there's more to Cuban coffee culture than just one drink.

Interview: Craig Miller of Miller's Coffee. Miller’s Coffee exists in a time warp back to the ’80s — back before ‘Bucks was on every corner; back before coffee shops were laptop charging stations; back before people spent $2k on espresso machines.

Interview: Craig Miller of Miller's Coffee

If there were a dive bar of coffee shops, this is it. The place is on a side street in downtown Auckland. There are two big barn doors, one 30-kilo roaster and one place to order your drink. No one writes your name on a cup. The tabletops are small. I talked with Miller as the roaster churned Miller’s special green blend. What’s up? You can obviously see my head. Coffee grounds recycled as carbon capture material. Coffee grounds are not exactly noxious despoilers of the environment, but many millions of tons of them are generated every year and simply disposed of with other vegetable matter and food waste. Now, researchers have devised a way to utilize this innocuous waste product to get rid of a much more dangerous one. By modifying used coffee grounds into a carbon capture material, the new product may provide a simple, inexpensive way to remove a prolific and harmful greenhouse gas from the atmosphere.

Working at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in South Korea to develop the new material, researchers steeped used coffee grounds (100 percent Colombian coffee, dark roast, fine ground) in a potassium hydroxide solution and heated the resulting mixture to 65 °C (149 °F) and stirred it for 24 hours. "We were sitting around drinking coffee and I looked at the coffee grounds and thought ‘I wonder if we can use this for methane storage?

'" says Kemp. Hurricane Sandy Decimates Cuban Coffee Crop. The Surprisingly Manly History of Hot Cocoa. ‘Tis the season for hot cocoa. At least it is for red-cheeked children who are looking to warm up after coming in from a well-spent snow day. And for lady folk curled up in a blanket watching The Shop Around the Corner. But a man, he’s sitting by the fire in his leather chair, drinking a properly manly drink like black coffee, or scotch, perhaps. Such is the perception of cocoa these days. It is but a sweet confection a man might drink a few times each year, if at all. For thousands of years, however, it was quite a different story. Contrary to its ho-hum, sometimes even junk food-y reputation, real chocolate is an incredibly complex substance, containing 400-500 different compounds. Caffeine – a stimulant present in small amounts, depending on the type and amount of chocolate ingredients.Theobromine – a mild stimulant distinct from caffeine which provides the lion’s share of chocolate’s kick and energizes without greatly activating the central nervous system the way the former does.

Coffee And Tea Taste Trumps Convenience And Price, Recent Harris Poll Finds. Just because a coffee shop is conveniently located doesn't mean people will flock to it, a recent poll suggests. Consumers who contributed to a new Harris Poll spotlighting the coffee and tea industry said they will go out of their way for coffee or tea they believe to taste better.

About 60 percent of respondents reported that their favorite shop is the one they most often frequent, and 40 percent said they patronize it instead of a more convenient shop. That number rose sharply to 66 percent with those aged between 18 and 35. Taste might be the reason behind those figures. About 78 percent of people said that taste is a very important factor in determining where to buy a drink, about 20 percentage points more than other factors, including price. How An Ethiopian Bean Became The Cinderella Of Coffee : The Salt. Hide captionThe village of Boto in the Ethiopian highlands was selling some of the cheapest coffee in Ethiopia, the notorious "Jimma 5. " Now it's selling a bean coveted by specialty U.S. roasters, and has built a road with some of the proceeds. Gregory Warner/NPR The village of Boto in the Ethiopian highlands was selling some of the cheapest coffee in Ethiopia, the notorious "Jimma 5.

" Now it's selling a bean coveted by specialty U.S. roasters, and has built a road with some of the proceeds. As we reported during Coffee Week in April, coffee aficionados pay top dollar for single-origin roasts. The professional prospectors working for specialty coffee companies will travel far and wide, Marco Polo-style, to discover that next champion bean. Roasted Cocoa Nib Bark. Best Coffee Roasters in America - Ranking and Reviews. Golden State Joe: California Makes A Play For Coffee's Future. Jay Ruskey grows coffee next to avocados on his farm, Good Land Organics, in Goleta, Calif.

The two crops are often grown together in Central America, partly because they can share fertilizer and water. Lisa Morehouse/KQED hide caption itoggle caption Lisa Morehouse/KQED Jay Ruskey grows coffee next to avocados on his farm, Good Land Organics, in Goleta, Calif. The two crops are often grown together in Central America, partly because they can share fertilizer and water. Lisa Morehouse/KQED Coffee has been grown since at least the 13th century in places such as Indonesia, Ethiopia and Central and South America. As Espresso Rises, Will 'Greek Coffee' Be Left To The Turks? Delicate Little Man Kept Awake All Night By Having Coffee After Four O’Clock. GRAND RAPIDS, MI—Tossing and turning way past his beddy-bye, delicate little man Jeremy Palazola was reportedly unable to sleep Tuesday night because he drank a teensy bit of coffee after four o’clock.

“I’ll have a cup in the morning sometimes, but that’s usually it,” said the precious flower, who tried and tried to keep his eyes closed but remained wide awake from the itty-bitty beverage he had 10 hours earlier. “I knew I shouldn’t have had any during the afternoon meeting, but I was just feeling so out of it.” At press time—oh no! —the darling little angel was getting a big tummy ache. Delicate Little Man Kept Awake All Night By Having Coffee After Four O’Clock.