How Much Coffee is Too Much?

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Most of us discovered as children that you can have too much of a good thing. Overloading on candy and ice cream might seem like a good idea, but the stomach ache that comes later suggests otherwise. Sadly, coffee falls into this category, too. It is possible to have too much — but how much […]

Does a Cappuccino Have Caffeine?

When you’re perusing the menu at your local coffee shop, there are a lot of great options. Should you try the cold brew, stick with a classic latte, or opt for a flat white? If you’re a particular fan of the velvety, rich cappuccino, you may have a question: does a cappuccino have caffeine? Cappuccinos […]

Is Coffee a Fruit? You’ll Be Amazed

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The difference between fruits and vegetables may seem like kindergarten material, but it’s a lot more complicated than you might think. Tomatoes, zucchinis, and peppers are all fruits! And as you enjoy your morning cup of joe, you may wonder: is coffee a fruit? The answer — surprisingly — is kind of yes. Coffee beans […]

The Surprising History of Coffee Houses

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Coffee houses are a staple of modern society, and given how long coffee has been a popular beverage all around the world, we often take for granted that coffee houses have always been around. While they have persisted through history for hundreds of years, they certainly weren’t always as prevalent — or legal — as […]

Coffee Shops Make You More Productive & Creative

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The biggest benefit of going to a great coffee shop isn’t the coffee at all — not even that perfectly pulled ristretto shot of espresso. Coffee shops can make you more productive and more creative than you’d be at home, caffeinated or not. Keep reading to learn about the interesting research being done around coffee […]

How Long to Steep Cold Brew (Expert Tips)

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Making cold brew is a pretty hands-off process: just mix coarsely ground coffee beans and cold water and wait a while. But how long is a while, and how does the steeping time affect the finished cold brew? We’re taking a closer look at how long to steep cold brew, including what to expect from […]

How Much Caffeine in Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans?

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Chocolate and coffee are truly a match made in heaven. And mochas are delicious, but what about when you feel more like a snack than a drink? That’s where chocolate-covered espresso beans come in! But how much caffeine is there in chocolate-covered espresso beans? And how healthy is this sweet snack? Keep reading to find […]

How Many Watts Does a Coffee Maker Use?

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You stumble into the kitchen, turn on your drip coffee maker, and wait for that life-giving coffee to brew. But have you ever wondered how much energy that appliance is using? Whether you’re trying to trim your energy bill, save the planet, or keep a finicky electrical system happy, it doesn’t hurt to know what […]

Coffee Is Good For Your Heart (According to Science)

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There’s good news for coffee lovers! Along with many other potential health benefits of coffee (including protection from Alzheimer’s, some types of cancer, and depression), there’s new evidence that drinking coffee is good for your heart. But it doesn’t apply to every kind of coffee, and it depends on how you drink your cups of […]

How to Descale Nespresso Machines (Quick & Easy)

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A big part of making consistently great coffee is maintaining your equipment. That means regularly cleaning it and occasionally performing a deeper clean. Old coffee grounds and natural oils from coffee can build up over time, but even just running tap water through your machine is enough to require more involved cleaning. The reason is […]