September 27, 2013

Atlas Carbonized Coffee-infused Socks - Perfect for Stinky Feet

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The Ministry of Supply has funded on Kickstarter a project to make your feet a little fresher - Carbonized Coffee-infused socks. They claim it's like a Brita filter in your shoe. If you're tired of stinky feet that are also in pain, then your socks are to blame. We're big on running and cycling and can assure you if you don't have the right socks the job will take a lot more pain and effort to get done and be uber stinky. The Ministry of Supply takes this same approach to your long work day, and the Atlas filter in the socks will get your day complete with a freshness unmatched by other socks. 

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July 22, 2013

3D Printed Sugar Is Incredible

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The Sugar Lab has taken 3D printing to the next logical level by using sugar and cool shapes that we're craving to have in our coffee. Confectionary treats always seem to be on the cutting edge 3D shapes from lollipops of amazing shapes to printed cookies so it's not surprising someone decided to get into the 3D printed sugar business. The entire project has taken over 2 years to come to fruition, but we think the results speak for themselves.

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July 2, 2013

Starbucks Calorie Counts On All US Store Menus

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If you've been wondering how many calories are in your average Starbucks raspberry scone (480 calories actually), then as of last week on June 25th you could stop wondering. Starbucks has made the change ahead of an expected move by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that would force chains with 20 or more locations to make similar disclosures by the end of the year. 

Via Buzzfeed

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June 25, 2013

Starbucks Raising Prices 1% Nationwide This Week

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Oh it's happening and it's going to cost you pennies right out of your pocket for that yummy latte at Starbucks. Medium and large brewed coffee won't be affected but other drinks will. So mark down your current price and or look it up on that smart phone of yours to see how bad the damage is. We hope everyone can make it through the week with this horrible news kicking it off.

Via The Consumerist

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June 14, 2013

Coffee-Powered Car Breaks World Record

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No that's not the Doc from Back to the Future
in the back of the coffee powered truck.

TIME.com has  pretty interesting feature on a converted Ford pickup truck called the Coffee Car Mark 2 which is the world’s fastest coffee-powered vehicle. This is how they did the coffee to powering the truck translation.

  • The owner installed a charcoal stove on the car, which breaks down coffee-bean chaff  into carbon monoxide and hydrogen. 
  • The gas is cooled and filtered, and the hydrogen is used to power a modified gasoline engine. 
  • The coffee car hit a top speed of 65 m.p.h. in the presence of a Guinness adjudicator at Woodford Airfield in Manchester, England, on Feb. 19.

Perhaps this could be the solution we need to finally rid ourselves of not only by-products of coffee making, but other things as well. The only problem we see - emissions are not going to past muster with everyone driving around with coffee powered cars. :-) Full video after the jump.

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June 13, 2013

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee Season 2 Trailer

 

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The Season 2 Trailer of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is out and we're already plotting what coffee we'll drink while watching. We really enjoyed season one with Larry David as one of the guests and since Sarah Silverman is in season 2 - we'll be watching. Full video after the jump.

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May 15, 2013

Wireless Charging Will Get Decided by a Coffee Cup

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Over at the The Verge there's talk of yet another competing standard being decided by yes - a coffee cup. Back in the day there was both RF and Wi-Fi on laptops - competing standards of wireless networking ultimately decided when Starbucks rolled out Wi-Fi nationwide to 2000+ coffee shops. Now there's another standard at war - wireless charging. We've seen this new wireless charging already being tested in Boston Starbucks, and we know if they roll it out nationwide yet again the PMA (Power Matters Alliance) will probably win over the other wireless charging formats. Right now you can use the Powermat at some Starbucks and it's presence alone made us curious about wireless charging for the first time. 

Who do you think will win? We'd put our money on whoever Starbucks backs, and right now that looks like the Powermat.

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May 7, 2013

Coffee Week on NPR

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In case you missed coffee week on NPR we'd like to bring it to your attention. Packed with interesting articles ranging from Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians Drinking Coffee to masterful Japanese mug art. Make sure and check it out - our favorite is probably the foam kitty crawling out of a coffee mug. We're suckers for cats and coffee.

Update:Our forums has a detailed post with all the details on each of the articles from Coffee Week on NPR.

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May 2, 2013

Espresso Maker Music Video from Sanremo

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If you like espresso you're really going to like espresso music. This video from Sanremo shows how the simple request of coffee leads to chaos + cappuccino in an off-the-wall music video. As screened at London Coffee Festival + UK Barista Championship we think you're going to like this - after the jump.

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April 16, 2013

Espresso Manifesto Short Animated Film by Shaun Pitz

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Over at Kickstarter Shaun Pitz is working very hard to show the battle line between coffee and espresso in a new short film.

 "Espresso Manifesto is a seven minute animated film that reconsiders the origin of coffee through a colorful world of fantasy and science fiction.  A mysterious cafe set beside an ocean of grass, a silent observer, metallic serpents, rolling robots, and one lingering question: Why is coffee just so delicious? The answer may be more sinister than you think. "

Shaun works in a coffee shop by day and has been animating and creating the film at night. We're thinking given the trailer a bit Shaun has been a bit hopped up on espresso and coffee the entire time.

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