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A wealth of information on all hot drinks such as coffee and tea. We cover everything from coffee trivia to the proper way to serve tea.

Coffee Accessories

For coffee drinkers, there seems to be an ever present search for the perfect coffee accessories, such as the right mug or thermos, a good storage container to keep beans fresh, or even the best grinder to ensure a...

Health Effects of Coffee – Is Caffeine Harmful?

If you find yourself looking forward to that hot cup of coffee each morning, but feeling guilty because you think it is time to kick the habit to become a healthy individual, relax! After hundreds of studies, researchers have...

Should Children Drink Coffee – Is it Harmful to your Child

For most of us, our days begin very similar. The alarm goes off. We blindly grope in the dark to silence the offending device, and stumble out of our warm, cozy beds to face a new day. But just...

Espresso Makers – Buying a Pump or Steam Maker

Any die-hard espresso fanatic knows how expensive the habit can be, especially when an espresso drink made at a popular chain will set you back nearly four dollars each day – that’s $120.00 per month! While ordering an espresso...

How To Give Up The Coffee Habit

Upon waking up, a vast majority of adults in the US are almost completely dysfunctional until they have had at least one cup of coffee. Breakfast just isn't breakfast without a steaming cup of ambition to wash it down...

Green Tea Vs. Black Tea – Which is Better?

You have heard the old saying “Well, you shouldn'’t judge a book by its cover.'” But should we judge a tea by its color? There are four main types of tea out there and the two most popular of...

Coffee – Facts and Trivia

Coffee, a drink prepared from the roasted seeds of the coffee plant and served hot or cold, is one of the world’s most popular beverages. Its discovery immersed in legends and tales, coffee began its ascent into popularity thousands...

How much Coffee is too Much?

Coffee is a drink that almost everyone enjoys. Whether you drink it because you enjoy the taste, or because you use it as a ‘pick me up'’, it may be good for health but how much is too much?...

Buying a Coffee Maker – Creating a Great Cup of Coffee

Oh no…you have just woken up to find that your coffee maker, a machine you have relied on each morning for the last five years of your life, will not work. Disgruntled, sleepy, and downright irritated, you set out...

Espresso – Interesting Facts and Statistics

Looking for a way to decrease his worker’s coffee break time, Luigi Bezzera created the very first espresso machine in the early 1900s. Espresso has since undergone a great deal of refinement, and is now a highly coveted drink...

E. Coli – Just the Facts

E. coli - you hear about it in the news, usually in stories involving contamination of some type. It’s bad news and makes people sick. But what, exactly, is E. Coli? E. coli is a bacterium that lives in the intestines of humans and some other animals. The full name...

Tipping Waitresses and Waiters – How Much Should You Give?

Everyone who dines out is familiar with the practice of tipping. Whether you are accustomed to just leaving $2.00 on the table, or adding 15% or more to your credit card transaction, like most of us, you will leave some kind of tip. It has become a habit with...

Fresh Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Each year, millions of pumpkins are sold every October, mostly to carve into Jack O Lanterns. After Halloween, 100s of tons of pumpkins go into the trash. This is a tragedy of epic proportions. Next year, instead of consigning your eerie work of art to the refuse pile, think...

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