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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...

All Coffees Are Not Created Equal

As a famous coffee retailer has said before, the best part of the morning is the smell of brewing coffee. In the U.S, few of us are able to face the day without at least one cup of liquid...

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?...

The Latte – It’s Made from Espresso and Milk

In Italy, ordering a latte gets you a tall glass of milk. In North America however, where people are apparently too rushed to ask for a ‘café latte,'’ a latte order will get you a steaming mug (or more...

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...

Caffeine in Food – It’s Found in Chocolate and Energy Drinks

As a stimulant, caffeine has found a place among consumers needing a kick of energy – a wake-up call of sorts during the day. Although coffee is the leading source of caffeine among drinks, caffeine is also found in...

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...

Coffee Producing Regions

Coffee beans are grown in within an area known as the ‘bean belt,'’ which is roughly bound by the tropic of cancer to the north, and tropic of Capricorn to the south. The best growing areas offer moderate sunlight...

Buying Coffee Beans – What you Need to Know

The fine art of creating a cup of coffee has changed a lot in the last few decades. Whereas coffee used to be – for most consumers – something that came from a can or a jar, today there’s...
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Turkey Triva – Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Turkeys

  Our sanitized story of Thanksgiving was adopted in 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln, to divert attention away from his Emancipation Proclamation, which was causing riots in the North, even though it was meaningless. The story was taken from a short fiction piece written by Sarah Josepha Hale. President Lincoln...

Cooking Times for Turkey – It Depends on Weight and Temperature

If your cooking times for turkey are exactly right, your guests for dinner will benefit in many ways: there will be more turkey for everyone the meat will be moist, not dry no concern about food poisoning the leftovers will taste just as good they’ll come back for seconds...

Choosing a Wine For Christmas Dinner – Red or White?

In the Christian world, few celebrations can match the splendor and sumptuousness of Christmas Day. It is a time for spiritual reflection, generosity to those less fortunate, fellowship with family, friends, and even strangers, and most of all, a time for feasting. Roast turkey, ham, goose, roast beef, dressings,...