By Melissa J. Pugash
Coffee is all about enjoyment — as coffee enthusiasts, we appreciate our favorite elixir for its delicious flavor, aroma, deep brown color, and pleasant mouthfeel.
Did you know you can enhance your sensory experience with the pleasure of coffee-themed music? Whether your taste leans toward jazz, Broadway show tunes, rock, or classical music, here are a few songs (available for purchase on iTunes) to perk up your day.
From SXSW to craft brew culture (both coffee and stronger), Austin is the home of innovation – and the inspiration for our Convention 2017 theme. Explore this unique, thriving city while meeting leaders from across the coffee industry.
[Related: 5 great TEDx talks on coffee]
Why Attend NCA Convention 2017?
Featuring Bill Murray, President, NCA (@Bill_CoffeeAssn)
[Ed. note: The following is an edited transcript from the above video]
The NCA Coffee Summit is not the usual collection of talking heads. We designed this event specifically so you can get together with your peers, hear from experts, and work on the issues that you’re facing – coming away with concrete tools that you can use.
Here are 5 things that you can take away from attending the NCA Coffee Summit:
Traditional drip brewers are still the most common method of preparing coffee in the US, according to the NCA’s 2016 National Coffee Drinking Trends (NCDT) data.
But the way we drink coffee is changing. As the specialty coffee scene continues to gain momentum (especially among those Millennials), today’s consumers have seemingly endless options – and gadgets – available to make the perfect brew.
…In fact, it can be a little overwhelming.
Fortunately, AndOrange Motion Design created this 75-second animation that breaks down six different methods: Moka pot, vac pot/syphon, AeroPress, French press, Chemex, and pour over. (Visit this guide to learn about cold brew.)
While the video offers brewing times, keep in mind that these are only estimates. As the folks over at Perfect Daily Grind note,”Brew time varies depending on the grind size, water temperature and volume, and more – so don’t be afraid to experiment, especially if you find you prefer a shorter/longer period of extraction. After all, it’s you who’s drinking that coffee.”
With that in mind, enjoy:
H/T: Perfect Daily Grind
Read the full article at Medical Daily
By Tommy Hawkins
85% of Americans drink three cups of coffee daily. Now there are even more reasons to enjoy another cup.
Here are 4 potential health benefits of coffee that may surprise you, based on the latest scientific research.
This video originally appeared on the Colombian Coffee Hub
Sophie Killer, Ph.D in Exercise Metabolism & Performance Nutrition, addresses this common caffeine myth.
Is there anything coffee can’t do?
Not only does coffee wake you up, improve your memory, and even help you live longer – it can also fuel your car. Continue reading
People who drink about 3 – 5 cups of coffee daily may be less likely to die prematurely, according to a new study.
Drinkers of both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee saw benefits that include a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease, neurological diseases, type 2 diabetes, and suicide.
Animation by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Watch five months of coffee growth footage in this incredible time-lapse video.
Hungarian roaster Gábor Laczkó and Attila Zerczi collaborated to create a fascinating glimpse into the earliest stage of the seed-to-cup lifecycle of Arabica coffee plants.
H/T: Daily Coffee News
“Espresso is a miracle of chemistry in a cup.”- Andrea Illy
November 23 is National Espresso Day! (FYI – “The First Pull” refers to “pulling” a fresh shot of espresso.)
Here are 7 things you should know about this delicious beverage, illustrated with GIFs.