The Rich History of Coffee: Separating Fact from Fiction

You might not give your coffee a second thought when you take that first sip in the morning. But as it so happens, your beloved morning cup of joe has a very interesting backstory. Let’s delve into the true history of coffee, to see where this beverage finds its origins....

Latte Art Makes Beautiful Coffee Pictures on Social Media

If you’ve had a dine-in latte at a neighborhood coffee house, chances are pretty good that the foam on top of your coffee has been decorated with a beautiful design. Those in the know refer to this as “latte art,” a practice that’s actually been around for a few decades...

How Is Decaf Coffee Made?

Decaf coffee tends to be regarded as one of those eternal mysteries. If the coffee bean naturally contains caffeine, then how in the world is that caffeine extracted? We might speculate idly over this conundrum with friends, but the conversation invariably moves on to more important topics, like cellphones and...

How Coffee Shop Music Became a Musical Genre

The next time you’re enjoying a cup of java at your favorite local coffee purveyor, pay attention to the music emanating from the house sound system. Those soothing yet engaging sounds you’re hearing might be classified as any number of musical genres, and they can come from just about any...

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