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Party Math: Figuring Out How Much Beverage to Serve at Your Event

Everything is ready for your event: the invitations have been sent, the menu is planned, and the space is decorated. You even made up a playlist of the perfect party music. Nothing else to worry about, right? Not so fast! Unless the only libation you’re serving is water from the tap, you still need to […]

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Java Code: Deciphering the Secret Language On Your Coffee Label

A woman walks into a coffee bar and immediately becomes confused because the chalkboard menu is written in code! That sounds like the beginning of a joke, but you know you’ve been there. It isn’t just in cafés, either. You try to select a pound of coffee at the grocery store to get you through […]

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Tea-Infused Hot Drinks, 3 Ways

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On a cold day, there’s nothing quite so comforting as a hot drink to warm your fingers while it warms your insides. Traditional fall beverages include coffee, hot chocolate, cider, and tea. While these are tried and true favorites, sometimes it can be fun to mix things up a bit and create a totally new […]

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Twice As Nice With Ice: How to Make Perfect Iced Coffee

As the snow finally disappears and temperatures surge from chilly to warm to downright hot, the need for a steaming cup of coffee mid-afternoon is replaced by a craving for something cooler. Enter the iced coffee, the summer drink of choice for coffee lovers. Although you can stick with a simple cup of coffee poured […]

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Ménage á Trois: Chocolate and Wine Pairing with a Twist

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There are some who swear that nothing is more luxurious than letting a bit of chocolate melt on the tongue only to be swished away with a swig of wine. But sadly, not everyone is a believer in chocolate and wine, there are those who swear that they are nothing more than a terminable, incompatible […]

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Cooking With a Coffee Kick

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Joe, java, jitter juice, nectar of the gods, lifeblood — whatever you call it, we like our coffee. In the morning, it makes daylight bearable. On the road or on deadline, it keeps things moving. And it’s not just for drinking. Coffee has long been a popular flavor enhancer in both sweet (think tiramisu) and […]

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After-Dinner Delight: Set Up a Coffee Bar that Will Make You a Legend Among Hosts

You’ve nailed the appetizers. Your entrée brought water to the mouths of angels with its heavenly aroma. The craft beer and wines you paired with both showed absolute genius. Now, how are you going to finish off your epic feature of culinary quintessence? The after-dinner coffee bar, of course. Your guests will rave, and you […]

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How to Host the Perfect Coffee Klatch in 4 Easy Steps

This feature was brought to you by Nestle Coffeemate in collaboration with Collective Bias. One can’t deny that Europeans definitely have mastered the art of enjoying life; one of entertaining skills I was taught while living there was the art of the coffee klatch. The word klatch derives from the German word for gossip, but […]

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Gifts for Coffee Lovers (That Aren’t from Starbucks)

So you’re looking for that perfect gift to get that friend who just loves coffee. I, like most of the United States, live on coffee. I have spent countless dollars in the pursuit of coffee and I dream of coffee when I sleep. So, let me help you get the best gift you can for […]

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Caffeine: A Journey to End Dependency

At the outset of this piece, I should say that I don’t believe that drinking coffee or otherwise consuming caffeine is “evil.” I don’t think it’s inherently unhealthy, even. I understand people’s love of it. But from an abundance of personal experience backed by many years of research (sparked by my wanting to figure out […]

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Have You “Bean” to Hawaii? Exploring Gourmet Coffee Production

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Few things are as synonymous with relaxation and enjoyment as a cup of coffee. Whether it’s sipping a café au lait on a Parisian corner or gulping down hot espresso shots at a bar in Rome, coffee has long been my chance to enjoy a few minutes of luxury without breaking the bank. In Hawaii, […]

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Summer Switch: Cold Versions of Favorite Hot Drinks

When the temperatures start to rise and we pack away the jackets and long sleeves, we also replace our warm, winter drinks with summer thirst quenchers. Here are some refreshing cold counterparts to our favorite hot beverages. Cold-brewed Coffee Cold-brewed coffee (also called toddy coffee) is new to me, but I’m hooked. As a fan […]

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Get Out of Bed on the Right Foot: 5 Ways to Take Back Your Morning

Mornings seem to be trouble-makers for many of us – myself included. It seems to come at us from both sides: not enough sleep (or not good quality sleep) from behind, and then everything demanding our immediate attention as we’re waking up. In the past couple of weeks, I’ve been trying a variety of different […]

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Where (and How) to Have a Coffee in Melbourne

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If nothing else, Melbourne, Australia, will turn you into a coffee snob. People take their coffee very seriously here. They don’t mess around with sweetening syrups or fancy-schmancy names: it’s simply high-quality coffee made by talented baristas, often with a titch of perfectly frothed milk. Cafés tend to have trendy fit-outs: communal tables, fresh flowers, […]

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