June 17, 2008 - A new study has good news for coffee drinkers: Regular coffee drinking (up to 6 cups per day) is not associated with increased deaths in either men or women. In fact, both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee consumption is associated with a somewhat smaller rate of death from heart disease.
April 2, 2008 - Thanks to all who attended the Western Regional Barista Championship (WRBC) in Berkeley, CA this weekend. We had a number of excellent presentations, including a discussion on "Coffee: What Makes it Taste That Way" by Ken Davids. The infamous "Sensory Skills" exam was again presented by me to group of over 50 people. Thanks!!
March 1, 2008 - Okay so for all you who requested that we write a little on the science of roasting, make sure to check out our second article in Roast Magazine.
Trieste, Italy – Illycaffè's honorary president Ernesto Illy died yesterday at the age of 82. Throughout his career, Dr. Illy has openly shared his discoveries - not only to advance the interests of his own company, but for the benefit of all people who enjoy and appreciate the authentic Italian coffee experience.
September 4, 2007 - Coffee has always suffered from adulteration problems since the beginning of the coffee trade. Now researchers in Illinois are measuring residual vitamin E concentrations in coffee as a way to identify adulterated Brazilian coffee blends.
August 21, 2007 - This video developed by Coffee Brewing Institute in the 1950's illustrates the various forms of coffee preparations in the world - along with some basic information on coffee quality.
June 26, 2007 - These latest findings also suggest that the antioxidants present in coffee can also lower the risk of heart disease and cirrhosis of the liver.
June 10, 2007- Caffeinated creamer? Sounds redundant, well apparently not. Whitewave Foods, a subsidiary of Dean Foods will be releasing a caffeinated version of a coffee creamer.