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Sunday, 31 August 2008 06:00

Coffee Tasters Know their Beans!

August 20, 2008 - Dora Jaramillo slides off the top of a wooden box to reveal 36 numbered vials of "perfume." Each number in the kit corresponds to a different aroma commonly found in coffee, some positive (lemon and butter) and some not so positive (medicinal and rubber). These codified aromas are part of Jaramillo's professional infrastructure...

See LA Times article
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August 19, 2008 - What do rotten eggs, bad breath, and stinky feet all have in common with coffee? Well, more than you think!

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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.

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Wednesday, 02 April 2008 04:27

Sensory Skills Conducted at WRBC 2008

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!!

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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.

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Thursday, 21 February 2008 19:36

Robotic Espresso Taster

February 23, 2008 - Researchers at Nestle Switzerland have developed a "machine" capable of "tasting" espresso coffee.

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Monday, 04 February 2008 16:08

Ernsto Illy - Legendary Coffee Chemist Dies

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.

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Wednesday, 23 January 2008 17:45

The $20,000 Coffee Maker!

January 23, 2008 - In something straight out of The Jetsons - the $20,000 coffee maker has finally arrived.

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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.

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