25 Dec '14, 10pm

Before There Was Tea, There Was Coffee #Archive

Not everyone agreed that coffee was a blessing for England. Because at this time nearly all coffee was imported from the Ottoman Empire, some saw the coffee bean as a “Mahometan berry” that would undermine not only traditional English ale but also Christian values. One pamphleteer argued that the coffee craze was damaging the English economy, by lowering demand for grain, the chief ingredient of ale and beer. He also complained that too many shopkeepers and tradesmen were neglecting their businesses for coffee shops, “where, meeting friends, they have sat talking three or four hours, after which, a fresh acquaintance appearing, and so one after another all day long, hath begotten fresh discourse, so that frequently they have staid five or six hours together.” In 1674, some London wives echoed this concern in a petition that complained of the hours that husbands wasted in c...

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Coffee for the Cognoscenti #Archive

Coffee for the Cognoscenti #Archive

ineedcoffee.com 26 Dec '14, 12pm

On holiday in southern California, I go into a local coffee bar for a pick-me-up. While I am trying to locate my exact pos...

The Day After - Winding Down with DAVIDs Tea by Coffee Lover

The Day After - Winding Down with DAVIDs Tea by...

perkdup.blogspot.com 26 Dec '14, 5pm

Nothing like the frenzy of Christmas to get the adrenaline flowing. What happens when you want to "take it down a notch?" ...

Outlandish Coffee Mugs #Archive

ineedcoffee.com 26 Dec '14, 6am

Michael Allen Smith fell in love with coffee while attending college. Shortly after graduating college, he found himself i...

Coffee on the Road - Montreal #Archive

ineedcoffee.com 26 Dec '14, 2am

All about us, television screens are aglow with several out-of-town hockey games. We are, after all, in the mother of all ...

A World of Coffee Flavors #Archive

A World of Coffee Flavors #Archive

ineedcoffee.com 25 Dec '14, 6am

In the end, it’s best to get away from your computer and begin tasting these coffees yourself. Better still, try two or mo...

Decaffeinated Coffee Comics 3 #Archive

Decaffeinated Coffee Comics 3 #Archive

ineedcoffee.com 24 Dec '14, 6am

Eva Solo Coffee Brewing Tutorial Roasting Coffee in a Frying Pan Bonavita Coffee Maker versus the Technivorm Moccamaster S...

Coffee and Your Health #Archive

Coffee and Your Health #Archive

ineedcoffee.com 27 Dec '14, 12pm

Previous studies have affirmed that a high consumption of coffee may lower the risk for type 2 diabetes, and now another s...

Choosing the Right Coffee Grinder #Archive

ineedcoffee.com 23 Dec '14, 6pm

Finally, on the types of grind size adjustment, there are the stepped and the stepless adjustment grinders. Stepless means...

Hosting a #Coffee Party

ineedcoffee.com 27 Dec '14, 6am

Michael Allen Smith fell in love with coffee while attending college. Shortly after graduating college, he found himself i...

Calculating the Cost Per Cup of Tea #Archive

Calculating the Cost Per Cup of Tea #Archive

ineedcoffee.com 19 Dec '14, 7am

To determine how much each cup of tea costs you need to do some division. Since we already determined that each pound of t...

Heavenly Coffee Poem #Archive

ineedcoffee.com 22 Dec '14, 6am

Sandi J. Holland has been writing non-fiction and poetry for 30+ years. She first started writing for I Need Coffee in 200...

Coffee at Night, Campfire & Brew #Archive

ineedcoffee.com 22 Dec '14, 2pm

Sandi J. Holland has been writing non-fiction and poetry for 30+ years. She first started writing for I Need Coffee in 200...

Spanish Coffee #Archive

Spanish Coffee #Archive

ineedcoffee.com 21 Dec '14, 2am

An ounce of Brandy is added to each glass next, but not without a show. The Brandy is added to one of two stainless-steel ...

The Coffee Mill #Archive

ineedcoffee.com 20 Dec '14, 6pm

Typically, dry milling is used in places where the conditions (altitude, grain type, etc) do not allow for a high quality ...

The coffee story must be told with integrity and honesty.

The coffee story must be told with integrity an...

scaa.org 23 Dec '14, 8pm

Perceiving is Believing: Getting to Know Your Coffee By The Specialty Coffee Chronicle on December 11, 2014 By Tim Castle,...