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The science behind the perfect cup of coffee

February 1st at 5:25 PM

The science behind the perfect cup of coffee

You probably drink coffee every morning, but why should you settle for mediocre coffee when you could have it so much better?

Looking at various studies that analyze the components of coffee and how to make the most of them when it comes to both taste and health benefits, ArsTechnica has tried to explain the science behind a good cup of coffee and there are a lot of surprising facts you probably don’t know.

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Heavy Coffee Drinking Health Benefits

The more coffee you drink the longer you’ll live, new study says

November 18th at 6:30 PM

The more coffee you drink the longer you’ll live, new study says

A massive study that incorporated data from more than 200,000 people reveals that drinking regular amounts of coffee is associated with a lower risk of mortality, even if it’s decaf. Drinking from three to five cups of coffee per day lowers the risk of premature death by up to 15% compared to people who do not consume any coffee, researchers from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health concluded. More →

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Drug Effects Brain: Coffee, Alcohol, Marijuana

What coffee, alcohol, marijuana and other drugs do to your brain

July 15th at 7:30 PM

What coffee, alcohol, marijuana and other drugs do to your brain

There are plenty of substances out there that mess with your head. Some are legal, and some aren’t. Some are dangerous, and some are helpful. Some are more addictive than others. But the fact remains that all of them act directly on your brain — of course, the more of them you combine, the more complicated the side-effects. More →

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Brewing Coffee Tips And Tricks

Simple Tricks for Making the Perfect Cup of Coffee

June 25th at 8:30 AM

Simple Tricks for Making the Perfect Cup of Coffee

You don’t need to go to Starbucks to get a great cup of coffee — instead, you can brew your own that’s just as good, provided you follow a few simple steps. Consumer Reports has put together a guide for making “exceptional” coffee that includes five easy tips that everyone should follow, although at least a couple of them are common sense. More →

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Coffee Study Depression Penis Dysfunction

Greatest Study Ever Reveals Coffee May be Good for Your Penis

June 18th at 5:20 PM

Greatest Study Ever Reveals Coffee May be Good for Your Penis

This goes to all men out there: You really should drink more coffee, regardless of whether you like it or not. In fact, if you don’t already, you might want to start right away. The coffee you drink today might help you not only manage stress better on a daily basis, but also give you strong, healthy erections.  More →

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Poppy Pour-Over iPhone Coffee Machine

Meet Poppy Pour-Over, the iPhone-connected coffee maker I need right now

April 6th at 7:45 PM

Meet Poppy Pour-Over, the iPhone-connected coffee maker I need right now

Hi, my name is Chris and I might have a problem. I think I drink too much coffee, not in order to stay awake – in fact, I’m pretty sure that it doesn’t have that effect on me – but just because I like it. So naturally, when I saw the Poppy Pour-Over iPhone-connected coffee maker concept the other day, I immediately wanted one.

Too bad it’s not available to purchase just yet. More →

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Indiegogo Luna Smart Mattress Cover

Meet Luna, the smart bed that’ll talk your coffee machine into making a fresh pot

January 30th at 4:25 PM

Meet Luna, the smart bed that’ll talk your coffee machine into making a fresh pot

Luna is the name of a brand new crowd-funding project that has taken Indiegogo by storm, as it promises to revolutionize sleep and bring it to the Internet-of-Things future. The device is a mattress cover packed with sensors that monitors your sleep patterns and talks to a variety of connected devices, such as smart coffee machines, which it can instruct to automatically make a fresh pot as you wake up each morning. More →

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Coffee Memory Benefits Study

Yet another way coffee will improve your life

February 7th at 3:00 PM

Yet another way coffee will improve your life

We all know coffee is good for us and that it’s just a matter of time before scientific studies everywhere confirm this. Now, it looks like we’re one step closer to this glorious day because researchers have found coffee apparently improves one’s long-term memory. According to a study from the journal Nature Neuroscience, study participants who received caffeine were better at remembering images shown to them a day before. More →

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Starbucks Android app launches for mobile payments

June 16th at 12:48 AM

Starbucks Android app launches for mobile payments

Are you Android users jealous of all of your friends using their iPhones to buy frappuccinos? Take a sigh of relief — on Wednesday Starbucks launched its Android application that will allow you to walk into one of 6,800 Starbucks or 1,000 Target locations and buy your choice of coffee without having to reach for your wallet. When you’ve made your selection, all you have to do is hold your phone up so that the barista can scan a special barcode presented on your phone’s screen. The best part? You can refill your Starbucks card directly from the app itself. It’s available for free in the Android Market now for devices running Android 2.1 or newer. More →

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Starbucks to offer free Wi-Fi in Canada, too

June 30th at 3:07 PM

Starbucks to offer free Wi-Fi in Canada, too

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Thanks to a partnership with Bell, Starbucks Canada has announced that it will be joining its American brethren in offering free Wi-Fi to all customers come July 1st. A one-click login system means that passwords and users names are not required. Anyone planning to waste away Canada Day holed up in a Starbucks with an iPad and Frappuccino in hand?

P.S. Are we the only ones that find it odd that Starbucks would take the time to mention that its free Wi-Fi is perfect for people who are unemployed? More →

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Starbucks offering free Wi-Fi access at all U.S. locations starting July 1st

June 14th at 2:53 PM

Starbucks offering free Wi-Fi access at all U.S. locations starting July 1st

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According to their latest tweet, Starbucks will be opening up their Wi-Fi to everyone. No registration and it’s 100% free. Not bad, Seattle, not bad.

We’re very excited to announce that coming July 1st: Free. 1 click. No registration WIFI at all US locations! :-)

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