Coffee Now Served In Actual Cups on Space Station

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We all know how essential that morning cup of coffee is. Spacelings on the International Space Station, however, have to enjoy it differently.

Because coffee and other fluids go everywhere in microgravity, typically they sip their morning Joe in a contained container, using a straw. That could finally change after successful preliminary tests of six cups in microgravity that are apparently so stable with their liquids that you can even toss them a short distance. It’s part of a long-standing experiment that dates back to at least 2008, when NASA astronaut Don Pettit demonstrated drinking coffee from a cup in space — a cup that he co-invented.

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Cats AND Coffee? Time to move!

I have found the mother ship.

Whaaaat? Did you say cats AND coffee?!!! Apparently I need to move to Seattle now.  Kinda stinks, because personally I’m Panthers fan, but what can you do?

SEATTLE — Want to hang out with furry feline friends? Seattle’s first cat café is set to open later this month in the Wallingford neighborhood.
The three University of Washington students who created Seattle Meowtropolitan say they wanted to create a café and community hangout for people and cats.
Their motivation was to serve people who love cats and while helping save animals.

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Predicting Your Future With Turkish Coffee

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Ummmmm….Turkey…..COFFEE!

My psychic powers tell me….hmmmmmm…..ba la la….hmmmm… that when you go to Turkey and get a cup of coffee you will instantly fall in love….with it. Seriously. No psychic powers needed. It’s to die for. I’ve been there. I still have dreams about those gazillion little cups I consumed in a few short weeks.

Two women sit across from each other, a small cup, turned over onto its saucer, is in front of them. The smell of rich, roasted coffee permeates the air. As one woman carefully flips the cup over and gazes into its void, the other asks, “Will I be able to find my one true love?” Call it corny, call it a farce, but predicting one’s future by reading coffee grounds is one of the oldest fortune-telling practices in the world — and one of the most widely practiced to this day.

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Easy Peasy DIY Reusable Coffee Sleeves and Prize Pack Giveaway

Reusable coffee sleeves reduce waste and a little snazz to the average cup of Joe.  See how to create your own reusable sleeve with this free tutorial, pattern & prize pack giveaway worth over $380 from Little House on the Prairie® Andover Fabrics Collection and Borei Design!

DIY Reusable Coffee Sleeve Tutorial with Free Printable Pattern.

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Caffeine-free coffee shop is sign of the apocalypse

There’s a time and a place for decaf: never and in the trash….
A new downtown coffee shop has caused New Yorkers to hit the boiling point, with some calling it the “first sign of the cultural apocalypse.”
What’s got everyone steaming? A caffeine-free pop-up cafe in Soho from British Columbia-based Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Co.

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The 25 weirdest things people brewed ‘coffee’ from during the Civil War

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Desperate times call for desperate measures!

Times were tough back in ye old times of the Civil War. Food was being rationed, hundreds of thousands of soldiers were dying, and coffee was a hot commodity that the Union army was guzzling faster than the Confederates and civilians could keep up with.

“Nobody can ‘soldier’ without coffee,” the New York Times wrote in an article about coffee’s importance in the Civil War. “Union troops made their coffee everywhere, and with everything: with water from canteens and puddles, brackish bays and Mississippi mud, liquid their horses would not drink.”

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4 simple ways to tell if your coffee beans are freshly roasted

How to tell if coffee beans are freshly roasted.

Unfortunately, like most products of living organisms, coffee beans are highly susceptible to aging. The moment a roasted coffee bean is exposed to air, it immediately begins to degrade and lose its tasty flavor. This is why many roasters — but not necessarily all — suggest that you brew your coffee beans as soon as possible after roasting so that you can get the freshest, most delicious drink.

But how do you know if your store-bought beans were recently roasted? Here are four ways to find out.

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