Latte Lingo

Have you ever gone into a coffee shop and stared at the gigantic menu of fine print wishing they would just write it in plain English? Well, I hope I can help! How about a crash course in Italian & French? If that sounds like too much work, we’ll just stick to the latte lingo […]

Candy, Flowers… and Coffee?

Coffee rarely seems to wind up on lists of aphrodisiac beverages, yet it seems to play a significant role in the love lives of many people. Although there is little written about the subject, it should come as no surprise that a beverage that is incorporated into many a daily ritual can leave its mark […]

20 Amazing Facts about Coffee

I can’t remember the last time I started my day without my daily cup of coffee. I stumble out of bed every morning and drag my body to my coffee maker, brew myself a cup and then, only then do I really feel alive enough to start my day. So deep is my love for […]

5 Ways to Make Your Coffee Habit More Sustainable

1. Use a thermal coffee carafe Many drip coffee makers have warming plates designed to keep coffee warm for hours. What these plates really do is a) burn your coffee and b) burn your wallet. One Computer World writer said his warming plate consumes nearly 1,000 watts of electricity while powered on. These plates also […]

Yellow Coat: Two Coffee Paintings Tell a Short Story

The tattered yellow coat still keeps me warm in the winter. Maybe it’s not the coat…but the fresh brewed coffee that provides the warmth. Or perhaps the memories. For a half century this coat, now draped heavily on my shoulders, has embraced me. The poster Victoria Arduino by Leonetto Cappiello (1922) In the early days, […]

Coffee as a Natural Dye

Coffee is a natural dye, though it is used very infrequently any more for this purpose. However, it is perfect for creating an artificial antique or aged effect. In this article, I’ll describe my recent use of coffee to dye a feather and a cotton shirt in order to achieve an aged effect. Dying an […]