Coffee & Sneakers?

This year Nike began renovations to its headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. Among the plans are improvements and expansion, including the installation of a barista station worth $175,000 in the Nolan Ryan building. Really though, coffee and sneakers – is there any better combination?

Innovation Leads The Way When It’s In The Ground

Kaffeeform is leading the way with their innovative new material that allows coffee enthusiasts to enjoy their favourite brew right down to the grounds. The German independent company produces mugs made out of, you guessed it, coffee grounds. Kaffeeform is a renewable material that is the result of five years of research and experimentation. The…

Back To School: French Press 101

It’s never too late to learn something new. The ever genius Popular Mechanics show us they aren’t just about cars, space and technology.  Here they break down the French Press in Hack Your Coffee: How To Use A French Press The Right Way. From the coffee, the temperature, the water to the grind, the pour and…

Marvel Coffee Company

Marvel Coffee Company City: Toronto Ontario Location:  Danforth Avenue & Carlaw Avenue (map it) Opened: 2015 Recommends:  Americano and a butter tart 5 Cup Rating: 4.5 cups Did You Know:  This is the second outpost of the rapidly expanding coffee shop. Their first location, which opened in Summer 2014, located adjacent to the Donland’s TTC…

How Art & Coffee Birthed Miami’s Hippest Neighbourhood.

All it takes is one. One idea, one entrepreneur and some inspiration. Now Wynwood, Miami’s Arts District is thriving thanks to Panther Coffee.  This feature by Jimmy Sherfey on Eater shines a spotlight on the impact a great idea can have on a neighbourhood, its art and culture.

The Japanese Art Of Coffee

A couple years ago I saw a fantastic documentary called Jiro Dreams of Sushi.  It captured Jiro’s relentless pursuit in perfecting the art of sushi.  Now Idobata Coffee from Kamakura, Japan present us with the peaceful art of creating the perfect cup.  The fact that the tiny little coffee stand  operates out of the back…

Packaging Influences The Brew You Choose

Next time you’re shopping for the perfect pick me up roast, stop for a second and think about what influences the beans you reach for.  It might just be the packaging you’re choosing vs the contents inside.  Design Instruct has captured 30 of the most beautiful coffee package designs in North America. What’s you’re favourite…

GE Cafe Refrigerator Meet The Keurig

GE has found a way to integrate every coffee lovers morning routine right into their home appliance.   The GE Cafe Refrigerator with Keurig K-Cup Brewing System married the fridge’s ability to dispense hot water with the Keurig K-Cup System making it the first fridge to deliver a perfect cup of coffee right from the door….

The Creative Benefits Of An Intense Morning Coffee Routine

Many people will start this morning either lining up at a local coffeeshop, hitting a drive thru or making a pot of drip coffee at home.  You may want to change it up a little.  According to this recent article in Fast Company, there are rich benefits to having a thoughtful, focused morning routine.  Whether…

5 Easy Tips For Better Coffee

Kalle Freese, the 2013 Finnish Barista Champion and founder of Freese Coffee Co. presents us with this quick little video offering up 5 easy tips for better coffee.