Tag Archives: Coffee

• World’s First Successful Genome Analysis of Beer Hops

World’s First Successful Genome Analysis of Beer Hops

Suntory Global Innovation Center Limited (President, Member of the Board: Masato Arishiro) has succeeded in analyzing the genome of hop (Humulus lpulus) for the first time in the world in a joint effort with the Czech Republic’s Hop Research Institute, the Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, the Suntory Foundation for Life Sciences and Suntory System Technology […]

• Coffee vs. beer: Which drink makes you more creative?

Coffee vs. beer: Which drink makes you more creative?

I didn’t know what I was going to write about today. When this happens, normally I grab a coffee to help get the ideas flowing, but for the last few days in Montreal, no one’s been allowed to drink the water due to a bacteria leakage, which also means, no coffee. So instead, I grabbed […]

• Whoa. 80-proof alcoholic drink made from used coffee grounds

Whoa. 80-proof alcoholic drink made from used coffee grounds

Now you can get a new kind of buzz from coffee. Researchers have found a way to turn used coffee grounds into an alcoholic beverage. In recent years, the industry of distilled spirits has put out a call for new beverages with different flavors created from unusual raw materials. To answer this call, some scientists […]

• Diff’rent strokes: Elephant dung beer sells out immediately

Diff’rent strokes: Elephant dung beer sells out immediately

We’ve seen beer brewed from everything from facial hair to bull testicles.  Now you can add half-digested coffee beans picked out of elephants’ dung to the list. Recently Japanese brewery Sankt Gallen introduced Un, Kono Kuro, a brew made from coffee beans that have passed through an elephant (there is no actual poop in the beer)–a […]

• 4 Must Have Irish Cocktails To Take You Through St. Paddy’s Day

4 Must Have Irish Cocktails To Take You Through St. Paddy’s Day

While every Irishman loves a good pint, there are several staples of the Irish liquid diet that need to be enjoyed for any St. Patrick’s Day to be celebrated appropriately.  Below are the most important adult Irish beverages (are there other kinds of Irish beverages?) that must be consumed this Sunday.  Day 2 of our […]

• 20 Craft Beers To Drink During The NFL Playoffs

20 Craft Beers To Drink During The NFL Playoffs

Because your team will likely lose. But drink up! The NFL playoffs begin this weekend and run until the Super Bowl on February 3. First off, sorry Giants and Lions fans. Your return ticket to the postseason was apparently lost in the mail. But we’re sure some of you are planning to watch these athletic contests, hopefully […]

• Bored office workers turn to chocolate, coffee & booze. Anything else?

Bored office workers turn to chocolate, coffee & booze. Anything else?

If you’re reading this because you are bored at work, you are probably also munching on some chocolates and guzzling coffee, new research suggests. That after-work brew doesn’t sound too bad either, does it? New research on a small sample of office workers indicates that when bored at the office we look to munchies and […]

• Get ready Portland. Starbucks to sell beer & wine in Pearl District

Get ready Portland. Starbucks to sell beer & wine in Pearl District

Starbucks is going in a new direction at one location in Portland. The Seattle-based coffee giant will start selling beer and wine at it’s newest location in the Pearl District. “We do know that 75-percent of our customers do come in before 2 p.m., so for us, this is a great way to expand into […]

• Fabulous Irish whiskey cocktails recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

Fabulous Irish whiskey cocktails recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

The Perfect Jameson & Apple … Even if you’re not Irish, you still can become a leprechaun for a day by sampling a cocktail made with a wee dram of Irish whiskey. One of the first names that come to mind is Bushmills (www.Bushmills.com), which is, sort of like St. Patrick, legendary in the land […]

• If you love coffee, ‘correct’ it & make these buzzy cocktails

If you love coffee, ‘correct’ it & make these buzzy cocktails

From coeds to day laborers to Cary Grant in “His Girl Friday,” imbibers spanning continents and generations find the lure of a spiked coffee drink in its very definition — the marriage of two favorite vices. “It was the Italians who first recognized the appeal of ‘correcting’ coffee with a shot of liquor — caffe […]

• Caffeine + Alcohol Giving Good Drinks A Bad Name

Caffeine + Alcohol Giving Good Drinks A Bad Name

What with all the buzz, pardon the pun, about Four Loko and other caffeine-cranked beverages that deliver a whopping payload of alcohol and that, according to Stephen Colbert, “allow you to fall off a bar stool all night long,” it’s easy to forget that the practice of mixing a boozy bump with a caffeinated zip […]

People only whelmed by Starbucks wine & beer

People only whelmed by Starbucks wine & beer

“Last week I told you that Starbucks has decided to retrofit some of its stores with bars so it can sell beer and wine later in the day. The massive coffee company claims it wants to renovate half of its stores worldwide. The first reports are in about Starbucks’ beta booze bar in Seattle, and […]

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• Fair Trade Libations Leave You Feeling Extra Good

Fair Trade Libations Leave You Feeling Extra Good

As any connoisseur of top shelf libations will tell you, it’ s all in the ingredients. A tasty bottle will include the handiwork of a talented vintner, brewer or distiller, but if the foundation isn’t solid, the house doesn’t stand a chance. Obviously, the last thing on anyone’ s mind around drink number six is […]

• Ready for this? Starbucks remakes its future with an eye on beer & wine

Ready for this? Starbucks remakes its future with an eye on beer & wine

… “The idea of serving coffee all day to hype up consumers and alcohol at night to calm them down sounds like a perpetual motion machine,” says Robert Thompson, pop-culture professor at Syracuse University. But brand guru Scott Bedbury, who was marketing chief for both Starbucks and Nike back in the 1990s, says the evolution […]

• Coffee Mixology: A Primer

Coffee Mixology: A Primer

… Alcohol and coffee Coffee and alcohol play great together in cocktails. Unflavored vodka’s neutrality and absence of taste make it an especially welcome companion. Rum and whisky each make good complements, as do Baileys, other coffee liqueurs, and Amaretto di Saronno. Really, most distillates and other liquors can make good friends with coffee. You’ll […]