FOOD FACTS: Inventor Of The Coffee Filter

This 10-cup manual drip Melitta Coffeemaker set is just $12.95 at Amazon.com. Today is National Coffee Day, but where would we be any day without coffee filters? Before 1908, coffee was a gritty affair. The percolators of the time tended to over-brew the coffee, making it too bitter. Espresso machines left grounds in the cup.…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Coffee Day Trivia

It’s National Coffee Day. Can you answer these questions, posed by Illy Coffee? Q. In which country was coffee discovered? a. Ethiopia b. Yemen c. Arabia A. Ethiopia. Read the History Of Coffee. Q. True or False: Ounce per ounce, espresso contains more caffeine than brewed coffee. a. True b. False A. False! Brewed coffee…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Put A Cap On The Coffee

As tempting as it may be to buy two different bags, don’t buy more than a week’s worth. Photo by Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE. If you want your home-brewed coffee to taste as good as café-brewed, don’t brew “old” coffee. Air is the enemy of ground coffee—you can notice the decline in flavor at…
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TRENDS: Store Brands

Do you buy store brands? We do. Market research firm The Nielsen Company has released new information regarding store-brand (private-label) buyers. While some people think that it is lower-income people with limited funds who buy store brands, it is actually middle-income families ($30,000 to $70,000) who are the primary store-brand shoppers. Store brands also have…
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NEWS: The “New York City” Coffee Cup

The ceramic version of New York’s iconic paper coffee cup. Photo courtesy TheLibraryShop.org. The creator of the iconic New York City paper coffee cup died last week. His obituary made the front page of The New York Times. A long retired executive, Leslie Buck was 87. But almost a half-century ago, in 1963, the sales…
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