coffee

Birds and Bees Make Better Coffee, Study Finds

Birds and Bees Make Better Coffee, Study Finds

For many people, one rich, pleasant smell signals the start of a new day more than any other: coffee. Different techniques have been used to get the best cup of the caffeine-rich liquid, from a French press to the pour-over method. A unique new study has found that the secret to better coffee is really […]

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    Study: Climate Change Could Impact Your Favorite Cup of Coffee

    Study: Climate Change Could Impact Your Favorite Cup of Coffee

    Climate change could make it harder to find a good cup of coffee, new research finds. A changing climate might shrink suitable areas for specialty coffee production without adaptation, making coffee taste blander and impacting the livelihoods of small farms in the Global South. Published in Scientific Reports on Wednesday, the study focused on regions […]

    Coffee Pulp Speeds up Forest Restoration, Study Finds

    Coffee Pulp Speeds up Forest Restoration, Study Finds

    Spreading coffee pulp, a waste product from coffee production, over degraded lands helps them recover quickly, a recent study found. By dumping 30 truck-loads of coffee pulp on a plot of degraded land in Costa Rica, researchers watched a small forest grow at a remarkable speed in just two years, the British Ecological Society reported. […]

    Colombian Company Uses Coffee Husks to Build Low-Income Housing

    Colombian Company Uses Coffee Husks to Build Low-Income Housing

    Colombia is one of the world’s largest producers of coffee, and yet also one of the most economically disadvantaged. According to research by the national statistic center DANE, 35% of the population in Columbia lives in monetary poverty, compared to an estimated 11% in the U.S., according to census data. This has led to a […]

    When Is the Best Time to Drink Coffee?

    When Is the Best Time to Drink Coffee?

    By Gavin Van De Walle, MS, RD Coffee is one of the world’s most popular beverages. It contains a very popular stimulant called caffeine. Many people reach for a cup of this caffeinated beverage immediately after rising, whereas others believe it’s more beneficial to hold off for a few hours. This article explains when the […]

    How Much Caffeine Is Too Much?

    How Much Caffeine Is Too Much?

    According to a 2017 report published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology, you shouldn’t drink more 300-400 mg of caffeine a day. In other words, roughly 2-4 cups of coffee. With that said, everyone responds to caffeine differently. For some, a daily caffeine intake of 200 mg could be excessive—it all depends on your […]

    How Climate Change Is Driving Emigration From Central America

    How Climate Change Is Driving Emigration From Central America

    By Miranda Cady Hallett Clouds of dust rose behind the wheels of the pickup truck as we hurtled over the back road in Palo Verde, El Salvador. When we got to the stone-paved part of the road, the driver slowed as the truck heaved up and down with the uneven terrain. Riding in the back […]