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Add Value to Your Home – Open a Coffee Shop Nearby!

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Wednesday, 25 February 2015 16:26:22 Europe/London

When the time comes to put your home up for sale, there are certain things you’ll be looking to boast, highlight and embellish above and beyond all others. After all, it’s really no secret that while things like exposure to sunlight and transport connections see houses selling like hotcakes, noisy neighbours and problem plumbing tend to do the exact opposite.

However, there’s a new phenomenon that’s begun creeping its way into the real estate industries of the UK and United States alike, which can apparently influence property values to a quite remarkable extent. Apparently, how far the prospective buyers of the place will or would have to venture to pick up a cup of coffee is beginning to make a huge difference in terms of the price they’re willing to pay.

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Comments | Posted By Lisa Caffeine

The most recent instance concerns the way in which regular coffee consumption has once again showed a direct link with a lower chance of developing a deadly form of cancer. This time, researchers have suggested that drinking four or more cups of coffee each day could result in an adult woman lowering her chance of developing endometrial cancer by a full 18%. Endometrial cancer is a type of cancer that affects the lining of the uterus, leading to severe health and fertility problems along with a strong chance of early death.

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Comments | Posted By Lisa Caffeine

Debate: Should You Tip Your Barista When Buying a Coffee?

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Wednesday, 11 February 2015 16:02:53 Europe/London

There’s a rather frenzied debate going on across the water in the United State right now with regard to good practice etiquette when it comes to ordering coffee. Like it or not, America’s influence over the way we live our lives in the UK is both growing and accelerating with each and every year – it wasn’t that long ago we didn’t even have a Starbucks on this side of the Atlantic. As such, we reckon it’s only a matter of time until this particular debate raises its head over here, so we thought we might as well go ahead and kick things off a little ahead of time.

We want to know – should you and do you tip your barista when buying a coffee?

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Comments | Posted By Lisa Caffeine

Bulletproof Coffee – Nope, We’re Still Not Convinced Either

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Friday, 6 February 2015 13:06:47 Europe/London

If you’re among the more committed coffee types out there, chances are you’ll have heard plenty about a rather weird concoction going by the name of ‘bulletproof coffee’ as of late. And if not, you may well have heard about the idea of taking a cup of coffee and plopping in a sizeable dose of butter…and a splash of oil. Unsurprisingly, the most tantalizing of all was and is the claim of bulletproof coffee helping you lose weight, while at the same time enjoying increased energy levels.

All by adding butter to your coffee? To any coffee?

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Comments | Posted By Lisa Caffeine

Ordering Coffee - How to Avoid Looking Like an Amateur

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Saturday, 31 January 2015 11:27:17 Europe/London

There was once a time when the only types of coffee you could order in the UK were black and white – a time certain traditionalists both yearn for and cling to. Sadly for such folks, times have changed a fair but to say the least and not being willing to roll with the punches never fails to make for rather embarrassing trips to the coffee shop.

So, in the spirit of preventing as many red-faced exits as possible, here’s a quick 101 guide to ordering coffee in 2015 without giving yourself away as a bit of a java dinosaur.

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Comments | Posted By Lisa Caffeine

Can Coffee Really Help Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease?

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Monday, 12 January 2015 15:07:46 Europe/London

The debate as to whether or not coffee is of any real benefit to health has been raging for generations – chances are it won’t be going anywhere in the near future, either. One such example comes in the form of a new study into the relationship between coffee, or more specifically caffeine, and a person’s chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

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Comments | Posted By Lisa Caffeine

Does Coffee Cup Colour Really Affect Taste? Experts Say, it Might!

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Tuesday, 6 January 2015 13:27:11 Europe/London

Since the dawn of time…or at least since coffee first went mainstream…a certain contingency of experts have claimed that the colour of the cup you use has a marked impact on the flavour of the coffee. It’s of course no secret that paper, plastic, china and metallic cups can indeed have an effect on the coffee itself and potentially impact taste, but in terms of visual elements of the coffee cup alone, it’s a much more far-fetched concept to take on-board.

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Comments | Posted By Lisa Caffeine

Pairing Coffee With Food – Move Over, Wine!

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Sunday, 28 December 2014 16:29:22 Europe/London

Everyone knows coffee is right at home as an after-dinner beverage, but at the same time there are some gastronaughts who insist it’s the perfect tipple to sip with snacks.

Can coffee really be paired with food just like a fine wine?

Apparently so – and the options on the table aren’t nearly as limited as you might have come to expect!

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Comments | Posted By Lisa Caffeine

Top Five Coffee Gifts for Gourmets This Christmas

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Friday, 19 December 2014 17:06:45 Europe/London

Here’s a question – what do you buy for the coffee gourmet that already seems to have everything? You want to give a gift that’s in-line with their passion, but at the same time you yourself don’t share the same comprehensive knowledge about all-things wonderful in the world of coffee…so what do you do?

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Rookie Mistakes – What’s Killing Your Coffee?

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Tuesday, 9 December 2014 15:30:00 Europe/London

Why does coffee almost always taste better from a coffee shop? It’s easy really – not only was it made by a trained coffee pro, but the machine it came from probably cost more than your car…literally! So does this mean making amazing, café-quality coffee at home isn’t possible? After all, you’ve got all the right kit and take things seriously enough, so why does it never come out nearly as good as the coffee you end up spending a fortune on every week?

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