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International Space Station Finally Gets a Real Italian Coffee Machine

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Thursday, 23 April 2015 13:55:01 Europe/London

There’s much to be said for being a space traveller, but one of the real joys of life those aboard the ISS have been totally starved of is the prospect of waking up in the morning to the smell of real coffee.

That is, until now.

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Comments | Posted By Lisa Caffeine

Coffee Addiction – How to Diagnose Yourself as a Full-Blown Addict

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Monday, 13 April 2015 11:48:31 Europe/London

There will always be those who claim to be bona-fide coffee addicts when in reality they’re just partial to the odd skinny latte a couple of times a week when the mood takes them. As any real coffee addict will know however, this is a badge of honour you rally cannot qualify for unless you measure up to a rather strict set of criteria the likes of which are only known to those who fit the profile.

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Comments | Posted By Lisa Caffeine

Coffee – More Rock n’ Roll Than You Might Think!

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Friday, 10 April 2015 12:14:50 Europe/London

Hot on the heels of one Aerosmith drummer who’s been spotted pounding the pavements promoting his own coffee brand, the rock legends that are Judas Priest have officially announced the launch of their very first signature coffee. That’s Judas Priest…launching a brand of coffee…the word ‘surreal’ just doesn’t seem to cover it properly.

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Comments | Posted By Lisa Caffeine

It’s always nice to hear of coffee being somehow at the heart of something positive. Recent months have brought about so many new and wholly reassuring conclusions as to the health benefits of coffee, but it appears that when placed in the right hands, it can also work wonders for the soul.

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Coffee Consumption – How Much Is Just Right?

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Monday, 16 March 2015 20:32:57 Europe/London

Coffee has in general been getting some pretty fantastic publicity as of late, with researchers having both discovered and shared a seemingly endless array of health benefits. But at the same time, it’s also been made abundantly clear that this does not mean we should all be heading out and drinking quite literally as much of the stuff as we possibly can.

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Comments | Posted By Lisa Caffeine

Kids and Coffee – Too Young Is Too Young

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Thursday, 12 March 2015 14:45:27 Europe/London

There really can’t be many kids in the western world that don’t get their first taste of coffee until they hit their teens. But while the odd little sip here and there is suspected to do no real harm whatsoever, it seems there are some parents taking early introduction to coffee a little too far.

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Comments | Posted By Lisa Caffeine

Coffee and Wine – Apparently, They Can Indeed Go Hand in Hand

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Wednesday, 4 March 2015 14:47:53 Europe/London

There are thousands of wholly debatable rules with regard to how coffee should and should not be consumed. However, the rule that says you should never, under any circumstance pair coffee with wine is one that’s generally been followed by the masses with little to no argument. After all, the very idea of pairing wine with coffee seems absurd at best, criminal at worst.

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Comments | Posted By Lisa Caffeine

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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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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