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Just seeing coffee is enough to make your mind more alert

Just seeing coffee is enough to make your mind more alert

If you forgot to buy more coffee but still have an empty can lying around, good news: the mere sight of coffee or something that reminds you of it is enough to stimulate your mind, according to a new study. Coffee is well-known for its effects on wakefulness and concentration, and that popular association may be enough to prime the brain for alertness even if coffee isn't consumed.

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These two coffee compounds may inhibit drug-resistant prostate cancer

These two coffee compounds may inhibit drug-resistant prostate cancer

Past research has found evidence that coffee drinkers may have a lower risk of developing prostate cancer, and a new study may have figured out what's behind that beneficial effect. The project, which has been presented at the European Association of Urology, found that two particular coffee compounds inhibited drug-resistant prostate cancer cells in cell cultures and lab mice.

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Starbucks and Uber Eats are bringing coffee delivery to multiple cities

Starbucks and Uber Eats are bringing coffee delivery to multiple cities

If you're craving a Starbucks coffee but don't want to drive to the nearest store, you'll soon have another option: Uber Eats. The ride-sharing company's food delivery service previously teamed with Starbucks on a pilot to test coffee delivery in Miami. That test was apparently successful, as Starbucks has announced plans to expand its delivery to multiple major US cities.

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Keurig’s K-Cafe promises espresso-strong coffee from regular pods

Keurig’s K-Cafe promises espresso-strong coffee from regular pods

Keurig's pod coffee may be controversial, but there's no denying it's convenient, and now there's a new K-Café coffee machine for espresso-style drinks. Promising a stronger cup than usual, along with the ability to make lattes and cappuccinos, the new machines don't also require you to change your pods of choice.

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This Rite Press coffee pot takes the mess out of French Press

This Rite Press coffee pot takes the mess out of French Press

Coffee is serious business but, despite plenty of companies trying to bring traditional brewing methods into the 21st century, one has lagged behind: the French Press. The Rite Press aims to change that, though this is no internet-connected, Tweeting and HomeKit-enabled gadget for geekery's own sake. Instead, it's a thoughtful and effective upgrade to one of my favorite ways to make a cup of coffee.

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Ember Ceramic Smart Mug Review: IoT for your coffee

Ember Ceramic Smart Mug Review: IoT for your coffee

My coffee mug needed a firmware update. Not the usual start to my caffeine-fueled day, no, but a side-effect of Ember's ceramic mug, an app-controlled kitchen addition to the Internet of Things. It's betting on the idea that there are tea and coffee lovers willing to spend eighty bucks on a mug that keeps their addiction-of-choice at just the right temperature.

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Ethiopia’s coffee farms must move to survive climate change

Ethiopia’s coffee farms must move to survive climate change

A new study has warned that Ethiopia's coffee production is at risk over climate change, forcing farmers to move their farms or lose their crop. The troubles result from a combination of increased temperatures and decreased rainfall, reducing the number of places in which coffee can be grown. In just a handful of decades, 60-percent of Ethiopia's coffee farm land could become unusable.

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Millennials are coffee junkies: consumption outpaces production (again)

Millennials are coffee junkies: consumption outpaces production (again)

Millennials are coffee junkies, and their boundless love for the brewed beverage has resulted in consumption outpacing production for a second time. Is the coffee apocalypse upon us? Probably not, though prices are already high and it's likely they'll continue to climb in coming months. This latest coffee season ended on September 30, and saw coffee drinkers around the world consuming more beans than crops produced, that itself partly being due to droughts affecting farmland where coffee is grown.

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Starbucks Verismo V Brewer Review: Can pods convert a coffee snob?

Starbucks Verismo V Brewer Review: Can pods convert a coffee snob?

Caffeine is serious business, and if you're anything like me then coffee - and plenty of it - is your delivery mechanism of choice. Over the years we've seen a growing number of ways to bring not only brewed coffee but cafe favorites like lattes and cappuccinos into the kitchen, some more straightforward than others. Now, Starbucks has arrived with its new Verismo system, with redesigned pods and all-new brewers.

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Prisma Cold Brew makes cold brew coffee in 8 minutes

Prisma Cold Brew makes cold brew coffee in 8 minutes

Some people prefer cold brew coffee, saying the flavor is better when the coffee beans haven't been exposed to high temperatures. The problem, however, is that cold brew coffee takes a long time to make -- usually 12 or more hours, which means you're going to have to put a lot of foresight and planning into your morning habit. Prisma Cold Brew aims to change this reality; the coffee maker is said to produce cold brew coffee in less than ten minutes, doing so in part using vacuum infusion.

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Auroma One coffee maker learns taste preferences

Auroma One coffee maker learns taste preferences

For some, coffee is akin to art, a daily ritual deserving of one’s special attention and a little extra time. The Auroma One coffee brewer is aimed at those who feel that way, promising high-quality coffee in a single-serve fashion. The maker hawks Auroma as being a “coffee science machine,” and it has a design flavor to match. Counted among its features is the ability to learn the owner’s taste preferences.

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Breville Grind Control Review – Smarter Coffee

Breville Grind Control Review – Smarter Coffee

Coffee is a serious matter, and a lot of what you get in the cup is about timing. Breville's Grind Control brewer may not have the steaming bells and whistles of an espresso machine, but it proves that drip coffee needn't be dull - or anything other than delicious. It's also the first full-sized brewer I've seen that's just as happy preparing coffee for one cup as it is for twelve.

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