Welcome to Fresh Brews. Each week, I scour the internet, stumbling through dozens of blogs and across hundreds of newspapers to find stories for our round up of all that is informative, entertaining and random in the coffee world. Enjoy!
Sky Nash, a part time barista and full time illustrator, put together this poster that explains the most common coffee beverages.
Visualizing Fair Trade Coffee
When I picture companies that buy Fair Trade coffee, I picture smaller, specialty roasters whose focus on quality is equal to or greater than their focus on the bottom line. However, after seeing this image, I can tell something isn’t right with the Fair Trade system.
History Channel’s Modern Marvels On Coffee [Video]
Also via Shot Zombies: Remember when the history channel did more than just show Ice Road Truckers and Pawn Stars? Yeah, me neither. Allegedly there was a time when they showed documentaries and history shows. This is one of them, about coffee.
Three cups of coffee per day might prevent Alzheimer’s in older adults
It looks like us coffee addicts don’t have to worry about Alzheimer’s as much. Recent research has tied coffee to preventing Parkinson’s disease, stroke, diabetes, heart disease and some cancers. New research shows drinking about three cups of coffee each day might stave off Alzheimer’s for older adults experiencing memory declines.
Vintage Film for Coffee Lovers
Interesting seeing how a lot has changed in the coffee world, yet so much looks very familiar in this video from 1961.
Coffee Shop Bingo
I think I’ve informally played this game more than a few times with my friends. Now, I can make it official with the Coffee Shop Bingo. The only problem is what to do when there’s no place to sit because of the spots are taken by laptop users.
This one is an update from an old fresh brews, back when this project was still in fundraising mode. Coffee Connect is location based mobile phone application which connects people, face to face, over coffee. Well the app is now live if you’re an iPhone user and live in New York. Download the app here.
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