Happy Mother’s Day to my mom and all of the moms out there! Hope you all enjoyed breakfast in bed and spend at least some of the day relaxing!
But don’t worry, you don’t have to be a mom to read the Fresh Brews. Fresh Brews is the weekly round up of coffee news, always random and sometimes weird.
Coffee and sodas not tied to colon cancer
Just what you wanted to hear about on Mother’s Day. But at least it’s good news! Tea on the other hand might be cause for cancer, but it looks like more research needs to be done before it can be proven.
Starbucks rolls instant coffee into grocery stores, says sweetened version on the way
It wouldn’t be Fresh Brews without at least a little Starbucks news (or in this week’s case – a lot of Starbucks news). This week, the news is that Starbucks is starting to sell their instant coffee in grocery stores across the U.S. Later this summer keep an eye out for their iced coffee version, which is slightly sweeter. What’s your opinion on the VIA instant coffee?
However-you-want-it Frappuccino is Officially Here
And in more Starbucks now, the customizable frappuccino is here, just in time for the hot weather. Now you can customize it with whatever kind of milk you want, extra coffee or decaf and a whole lot more. Have you tried one of the new fraps? What did you think? Soon, I’m going to have to do a review to see how it compares to the old version.
Man held in SC over Maine topless coffee shop fire
Last summer a topless coffee shop was burned to the ground. Originally the speculation was that it was someone that didn’t want the business in their neighborhood. Now all signs point to a boyfriend of one of the baristas who was arrested last week. Still no mention of what the coffee tasted like.
Coffee Nate Coffees of Hawaii Review :: Single Cup Pourover Brewer Demo
Nate is keeping busy reviewing some java from Coffees Of Hawaii and showing how to use the Ready Set Joe, which is a simple pour over method.
Espresso News And Reviews The social politics and economics of coffee prices
A must read. The Shot investigates why there’s so much backlash against the $12 cup of coffee and what really goes into the price of your morning brew.
The Coffee Adventures Vermont Maple from Java Frost Blends Coffee
Normally with Vermont, I think Maple Syrup. However, Jamie found this delicious sounding coffee.
Dear Coffee, I Love You Starbucks, more than just a green logo
BWJ investigates one of the newly renovated Starbucks coffee shops. This one in Soho, New York doesn’t look like the average suburban Starbucks. It uses reclaimed wood, locally manufactured furniture and even has the “for here” mugs.
Photo by mcveja.