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Health Watch: Caffeine & Pregnancy

Two universities in the UK have determined that excessive amounts of caffeine during pregnancy can impact the weight of the child as it’s developing, putting some babies at risk of a low birth weight. What do we mean by excessive?…

Compassionate Coffee

Coffee Kids is one of our favorite organizations and we heartily support its mission. Working to improve the standard of living in coffee growing regions throughout Central and South America, Coffee Kids have been around for 20 years and have…

Recipe: Pumpkin Spice White Chocolate Mocha

Inspired by a local bakery’s pumpkin muffins with chunks of white chocolate chips, the Pumpkin Spice White Chocolate Mocha is a deliciously creamy and tangy treat! Perfect for these dulling Autumn days, this drink is a wonderful pick-me-up and is…

Party Like a Barista

If you never had the personal joy of working as a barista during your halcyon days of youth, Discovery Bay Games has developed a close second: Barista – The Game. Well, okay, it’s not that close to the real thing,…

To Milk or Not to Milk

American coffee drinkers are often looked down upon because of their proclivity for adulterating their coffee drinks with a healthy dose of milk. Sometimes attributed to the fact that the coffee itself is inferior to coffee you might find in,…

The Grind – November 2008

Seattle Coffee Gear’s monthly newsletter, The Grind, provides readers with tips, expert advice, recipes, article highlights and a Grind-only special coupon! This month’s Grind includes expert advice on how to produce microfoam, information on our new Tune-Up service and a…

Brew Tip: Pour One Out

When you’ve started up your espresso machine for the first time in the morning, it’s important that you thoroughly warm it up — from the inside out — before you pull any shots. The easiest way to do this is…

Health Watch: Coffee & Relationships

An intriguing new study from the University of Colorado indicates that warm drinks lend themselves to more friendly feelings. Participants in the study were randomly given hot cups of coffee or glasses of iced coffee, then asked to assess the…

Recipe: Espresso Martini

Today marks one of the most historic general elections in American history and we hope you’ve taken the time to make your voice heard by voting! Afterward, you might want to get together with some of your favorite people to…

New! La Pavoni Manual Espresso Machines

Get back to espresso’s roots with these gorgeous and easy-to-use manual espresso machines by La Pavoni! Featuring a variety of beautiful finishes – from chrome with wood accents to gold-plated brass — La Pavoni’s traditional lever-style espresso extraction is an…