The Golden Age Of Coffee Lids

< p style=”text-align: center;”> According to Bloomberg Businessweek, we are living in the golden age of coffee lid design. The breakthrough lid, Solo Cup’s Traveler model, made its debut in 1986 and is now part of the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent design collection. “Initially the Traveler lids were a tough sell, on account of […]

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Elephant Dung Coffee

Associated Press: In the lush hills of northern Thailand, a herd of 20 elephants is excreting some of the world’s most expensive coffee. Trumpeted as earthy in flavor and smooth on the palate, the exotic new brew is made from beans eaten by Thai elephants and plucked a day later from their dung. A gut

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How Starbucks Started Up

Neatorama: In the early 1980s, a Swedish plastics company called Hammarplast sold plastic coffee filters that fit over a thermos. One day in 1981, one of the company’s salesmen, 27-year-old Howard Schultz, happened to notice that a small Seattle coffee roasting company called Starbucks Coffee, Tea, and Spices bought more of the coffee filters than

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Cat Cafes in Japan

In Japan, in addition to your coffee, at some cafes you can play with a cat. There are around 100 cat cafés in Japan many of which have particular type of cats, such as black cats, fat cats or rare breed cats. These special cafés with furry patrons are especially popular as dating spots but

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The First Ever Coffee Ad

Here’s the text: The Vertue of the COFFEE Drink. First publiquely made and sold in England, by Pasqua Rosée. THE Grain or Berry called Coffee, groweth upon little Trees, only in the Deserts of Arabia. It is brought from thence, and drunk generally throughout all the Grand Seigniors Dominions. It is a simple innocent thing,

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Board Game Cafe

It’s not uncommon to see board games on display at restaurants and cafés, but they’re typically used to prop up laptops at least as often as to provide hands-on entertainment. According to trendspotter Springwise, Toronto’s Snakes & Lattes serves up not just coffee but also 1,500 board games available for the playing. Billed as “the

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