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Parlor Coffee Roastery and Tasting Room
by Stephen Varady If simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, Parlor Coffee’s new roastery and tasting room in the Brooklyn Navy Yard offers one the most refined coffee experiences in New York City. Because Parlor is focused on just one thing...
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Ninety Plus Custom Slayer Espresso Machine
Unknown to those outside the niche community of coffee purists, Denver's Sensory Room is a rare enclave that hosts the highest caliber coffee tastings around. Run by Ninety Plus (a green coffee purveyor, grower and all around authority on the subject...
DESIGN
DeLonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive
It's hard to beat a handcrafted espresso from a skilled barista. Pulling shots and texturing milk takes skill and attention to detail, and the human touch in preparing coffee will never become obsolete. Still, stepping out to your neighborhood cafe...
DESIGN
CH Gift Guide: Coffee Culture
Maybe it's a cappuccino on a cold winter morning, an espresso during your afternoon fika or a cup poured from a French press after a dinner with friends—whenever and however you drink coffee, chances are you always feel it hits the spot. As one of...
CULTURE
Interview: Kent Bakke of La Marzocco
Named after the fiercest predator of the animal kingdom, La Marzocco—which translates to lion in Italian—is aptly known for their roaring, state of the art espresso machines. But at the factory in Tuscany, things are anything but savage—the staff...
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Cool Hunting Video Presents: Superba Coffee
In the first of our videos to air at this year's 99u conference we took a trip to Torrence, CA just outside of Los Angeles to talk to the folks behind Superba Coffee. Through the boom of independent coffee roasters Superba stands out for their incredible...
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Latte Art with Nicely Abel Alameda
A man who lives up to his nickname, Nicely Abel Alameda has dedicated himself to his career in coffee. So dedicated, in fact, that he sports coffee logo tattoos commemorating the three companies he has worked for. While working at Espresso Vivace...
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Interview: Jason Woodside
by Frank Galland Billing itself as an "undercover espresso bar," Happy Bones Coffee & Publications was recently opened in Manhattan's NoHo neighborhood by Kiwi clothier Luke Harwood of Stolen Girlfriends Club and contemporary artist and Florida...
CULTURE
Beyond Elegance
Opening tonight, 13 November 2012 at 560 Washington Street in NYC, artists Todd James and Alexis Ross are joining forces in a joint show called "Beyond Elegance." Both pranksters in their own right, Ross and James are influenced by a self-taught...
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Let's Talk Coffee
During the Let's Talk Coffee (LTC) conference, coffee farmers, importers, exporters, financiers, cafe owners, baristas, and the Sustainable Harvest staff gathered in the Rionegro region of Antioquia, Columbia to do just that. People from twenty-eight...
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International Coffee Day
Skip sleeping in this Saturday and instead head out to your local cafe to celebrate International Coffee Day. Since every day can't be a coffee holiday, we've pulled together a few essentials that will ensure you're always pouring a perfect cup of...
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Espress Yourself
While stopping by Cafe Intramuros at this year's Wanted Design, we stumbled across "Espress Yourself", a line of espresso cups fashioned by a collective of NYC designers. The group of five created their cups in a mere two months leading up to the...
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Toby's Estate Williamsburg
The Third Wave Coffee movement is all about taking the bean and beverage to new levels of consideration, placing huge importance on sourcing, roasting and then brewing. As we could see on a tour of their soon-to-open Brooklyn location, Australian...
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Coco Café
Here at the CH HQ, we have a bit of an obsession with coconut water and coffee. While it never occurred to us to combine our two favorite beverages, a new drink called Coco Café out of California has found synergy among this unconventional pairing...
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A Guide to Prosumer Espresso
Whether you're a daily dripper or a post-dinner sipper, your preferred roast does play an important role in the espresso. But in the end the most important key to a great shot is the consistency. How do you maintain a perfect balance every time...
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