Can a Super Automatic Produce Good Espresso?

For those looking for a no-fuss espresso machine, can their be quality?

New Year’s Hangover Cure Cocktail

Nancy Lopez McHugh has a slightly strange, but effective way to cure that New Year’s hangover.

Spanish Bon Bon Coffee

The visual contrast of a perfect espresso meeting a layer of condensed milk is stunning. The taste is even better.

A Brisk Brazilian Coffee

Our resident coffee expert Bill Walsh slurps up Peter Asher’s Brazil Bob-O-Link.

Holiday Cocktail Quandary – How to Enjoy Your Own Party

Denise Sakaki solves the holiday cocktail quandary: how do you design a cocktail party that you, the host, can actually enjoy?

South Indian Filter Kaapi

Priya Sreeram on how to make The Perfect South Indian Filter Coffee.

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A Kona Roasts in Brewklyn

Coffee expert Bill Walsh has the pleasure of sampling Brewklyn Grind’s Kona.

From Bacon with Love: In Defense of the Green Juice

Getting your green juice on makes eating all that delicious bacon a bit more feasible.

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A Traditional Indian Sweet: Badusha

A deliciously flaky and layered Indian Sweet that shimmers in a sugary coat.

Sake 101 and Unexpected Food Pairings

Marnely Rodriguez is back from the 5th Annual Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival with a whole new view on Sake.

Pickle Mania: Gibson Garnish

Extra pickling brine became a very happy accident in Rebecca Orchant’s cocktailing life.

Watercress Smoothie Kickstart

How to make a very simple and highly effective morning smoothie based on watercress.

Sicilian Donnafugata and Passito from Pantelleria

Eric Sohl travels to Italy to learn about Donnafugata and Passito wines.

Mint and Lemon Cooler

A refreshing drink with a blend of fresh mint leaves with tangy lime.

Czech Burcak Wine
Burcak, Young Moravian Wine

Burcak is a sweet carbonated young Czech wine that’s easy to over-consume.

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Say Cello to a Good Light Roast

Bill catches a fine tune in Deep Cello’s All Day Light Roast.

Have a Coffee Break in Italy

Diana Mieczan with the first in a series of posts on coffee culture across the globe.

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Sushi and Siphoned Coffee on the Strip

In Las Vegas, Bill finds a fancy sushi operation that takes their coffee seriously too.

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No Cop Outs at Kopplin’s

Bill sings the praises of Kopplin’s Coffee in St. Paul.

Deutschlicious: Störtebeker, Beer of the Righteous

Steen Hanssen pops open a treasure chest six pack of delicious northern German beers.

Australia Protects European Wine Regions

Last year, Australia and the EU agreed on legislation to protect geographically specific wine names. This September, the legislation becomes official.

Summer Drinking All Year Long with Bison Grass Vodka

Can summer be prolonged with a glass of bison grass infused vodka mixed with summer flavors? Mandy Baca tends the bar.

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Seward Has No Folly in the Sea Bean

Bill takes a trip to Seward, Alaska and almost passes up a caffeinated jewel.

Dirty Banana Frozen Cocktail
A Dirty Banana Shake

The “Dirty Banana” is a popular frozen cocktail in Jamaica, and now today at your nearest pool party.

Deutschlicious: Food and Beer at the Berlin Biergartens

Steen Hanssen takes us to his Biergarten favorites in a rain drenched Berlin.

Healthy Green Smoothie

A bunch of healthy greens and fruits come together in this quick and easy recipe for a healthy Green smoothie

A Thousand and One Nights Hibiscus Apple Pomegranate Tea

Sawsan Abu Farha travels to Egypt and falls in love with both the architecture and the wonderful classic hibiscus tea.

Mango Melon and Lime Soda with Mint and Geranium

Freshly made soda is not only an easy way to stay cool, but also a great way to show of your creative side.

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Sangria – My Way

Nagalakshmi Viswanathan with her own personal take on the classic Spanish drink.

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A Great Ethiopian Edifies My Soul

Bill enjoys a delicious coffee in Old Soul’s Ethiopian Aleta Wondo Co-op.

Deutschlicious: Potsdamer Stange, Probably the Best Brew in Berlin

Our Berlin correspondent Steen Hanssen discovers Potsdamer Stange, and quickly names is “Probably the best brew in Berlin”.

Saúde! Homemade Coconut Liqueurs

These drinks are ultra easy and quick. Basically just combine four-five ingredients and get coconut heaven. Take a sip and you’ll instantly be transported to Portugal, Brazil or Cuba.

Deutschlicious: Cologne’s Kölsch Beer

Steen Hanssen is first disappointed with the small glasses served at a Kneipe in Cologne, but that quickly gives away for the sensational taste of the beer.

Old Soul Colombian
A Colombian Coffee With Soul

Bill finds some pretty good coffee in a bag of Colombian from Old Soul Co. in Sacramento.

Refreshing Pomegranate Ice Tea with an Orangey Twist

Sonia Mangla brews up a refreshing batch of pomegranate ice tea for those warm and humid summer days.

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Fair Trade Certified Coffee and Why Buy It?

A Fair Trade certified coffee purchase directly benefits the farmer or entrepreneur, their community and supports a sustainable environment.

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Terra Bella is Alaskan for Good Coffee

Bill travels north to Anchorage and finds a splendid coffeehouse despite low hope.

Cucumber Vanilla Infused Vodka Makes A Perfect Fourth Of July Cocktail

Laura Bednarski muddles away at a slice of cucumber, and ends up with a refreshing cocktail for today’s festivities.

A Hirkum Pirkum A Day Keeps The Devil Away

Johanna Kindvall with a classic Swedish recipe for keeping evil ghosts, devils and depressions at arms length.

Healthy Green Mango Drink: Aam Panna

Don’t sidestep green mangoes next time you’re visiting your fruit pusher. They’re not only good – but good for you.

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Jallab – A Refreshingly Sweet Summer Drink

Jallab is a very popular drink in the Middle East. It’s made by diluting the syrup made of grape molasses, dates and rose water with water and serving it in a tall glass with crushed ice.

Mexico On My Plate: Agua De Sandia

Agua frescas are non-alcoholic beverages made from fresh seasonal fruits like watermelon, cantaloupe, melon, cucumber, lime, strawberries, papaya, guava, tamarind and the list goes on.

The Right Spirit For Father’s Day

Aqua vitae – “water of life”. What better Father’s Day gift than a moment of your time as the two of you revitalize with a glass of carefully chosen high quality brandy?

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Father’s Day Cocktail: The Havana

This drink was originally created by Shawn Layton of L’Abattoir in Vancouver, and contains Cuban tobacco infused bourbon, Marsala, bitters and whiskey. A perfect Father’s Day cocktail.

Video Cocktail: Dad, I Got You Some Whiskey – Archibald’s Last Memory

Rebecca Orchant suggests you don’t be an ingrate this Father’s Day, and put a cocktail in your dad’s hand.

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Review: Teamotions Wellness Tea

Marnely Rodriguez brews a couple of cups of Teamotions tea and gets an extra boost of energy

Mouthwatering Watermelon Cocktail

This year, watermelons arrived just in time for cocktail-hour. Jerri Green tends the bar.

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Elixr Coffee Rejuvenates Philly

Bill Walsh is happy to see that a great coffeehouse has taken the place of a former, not-so-great one.

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Powerful And Creamy Indian Espresso Coffee

Arundhuti Rama brews a powerful but yet creamy cup of prime Indian joe.

Video Cocktail: Pucker Up, A Grown-Up Lime Rickey

There are certain events that are so special, they require something very special to drink.

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Las Vegas: Sunrise Coffee Proves To Be A Coffee Oasis

Even if coffee isn’t exactly what made Sin City famous, Sunrise Coffee Co turns out to be a reason to leave the Strip for an hour or two.

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Savoring Seoul: Hoho Myoll Cafe

Meagan Mastriani is deeply impressed with the bustling cafe scene in Seoul, South Korea.

Rosemary Infused Frozen Peach Bellini

Kristina Wiley lets her own private bartender – her husband – serve up a delicious classic summer cocktail with a twist.

Review: Espro Takes Pressing to a New Level

Bill Walsh reviews the Espro Press, a french press that sets out to eliminate all sediment from the final pour.

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Shot Tower Stands As A Beacon in Philly

While Bill Walsh will probably not be moving into South Philadelphia any time soon, the coffee at Shot Tower is a really good reason to visit.

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Coffee Steaks Under The Influence

Mike Crimmins is busy researching grilling recipes to be in top form for Memorial Day.

Blackberry Mint Margaritas

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style with this simple marvelous and sophisticated take on a margarita.

Pound Pounds Out Great Coffee

Bill Walsh checks out DC’s Pound Coffee, and is more than happy with what he sees and tastes.

Riding The Rhône – Part 3 (Crozes-Hermitage, Saint-Joseph And Cornas)

After what some might call a serious Easter break, Rasmus Holmgård is back on the air to continue our journey through the French Rhône Valley.

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Does Filtered Water Make Coffee Better?

Bill Walsh checks out the Pur Water Pitcher to see if it helps him brew a better cup of joe.