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.

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?

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.

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.

Elixr Coffee
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.

Indian Espresso Coffee
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.

Good Long Island Coffee Does Exist

Bill Walsh is pleasantly surprised when he realizes that Long Island is not just about iced tea.

Yes You Can: Beer Cans Make A Comeback

Many small American craft brewers are realizing that cans are still the best way to preserve their liquid gold.

Beer Can Chicken Tacos

Eli Shayotovich rolls out the barbecue, and introduces a chicken to a can of Oskar Blues Pale Ale.

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Coffee Labs Concocts A Decent Sumatran

Bill Walsh tests Coffee Labs Roaster’s Sumatra Mandhelding, and ends up with a decent cup of coffee.

A Peak Example Of Coffee At Chestnut Hill Cafe

Bill Walsh checks out Chestnut Hill Café in Lancaster, PA, and is impressed with both the atmosphere and the coffee.

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Is Grenache The Next Big Wine From California?

When looking at the potential for the Grenache grape in the Golden State, Tim Elliott turns to lessons learned from the failures of Syrah.

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Mugged In NYC: Coffee Foundry’s Bolivian Fair Trade

Bill Walsh explores a bag of Bolivian Fair Trade Coffee from the West Village in NYC that scores pretty well in the coffee and tea index.

Gazpacho and Manzanilla
How To Pair Wine With Food

The wine dogmas of back in the day are long dead, and instead it is now the flavor of the food that decides what wine to drink with it.

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Why You Should Have A Beer Instead Of Wine With Your Next Meal

Eli Shayotovic welcomes back a vital American brewery industry, and gives us a classic chili recipe to get us started with beer and food pairing.

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DC’s Chinatown Coffee Co. Will Shanghai Your Tongue

Bill Walsh stops by Chinatown Coffee Co. in Washington DC, and is so impressed with the coffee served that he gives it a top rating.

Riding The Rhône – Part 2

In this second part of the Riding The Rhône series, Rasmus Holmgård takes us on a trip through Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu and Hermitage.

Riding The Rhône – Part 1

In this inspiring mini series, Copenhagen based wine expert Rasmus Holmgård takes us on a trip through one of the most famous wine regions in the world.

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New York: Hofbräu Bierhaus

New York City has gotten its very own Hofbräu Bierhaus. Saurkraut anyone?

Testing: The Handpresso

Can you make really good coffee with just the help of your biceps? Kalle Bergman decides to find out.