Bean Press: Having One Strong Cup of Coffee before Exercise

A study showed effectiveness in fat oxidization. By Daily News Coffee Staff New research suggests that the coffee consumption might be used as a tool to maximize fat-burning during aerobic exercise. Researchers based at the University of Granada in Spain found that the consumption of about 3 milligrams per 1 kilogram of body weight, or “the equivalent[…]

Traveling Brew: A History of the Parisian Café

Coffee was introduced to Paris in 1644, and in 1672 by Pasqua Rosée, who opened the first café in Paris on Place Saint-Germain. Curated/Reviewed by Matthew A. McIntoshPublic HistorianBrewminate Parisian cafés serve as a center of social and culinary life in Paris. They have existed since the 17th century, and serve as the meeting place, neighborhood hub,[…]

Reevaluating French Colonialism through Visual Culture

The French context is so incredibly problematic when it comes to dealing with the whole history of colonialism. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, France taught its citizens about its overseas territories in the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, and Asia through commonplace, mass-produced items including postcards and board games. Through these materials, the government attempted[…]

Roast Review: Café Britt’s Costa Rican Tres Ríos Valdivia

The Tres Ríos coffee growing region of Costa Rica produces some of the finest coffee in the world. By Brian LokkerCoffee Crossroads Are you looking for an “easy drinking” medium roast coffee? Café Britt’s Costa Rican Tres Ríos Valdivia blend should definitely be on your radar screen. Tres Ríos combines flavors of plum, allspice, and orange citrus[…]

The Codex Huexotzinco: Art to Protest Tribute in Colonial New Spain

These images were made in the Spanish viceroyalty of New Spain by Indigenous artist-scribes in 1531 to protest excessive tribute. Introduction The earliest known image of the Madonna and Child made by an Indigenous artist of the Americas shows the Virgin Mary holding the infant Christ against a blue background on a sheet of amatl paper.[…]

Beginners Guide to Starting a Brewery Business in 2021

Developing a cohesive team is one of the secrets to brewery efficiency. The traditional brewery has grown into a highly competitive commercial business, and craft breweries’ reputations continue to grow as they draw more customers and visitors every year. With the craft beer industry booming, the time is right to launch your venture. However, how should you[…]