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HEALTH BENEFITS OF COFFEE

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

always a good subject…and hopefully more research will be done – would like to see more of the research from the Harvard study

http://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/updates/update0406c.shtml

http://www.poliquingroup.com/ArticlesMultimedia/Articles/Article/947/Ten_Benefits_of_Coffee_for_Health_Performance_Body.aspx

WHY CAFES FAIL

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Agree, Disagree – so many variables – so much passion behind this industry.  Thoughts everyone??

http://www.quora.com/Cafes/Why-do-most-caf%C3%A9-startups-fail

COFFEE as ANTIOXIDANT

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

looks good to us.  feeling younger everyday

http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Coffee+beans+could+keep+cells+healthy+says+study/4217528/story.html

PRE-INFUSION

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

http://www.baristaexchange.com/forum/topics/is-preinfusion-really

been playing with different times,temperatures, – lots of fun – interesting results.  Working with a 3-5 bar preinfusion - 6-10 sec time.  Can just see the espresso peeking through the bottom of the portafilter before engaging the pump.  Been ending the shot with no pump pressure – very smooth results -

Bottomless Portafilter

Friday, August 27th, 2010

http://www.home-barista.com/naked-extraction.html not a bad post – we’ve been working on various techniques to minimize spraying.  A little help from some friends in California.  We’ve had great results with various portafilter heights.

Toronto Star

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

just came out today – front page of Entertainment/Living section – great article

http://www.thestar.com/living/food/local/article/827115–coffee-shops-give-rise-to-barista-schools

Global Television news spot

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

http://www.globaltoronto.com/video/index.html?releasePID=p7ywF2_Jog4Tfiob9DEfhTwSD6qXGlfZ

Globe and Mail article

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/school-of-coffee-opens-in-little-portugal/article1595781/?cmpid=rss1

Roasting

Monday, June 7th, 2010

http://www.coffeeresearch.org/coffee/roasting.htm
(very good site and generally well researched)

Extraction

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

like this one – maybe it’s the tone.  a good read – the italian standards PDF, in the article is, in my opinion, a tad simplistic (pg 7 and 9) are the most useful.

http://www.home-barista.com/naked-extraction.html