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Astronauts can sip espresso in space thanks to PSU’s 3D-printed zero gravity cup

Astronauts can sip espresso in space thanks to PSU’s 3D-printed zero gravity cup

Astronauts have a pretty rough time living in a microgravity environment. Sure, at first there's exhilaration at the whole floating experience, but then one has to learn to pee into a vacuum cleaner and

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3 great holiday gift ideas that help protect wild birds

3 great holiday gift ideas that help protect wild birds

If the people on your gift list this year are ardent bird lovers, then you might like to look into gift ideas that also benefit our little feathered friends. Since wild bird numbers have been dwindling

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Six Healthy Coffee Alternatives to Warm Up Your Mornings This Fall

Six Healthy Coffee Alternatives to Warm Up Your Mornings This Fall

While there’s nothing quite like a hot cup of java to start your day out and give you that morning jolt of energy, drinking too much coffee throughout the day isn't great for your health. Coffee does

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Coffee Addict? It’s All in Your DNA

Coffee Addict? It’s All in Your DNA

Are you one of those people who can pound a cup of coffee and fall sound asleep thirty minutes later? Or does the slightest drop of joe keep you awake and twitching nervously throughout the night?

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Sightglass Coffee Opens Daylight-Filled Neighborhood Cafe in San Francisco’s Mission District

Sightglass Coffee Opens Daylight-Filled Neighborhood Cafe in San Francisco’s Mission District

Sightglass' new coffeehouse set the tone for the exciting experiential architecture theme we saw throughout this year’s AIASF annual Architecture and the City Festival. Architects Seth Boor and Anand

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illy Launches sustainArt Cups to Support Emerging Artists and Sustainable Coffee

illy Launches sustainArt Cups to Support Emerging Artists and Sustainable Coffee

Italian coffee roasting company illy has unveiled a new limited edition cup collection to support emerging artists and raise awareness for coffee sustainability. Designed to follow the EXPO 2015 theme

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Scientists Just Mapped the Coffee Genome – Is GMO Decaf On the Way?

Scientists Just Mapped the Coffee Genome – Is GMO Decaf On the Way?

Proving that nothing in the world is sacred, your favorite coffee beans could soon be genetically modified - as scientists have finally sequenced the coffee genome. According to a new article published in

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19 Central American Coffee Farms Now Generate Energy from Wastewater

19 Central American Coffee Farms Now Generate Energy from Wastewater

Did you know that only 1 percent of freshwater in the world is available for human consumption? Or that 140 litres of water are required to produce a single cup of coffee? Over 70% of water used in

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7 Ways to Keep Your Eco-Footprint Lower than Your Tuition

7 Ways to Keep Your Eco-Footprint Lower than Your Tuition

It hurts to say it, but summer’s almost over. Soon students around the world are going to be heading back to the accidentally-nod-off-while-studying sleep schedules and caffeine addictions commonly

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Devastating Disease Wipes Out Half of Central America’s Coffee Crops

Devastating Disease Wipes Out Half of Central America’s Coffee Crops

If you look forward to your cup of joe in the morning, the latest news from Central American coffee growers could ruin your day. Coffee plantations are currently suffering the worst epidemic of leaf rust

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KISSACO’s Chic Upcycled Coffee Sack Bags Provide Jobs for Rural Vietnamese Women

KISSACO’s Chic Upcycled Coffee Sack Bags Provide Jobs for Rural Vietnamese Women

When designer Yuri Okamoto first started studying bag-making, she probably didn't imagine that her designs would one day provide jobs for rural Vietnamese women and help divert waste from landfills. But

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Former Pilot Builds Coffee Shop Shaped Like a Rolleiflex TLR Camera in South Korea

Former Pilot Builds Coffee Shop Shaped Like a Rolleiflex TLR Camera in South Korea

Built next to the creator's family home, The Dreamy Camera cafe had been a long-time dream of the creator and his family before they were able to turn their ideas into reality. The Rolleiflex model's twin

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DIY Gift: 5 Holiday Breakfast Basket Ideas

DIY Gift: 5 Holiday Breakfast Basket Ideas

Breakfast time during the holidays can get a bit harried, especially if people are woken at the crack of dawn by excited, shrieking kidlets eager to tear their gifts open. Rather than relegating your

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Starbucks Opens New “Teavana” Tea Bar to Revolutionize the Tea Experience

Starbucks Opens New “Teavana” Tea Bar to Revolutionize the Tea Experience

Could Starbucks revolutionize the way America drinks tea? Today, the coffee giant teamed up with Teavana to debut the chain’s first teahouse, Teavana Fine Teas + Tea Bar in Manhattan’s Upper East

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Fuseproject and Briggo Unveil the Fully Automated Coffee Shop of the Future

Fuseproject and Briggo Unveil the Fully Automated Coffee Shop of the Future

Yves Béhar just unveiled the coffee shop of the future - a smartphone-controlled "Coffee Haus" that uses robotics to serve up finely tuned doses of java customized to your personal taste. Designed and

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Canterbury Coffee Corp. Creates 90% Biodegradable Single-Use Coffee Pod

Canterbury Coffee Corp. Creates 90% Biodegradable Single-Use Coffee Pod

In the food and beverage industry, what seems good for convenience can often prove harmful to the environment. Plastic single-use utensils, bottles, bags, and takeout packaging containers end up

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UK Paper Company Invents Technology to Recycle Disposable Plasticized Coffee Cups

UK Paper Company Invents Technology to Recycle Disposable Plasticized Coffee Cups

Photo via Shutterstock For most caffeine consumers on-the-go, a good dose of java or tea in the morning is of primary concern. What the liquid is housed in seems to escape attention, being tossed in a

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15 Fantastic Green Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

15 Fantastic Green Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is approaching quickly, and if the special dad in your life is an eco-minded type, you might be a bit stumped on what to get him this year. Lucky for you we've rounded up more than a few

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USA-Made Portland Press Lets You Brew Fresh Coffee in Any Mason Jar

USA-Made Portland Press Lets You Brew Fresh Coffee in Any Mason Jar

Home coffee-making equipment has come a long way, but the typical french press is still assembled from plastic and delicate glass in an overseas factory. The Portland Press is a french press for a mason

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The POTHRA Flower Pot is Made From Recycled Coffee Grounds

The POTHRA Flower Pot is Made From Recycled Coffee Grounds

Matthew Waldman and his team at Nooka just unveiled a new line of POTHRA planters made from recycled coffee grounds! The team started experimenting with discarded coffee grinds left by consumers and

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Scientists Find Plants Use Caffeine to Attract Bees

Scientists Find Plants Use Caffeine to Attract Bees

According to research recently published in in the journal Science, humans aren't the only creatures who get a good buzz from caffeine. It turns out that plants produce caffeine-laced nectar to attract

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Coffee-Powered Vehicle Sets Guinness Land Speed Record for Caffeinated Combustion

Coffee-Powered Vehicle Sets Guinness Land Speed Record for Caffeinated Combustion

For some of us, it takes a couple of cups of coffee to wake up and hit the road. The Bean Machine, a coffee-powered pickup built by UK engineer and conservationist Martin Bacon, takes the notion of

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Tokyo’s Fab Café Serves Up Coffee and Laser-Cut Designs While You Wait

Tokyo’s Fab Café Serves Up Coffee and Laser-Cut Designs While You Wait

There is a wonderful little place in Tokyo’s bustling Shibuya where you can have a cup of coffee and laser-cut your own design. Called Fab Café — which stands for both fabulous and fabrication —

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The Glad Cafe in Glasgow is Overflowing With Great Green Designs

The Glad Cafe in Glasgow is Overflowing With Great Green Designs

We were instantly impressed by interior design of The Glad Cafe, which is the result of a collaboration between three Glasgow based designers: Roy Shearer, Gerry Thomson and Simon Harlow.  The designers,

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The Starbucks Espresso Journey Pops Up in a Shipping Container in Tokyo

The Starbucks Espresso Journey Pops Up in a Shipping Container in Tokyo

The idea behind the pop-up job is twofold: to reinforce the near-intrinsic relationship between coffee and reading and also to encourage consumers to look deeper into the drink they are enjoying. Let's

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New Study Suggests Pacific Ocean is Polluted With… Coffee?

New Study Suggests Pacific Ocean is Polluted With… Coffee?

People aren’t the only ones getting a jolt from caffeine these days; in a new study published in Marine Pollution Bulletin, scientists found elevated concentrations of caffeine in the Pacific Ocean in

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Enrique Luis Sardi’s Edible Coffee Cup Lets You Have Your Espresso and Eat It Too

Enrique Luis Sardi’s Edible Coffee Cup Lets You Have Your Espresso and Eat It Too

Tired of paying extra when you want a sweet treat to accompany your morning shot of espresso? Wish there was a way to avoid the waste of a paper coffee cup without having to lug your own mug? Venezuelan

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Starbucks’ New Hot Cup EarthSleeve Could Save 100,000 Trees

Starbucks’ New Hot Cup EarthSleeve Could Save 100,000 Trees

Starbucks accounts for almost 50% of the US coffee market, and they are responsible for a huge amount of disposable packaging—but with the launch of their EarthSleeve, the corporate giant hopes to

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The World’s Love Of Coffee Is Causing The Destruction Of Natural Habitats And Ecosystems

The World’s Love Of Coffee Is Causing The Destruction Of Natural Habitats And Ecosystems

Put down that cup of coffee! A new report published in Nature has revealed that one of the main causes for the destruction of natural habitats and the potential extinction of numerous species is the

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6 Easy-to-Carry Essentials That Will Keep Your Travels Green

6 Easy-to-Carry Essentials That Will Keep Your Travels Green

1. Water Bottle Many tourists are so afraid of the water in foreign countries that they end up buying bottle after plastic bottle that then lands either on the ground or in the local dump. Even when

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