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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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Re-worked Brews Up Furniture from Recycled Coffee Grounds

Re-worked Brews Up Furniture from Recycled Coffee Grounds

To most folks, used coffee grounds aren't particularly useful -- but a couple of British designers figured out a way to turn those old grounds into new furniture. That's right, you can now you can rest

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Hey Starbucks! Inhabitat Has An Idea For You…

Hey Starbucks! Inhabitat Has An Idea For You…

Dear Starbucks, we love your new-and-improved-no-spill-stainless-steel-reusable coffee mug. However, we would like to offer you a bit of advice from the Inhabiteam. We think you could take this holiday

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Brilliant Karma Cup System Greens Your Coffee Routine

Brilliant Karma Cup System Greens Your Coffee Routine

With 58 billion paper coffee cups thrown out each year in the US, it's clear that we need to find a different system that keeps those cups out of the landfill. It's highly unlikely that we'll be giving up

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Bike Powered Mobile Coffee Bar Hits the Streets of New York

Bike Powered Mobile Coffee Bar Hits the Streets of New York

A lot of us run on coffee, and what better way to run your coffee shop than with bikes? Kickstand Coffee is a new mobile java shop in New York that is inspired by, transported by and powered completely by

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