Monthly Archives: January 2014

Caffeine Trivia 1.30.14

Famous Coffee Drinker in Pop Culture: Juan Valdez

This fictional character has become a coffee icon as well an icon of Columbia. First introduced in 1959, Juan Valdez (and his mule) have become frequently mimicked and parodied in pop culture.

During the U.S. Advertising Week in 2005, Juan beat out Ronald MacDonald, the Geico Gecko, the Double Mint Twins, and the Energizer Bunny to be named the most important advertising icon in America. That is some stiff competition for this mustached coffee man.

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Caffeine Trivia 1.29.14

The Six Most Famous Coffee Drinkers in Pop Culture?

Friends: Joey, Monica, Chandler, Rachel, Ross, and Phoebe.

It’s hard to say but it seems like every character in the show enjoyed coffee to some extent. There aren’t many – if any – episodes that don’t have at least one scene at the Central Perk with one of the characters enjoying a warm cup of coffee.

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Caffeine Trivia 1.28.14

COFFEE MYTH TO AVOID:

 Adding very hot milk. The sugar contained in the milk will caramelize and alter the coffee taste. Ideally, milk should be heated at low temperature or steam heated in your espresso maker.

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Caffeine Trivia 01.27.14

COFFEE MYTH TO AVOID:

Adding more coffee to your usual preparation. Contrary to popular belief, this does not make for stronger, tastier coffee — just more bitter. Instead, switch to a new coffee blend or grind.

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Caffeine Trivia 1.26.14

Tip of the day:

If you want your coffee to stay hot longer, heat your coffee cup or mug with hot water and remove the water just before pouring in your coffee. This will keep your coffee much hotter a lot longer.

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Caffeine Trivia 1.25.14

COFFEE MYTH TO AVOID:

Storing coffee in your freezer. Whether ground or whole bean, store your coffee in a cool place, but avoid the freezer as it generally hastens flavor loss.

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Caffeine Trivia 01.24.14

Famous Coffee Drinker:  Bach (1685-1750)

Most know of Johann Sebastian Bach’s sacred liturgical music, but how many have heard of his ode to coffee? Bach, in the throes of the coffee mania that was sweeping all of Europe, composed in 1732 a coffee cantata based on a satirical text he commissioned from the poet Picander.

Source: spresso.com

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