Empire Brewing Co. in Syracuse launches second ‘tea beer’ venture with China | syracuse.com

… the Empire State — and into the world’s largest economic market. In Central New York, Kuding-Ta IPA will available in about two weeks on tap at Empire’s Armory Square brewpub, 120 Walton St. At the same time, a Chinese-made version will debut in the brewpubs operated by Panda Brew of Beijing. The beer will then be made by Panda Brew in China. The company has 4 brewpubs and sells packaged beer in 40 Chinese cities. To continue reading this article, please click on the link …

Baking with tea: How to make your desserts even better.

… drink. The tea bags followed me through three moves to three different cities, until one night I decided enough was enough. If I couldn’t drink the tea, I’d have to find some other way to use it. Then it occurred to me: Can you bake with tea? As I found out, you not only can bake with tea, but you most definitely should. It’s an easy way to spruce up all your favorite standbys—cookies, cakes, you name it. My favorite is shortbread, a traditional companion for tea. If you’re trying to …

India’s Cafe Coffee Day Plans IPO – WSJ

… the size of the stake it is selling. Previous estimates have valued company at nearly $1 billion. A company spokeswoman declined to elaborate. Formed in 1996, Cafe Coffee Day is credited with triggering a cafe craze in the country, flooding not just India’s metropolises but also its smaller cities with cafes. The Bangalore-based company leads India’s coffee chain sector with more than 1,400 outlets across 209 cities. Rivals Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts have fewer than 100. To continue …

No more beer, chocolate or coffee: how climate change could ruin your weekend | Environment | The Guardian

By Karl Mathiesen | June 9, 2015 Climate change is the biggest threat to all of civilisation our species has faced since the 80s. Scientists say rising seas will envelope major cities around the world while heatwaves will bring wildfires and torrential rains bring floods. And the global economy is stuffed. But as if that wasn’t bad enough, it turns out that climate change might even mess up that most holy of traditions – your weekend. The night out The world’s most pre-eminent climate …

A Guide to Italian Coffee – The Back Beat | Backroads Blog | The Back Beat | Backroads Blog

By Alessandro Fusaro | June 5, 2015 You might think of coffee as just a hot beverage you drink from a paper cup in the car on the way to work. Here in Italy, coffee is not simply a drink, it’s a key aspect of the culture. It’s a social event and a tradition that Italians proudly preserve. In Italy, we don’t have coffee chains (although Starbucks tried to open here!), but instead have coffee bars. Bars mark nearly every corner in Italian cities, and it is not uncommon to find four of them, …