This $1,300 Connected Tea Infuser Has Raised $5.1 Million – Fortune

… floral, savory, and sweet flavor profiles as well as caffeine and antioxidant levels in loose leaf teas, and based on the user’s feedback saves those preferences in the app. When users brew a new tea that the Teforia machine recognizes, it can adjust the brew times and water temperatures to enhance preferred flavors and the chemical levels. With unknown teas it will rely on user feedback and then save the preference for the next cup. I’ve seen the Teforia in action at a booth at the Smart …

It actually is rocket science: Scientists design a coffee cup for space – Quartz

By Deena Shanker | December 8, 2015 The best part of waking up, in space. (Portland State University) Being an astronaut takes years of school, at least a thousand hours of jet flying time, and passing a space physical exam to qualify. And then, even when you finally make it to space, you can’t even have a regular cup of coffee. Luckily for space travelers, a semi-normal cup of joe may finally be on the horizon, researchers recently …

Paper filter vs. metal filter: Which makes the best cup of coffee? – CNET

By Taylor Martin | December 8, 2015 The type of filter you use when brewing coffee does matter. Learn whether you should be using reusable or disposable filters to make your daily cup of coffee. Should you use a metal or paper filter when brewing coffee? While the answer mostly hinges on personal preference, there are some important things to note about the differences in paper and metal filters. Learn how different filters can alter the appearance, taste and cost of your morning cup. Taste …

Soup Tuesday: Kakósúpa, Icelandic Chocolate Soup – The Reykjavik Grapevine

… can be turned into a dessert soup fairly easily, but I recommend adding less sugar and tossing in a shot of Brennivín–the cardamom schnapps gives it a great flavour. This isn’t necessary. Kakósúpa is really nice the way it is, but be adventurous (and use chocolate if you can)! This is basically a cup of cocoa with enough calories to survive through a long winter storm. Sit back, relax and watch the chaos of the blizzard through your window. To continue reading this article, please click …

What plants can you make tea from? | MNN – Mother Nature Network

… of our tea, and see which plants can be harvested for a perfect cup. All have different health benefits, and many can even be grown inside. Try one of these plants on its own or mix and match flavors for your own creations. Bee balm Bee balm gives tea a minty flavor. (Photo: Johnathan J. Stegeman/Wikimedia Commons) Bee balm (Monarda didyma) is one of the more dazzling looking herbs. A member of the mint family, bee balm leaves are a …