How is chocolate made? – Ask Dr. Universe, Washington State University

… ways to make all kinds of chocolate from cacao beans. “Chocolate is both a science and an art,” said my friend Jessica Murray. She’s an expert on chocolate and a graduate student in food science and business at Washington State University. She explained that cacao beans can be separated into a couple different parts. We can extract the fat, or cocoa butter, from the beans. The rest of the bean can be ground up into solids. When we mix these two parts back together, we can make dark, …

Is Coffee More Complex Than Wine?

… Tall. Coffee lovers today are expected to know the difference between coffee regions, growers and brewing methods. And whether you make your small-batch Blue Mountain with a pour-over filter or your cup of bulletproof in a Chemex has become an all-important fact. It’s gotten to the point that I’ve begun to wonder if coffee has become even more complicated than wine. To find out, I asked a wine expert and a coffee expert to join me for a tasting and talk last month in Seattle, where American …

Can You Drink Too Much Green Tea? It Has Some Benefits, But Moderation Is Still Important | Bustle

By Lucia Peters | May 26, 2015 True story: One of the random topics of conversation that came up at Bustle HQ recently was whether or not you can drink too much green tea. Luckily, it’s actually our job to seek out the answers to these sorts of pressing questions, so I did a little digging to see what I could find out. It’s worth noting that I’m not a medical professional and therefore should not be considered an expert on the matter; so, don’t take what I found to be gospel truth. It …

The UK company turning coffee waste into furniture | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian

By Josephine Moulds | May 6, 2015 Britain was falling in love with coffee just as Adam Fairweather was exploring ideas for new products and materials. Ten years ago, Starbucks stores were opening on every corner, followed by the burgeoning industry of artisan coffee roasters. Fairweather, a designer by training and expert in recycling technologies and materials development, now develops materials from coffee grounds and uses them to design products including furniture, jewellery and coffee …

How to pair coffee with food – Food and Drink – Life and Style – The Independent

By Mars El Brogy | May 1, 2015   One of the best ways to make a perfect pairing is to use the coffee in the food too Food pairing is not just for wine connoisseurs, but for coffee lovers too. Knowing which coffee to complement which food will bring out the best aromas and flavours in each of them. Coffee expert Liz Booker has the following suggestions for these classic foods. Eggs Liz’s Welsh grandmother’s favourite thing …