Goldfish tea bags will catch your heart, hook, line and sinker

By Sarah Spigelman Richter | December 8, 2015 You can relax — that’s not a fish swimming in your teacup. It’s just a tea bag designed to look like one. The newest craze to hit the tea world is goldfish tea bags. The bags are shaped like fish, and when you pull the string that is attached, it looks like the fish is swimming. Charm Villa, a Taipei-based creative agency, started the production of these fish-shaped tea bags in 2013. The bags are now available to enjoy in America. …

Meet the women using coffee to answer all your beauty needs

… women are looking to change the negative connotations associated with everyone’s favourite jitter-maker – in a topical sense at least. “Coffee is good for the skin for three reasons,” says Bree Johnson, co-founder of Frank Body. “First of all, it’s full of antioxidants which are great for targeting free radicals, second of all it has the the same pH as your skin so it won’t dry it out, and finally, it helps stimulate blood flow which is good for collagen production and for helping …

New coffee craze charges up drinkers

… alternative that gives you that caffeine boost,” said Brendan Allen, a barista at M Café in Bozeman. Nitro brewed coffee is made by taking cold brewed coffee and infusing it with nitrogen, similar to the way soda is made. The coffee is cold brewed then placed in a keg and pressurized. The entire process of production for one keg takes about four or five days. “I like it because it’s quick and refreshing. It has a nice, smooth and sweet taste. It just has a nice creamy texture …

Building profits from black gold: the success of the Oromia Coffee Farmers’ Cooperative Union

… development workers and investment bodies throughout the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) regions. Coffee is the heart and soul of the Ethiopian economy. Around one-fifth of the country’s population is dependent on coffee production and related activities such as processing, transporting and trading. The main cultivators of coffee in Ethiopia are 3.8 million smallholder farmers. These farmers produce on average 80% of annually exported coffee – a commodity known for its reviving and …

Used coffee grounds provide business opportunity for mushroom moguls – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

… now divert that away from landfill, grow local food, grow oyster mushrooms which is healthy,” he said. The two would-be mushroom moguls set up “Life Cykel”, with a view to create more local jobs and food in sustainable way. They estimate there are about 150 coffee houses in the larger Fremantle area, with an average coffee ground production of 30 kilograms per week. This waste results in around six tons of used coffee beans going to landfill each week and reaching up to 300 …