A look inside the world of coffee 

… Dream: Travels in the World of Coffee.”[/caption] With Sebastiao Salgado’s latest photo book, it is as though we have been invited to step inside and explore the depths of a silver treasure chest, one filled with black-and-white images of coffee’s most invisible yet most precious ingredients: its environments and the people responsible for its realization into coffee cups around the world. Salgado’s photographic journey, “The Scent of a Dream: Travels in the World …

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

… coffee always comes with a small ceramic plate and a silver spoon. Caffé Americano: We don’t have standard American drip coffee in Italy. Instead there’s something called caffè Americano, but it’s rare to find places with that kind of coffee machine. You can try to ask for one, but it’s possible the barman will look at you like you came from the moon. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: A Guide to Italian Coffee – The Back Beat | Backroads Blog | …

Coffee byproducts have 500 times the antioxidants of vitamin C – UPI.com

… these coffee byproducts are filled with antioxidants. Researchers from the University of Granada found that antioxidant levels in spent coffee grounds and coffee silver skin are especially high. The silver skin is one of the protective layers in between the outer coffee berry and the beans inside; it is typically removed prior to roasting. Some consumers use spent coffee grains as a do-it-yourself exfoliant. Others deposit coffee grounds into their compost pile. But the vast majority of coffee …

The rapidly rising price of chocolate may have a silver lining – it might tackle obesity – Comment – Voices – The Independent

… and China are discovering a taste for chocolate, which is driving up sales. Soaring demand at a time of faltering supply is what lies behind the surge in price. The confectionery giant Mars forecasts a cocoa bean shortage of up to one million tonnes by 2020. But could this coming cocoa famine have a silver lining? For decades the world has been seeking a solution to the obesity crisis. We have had years of arguments about sugar taxes, traffic-light labelling, curbs on marketing and advertising. …