Who drinks the most coffee?

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We found this  interesting article about who drinks the most coffee. We were wondering what the South African list would look like? We would love to hear your comments. American Article – Scientists drink more coffee than school teachers, and food-service workers down the most joe of all. That’s one take-away from a new survey…

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Coffee may ease neck and shoulder pain linked to computer use

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More South Africans are spending extended hours at their computers and laptops. How many times have you found yourself rubbing your shoulders and neck in an attempt to ease the pain , and perhaps even landed up at the doctors for medication. Well according to new research in Norway, coffee could be the answer ……

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Yummy Coffee Cake

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A very happy Spring to all our readers. With Summer now on the horizon, its time to dust off your baking utensils and create some home baked goodies. We have trolled through hundreds of websites and come up with some great recipes which we will be featuring over the next couple of weeks.  The first…

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Homemade Kahlua Coffee

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It may not feel like it yet but Spring is just a few weeks away here in Cape  Town. In order to prepare you for the fantastic Summer Days ahead here is a quick and easy Kahlua Coffee recipe: Making homemade Kahlua gives you the flexibility to choose which coffee you would like in your…

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Gardening tips using Coffee

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Compost Backyard composting is a great way to turn food leftovers and yard trimmings into fertile soil. Vegetable and fruit scraps, paper and tea bags are among the items that composting microbes break down. Coffee grounds are also a great addition to the compost pile — they benefit the composting process and contribute to nutrient-rich…

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The humble coffee mug

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When you sit down with you favorite coffee mug, is it standing in the way of the best tasting cup? Most of us don’t think about what we’re drinking out of, but rather just the coffee itself. To help you make the most of your coffee, here are some tips to make sure each cup…

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Coffee Bean Grades explained

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Coffee Bean Grades Grade is generally used to indicate coffee bean size, which is associated with coffee quality. While there are many exceptions, coffee beans grown at higher elevations tend to be denser, larger, and have better flavor. The process of determining coffee bean size, or grading, is done by passing unroasted beans through perforated…

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The growth of Coffee Shops

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Today, the idea of a coffee house usually brings to mind a cozy place that serves gourmet coffee and espresso drinks, with couches to lounge in while you sip. So how did the coffee house get its start? The first record of a public place serving coffee dates back to 1475. Kiva Han was the…

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“Lets Chat over Coffee”

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How often have you heard, or even said, “Let’s chat over a cup of coffee”? Starbucks even built an empire through the social aspect of sitting down and discussing stuff over a coffee. It is said that if you are selling your house, brewing a pot of coffee will immediately evoke the right atmosphere when…

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Coffee Around the World – Turkey

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Coffee has created its own “culture” in Turkey are the famous words of the great Turkish 20th century poet, Yahya Kemal. A little bit more than a casual visit to Turkey would convince anyone that this is the case. Coffee for Turks is not simply a drink, but has its own history, its institutions (coffeehouses),…

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