Imagine a perfectly cooked, juicy piece of steak. Now smother that with ketchup

Most people are scared of black coffee because they think it’s (absolutely) bitter.  Most people first tried coffee in its instant form. Therefore most people associate sugar and creamer as essential ingredients for a proper cup of coffee. Sugar, aside from the cons of consuming too much, I can understand. Creamers, and I’m talking about non-dairy creamers here, I just cannot.

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Kapihan issue 3

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Hello Kape Drinkers, how are you all? Seen a lot of coffee news online lately? No? Well I’m here to dole out some of the intriguing ones I’ve seen come upon this week (or today, it was a busy week).

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Things you can now do with your smartphone: Book a ride; Order Food; Borrow a coffee cup – wait, what?

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Photo not related to Muuse or NextGen Cup – credit: FirmBee/pixabay.com

  • Muuse is an app that allows consumers to borrow their reusable cups, available inside the shop, when ordering their coffee
  • Each cup has a QR code that consumers scan with their phones (using the app).
  • The cups need to be returned within 5 days. If users lose the cup, the user will be charged an amount via the credit card information they used to register in the app.
  • The app is part of the NextGen Cup Challenge, a competition aimed to reduce single-use packaging waste. This challenge is backed by Starbucks and McDonald’s, among others.
  • It is currently being tested in select shops in San Francisco, none of which is a Starbucks.
  • It has some cons, but I’m actually excited for this app.

https://www.greenbiz.com/article/can-app-solve-our-coffee-cup-problem

https://sf.eater.com/2020/2/19/21144113/starbucks-mcdonalds-muuse-andytown-wendys-blue-bottle

https://www.nextgenconsortium.com/

Paying upfront to enjoy what you love to your hearts content? Movies, TV shows, Music, and now Coffee?

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Photo not related to Panera Bread – credit: Free-Photos/pixabay.com

  • Panera just launched a coffee subscription program in within its loyalty program.
  • Panera is a big brand in the US, more commonly called Panera Bread, a brand Starbucks actually views as a direct rival.
  • Customers get one refillable cup every two hours, all for $8.99 per month.
  • Panera did this because they saw a rise in fast-food breakfast visits in the last five years as more people are now eating breakfast on the go.
  • It’s still a sustainable model for them since subscribers in test markets visited Panera every other day, most of whom also bought food which is not part of the subscription – yet.
  • Lord knows how Panera, technically a second waver, treats its coffee but at least it’s a step for getting people away from instant coffee.

https://www.businessinsider.sg/panera-unlimited-coffee-subscription-cost-how-to-sign-up-2020-2?r=US&IR=T

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/02/27/business/netflix-coffee-panera-offers-an-899-month-coffee-subscription/

That coffee you drink every morning, that “expensive” cup of coffee? Yeah, it can apparently reduce the risk of some Cancers.

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Not related to IARC or its 2020 report, you get the point – credit: Engin_Akyurt via pixabay.com

 

  • The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has noted that coffee may reduce the risk of certain cancers in its World Cancer Report 2020
  • The IARC actually claimed that coffee may actually cause certain types of cancers, so the 2020 reports is a major positive for the coffee industry.
  • This just adds to many health benefits of drinking coffee.

https://www.insider.com/world-cancer-report-suggests-coffee-reduces-risk-of-certain-cancers-2020-2

https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-study-finds-coffee-drinkers-have-lower-risk-death

https://www.iarc.fr/cards_page/world-cancer-report/


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Am I rich because I coffee? No. Am I successful because I coffee? Absolutely!

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Everyone has their own definition of success. Most of these involve money. Everyone needs money. Money makes our lives comfortable; Money enables us to enjoy the things we love; Money makes the world go round.  “I’m successful because I have an iPhone 11 Pro Max”; “I’m successful because I drive an SUV” (or a luxury car but SUV is more relatable); “I’m successful because I can travel wherever I want” – you get the point.

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Kapihan issue 2

ShareYourKape weekly coffee news Kapihan

Happy Valentine’s Day 2020 everyone! Here are some coffee stories you may use to break the ice with your date. Yes, it’s back:

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Here we go!

Breaking News: Coffee can prevent bone fracturing when you grow old!

  • A study out of Hong Kong has determined that regular coffee drinkers had “significantly higher bone mineral density, a marker of strong bones”.
  • 12 metabolites (read the link below, I have no idea what this means) “were significantly associated with coffee intake, including 6 caffeine metabolites”.
  • Three of these were further associated with Bone Mineral Density (BMD). Simply put, these are “associated with both coffee consumption and strong bones that were less likely to fracture”
  • The study involved 564 adults who self-reported their coffee consumption.
  • Sources, including the published study itself, did not mention if the subjects consumed black coffee or with milk/cream. Wonder how many of the 564 only actually drank black coffee

 https://www.businessinsider.com.au/coffee-may-be-good-for-your-bones-study-2020-2

https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/study-the-diseases-prevented-by-having-a-cup-of-coffee-a-day

Link to the study: https://academic.oup.com/jcem/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1210/clinem/dgz210/5637088?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Snails can help save coffee?

  • Zachary Hajian-Forooshani found bright-orange poop on the underside of coffee plant’s leaves in Puerto Rico, poop that oddly had the same color as coffee rust
  • Yes, I am now writing about poop. Read on, this is actually interesting
  • The poop were from the invasive Asian tramp snail and he observed that these little things were actually eating coffee rust without damaging the leaves themselves.
  • However, scientists and Hajian-Forooshani himself have reservations about utilizing these little pests on a large-scale to battle coffee rust. The small f***ers are notorious for eating anything.

 https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/what-is-coffee-rust

Link to Haijan-Forooshani’s study: https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ecy.2966

Actual Stove Espresso, can anyone test this please?

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Credit: 9Barista

  • Coffee brewed using a Moka Pot was said to be almost espresso like. This product from the UK, the 9Barista, is supposed to actually make espresso from a stovetop brewer.
  • It bears a lot of resemblance to the traditional Moka Pot, just taller (and more pretentious). It features a dual-boiler design able to accumulate 9 bars of pressure when heated.
  • The makers, led by Jet Engineer Will Playford, claims it can yield espresso “akin to what’s made on commercial coffee bars”
  • I’m just going to wait for someone to review this.

https://dailycoffeenews.com/2020/02/13/9barista-ushers-in-a-new-generation-of-actual-stovetop-espresso/

https://9barista.com/

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