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:
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
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.
Link to Haijan-Forooshani’s study: https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ecy.2966
Actual Stove Espresso, can anyone test this please?
- 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.
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