September 30, 2015 |
National Coffee Day is Tuesday, Sept. 29, and national chains as well as local stores in the Philadelphia region are offering free or discounted coffee. Dunkin' Donuts will serve free medium-size hot or iced "dark roast" coffee. One per customer. Krispy Kreme will offer a free original glazed doughnut and a 12-ounce cup of coffee at participating U.S. locations. La Colombe, a local coffee roaster, was coy about its plans, saying only there were "surprises" in the works for Tuesday.
April 28, 2014 |
Twenty-nine years ago, in 1985, I traveled to Mekele, Ethiopia, for a six-month stay under the auspices of an African relief agency to participate in famine relief. It proved to be my most life-changing experience. We lived in Haile Selassie's empty summer castle, commuted by truck to the famine camps, and worked alongside other international groups inoculating, feeding, and hydrating the thousands displaced and affected by the ongoing drought. Life-changing, heartwarming, moving. rewarding only begin to express the experience.
August 22, 2013
B RITTNEY "BLEW" Lewis, 25, of Kensington, owns Leotah's Place CoffeeHouse, at York and Coral streets in Kensington. Lewis, a single mom, started the business with a former business partner in 2010 as a spot where patrons could gather for coffee, conversation and community events. Q: How'd you get the idea? A: I worked at Starbucks but realized there weren't any cafes that were true community spaces in lower-income neighborhoods. I met a friend with a portable espresso machine who introduced me to direct-trade coffee.
May 10, 2013 |
COFFEE expert Aaron Ultimo doesn't do drive-through java. He can't remember the last time he had Starbucks. And, until very recently, he hadn't drunk a Dunkin'. Or even a Wawa. Ultimo and his wife, Elizabeth, own and run two South Philly shops. Foodie website The Daily Meal recently rated Ultimo Coffee's locations the best in the U.S. At the Ultimos' cafes - one at 15th and Mifflin, one at 22nd and Catharine - each fresh grind represents a single-origin, sustainable grower.
August 23, 2012 |
MILEY CYRUS LINED UP like any other historically minded tourist at the Betsy Ross House on Tuesday afternoon and bought three tickets for her and friends. Cyrus and company listened for a few minutes as Betsy Ross (Carol Spacht) talked about her work, then continued their self-guided tour of the house. The singer/actress has been staying on Washington Square with fiancé Liam Hemsworth , who was busy Tuesday filming "Paranoia" with Harrison Ford outside and inside the Beasley law firm's offices at 12th & Walnut.
July 10, 2012 |
Q: For the last two months, I have been taking a green coffee bean extract recommended by Dr. Oz on his show. So far, I've lost 10 pounds without even trying. What's your opinion of it? A: Generally, if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. But this stuff may actually work. Excitement about the weight-loss magic of green coffee bean extract began this year, after a "randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, linear dose, crossover University of Scranton study.
March 17, 2011 |
My wife has an idea for a coffee place: a hole-in-the-wall in one of the hipper quadrants of Brooklyn - East Williamsburg, say, or Red Hook - with a 1950s percolator on an electric range, brewing Yuban out of a can. Totally retro, serving a cup of Joe that boasts bold intimations of tin and notes of cigarette ash. The line, she predicts, will be out the door. That's her response - joking, contrarian - to the super-serious artistry happening right now with the so-called Third Wave of coffee roasters and cafes in Philadelphia and across our caffeinated landscape.
December 11, 2005 |
With wicker baskets strapped around their shoulders, students from Friends School Haverford picked red and green coffee berries off 6-foot-tall trees in Costa Rica. The coffee beans inside the berries are the livelihood of the local farmers and their families who have leased the 24 parcels of land on the 120-acre Finca La Bella ("Beautiful Farm"), a farming community established by Quakers in the northern town of Monteverde. The 15 students, who were sixth graders on February's trip, were able to see how coffee farmers in this Central American country live and work.
June 19, 2003 |
At last, science may have solved one of the most vexing problems of the modern age: how to make a cup of decaf coffee that tastes good. By altering the genes of the coffee plant, Japanese scientists have found they can reduce the caffeine content by 70 percent, they reported today in the journal Nature. The scientists say it will take a few more years before they have a product ready to market. Currently, coffee beans go through a punishing ordeal to remove their caffeine.