Matt Perger Digs Deep With Barista Hustle, A New Website For Coffee Pros

Neil deGrasse Tyson (via Scientia Salon) and Matt Perger (via Sprudge)

Matt Perger may be coffee’s Neil DeGrasse Tyson. On top of being one of the most accomplished baristas in the world—winning the World Brewers Cup in 2012, the World Coffee In Good Spirits Championship in 2014, as well as turning in 3rd and 2nd place finishes in the 2011 and 2013 World Barista Championships, respectively—he has also become the face … [Read more...]

…Says Science! Specialty Coffee Association Audits The Eggheads

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Is flavored coffee a danger to your health? Can coffee cure ADHD? Is Grammy the reason you're addicted to coffee? Does coffee lower your risk for cardiovascular disease? Does it put you at higher risk of incontinence and diabetes? There's a lot of studies out there and it's almost impossible to figure out which ones are right and which ones are … [Read more...]

…Says Science: Laboratory Kopi Luwak In Florida

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Kopi Luwak is just plain nasty. Scientists in Florida have studied the effects of the civet cat's digestive enzymes and have discovered a method to replicate the fermentation/degradation process that goes down. What does this all mean? Well, this could put an end to the cruel and unregulated caging and force feeding of civets. It could also mean … [Read more...]