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20 New Ways to Get Your Coffee Fix

Our morning doesn’t really start until we’ve had our coffee. We’re constantly on the lookout for the best and brightest new ways to make and drink a cup of joe, from the disposable French press to a text-enabled espresso machine. Apparently caffeine cravings fuel creativity, because we’ve come across so many cool coffee gadgets lately that we had to round them up. Here are 20 innovations in the world of java that have got us thinking it’s probably just about coffee time here at Brit HQ.

1. Touch Sensor Mug with Temperature Display ($32): Pick up your coffee and let it tell you if it’s cool enough to drink! This mug will sense your touch and display the temperature as well as a colored light — blue for cool, orange for warm, and red for hot.

2. Joulies Thermal Dispenser ($80 for set of 5): On a similar note, these little gadgets are designed to help you maintain your beverage’s perfect temperature for longer. They absorb the heat when you first put them in, cooling off your coffee so you don’t burn your tongue. Then, as your coffee starts to get too cool, the stored heat is released so it remains warm until the last drop.

3. PEBO ($87): Get a perfect vacuum brewed cup of coffee in 5-11 minutes with this unique coffee maker from Bodum. The vacuum brewing process prevents any of the flavor of the coffee bean from escaping so you’ll end up with a great, full-bodied cup of joe.

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Blocking The Way Wine Ceremony
by Jason Powers is licensed under CC BY 2.0
"Arriving to the entrance of the Miao village, you are welcomed by beautifully dressed Miao women blocking your path. They may be in a s few as 3 groups or up to 12. You are allowed to pass through after you have a drink with each of the women." BOTTOMS UP JASON!

Cool Beans Coffee Art

Largest Coffee Bean Mosaic
Saimir Strati is an Albanian mosaic artist. He began his career doing restorations in Albania to several mosaics at the archeological sites of Byllis, Amantia and Appolonia. He is also the world record holder for the largest mosaics using; nails, toothpicks, corks, paintbrushes, screws, and coffee beans.

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Yama Vac Pot - uses two chambers where vapor
pressure and vacuum brew brew.
by Wikimedia Commons is licensed under CC BY 3.0

Eating Chocolate May Keep You Slim and Sharpen Your Mind

Eating a moderate amount of chocolate is associated with lower body fat and less abdominal fatWe know that flavonols - the antioxidants in chocolate - have anti-inflammatory effects that can help prevent heart disease. Now Spanish researchers have discovered that eating a moderate amount of chocolate is associated with lower body fat and less abdominal fat, no matter how much (or little) you exercise and regardless of the rest of your diet. The investigators from the University of Granada looked at nearly 1,500 European adolescents (between ages 12 and 17) and found that the more chocolate they ate......

The Social History of Chocolate

Chocolate History. Listen Link Below.
by cursedthing is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Listen to Lynette Evans and Matt Smith of La Trobe University’s discuss the social history of chocolate.