Perhaps it’s the late nights at the lab, or just the fact that the ubiquitous glassware is so well suited for double duty brewing up a cup of joe, but chemistry and coffee have always seemed to go hand in hand. The Café Balāo is a coffee machine that even Mendeleev (or Gale Boetticher) could have loved: a siphon-like coffeemaker that borrows its design cues not from Nespresso, but from the equipment of a science-age chemistry lab.
Blue Bottle Coffee recently secured a $20 million funding round, a chunk of which will be put toward reinventing a more elegant café experience. One based on the Apple Store, and Proust.
Pascal Rigo set out to make his La Boulange the Starbucks of pastries. Then Starbucks acquired his company for $100 million. Here’s how he plans to reinvent America’s pastry cases.
Try to walk five blocks of any major city in the U.S., and you’re bound to come across at least one of Starbucks's 13,279 coffee shops. And if Starbucks has its way, a cup of tea could be the next cup of Joe.
“It delivers 30% more caffeine into the blood, and is absorbed by the body at a 30% slower rate.”
Your brain on coffee vs. your brain on beer. (Here’s the full infographic)
Why is the coffee sleeve in the MOMA? Because life is so much better with it around…the humble story behind the ubiquitous coffee sleeve.
This coffee shop is staffed by robots
Caffeine quantified: You may want to switch up your morning routine after you see this chart, which ranks your favorite coffee chains from weakest to strongest.
If you are among the few people who adore coffee. Watch this.
And if you are interested, read why coffee makes you poop here.
Hopefully you are enjoying your weekend and not dreading the arrival of another Monday. Here are a few tips that may make your week pleasant and productive.
Feeling a little stuck, need a boost in creativity?
No worries if you really can’t leave your desk.
Having trouble remembering why your work matters?
Another way to make your work more meaningful is to…
Starting a new job or just want to establish yourself at your work place?
Do you hit productivity walls? (Are you human?)
Have a great week y’all!
What is the scientific connection between coffee shops and creativity?
University of Illinois researchers found that the level of noise that matches the bustle of a coffeeshop—around 70 decibels—spurs more creative performance than the quiet of 50 decibels or the distracting, blender-volume of 85 decibels. Why?
You’re cross-eyed from monitor glare, comatose from lunch digestion, and you don’t even realized you just opened up Facebook: It’s 2:55 in the afternoon, the time of day when productivity dies…
At what time during the day—or night, for that matter—are you least productive and how do you deal with it?
Why drinking three cups a day may be good for us…