Fellow Drops Once a Week with Coffee Offerings Via TextDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

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Consumer coffee equipment maker Fellow has just launched a text-message-based coffee ordering service called Fellow Drops.

Every Tuesday, Fellow Drops will send info and images to subscribers’ phones, detailing an offer for a different whole-bean coffee by a different roaster. The offerings, curated by a panel of Fellow employees, will occasionally include coffee offerings that are exclusive to Fellow Drops, according to the San Francisco-based company.

After providing payment and shipping info through an initial sign-up process, customers can send a single-digit reply to a Fellow Drops message to indicate the number of bags they

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What does the term “ethical coffee” actually mean?

For many people, coffee is the ultimate escape — a comforting cup to sink into, a few minutes’ break from work, the date before you decide whether you want to date. More recently, however, it’s been at the center of a percolating problem about “conscious consumerism,” which the New York Times has described as “an umbrella term that simply means engaging in the economy with more awareness of how your consumption impacts society at large.” That could mean avoiding single-use plastics, buying second-hand clothes, joining a food co-op or trying to discern which companies have ethical sourcing, manufacturing,

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Coffee and veggies may protect against COVID-19

Sip a Venti dark roast and eat a salad. A new Northwestern Medicine study shows coffee consumption and eating lots of vegetables may offer some protection against COVID-19.

The authors believe this is the first study using population data to examine the role of specific dietary intake in prevention of COVID-19.

“A person’s nutrition impacts immunity,” said senior author Marilyn Cornelis, associate professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “And the immune system plays a key role in an individual’s susceptibility and response to infectious diseases, including COVID-19.”

Being breastfed may also offer protection as

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Hope grad opens coffee bar in Haworth Hotel after $7.5M makeover

With a huge smile on his face and a delicious coffee in his hand, Mark Dykema is enjoying every minute of his visit to the newly renovated Haworth Hotel.
That’s because his fifth Biggby Coffee store, located in the lobby of the Hope College hotel, looks fabulous. The downtown Holland cafe is open, modern, playful, and bright. The hotel has undergone a $7.5 million transformation by acclaimed international architect Patricia Urquiola that gives the space a modern European look. 
It feels fabulous, too. The colorful furniture, modern artwork, and the grand spiral staircase provide a “good vibes only” experience in
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Coffee won’t make your heart flutter

Every coffee drinker generates an insane amount of used wet coffee grounds every single week that we usually trash and never think about again, turns out that’s a waste of a precious resource. Here are a few reasons you should save your coffee grounds and let them work for you. Not everyone has a natural green thumb, so why not use what you have to get what you want? The list suggests using the grounds as fertilizer. The site reports that they are rich in calcium, magnesium and other minerals that promote plant growth. Hate bugs. Yeah, me too. Well. … Read more

An Introduction to Water Activity in Green CoffeeDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

While water activity may not affect cup score at any given moment, it may affect how long coffee maintains its quality. Daily Coffee News photo.

The world of science in the coffee industry has, for the past few years, been experiencing a renaissance involving innovation, technology, research and experimentation.

Most specialty coffee professionals have always been dedicated to a pursuit of excellence in all aspects of coffee — brewing, roasting, growing, processing, etc. — but in recent years, interest in a more scientific, data-driven approach to coffee has truly taken off and become mainstream.

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It wasn’t too long

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