The Mystery of the Coffee Ring Uncovered!

August 19th, 2011

Have you ever wondered why spilled coffee leaves a ring wherever you spill it? Well that mystery may have been solved by Peter Yunker and his colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania. These physicists were studying how different-shaped particles group together when they evaporate from within liquid. They discovered that the liquids with round particles, i.e. coffee, create a rounded ring effect when the water evaporates. And while these coffee scientists weren’t looking for the secrets of the coffee ring, that’s exactly what they found!

Check out this video to see how it works!!!

To read more about how they did it, check out the rest of this article from NPR here.

Study: Coffee lowers overall risk of dying…

August 4th, 2008

Ok, this is the kind of press we here at JavaBuzz love to quote.

This article can be read in its glorious entirety at http://www.app.com/…article?
Drinking up to six cups of coffee a day may lower the overall odds of dying, mainly because it cuts the risk of dying from heart disease….

“… long-term, regular coffee consumption has several beneficial health effects,” says Esther Lopez-Garcia, lead author of the Harvard School of Public Health report.

The study,…. is based on the coffee drinking habits of 41,736 men and 86,216 women …. The men were followed for 18 years, the women for 24 years.

Study results show that as coffee consumption increases, the overall risk of death decreases. …

“Coffee has some beneficial effects on inflammation and endothelial function, which are the first stages of CVD development,” Lopez-Garcia says.

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Study: Drink Coffee Instead of Taking A Snooze

June 14th, 2008

At Sleep 2008, the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, an abstract of a new study was released.  Skip to page A131 if you do not have 3 years to review this lengthy pdf.  Notice that a cup of coffee can have the same benefit as a nap for a pick-me-up.   In fairness, the study notes that regular 20 minute naps are better than a nap or coffee for long-term benefits.   But, who has time to take a 20 minute nap every time they are sleepy?

“Safety Tip: …. Avoid propylene glycol..” Article

March 31st, 2008

CapeCodTimes has it right in their piece about healthy lotions.  120x300

 

From The Article: “Propylene glycol is the most notorious thing that you don’t want to find in your cosmetics. It’s a humectant (making lotion creamy), but in great strengths it’s used to make antifreeze,” says Diane Garvey.

 

On your body, in your body – Same thing no? Go Natural!

 

Recycling Used Coffee Grinds into ‘Organic Fuel’

March 31st, 2008

go natural!According to UPI, Italians have been coming up with applications for used coffee grinds. Uses include, … fuel for stoves and boilers,” said researchers. The article goes on to discuss other used coffee grind applications, such as “…in the cosmetic industry through the extraction of chemical substances called polyphenols, which have antioxidant properties.“.

As if you did not already have enough reasons to enjoy your coffee! Helping the environment is possible too.

Growing coffee and burning Fossil Fuels does not mix

February 8th, 2008

Al Gore would tell us that the following article is an inconvenient truth for coffee lovers. Rising temperatures in Uganda, where half of the economy is related to coffee cultivation, are threatening the industry there.

Climate change affects Ugandan coffee output

Nsangi, Uganda – The temperature is rising a little too quickly in Uganda – and coffee farmers are getting worried. Growers say that global warming is damaging production of coffee, Uganda’s biggest export.

Ask coffee farmer Emmanuel Kawesi, who has a “feeling” about the impending danger. “It’s hotter now – this is not usual,” he says standing under a wide mango tree to escape the intense sun.

“Global warming will be very dangerous for my coffee,” says the 33-year-old, explaining that more sunshine and less rain means coffee beans will shrivel and yields will decrease.

Today, coffee brings in over half of Uganda’s revenue. A report released by Uganda’s Department of Meteorology late last year, however, warned that just a slight increase in temperature could wipe out most of the country’s coffee crop. ….”
cont’d here- read the whole article.

Something’s Fishy with Propylene Glycol

February 4th, 2008

So I was reading excerpts from:Environmental Regulations Handbook
By Kenneth Marsh Mackenthun, & Jacob I. Bregman

What caught my attention was a discussion on page 62 about the Fish Kills and other distress caused by waste from propylene glycol in waterways near airports. The cause is the runoff from glycol used in the de-icing of aircraft and runways according to Mackenthun and Bregman. You have to see this finding for yourself: Click Here to Read More Now.

The next time you are at the airport- checkout the de-icing happening around you and ask yourself if that chemical being sprayed on the planes is really what you want in your body.

Top-Secret Pre-release Flavorbean Espresso

January 9th, 2008

Flavorbean flavored coffees have won my heart over for after-dinner, but the upcoming release of Flavorbean’s Espresso Roast Coffee is sure to infiltrate my daily wake-up routine! Here in my fancy tasting laboratory kitchen sits the most velvety smooth tasting dark-roasted coffee I have tasted. You know the old “WHAM” & “POW” images from the old Batman series? Even those great old graphics do not do justice to the whallup that this combination of fine arabica coffee and perfect roasting packs. This coffee is so pretty, I took a pic for you with my phone: pre-release flavorbean espresso

The secret to this proprietary espresso roast is the length of time the coffee is roasted. 15 seconds too little or too long would be enough time to derail our surefire fan favorite here.

Even if you are a hardcore no-flavored coffee person- Flavorbean has got what you need! The Nicaraguan Dark Roast is also a homerun when you want that pure winey, woody delicious and heart-pounding coffee break- so don’t be shy- Order early and often!

Go ahead and use the JavaBuzz comments to suggest a name for Flavorbean’s pre-release espresso roast now!

Article: Re: Fair Trade Coffee Summed Up In 1 Woman’s Struggle

January 3rd, 2008

The Vancouver Sun’s article entitled “Colombian immigrant finds a market for country’s fair-trade coffee” is an interesting verticle situation.

She buys coffee directly from the Arhuaco Indians — indigenous farmers in her former Colombian hometown of Valledupar”

She also feels that by paying the farmers good wages, she can help prove to other Colombians that organic agriculture is a way out of poverty ….. “
Read the whole article here.

Martha Lucia Bowen is on to something bigger than coffee, which is corporate responsibility.fair trade

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