January 25th Is Now Irish Coffee Day

February 22nd, 2017

Irish coffee is a widely celebrated drink that is typically a mix of whiskey and coffee. The national coffee day is now receiving main stream coverage from Parade Magazine, who gave recipe recommendations to celebrate the holiday. Whether your Irish coffee is sophisticated or not, always drink Irish coffee in moderation.

 

The cold days of Winter really invites a warm drink in the morning. Joe Sheridan invented Irish Coffee in 1943 as a way to warm up and calm down flight passengers after planes landed. Some may use Irish coffee for different celebrations but i was intended as a warm Winter drink. His coffee in Foynes terminal is now a historical site.

 

The Flying Boat Museum now features Joe’s invention as a historical icon. Joe presented the drink to the Brendan O’Regan in Ireland and the drink became a huge success. The Brendan O’Regan Restaurant still is one of the most popular restaurants in the country.

 

Scientific studies show that both coffee and alcohol consumption increases creativity and productiveness. Consuming large quantities of the mix is entirely unnecessary, but small drinks during the day is alright. It is also a great way to start the working day in the morning.

 

Irish coffee may also have life extension properties thanks to the mix of whiskey and coffee. Vinepair published an article on how the regular whiskey drinker Mariano Rotelli lived past the age of 100. Mariano claims that he rarely goes to the doctor and has even outlived most of his previous physicians.

 

Starbucks Unveils New Perk: Six Weeks Paid Maternity leave

February 21st, 2017

Starbucks receives grande criticism. The Seattle-based coffee chain is lumped with McDonalds and Dunkin’ Donuts as part of a mighty fast-food trifecta threatening a global takeover. In fact, Starbucks is poised to have 50,000 locations worldwide in 2017, making it more ubiquitous than the golden arches. When the company isn’t growing and expanding, sending college-grad baristas off to the remote corners of the world to whip up pumpkin spice lattes, it’s changing its seasonal coffee cups and being criticized for being anti-Christmas. While it’s easy to poke fun at Starbucks and paint it as some kind of global coffee villain, the company treats its workers well and offers good health insurance. Moreover, it recently unveiled the sort of progressive maternity leave plan rarely offered by American employers.

 

Starting October 1, Starbucks will offer mothers six weeks off with 100% pay, an increase from six weeks off with 67% pay. The coffee chain will also give mothers up to 12 weeks of unpaid maternity leave. In order to receive the benefits, Starbuck’s employees must work a minimum of 20 hours a week. In addition, Starbucks is changing its parental-leave policy for “non-birth parents.” Fathers, adoptive parents and same sex couples will be entitled to 12 weeks off, too. Increased maternity benefits are one of the many steps that Starbucks is making to stay competitive in an evolving market.

 

 

Omar Bories Generous And Well Placed Donation

February 21st, 2017

Rutgers Cancer Institute’s research in precision medicine has brought about the establishment of a new chair. The chair is named after Omar Boraie and is in the field of Genomic Science. The chair was named after Omar because he pledged $1.5 million for support.

The genomic science field has changed the way cancer treatment and diagnosis is approached. The treatment treats and analyzes the tumors on a genetic based level. This gives oncologists the ability for customized therapies that result in better outcomes.

Although there are other centers for cancer using gene sequencing on tumors in their research Rutgers was one of the very first to use a genomic sequencing approach. This has been considerably valuable regarding therapies for rare cancers and patients with poor prognosis’s.

Omar Boraie has been an important part of New Brunswick’s development. His support of the chair for genomic science will have quite an impact on treating and researching cancer. The center has learned that cancer can’t be classified as a single disease. It is a collection of uniquely different diseases. The genomic analysis’s will give patients a therapy that is better tailored to their individual needs. The clinical research being conducted is giving cancer patients along with their loved ones hope.

Rutgers Cancer Center is located in New Jersey. According to Patch, they are the first as well as the only Comprehensive Cancer Center in New Jersey. They are a part of New Jerseys State University. They are dedicated to improvements in treating and detecting cancer. They also fulfill the role of providing education regarding the prevention of cancer.

The scientists and physicians at the center are doing translational research to enable them to take discoveries made in the lab and come up with effective clinical practices. They are working to bring life to their research. The Cancer Institute is actually made up of numerous hospitals located all through New Jersey. Their cancer care and discoveries are the top in their community.

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Ways That You Can Use Leftover Coffee

February 20th, 2017

There may be days when you do not consume all of the coffee that you make. You may be tempted to throw the coffee away because you think that the it is no longer any good. However, you do not have to throw it away. There are many things that you can do with leftover coffee. You can use leftover coffee to make homemade ice cream. You can find an ice cream maker just about anywhere that sells kitchen supplies.

 

You can also use leftover coffee in a baked goods, such as brownies and cupcakes. Coffee can be used to enhance the flavor of the goodies. You can make homemade popsicles with coffee. All you have to do is mix the coffee with almond milk and place them in a freezer.

 

You can cook with coffee. For example, you can make syrup to put on your waffles and pancakes with coffee. You can also add the coffee to your chili or stew. Additionally, you can use the coffee as a marinade.

 

You may also want to reheat the coffee. However, you may have to add some ingredients to the coffee in order to make it taste great again. You can add some butter or coconut oil to the coffee. You can also use almond milk in the coffee. Microwave the coffee until it is hot.

 

Coffee Prices Have Resisted Increases For 50 Years

February 19th, 2017

The next time you feel sticker shock when you pay for a large coffee at a Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts or your favorite independent coffee shop, consider yourself lucky. That’s because coffee is actually cheaper today than it has been in decades.

 

If you find that hard to believe, a study recently completed by a major data research firm shows proves it. Americans are paying about the same, or slightly less, for coffee as they were 50 years ago, when you adjust the price for inflation.

 

In 1967 the average price for a cup of coffee was 36 cents. Sounds like heaven considering that the average price for a cup today is $2.70. But wait – when all economic factors and other structural adjustments are factored in, coffee is actually cheaper now.

 

The determination was made by analyzing data from payment systems provider Square Inc. and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ consumer price index.

 

They also took into account the volatility in the global coffee market based on occasional weather catastrophes in the world’s largest producing country, Brazil.

 

The bottom line is that what you’re paying for coffee today is a pretty good deal.

 

Coffee industry experts have been saying for a long time that a cup of coffee today should cost more considering the advances made in coffee quality, new varieties, growing/brewing selection and other factors.

 

So enjoy your Cup-A-Joe. You’re getting the same caffeine bang-for-buck as your grandparents did a half-century ago.

 

Say It Ain’t So, Joe.” Coffee Prices On Rise For 2017

February 18th, 2017

If we believe the research out there, then drinking coffee daily is a big deal in the United States, more like a huge deal. The numbers show us that 83 percent of adults drink coffee in the nation. In fact, we’re the world’s biggest cup of Joe consumers, and that translates to roughly three cups a day for each of us or 587 million cups.

The new year, however, is starting to put a nasty fly in the ointment, so to speak. Get ready, folks, because your favorite cup of Joe is on the rise, according to Bloomberg.com.

We suppose you could blame it on the weather in Brazil, as the drought there continues to make it tough to grow the famous, aroma-rich arabica beans. It’s so dry in South America’s largest nation, that the Brazilian government has re-issued restrictions on utilizing irrigation from rivers.

As far as watching Brazil’s coffee empire bounce back quickly from the drought, experts predict that recovery in 2017 probably won’t happen. Still, the nation remains the world’s largest coffee grower and exporter.

Coffee drink prices remain the same at popular Dunkin’ Donuts locations, but if you like purchasing the packaged brand at the grocery store, drugstore and other outlets, you will see a hike in price. Folgers has raised prices, and other well-known brands are starting to follow suit.

Meantime, most Americans will not stop drinking, even with rising prices. A quarter say they’re addicted, but only 10% want to cut back.

How Coffee Can Protect Against Aging

February 18th, 2017

Drinking coffee can do a lot more than just give you the boost that you need to get through the day. It can also help protect against aging. The caffeine in coffee can help protect against inflammation. Chronic inflammation can lead to certain forms of cancer, heart disease and depression.

 

The scientists performed a study that involved people whose ages ranged from 20 to 60. They found that older people had a higher level of IL-1-beta. This is a protein that promotes inflammation. They also found that people who consumed less caffeine also had higher levels of IL-1-beta.

 

The scientists want to see if IL-1-beta could cause health problems. They injected mice with the IL-1-beta. The mice experienced high blood pressure and systemic inflammation. They also examined blood samples of the participants. They found that people who had higher levels of IL-1-beta had more caffeine in their blood.

 

They concluded that by saying that controlling the factors that contribute to inflammation can potentially reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. They also noted that more research needs to be done. However, the results of this study also seem promising. In fact, the studies have shown that the more coffee one drinks, the lower the IL-1-beta levels were.

 

Previous studies have shown that coffee has a number of health benefits. This gives people more of a reason to enjoy their morning cup of Joe.

Ho Ho Ho! Starbucks Delivers First Iced Coffee Holiday Drink Ever

February 17th, 2017

It’s fondly labeled the Spiced Sweet Cream Nariño 70 Cold Brew, and it’s coming to a Starbucks near you very soon. Coffee lovers are excited for the popular brand’s first ever iced coffee holiday drink. The yummy cold brew sounds heavenly with a “dash of spice and a float of house-made sweet cream.”

Heck, the new Nariño 70 Cold Brew is not too bad in the calorie department either. According to the numbers, there are 110 calories in a 12 ounce serving, with total fat coming in at 6 grams.

It’s not easy being an iced-coffee fanatic all year round, because you have to deal with frozen fingers from the elements and those folks who push eggnog lattes on you every holiday. However, iced coffee has its amazing benefits for those who love to indulge. It never burns your tongue, has less acid, so it’s kinder to your stomach and teeth. It looks hip drinking it out of a mason jar, etc. It also has a better taste, because cold brew unleashes coffee’s finest natural essences.

Starbucks’ first iced coffee holiday drink is specially prepared, too. This ain’t your mama’s cold brew, boys and girls. The brand carefully brews it for 20 hours before you even get to taste it. The coffee is also infused with winter-feel-good spices like cinnamon, anise, nutmeg and vanilla. Can you say, delicious?

The Nariño 70 Cold Brew provides a kick of caffeine at 140 mg.

Happy Holidays.

Coffee In A Cone Takes over The World

February 17th, 2017

Coffee in a Cone. It looks good, it tastes good, it’s hot and trendy – so why not?

 

People are lining up for this latest way to get a caffeine buzz. If you’re wondering how a hot liquid can be handled in a crunchy, crusty ice cream cone, don’t worry, it works out just fine.

 

The cone is coated with an inner layer of chocolate that helps maintain the integrity of the crunchy nosh long enough to finish the drink, and then you eat the cup … er … cone, that is.

 

In fact, the cone is lined with a compound of several different yummy kinds of chocolate.

 

One of the huge selling points of Coffee in a Cone is how photogenic it is. The delicious look has made this treat the darling of Instagram. It also already has it’s own Twitter hashtag. People love sharing it online.

 

The idea for Coffee in a Cone comes from South Africa. It was created by Dayne Levinrad of The Grind Coffee Company headquartered in Johannesburg.

 

Levinrad said his genius creation killed two birds with one stone. He was looking for a way to get new customers walking into his door, and he also wanted to play on the adult sense of nostalgia for kinder, gentler childhood days.

 

Mission accomplished.

 

Coffee in a Cone has spread like wildfire around the world with no sign of demand waning for this delicious new way to get a sugary-caffeine buzz.

 

 

Coffee as a Health Beverage

February 16th, 2017

Regular coffee drinkers can delight in more than just their morning beverage. A recent online article published on the New York Times website titled, “More Consensus on Coffee’s Effect on Health Than You Might Think,” points to various studies that shows coffee drinkers enjoy health benefits that their non-coffee drinking counterparts do not.

 

The article is quick to point out that the benefits derived from coffee results from real coffee. Real coffee means black coffee when referencing the decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. The milk, cream, and sugar laced coffee enjoyed by many at major coffee retailers get filled with fat, carbohydrates, and calories. Black coffee has less than five calories per serving, and it does not have any fat or carbs.

 

Of the studies cited in the article, the overall concurrence between the range of studies revealed that individuals who regularly enjoy moderate coffee consumption have lower risks for cardiovascular disease. In most of the studies, moderate use meant somewhere between four and six servings of coffee a day. The article did point out that when a person begins to consume 10 or more servings of coffee a day, studies revealed that some adverse health indicators surfaced.

 

The article runs counter to some negative press about coffee in the recent past. For instance, in the past, many experts have suggested that coffee can increase a person’s risk of certain cancers. However, the article discussed that many of the studies were non-conclusive, and most of the data available currently show that black coffee has a host of benefits for consumers.

 

Like anything else, it seems that moderation is key, and according to this article regular moderate coffee drinkers reap many health befits, while those people who avoid coffee miss out on delicious beverage best served hot, just like they miss out on the health benefits.