How Americans Increase The Calorie And Sugar Content Of Their Coffee

March 9th, 2017

When coffee is black, it is virtually free of calories and sugar. However, most Americans do not drink their coffee black. They add sweeteners to it, which increases the sugar and calorie content of it. There was a study done by the National Health And Nutritional Examination that examined the coffee drinking habits of nearly 20,000 adults. The study found that 66 percent of coffee drinkers and 33 percent of tea drinkers added sugar, cream and milk to their beverage.


It is estimated that 50 percent of adults drink coffee on a regular basis. People who do not drink their coffee black consume 69 extra calories per day. They also consume 36.7 extra grams of sugar per day. This may not seem like much. However, if a person consumes extra sugar and calories every day, then he or she can easily gain weight.


Even if you cannot drink your coffee without sweetening it, there are still ways that you can cut down on the calorie content. For example, you can sweeten your coffee with skim milk. This will also cut the sugar content.


You may also want to try black coffee. You may not like it at first because you are not used to it, but you can get adjusted to it over time. This is a habit that can be hard to break because many of us have always added sugar and cream to our coffee. However, this is a habit that can be broken with time and practice.


One Punch Man – Hero to Rescue You From Boredom

February 27th, 2017


Saitama is possibly one of the most popular up-and-coming superheroes, owing a lot to why One Punch Man is already one of the top anime. Originally spawned from an online webcomic parody, Saitama has grown to have his own anime by the same name, One Punch Man.

The seemingly innocuous slacker, Saitama, has a single dream – to find someone who can actually rival him in battle. While the premise may seem simple, the depth of not only Saitama but all of the characters makes the story truly beautiful.

In a dystopia where heroes are ranked from C to S class with monsters pouring in more and more frequently, Saitama takes on an apprentice and fights his way up the ranks. This baldy just can’t meet his match, making him one of the strongest male anime characters.

With a cast of characters that are both well thought out and well voiced, a world that is action packed and full of beauty, and a lead character that you can’t help but love, it’s no wonder that people are wanting more of One Punch Man.

This relatively new anime has had fans chomping at the bits for more, with its highly anticipated second season confirmed for release in 2017.

Automated Coffee Machine From Beans

February 26th, 2017

The Bonaverde Berlin is a new product that launched to the market that automatically grinds and brews coffee. The product has been receiving funding from Kickstarter for a few years and they announced that it is nearly finished.


It features a bean roaster on the top, a grinder below it and a brewer that pours into the pot at the bottom. The grinder is made of a high-alloy steel. Prepackage beans will have embedded chips that can be scanned by the machine to give it preparation instructions. The device will be Internet connected to download instructions from the cloud. The machine can also be controlled from their cellphone application.


The company is partnered with a variety of coffee growers to provide beans to their customers. It allows customers that are unskilled in coffee brewing to prepare their own high class coffee. They also aim to keep their supply chain simplified and short to be environmentally efficient. They also pay suppliers generous amounts that is well above Fair Trade minimum prices.


The project was heavily criticized due the number of setbacks that have happened with this project. Many of the earlier supports have also bee discouraged due to the delays of release. The engineering team has had to make technical adjustments to the design in order to make it work.


Bonaverde Berlin has currently been in beta testing and the release seems to becoming closer and closer. They will be rolling out shipments of the pre-ordered machines this spring. 220-voltage machines designed for Europe will be manufactured first before the 100-voltage machines for Americans. The price of the machine will be $850 USD.


Coffee Company Firmly Believes in Second Chances

February 25th, 2017

As witnessed by this amazing info-graphic, over 2.3 million people are held as inmates in America. 20% of these inmates are in for non-violent drug crimes. In addition, 7,200 youth are incarcerated for non-violent offenses that may not even be crimes. Roughly four million people are released on parole or probation. That makes for over six million people with criminal records who are not considered a threat to society.


Within a year of release, just over 50% of parolees will be arrested, the 75% being repeat drug offenders. Of course, it isn’t easy to rejoin society after incarceration. Difficulty finding work is no doubt a huge factor that drives people to commit more crimes.


Second Chance Coffee Company aims to change that. The Illinois based company founded by Pete Leonard only hires employees with a criminal record. They use background checks to make sure of it. “We’re all sinners,” Jim says, “What we’re concerned with is, who are you today?”


In the time that he’s been open, Leonard says all but two employees have successfully transitioned back into society. His philanthropic attitude may be a large part of his company’s success. Consumers today want to know that their dollars are making a difference, and for Second Chance employees, they are.


Leonard plans to open fifty plants across the nation, and he hopes that other companies will follow suit. Companies like Second Chance are setting the bar for corporate responsibility and may be the key to truly rehabilitating prisoners.


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

February 24th, 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


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.


Earn Extra Income Without Hard Selling By Holding In-Home Wine Tastings

February 24th, 2017

Participating in The Traveling Vineyard’s network sales program allows individuals the opportunity to bring the sophistication of a vineyard tasting to their friends, without the pretentiousness that causes some people to shy away from sampling new wines.

In addition to earning a commission on orders, a Wine Guide for The Traveling Vineyard receives extensive online training on wine tasting and food pairing, therefore, they educate others, which is preferable to the hard sell required by some network selling business models.

Wine Guides only take only a tasting kit to each event, which they purchase an investment in their business. After tasting five different wines, the event participants will place orders, which The Traveling Vineyard’s independent representative forwards to the company to fulfill and ship. Since the award winning wines are typically exclusive to The Traveling Vineyard, people are eager to purchase the affordable wines for themselves and to give as gifts. In 2014, The Beverage Institute awarded The Traveling Vineyard’s wines two gold medals, four silver and bronze medals for their boutique wines, which typically cost $24.99 or less.

At party where the main event is selling candles or cosmetics. Holding a tasting before the holiday season gives guests the opportunity to purchase unique presents for their friends or to take as gifts when there are invited to a holiday party.

Stay-at-home parents, retirees and individuals seeking a new career or additional income are ideal candidates to become Wine Guides for The Traveling Vineyard. Since training is provided, extensive knowledge about wine is not necessary, however, men and women who enjoy educating others and who have an outgoing personality are the ones who typically excel.

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Wake Up to Climate Change: No More Folgers in Your Cup

February 23rd, 2017

Is global warming finally taking a irreversible toll on coffee production? The next time you’re at the grocery store stocking up on Folgers or Maxwell House, expect sticker shock to leave a bad aftertaste. The price of these traditionally cheap coffee brands is climbing. Brazil is mired in a drought. Brazil produces 25% of world’s robusta beans, which is the type of coffee used in pre-ground supermarket bags. Espirito Santo, Brazil’s main robusta growing region, hasn’t seen rain in a month. The government is capping off irrigation from local rivers, and as a result coffee harvests are coming up short. The CEO of Folgers has already added a 6% increase onto the retail price of pre-packaged supermarket coffee.


Coffee plants thrive in stable environments. Unfortunately for coffee consumers, weather patterns around the world are topsy-turvy. The “bean belt,” which includes Brazil, Vietnam, Mexico and Columbia, is being hit hard. While Brazil has experienced a lack of rain, Vietnam has received too much rain, and it’s damaged robusta bean quality in the region. Fluctuating weather patterns have always been an issue for coffee farmers. However, the ongoing drought in Brazil shows that things are getting worse. If climate change deniers can’t get their daily caffeine fix because shifting weather patterns threaten coffee harvests, will they finally wake up and see that climate change is real?



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.