Coffee aficionados in Singapore can get to taste the " world's most expensive coffee " at The Coffee Academics from 6 November. Called the Panama Hacienda Geisha Canas Verdes coffee, one cup (made with 15g of beans) cost $85, and will be available at both The Coffee Academics outlets at Raffles City and Scotts Square. The beans are naturally processed in the mountainous region of Boquete in west Panama. Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore tried the coffee and found the smell of the beans sweet, and we liked how the flavours changed from bitter to sweet as the coffee cooled down. Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook .
Bandung in a Cone is priced at $8.90 each. The cafe is also behind the popular Coffee in a Cone concept, which can only be found at The Coffee Academics in Singapore. The Instagram-worthy beverage involves coating the ice cream cone with four different chocolate compounds that are hardened by varying percentages of cacao content to prevent leakage.
The Esmeralda Geisha coffee comes from the Hacienda La Esmeralda farm in Panama and had fetched a sum of US$601 per pound at the Specialty Coffee Association of Panama auction in August. Just a couple of weeks ago, the world’s most expensive rice was launched in Singapore. Come November, about 16 coffee aficionados will get to taste what’s been dubbed as the world’s most expensive coffee by the Specialty Coffee Association of Panama (SCAP).
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Chemists at the University of Bath collaborated with a British cafe to discover how the temperature of coffee beans affects flavor. “What you’re looking for is a grind that has the smallest difference between the smallest and largest particle,” said Christopher Hendon, a chemist who was involved in the study. Instead of storing your coffee in your cupboard, try sticking it in an airtight container and toss it in the freezer the night before you grind and brew.
Recent research has found that coffee, once linked to a higher incidence of cancer, can actually reduce your risk of certain cancers and some neurological diseases. Coffee’s health benefits come from caffeine as well as the antioxidants and minerals – magnesium and chromium – that it contains. It is also important to limit your consumption of unfiltered coffee – such as in a French Press, or espresso – which some studies have associated with mildly elevated cholesterol levels.
The Climate Institute predicts that if global warming continues at its current rate, the amount of useable coffee farmland will have halved by 2050. Throw in fungi and pests like the Coffee Berry Borer (whose numbers are expected to ‘explode’) and coffee could actually be extinct by 2080.
It’s true: My coffee grounds—and your coffee grounds—are very happy in the compost, which is where I dump them every day, brown paper filter and all. (And then, thanks to the New York City greenmarket compost system, they go on to fertilize green spaces all over the city. It’s a pretty good life for a humble cuppa joe.)
Once upon a time, I was dating a guy who blamed everything on coffee. Not caffeine, mind you, just coffee. Feeling tired? That’s because of coffee. Not thinking straight? Coffee! Didn’t sleep well? You guessed it — coffee. Ugh. This went on and on, and frankly I found it profoundly irritating (like, really profoundly and deeply irritating). It wasn’t so much that his points were wrong (though sometimes they were, which was even more irritating), it’s that I LOVE coffee. And, yes, I am the first to admit that I am addicted to it. ...
It seems like every day there’s news about the amazing health benefits of one or the other, but which one reigns supreme? (Photo: Getty Images)
Coffee is a healthy drink; or is it killing you slowly? We know it prevents heart disease and boosts your brainpower — or did they say it raises your blood pressure and ruins your concentration? What is clear: Coffee is something many of us drink, and while the science is still out on every health claim, no one should think twice about that daily habit. Of course — and you knew we were going to get to this — “moderation is key,” says Marie Barone, registered dietician and certified diabetes educator with the division of health management and education at UC Davis Medical Center.
“Can you believe these jeans are made of recycled coffee grounds? Perfect for #NationalCoffeeDay! Thank you@AmericanEagle #ButFirstCafeX” Photo: @hilaryduff/Instagram American Eagle Outfitters really loves April Fools Day and annually punks its customers. Once the company released a fake ad for spray-on jeans and another time they introduced a line of doggy clothes (which actually proved to be so popular they produced it).
New York City-based periodontist Dr. Nicholas Toscano explains which items will hurt your smile—and maybe even your personal life. Dark Liquids—Duh! “Teeth absorb colored liquids—coffee, tea, cola, and wine—throughout your life causing intrinsic staining of the teeth, which is hard to remove,” says Toscano. “It neutralizes the acid in your stomach, which sends up some gastric juice reinforcements that belong nowhere near your tongue.” Brush after you drink it, get a cleaning every six months to prevent long-term damage, and avoid it before an important event. Onions and Garlic “Most of us know to steer clear of this bad breath duo, but it’s hard to do when it’s sometimes hidden as a flavor-enhancing ingredient,” says Dr. Toscano. “Raw onions are worse than cooked, with a lingering punch that is much harder to get rid of.” He says garlic will ward off more than just vampires, and is difficult to rinse away. Anything with Seeds “Poppy, strawberry and sesame seeds find lodging in every tooth cranny,” says Toscano.