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The value of internet celebrity is hard to assess, but a new motion filed by the owners of the animal star known as Grumpy Cat seeks to do just that. In it, the holders of the "GRUMPY CAT" trademark have asked a court to triple a requested $US600,000 ($798,195) award over alleged copyright infringement of a goddamn cat.
Video: Time and time again we've cautioned you against buying coffee pod machines like the Keurig, but what if one is gifted to you? Instead of just settling for bad coffee every morning, you can do what Evan Booth did and rebuild it into something else, like a functional robotic bionic hand.
You know it when you feel it. You've just sat down at your breakfast table, or settled in at your favourite café. You're a few sips into your brew when, out of nowhere, the urge to download a brownload is becoming urgent. Just a few swigs of coffee and it can feel like you've mainlined a laxative — but why?
Video: I don't even drink coffee but after seeing an espresso shot get pulled through a naked portafilter on an espresso machine, it's the only thing I want in my life. Watching the water swish through the finely ground coffee beans and seep through each hole, and seeing the various flows group together to form that golden brown liquid of the gods. Man oh man, it's like being around to see a superweapon charging up.
Video: There are a lot of ways to drink coffee but most of us don't put much thought into it. Here's a quick burst of different brewing methods, from the common cappuccinos and espressos to the always trendy aeropress and v60 pourovers to the more unique coffee cezve and siphon coffee. It's a fun look at the different ways we make the bean water we need to get through a morning.
There is a growing body of evidence that coffee may be good for your long-term health, reducing the risk of type II diabetes, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. According to one recent meta-study, it may also lower your risk of liver damage from boozing.
Video: You might have thought that by now astronauts were quietly sipping at steaming cups of Lavazza espresso when they wanted a coffee in space. But the reality is still foil-packed containers of pre-mixed "coffee with cream and sugar substitute". Tasty.
In the coffee-world, there's been quiet rumblings of a shortage brewing for a while now. And yet, despite the threat, it hasn't hit quite yet — but that doesn't mean it's gone away.
Many of us depend on coffee to fuel our early morning meetings, mid-afternoon slumps or all-night study sessions. These days, the words “coffee” and “fuel” are half-jokingly synonymous. More than 9m tonnes of the bean are produced annually around the world and, once we brew it, an awful lot of waste is created. The vast majority ends up in landfill.
I'm all for new and interesting ways of brewing a brew, but the IIKONE might be taking things a step too far. For one, it looks like a giant metal spider and I'm not sure how my brain would process such a vision in a sleep-addled state. Probably not well.
Here's a fun little trick to turn regular drip coffee into a frothy and delicious latte-esque drink that's not a latte but totally looks and feels like a latte, courtesy of our friends from ChefSteps. It's pretty simple, actually. Just brew your normal coffee and throw it in a blender with a bit of xanthan gum (about a gram per litre of coffee).
How do you make coffee? Do you buy it at Starbucks? Support your local coffee shop? Just pour a mug at work? Or are you one of those fancy types who make coffee by roasting their own beans and like, performing high-level science experiments with it? Here's a fun little animation that shows different ways people make coffee.