Grabbing a quick coffee from a fast food joint means it's up to you to add as much coffee and cream as you need. But future generations may never need to deal with those tiny, easy-to-spill milk cups as scientists from the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg in Germany have invented capsules that dissolve away to release a perfect portion of cream and sweetener into your coffee.
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Drinking from a canteen's spout is fine when you're just rehydrating after a hike. But once camp is set up, you'll probably be drinking something other than water, and that's where this canteen from the Stable Goods Co. really shines. Flip it over, remove the bottom and suddenly you've got a wide-mouthed pint glass.
Video: Ice is very important to me. Outside of beer and orange juice, I believe that every drink can be improved with ice. But even I know my love for ice has its limits. It's just frozen water, after all. But to Ross Simon from Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour in Phoenix, Arizona, ice is so much more than that.
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.
Video: Most reasonable people can generally agree on two things: the Earth is round and soft drink is bad for you. And though we know the first to be absolutely true, what's so bad about soft drink? Asap Science explains as only they can in this hand drawn animation. Basically, it erodes enamel on our teeth, pumps too much sugar into our bodies, increases liver fat, makes us obese, brings on diabetes and ages the hell out of us.
Video: Pick the apples. Wash the apples. Chop the apples into a mash. Crush that apple mash to pump out the juice in a press. Boil the apple juice. Jar the apple cider. Drink the apple cider. There's nothing like making it yourself. Or watching people make it in the video below and then buying apple cider at the store.
Made famous by Harry Craddock, who helmed the American Bar at the legendary Savoy Hotel in London during the 1930s, the Corpse Reviver was conceived as a hangover cure — now the name makes sense! The recipe blends bracing citrus flavours with ingredients which are almost all entirely alcoholic. That's my kind of breakfast cocktail.
Each culture has its own customs and each country has its own preferences but people all across the world are united in their desire to drink and have fun with their friends. And it's that — not language or opposable thumbs — is what makes us humans. But of course, if you're drinking with people from other cultures, you should respect how they do things.
Coffee tingles the senses. Before you even drink it, you smell it and smell the day's morning or your local shop or a pot brewing while you're getting ready. And when you finally taste it, you feel it and get a jolt of energy or escape last night or immediately feel the need for another. But coffee can even go beyond that, it can tickle your ears too.