The ultimate hotel room coffee-making guide

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Here is my philosophy on great coffee: drink it if you can get it, and don’t be a snob if you can only get something basic. But I have my limits on what I’ll accept, and those limits are well above what’s usually available in the little basket in your typical American hotel room. I am currently sitting in my first hotel room in over a year and figure a few of you might be doing the same soon, so here’s my guide for how to make the best coffee.

The obvious option is to locate the nearest coffee shop

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Von Diaz’s Essential Puerto Rican Recipes

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They are stories of creativity and tradition, blending colonial ingredients with ancestral cooking techniques. Take pernil, the coveted garlic-and-herb-marinated pork shoulder that is traditionally slow-roasted whole over coals. On the island, there’s an entire stretch of highway through densely forested Guavate — La Ruta del Lechón — dedicated to pork made with precision by families committed to the craft.

These dishes celebrate the contributions of the tens of thousands of Africans taken to the island in bondage, who introduced processes like deep frying, among many other things, and who are credited with cultivating rice, the cornerstone of the Puerto Rican

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How to make better coffee? Master roaster teaching Fort Myers classes

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Ulli Winckler loves to teach the world to drink — and grind and roast and understand — coffee.

The German-born master roaster has been in the coffee and tea industry for decades. He got his start in Germany in 1985, introduced to the business by his grandfather who was a tea expert. 

“Coffee is a very interesting product,” Winckler said. “It’s a living article and it’s a food. And food is an enjoyment.”

For more than 20 years, Winckler shared his passion for coffee and tea through international seminars held in Europe, Moscow, Japan and beyond.  He’s developed more than

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Vegetarian for 45 Years Accidentally Eats Meat after McDonald’s Serves Chicken Instead of Veg Burger

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Fast food counters can often goof up your order. But for a vegetarian woman who hadn’t eaten meat for 45 years, the goof-up turned out to be rather unpleasant after she accidentally ended up eating a chicken burger that she was served at a McDonalds’ drive through in the United Kingdom, despite ordering a veggie burger.

Gloucestershire resident Louise Davies had been a devout vegetarian for nearly 45 years. The 50-year-old received the shock of her life, however, when she accidentally bit into a meat burger pattie at a local McDonald’s drive-through outlet. Davies had ordered a Vegetable Deluxe McDonalds’

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Prequel is the Newest Chapter for Longtime Chicago Coffee SpaceDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

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Inside the new Prequel coffee shop and cafe in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. All images courtesy of Prequel.

Before he was the owner and maker of Damn Fine Coffee in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood, Josh Miller held a number of jobs in coffee.

One of those was at Atomix Coffee, a staple serving coffee and food in West Town, which closed in 2019 after nearly 20 years in business. Miller and a team of coffee people have now returned to the former Atomix space at W. Chicago and Damen to open an entirely new coffee shop, called Prequel.

Outside Prequel Coffee

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Colombian Coffee Lands Likely to Shift Given Current Practices, Research SuggestsDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

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Federico Ceballos-Sierra, University of Illinois, surveys coffee plants at his family farm in Colombia. Credit: College of AC ES, University of Illinois.

New research focused on Colombia suggests that if current conditions and practices persist, climate change will dramatically reshape where arabica coffee can be grown by the middle part of this century.

Coming from researchers at the University of Illinois, the study published last month in the journal Agricultural Systems involved climate and production data for six years ending in 2013 across 521 coffee-producing municipalities identified throughout the country. Researchers analyzed how temperature and precipitation affected coffee yields

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