Thursday, April 23, 2009

More Coffee Web Videos

Today on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Web site I found two other web videos illustrating unconventional ways to brew coffee.

Check the out!

The first one is about how to brew coffee using a a press pot.

The second one shows how to brew coffee using the Chemex brewing method.

The Chemex coffee maker was invented by Dr.
Peter J. Schlumbohm in 1941. It's hourglass shape is said to employ the chemically correct methods for coffee brewing eliminating odors and chemical residues.

Share your thoughts on the videos and brewing methods!

Monday, April 20, 2009

How To Use The Melitta One-Cup Coffee Maker

Check out this instructional video (starring yours truly!) demonstrating the five easy steps to brewing the perfect cup of coffee using the Melitta One-Cup Coffee Maker!

Have you used the Melitta One-Cup Coffee Maker before? Share your thoughts on it and the video!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Coffee and Health

On April 13, the Sydney Morning Herald published an article that discusses recent research and studies conducted in the United States that show that woman who consume coffee on a regular basis could possibly lower their risk of suffering from a stroke.

Read the article here...

What are some other health benefits from coffee?

Coffee has also been associated with helping to lower the risk of diabetes, Parkinson's disease and colon cancer. It can elevate mood and reduce headaches. It has even been shown to help prevent cavities.

Read more about the benefits here...

What are some of the negative effects of coffee?

Studies have shown that caffeine, the main ingredient in coffee, is a mildly addictive stimulant. Excessive coffee, or caffeine, consumption can lead to increased heart rate and blood pressure as well as irregular heartbeat. Studies have also shown that coffee may contribute to health issues such as cancer, osteoporosis and it could have negative effects on women's breast health.

Read more about the negative effects here...

The Web site, Positively Coffee, is dedicated to bringing countries that produce and consume coffee together and to make a positive contribution to the world of coffee. It offers information, facts and newsletters on important topics concerning coffee health.

The Positively Coffee Web site is a part of the Positive Communication Program of the International Coffee Organization (ICO), an intergovernmental organization for coffee.

What are some of your thoughts on coffee and how it effects health? Is coffee a positive or negative substance when it comes to our bodies? Share you thoughts with The Pittsburgh Coffee Pot!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Coffee Break Community Profile

Visit The Pittsburgh Coffee Pot's Coffee Break Community profile!

Comment on The Pittsburgh Coffee Pot's profile or join Coffee Break Community to connect with other coffee lovers!

Join Coffee Break Community: An internet social networking site

Hey, I received this comment on the blog yesterday from Coffee Break Community. I hope all coffee lovers will join, The Pittsburgh Coffee Pot sure will!

Social Networking Website for Coffee Drinkers

The Internets only online Coffee Break Area

• Create and customize a profile....
• Join groups and plan events with other members
• Keep updated with your group or event's activity
• Message, video chat and IM with other members
• Share photos and music with other members
• Get "Live" News every minute

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Coca-Cola Company Ventures into Coffee Market...again.

I'm sure we all remember Coke Blak. A fusion a Coca-Cola soda with coffee from a few years back. This was definitely a product that was either loved or hated. In my opinion it tasted like coffee that had been sitting out all day that someone spilt Coke in and also may have dropped their cigarette ashes into it as well. Let's just say I was not the biggest fan of Coke Blak.

However, now the Coca-Cola company is about to branch out into the coffee market once again with Illy Issimo. The Coca-Cola company has partnered with the Italian coffee company Illy, to produce a ready-to-drink coffee drink. Illy Issimo will be competing against the Pepsi-Starbucks ready-to-drink beverages. Illy Issimo is set to launch across the United States and select European markets over the next couple of days. I am anxious to see how this new coffee beverage fares against its competitors.

Do you have an opinion on Illy Issimo, or any of the products mentioned in this blog? Share them at The Pittsburgh Coffee Pot!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Happy 39th Anniversary Seattle's Best Coffee!!

Forget the Big 4-0...Seattle's Best Coffee is celebrating their 39th Anniversary all month long!

Seattle's Best Coffee was founded in 1970 and is encouraging all of their customers to help them celebrate their 39th year with their Anniversary Blend brew as well as several special offers.

Check out these special events:


April 6: Enjoy a free small (12 fluid ounce) brewed coffee on us at participating Seattle’s Best Coffee cafes (limit of one per guest).


April 6 28: Come in, tell us you’re 39 and receive a free medium (16 fluid ounce) cup of brewed coffee on us at participating Seattle’s Best Coffee cafes (limit of one per guest per day).


April 10 – 12: Buy a pastry and get a medium (16 fluid ounce) cup of Anniversary Roast brewed coffee on us at participating Seattle’s Best Coffee cafes.


April 17 – 19: Get a $.39 (plus tax) medium (16 fluid ounce) cup of Anniversary Roast brewed coffee at participating Seattle’s Best Coffee cafes.


April 24 – 26: Buy a 12-ounce or larger bag of coffee and receive one medium (16 fluid ounce) beverage on us at participating Seattle’s Best Coffee cafes.

Looking for a Seattle's Best Coffee location in the 'Burgh? Here are a few:

Borders - Pittsburgh #457
5986 Penn Circle South

Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Borders - Pittsburgh #74
1170 Northway Mall

Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Borders - Monroeville #143
200 Mall Blvd

Monroeville, PA 15146

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

McDonald's Coffee Lawsuit

UNIONTOWN, Pa. — A western Pennsylvania woman is suing McDonald's saying her 11-year-old grandson was scalded by hot coffee in a cup served with a loose lid in a drive-through lane.

Read the rest of the article here...

FAYETTE COUNTY, Pa. -- A Fayette County woman is suing McDonald's after she said a drive-thru worker spilled a cup of hot coffee on her 11-year-old grandson, burning him.

Read the article or watch the video about the story here...

ROSTRAVER, Pa. -- A Fayette County woman says McDonald's is responsible for burns suffered by an 11-year-old boy after a coffee spill.

Read the entire article here...

Do you think this lawsuit is justified, why or why not? Share your opinions with The Pittsburgh Coffee Pot!