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The basics of 5 popular coffee brewing methods
The basics of 5 popular coffee brewing methods
There are a number of options for making a great tasting cup of joe, but those options can differ quite a bit. The following infographic runs down the basics and helps you pick the best method, depending on your preferences.
Cold-brew coffee for hot days
Cold-brew coffee for hot days
Once found only in boutique coffeehouses, cold-brew coffee has grown up, with sales rising 115 percent between 2014 and 2015. Starbucks and Peet's now sell it by the cup in their shops, and you can buy ready-to-drink bottled versions from companies suc...
10 ways to convert more customers, backed by science
10 ways to convert more customers, backed by science
There's a gap between what science knows and what business does, wrote Daniel Pink. To bridge the gap, start by having a firm understanding of consumer behavior through proven research.
Here's how to build authentic customer trust in a digital world
Here's how to build authentic customer trust in a digital world
Truly great businesses know the secret to customer retention lies in customer trust: earn a customer's trust and you've earned a customer for life; hurt this trust and you've just handed your competition a brand new customer.
Rwanda tries to persuade its citizens to drink the coffee they grow
Rwanda tries to persuade its citizens to drink the coffee they grow
Some of the best coffee beans in the world are grown in Africa, and while the number of coffee consumers there is growing, most Africans still don't drink it. That's something Rwanda's government would like to change. The country's coffee industry, whi...
Setting bold goals: 6 ways to shoot higher on sustainability
Setting bold goals: 6 ways to shoot higher on sustainability
Sustainability has stretched into nearly every corner of the global economy, from national leaders to corporate boards and executives to local chambers of commerce and mayors.
How much protection does a trademark really give your business?
How much protection does a trademark really give your business?
So you've registered your business name with the state ... great! Now you might be wondering, "Should I take the extra step of filing for a trademark?" Ultimately, the decision is yours. But before making it, you should understand the protections offer...
Recycled coffee grounds could make roads smoother and greener
Recycled coffee grounds could make roads smoother and greener
Your morning pick-me-up could make your drive smoother. Engineers have turned coffee grounds into building materials for roads. The global coffee industry produces millions of tonnes of used grounds annually, with most ending up in landfill. But Arul A...
Artist cleverly uses coffee to paint reproductions of classic portraits
Artist cleverly uses coffee to paint reproductions of classic portraits
A talented artist has combined her love for coffee and art by reproducing classic paintings using coffee and water.
How Starbucks CEO transformed a small coffee bean store into a massively successful worldwide brand
How Starbucks CEO transformed a small coffee bean store into a massively successful worldwide brand
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz was 7 years old and living in the Brooklyn projects with his two siblings when his father, a truck driver, broke his ankle. Without health insurance or worker's compensation, his family was left without an income or the abi...
5 mistakes small businesses make online
5 mistakes small businesses make online
Small business owners are busy. It's difficult to focus the right amount of attention on all facets of your business when you've got both offline and online operations to juggle. It's no surprise mistakes are made along the way. But, with 9 out of 10 U...
Cold coffee is booming in the US
Cold coffee is booming in the US
The coffee industry is getting ready for its very own big chill. Coffee makers from global giants JAB and Illy to smaller upstarts such as High Brew, La Colombe and Chameleon Cold-Brew are putting their brews on ice. They're introducing high-end ready-...
The forces fueling the healthy snack segment
The forces fueling the healthy snack segment
The healthy snack segment is outpacing the entire food and beverage market in sales growth, according to a new report from Packaged Facts. The reason?
Scientists are using chemistry to fight off counterfeit coffee
Scientists are using chemistry to fight off counterfeit coffee
You wait in line for your daily cup at your favorite coffee shop, like every morning. But today, something seems wrong with your precious, life-giving cup of joe. As the steam clouds your vision, you notice the familiar, nutty scent is tainted with hin...
3 smart reasons to build a mobile app for your business
3 smart reasons to build a mobile app for your business
Is your business thinking about building a mobile app? Now might be the time to do it: As smartphone and tablet adoption reaches near ubiquity, business owners are realizing that a mobile presence is becoming a necessity. Clutch, a business-to-business...
Beef up benefits to retain employees
Beef up benefits to retain employees
Unemployment has dropped, salaries are creeping upward and, despite an uncertain construction forecast, firms are hiring to meet current demand. As competition for talent at all levels increases, employers can expect higher and faster rates of employe...
Can cup of tea be secret to beating stress?
Can cup of tea be secret to beating stress?
Could the key to easing stress be as simple as what you put in your cup of tea? Brookline herbalist Katja Swift thinks so. At her school, Commonwealth Center for Holistic Herbalism, she teaches pharmacy students about plants and herbs known as adaptoge...
How to convert social media fans into customers
How to convert social media fans into customers
Social media platforms are the new marketing frontier. There are more than 1.59 billion active Facebook users worldwide, and more than a billion of these people log on every day. Many are logging in from mobile devices, one more reason to make your web...
Drinking up to 4 cups of coffee a day may actually be good for you, studies suggest
Drinking up to 4 cups of coffee a day may actually be good for you, studies suggest
A cup of joe keeps the doctor away — or rather, two or three or even up to four cups may keep them even further away. That's according to a number of new studies, says Sharon Basaraba, a medical journalist and North by Northwest's longevity consu...
Are you killing your employees' creativity?
Are you killing your employees' creativity?
While you might think you don't have the potential for creativity with your current team, you may very well already have on staff the game changers, innovators and superstar team members that you need. Have you ever considered that the problem may be y...
Coffee gets reinvented as a health drink, tea and grain
Coffee gets reinvented as a health drink, tea and grain
Coffee made the jump from being a hot morning staple to an anytime pick-me-up and social drink years ago.
Drinking coffee may lower risk of endometrial cancer
Drinking coffee may lower risk of endometrial cancer
Drinking coffee has long been associated with a multitude of health benefits, but it looks like we can now add another one to the list. In good news for caffeine-loving women everywhere, a new study has found a link that suggests drinking coffee may re...
How to know when you're hiring the right salesperson
How to know when you're hiring the right salesperson
In the movie "Fight Club," Brad Pitt's character, Tyler Durden, had a unique method of screening candidates — he told them to go away.
This fuel made from old coffee will launch in the summer, at half the price of wood
This fuel made from old coffee will launch in the summer, at half the price of wood
Used coffee grounds have been turned into a cheap, renewable fuel that can be used in wood-burning stoves, according to a young entrepreneur who claims his invention will cost half the price of coal, wood or charcoal. Bio-bean, which was founded three ...
Chewable coffee? Testing the new trend of caffeine-infused gummies
Chewable coffee? Testing the new trend of caffeine-infused gummies
Rheana Murray writes: "If you're anything like me, and I'm betting many of you are, you need a couple cups of coffee before you're really ready to face the day and get to work.
Does coffee go bad? Here's how to know when you should toss your beans
Does coffee go bad? Here's how to know when you should toss your beans
If there's anything to learn from the poetry of Robert Frost, it's that nothing gold can stay. So, once you apply that sentiment to your life you have to start asking some serious questions: wait, can coffee go bad? It's safe to say that coffee has a v...
Can tea help save the Amazon?
Can tea help save the Amazon?
In the lush green rainforest of the Ecuadorean Amazon, members of the Kichwa indigenous group gather well before dawn to drink guayusa tea.
5 words customers hate (and what to say instead)
5 words customers hate (and what to say instead)
Geoffrey James writes: "Words are not just their definitions; words carry emotional baggage. As I've helped clients and the readers of my free weekly newsletter hone their sales messages and marketing emails, I've discovered five words that really tur...
Green tea shows promise in skin treatment
Green tea shows promise in skin treatment
Tea, the beverage made from the leaves of the plant Camellia sinensis, is consumed by 158 million Americans every day. Green tea is made by taking freshly picked C. sinensis leaves and rapidly heating them to avoid wilting and oxidation. Some combinati...
5 small business benefits of going green
5 small business benefits of going green
Going green is gaining increasing popularity, especially now that the population of the United States is projected to hit 394 million by 2050, while the world population will reach 9.7 billion by the same year, increasing the competition for resources ...
Trading Persian tea for Seattle coffee
Trading Persian tea for Seattle coffee
Along downtown's First Avenue, Starbucks, this city's native son, is outnumbered. Instead, the street's caffeine monopoly belongs to Cherry Street Coffee House, a local chain. Each of its five First Avenue locations has a different design, but the nort...
7 ways to bring your small business team closer together
7 ways to bring your small business team closer together
Teamwork is indispensable — and almost unavoidable — in the context of a small business. You might have only three or four employees in your core team working in close quarters, or upwards of 20 or 30 on your payroll — either way, yo...
Bubble tea is back — with a vengeance
Bubble tea is back — with a vengeance
Whether you call it "boba" or "bubble" tea, the Taiwanese beverage that allows you to chew your drink is back with a vengeance. It first got its start in the 1980s, after an inventor thought to pour tapioca pearls into a glass of iced, sweet tea. Thoug...
How to turn your leads into profitable relationships
How to turn your leads into profitable relationships
What matters more than getting a lot of customer leads? Connecting with people who will actually do business with you. Quality trumps quantity when it comes to lead generation; whatever the size of your business, growing your customer base is what crea...
What to do when good talent has suspicious social media
What to do when good talent has suspicious social media
When employers find a promising candidate, they're bound to refer to that person's social media — and come up against an evolving trend in hiring: While questionable social media content used to automatically disqualify candidates for a position,...
What it takes to lead and motivate millennials in the workplace
What it takes to lead and motivate millennials in the workplace
Millennials have gotten a bad rap in the media when it comes to work-related issues.
Meet the chai wallahs of India
Meet the chai wallahs of India
On virtually every other street corner, in every city or town or village in India, there is a chai wallah — a tea vendor who supplies the piping hot, milky brew that fuels the country.
Peppermint tea and rosemary are found to 'significantly' improve long term memory in adults
Peppermint tea and rosemary are found to 'significantly' improve long term memory in adults
The key to improving the memory could be found in two common herbs — peppermint and rosemary. Peppermint tea was found to significantly improve long term memory and working memory in healthy adults. Meanwhile sniffing the aroma of rosemary was fo...
5 ways meetings get off track, and how to prevent each one
5 ways meetings get off track, and how to prevent each one
We've all been in frustrating meetings where one person keeps going off on tangents. If the team can't get the person back on track, important decisions get delayed and/or the meeting drags on past the ending time. It's one of the most common ways that...
5 kinds of tea you should drink for optimal health
5 kinds of tea you should drink for optimal health
America's love affair with coffee is deeply entrenched (and totally understandable), but more and more people are switching over to tea. Tea has been used as medicine for thousands of years and its health benefits have been lauded by health experts. Te...
Coffee for 1: How the future of US demand is up to singles
Coffee for 1: How the future of US demand is up to singles
Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA, the maker of Chock full O'Nuts and Hill Bros. coffee brands, sees the future of U.S. sales in a single cup. Overall sales in the U.S. will grow 3 percent to 5 percent in 2016, and the "driving piece of our business is sing...
The real reason millennials want your brand to have a CSR program
The real reason millennials want your brand to have a CSR program
There has been a lot of talk in the CSR space about millennials and attracting them to your brand. The prevailing theory is that millennials expect the brands they support to have a CSR program. Unfortunately, there has been very little justification o...
'Almost half' of millennials swap 3 meals a day for snacks
'Almost half' of millennials swap 3 meals a day for snacks
Many millennials shun the conventional three meals a day, with almost half of 25-34 year olds snacking regularly between meals, according to new research from Canadean.
3 ways to build corporate social responsibility programs
3 ways to build corporate social responsibility programs
The most impactful and sustainable corporate social responsibility programs are informed by a company's mission and values — and are designed to deliver meaningful and measurable outcomes.
Why you should keep your coffee beans in the fridge
Why you should keep your coffee beans in the fridge
Many of us keep our coffee beans in the fridge or freezer to keep them fresh, but a new study suggests there's added benefit to this practice: more flavorful coffee.
Coffee Flour: How innovators turned a waste product into a superfood
Coffee Flour: How innovators turned a waste product into a superfood
You know what you want in your coffee, but what do you want your coffee in? For cutting-edge chef Jason Wilson, the answer — in a particular form — includes supple pastas and a syrupy balsamic dressing, charred eggplant dip and a crisp beer...
Top 10 health benefits of drinking tea
Top 10 health benefits of drinking tea
No matter what the season, tea can be a tasty beverage since it can be served iced or hot. But its benefits go far beyond refreshment. There is plenty of research showing that drinking tea can actually improve your health. At the very least, it's a fla...
10 tips for a professionally installed small business security system
10 tips for a professionally installed small business security system
Keeping your business secure is an important and sometimes overlooked part of business ownership. But there are plenty of options out there. And if you have a small business that needs a somewhat sophisticated security system, you can choose to go with...
5 reasons every American should have tea time
5 reasons every American should have tea time
The Brits are onto something with their afternoon tea ritual. Not only is it a great way to break up a long day, it's a fabulous excuse to put away our computers and indulge in some good old-fashioned conversation. Plus, tea parties often involve a spr...
4 ways to overcome a bad first impression
4 ways to overcome a bad first impression
We've all been there — accidentally alienated a new coworker with a bad joke, underwhelmed the new boss by botching our first assignment or had a client we didn't just click with. The trouble is that initial impressions are hard to shake. In a ps...
8 tips on attracting smart millennials to your company
8 tips on attracting smart millennials to your company
Long gone are the days when filling a position was merely a matter of posting a job description and waiting for people to apply.
Ways business owners are helping the environment while saving money
Ways business owners are helping the environment while saving money
The evidence is everywhere: businesses need to start considering green practices not just to preserve the environment, but to save money as well.
Expert hacker shares 3 ways small businesses can minimize cybersecurity threats
Expert hacker shares 3 ways small businesses can minimize cybersecurity threats
When you're launching your business, connecting with customers and refining your product or service are top priorities. But another thing you should consider, which isn't always top of mind, is your security strategy. It is an integral part of your com...
7 rules for writing better ad copy
7 rules for writing better ad copy
Whether you're writing direct mail sales pieces, a blog, a job application or copy for your website, there are certain basic rules you can follow to help you get and keep your readers' attention — and motivate them to action. Here are some of the...
Dubai starting own tea brand to test consumer preferences
Dubai starting own tea brand to test consumer preferences
Dubai is starting its own tea brand, Shay Dubai, to learn what consumers prefer from the beverage. "This is not to compete with Lipton," Ahmed Bin Sulayem, executive chairman of state-owned Dubai Multi Commodities Centre, said in an interview at the Gl...
5 dos and don'ts of thought leadership marketing
5 dos and don'ts of thought leadership marketing
Gone are the days when marketing meant putting out some advertisements and hiring a copywriter to rave about how great your brand is. In a technology-saturated age where consumers are more skeptical than ever of self-promotion, traditional advertising ...