coffee http://wlrn.org en The Most Popular Drug In The United States – Caffeine http://wlrn.org/post/most-popular-drug-united-states-caffeine <div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"></div><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">07/22/14 - Tuesday’s&nbsp;</span></font><a href="https://www.facebook.com/TopicalCurrents"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><b>Topical Currents</b></span></font></ Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman, Richard Ives & Paul Leary 35950 at http://wlrn.org The Most Popular Drug In The United States – Caffeine David's Cafe Serves Its Last Colada http://wlrn.org/post/davids-cafe-serves-its-last-colada <p>David’s Café, an iconic South Beach haunt for locals and tourists alike, closed its doors for good this weekend.</p><p>Located the corner of 11th Street and Collins Avenue, David’s was flanked road construction that has dragged on for almost a year. The project has blocked sidewalks and increased gridlock. Adrian Gonzalez, owner, blamed the construction and the recession for sealing the café’s fate.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:39:20 +0000 Wilson Sayre 31111 at http://wlrn.org David's Cafe Serves Its Last Colada Commerce is Brewing: Coffee Biz in South Florida http://wlrn.org/post/commerce-brewing-coffee-biz-south-florida <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">How do you like your coffee? Cafe&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">cubano</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">? Latte? Black?</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 04:42:41 +0000 Tom Hudson 28633 at http://wlrn.org Commerce is Brewing: Coffee Biz in South Florida In Colombia, Starbucks To Take On Juan Valdez http://wlrn.org/post/colombia-starbucks-take-juan-valdez Seattle-based coffee giant Starbucks has announced it's going to expand to Colombia.<p>The country is known for its Arabica beans and for the mythical coffee farmer Juan Valdez. He's helped sell Colombia's coffee for 50 years. Starbucks has cafes in 50 countries. And now, it's coming to perhaps the country most associated with coffee.<p>Howard Schultz, the company's chief executive, announced that the first shop will open in Bogota in 2014, followed by 50 more cafes and in other cities over five years.<p>Colombia's coffee beans, grown in small haciendas in the mountains, are world famous. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 16:11:52 +0000 19780 at http://wlrn.org In Colombia, Starbucks To Take On Juan Valdez A Story Of Love, Pride And Cuban Coffee http://wlrn.org/post/miami-story-love-pride-and-cuban-coffee As often as they can, Kelly Woodward and her fiance hop on Skype at 3:05 in the afternoon.<p>The Chicago native is now in Miami full-time leading Miami Food Tours. Her Colombian husband-to-be is in grad school at Notre Dame.<p>Their 3:05 chats are a excuse to catch up, but it&#8217;s mostly about Cuban coffee.<p>A movement began to make 3:05 p.m. the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/305Cafecito" target="_blank">official Cuban coffee time of Miami</a>. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 21:44:01 +0000 16779 at http://wlrn.org A Story Of Love, Pride And Cuban Coffee Cafe Con Leche: It's The First Kiss Of The Day http://wlrn.org/post/cafe-con-leche-its-first-kiss-day-0 <p></p><p></p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Norman Van Aken 16542 at http://wlrn.org Cafe Con Leche: It's The First Kiss Of The Day Exploring Coffee's Past To Rescue Its Future http://wlrn.org/post/exploring-coffees-past-rescue-its-future At the <a href="http://catieeducacion-web.sharepoint.com/Pages/default.aspx">Center for Tropical Agricultural Research and Education</a> (CATIE) in Turrialba, Costa Rica, you can touch the history of coffee — and also, if the optimists have their way, part of its future.<p>Here, spread across 25 acres, are coffee trees that take you back to coffee's origins.<p>"The story starts in Africa, no? East Africa," says Eduardo Somarriba, a researcher at CATIE, as we walk through long rows of small coffee trees.<p>These trees came directly from forests in Africa. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:02:25 +0000 Dan Charles 13043 at http://wlrn.org Exploring Coffee's Past To Rescue Its Future Azuquita Pa'l Cafe: What Coffee Songs Mean To Latin America http://wlrn.org/post/azuquita-pal-cafe-what-coffee-songs-mean-latin-america <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZOLOggfWp0</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgpn4wBlFzo</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8C8_P8l2Cc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IIopGu_LLc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3hBU9aRoT0</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z03pc4_ixu0</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-RlQM1u0_c</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1wpTgmW8NE</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Er-HgiCq7w</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDokxiFCQwQ</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=584t773W6hk</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw9b0i6XN2M</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 17:49:41 +0000 Jasmine Garsd 13016 at http://wlrn.org Azuquita Pa'l Cafe: What Coffee Songs Mean To Latin America Step Aside, Gents. Witness The Rise Of Women In Coffee http://wlrn.org/post/rise-women-coffee-world The inspiration for NPR's Coffee Week arrived in an email last summer. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 13:44:09 +0000 Allison Aubrey 12988 at http://wlrn.org Step Aside, Gents. Witness The Rise Of Women In Coffee How Coffee Influenced The Course Of History http://wlrn.org/post/how-coffee-influenced-course-history Coffee is a powerful beverage. On a personal level, it helps keep us awake and active. On a much broader level, it has helped shape our history and continues to shape our culture.<p>Coffee plants grow wild in Ethiopia and were probably used by nomadic tribes for thousands of years, but it wasn't until the 1400s that people figured out they could roast its seeds. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:19:49 +0000 12918 at http://wlrn.org How Coffee Influenced The Course Of History Coffee For A Cause: What Do Those Feel-Good Labels Deliver? http://wlrn.org/post/going-distance-test-those-feel-good-coffee-labels What does it take to find guilt-free coffee?<p>Much of our coffee comes from places where the environment is endangered and workers earn very little — sometimes, just a few dollars for a whole day's work. Coffee farmers have helped cut down tropical forests, and most of them use pesticides.<p>It doesn't take much effort, though, to find bags of coffee with labels that promise social and environmental improvements. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:34:42 +0000 Dan Charles 12921 at http://wlrn.org Coffee For A Cause: What Do Those Feel-Good Labels Deliver? Journey Of A Specialty Coffee Bean, From Cherry To Cup http://wlrn.org/post/journey-specialty-coffee-cherry-cup When we wanted to know how the growth of the <a href="http://www.scaa.org/">specialty coffee</a> movement is influencing the lives of farmers, we took a trip to the mountainous region of Huehuetenango in Guatemala.<p>Here, we met farmer <a href="http://mujerescafeguatemala.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=110&Itemid=&lang=en">Miguelina Villatoro</a>, owner of Finca El Paternal. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:13:42 +0000 12856 at http://wlrn.org Journey Of A Specialty Coffee Bean, From Cherry To Cup How Coffee Brings The World Together http://wlrn.org/post/how-coffee-makes-world-go-round Coffee is more than a drink. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:09:12 +0000 Dan Charles 12795 at http://wlrn.org How Coffee Brings The World Together What Do Our Work Coffee Mugs Say About Us At WLRN? http://wlrn.org/post/what-do-our-work-coffee-mugs-say-about-us-wlrn <p>Before we start the new year, we want you all to get to know us a little more intimately. Turns out<em> our work coffee mugs</em> say a lot about us!</p><p>We've psychoanalyzed each other's coffee mugs to bring you this audio postcard from us, your&nbsp;WLRN&nbsp;reporters, editors, &nbsp;anchors, bloggers, producers and social media gurus. &nbsp;I would say this is one of those posts you actually want to listen to.</p><p>Check out our slideshow and tell us which one of us is your work-coffee-mug-soul-mate.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 14:30:00 +0000 Sarah Gonzalez 6665 at http://wlrn.org What Do Our Work Coffee Mugs Say About Us At WLRN?