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Mental Floss Explains How Regular Coffee Beans Are Decaffeinated In Their New Series ‘The Big Question’

In the first episode of the new Mental Floss video series “The Big Question”, host Craig Benzine answers the reader question, “How do they make decaf coffee when the caffeine is in the bean?” There are several methods for removing caffeine, but none of them work at 100-percent efficiency.

The decaffeination process doesn’t remove 100-percent of caffeine from coffee beans; usually 94 to 98-percent is removed.

‘Central Perk’, Coffee Shop From the Television Show ‘Friends’ to Open in New York for Show’s 20th Anniversary

Central Perk Popup Shop Mockup

The iconic “Central Perk” coffee shop from the television show Friends will be opening a popup location in New York City’s SoHo district this September. The opening will coincide with the show’s 20th anniversary, and will be a chance for Friends fans to visit the frequently-used location from the show. The popup shop will even include the actual orange sofa used as a set piece on Friends.

Warner Bros has partnered with Eight O’Clock Coffee to launch the real-life Central Perk location at 199 Lafayette St. in Manhattan. It will open to the public between September 17 and October 18. The shop will offer free Eight O’Clock Coffee, host contests and giveaways, and will have weekly in-store performances that Warner Bros says will be “akin to Phoebe’s improvised songs; who can forget ‘Smelly Cat‘?”

The run of the popup shop will coincide with National Coffee Day on September 29, and Eight O’Clock Coffee will be hosting special activities and giveaways in conjunction with the holiday. Eight O’Clock Coffee will also be selling a special “Central Perk Roast” blend of coffee. The Friends-themed coffee is now available online, and will hit store shelves in September.

Central Perk Popup Shop Mockup

images via Warner Bros

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The Barisieur, A Clever Combination Alarm Clock and Coffee Brewer

The Barisieur Alarm Clock Coffee Brewer by Josh Renouf

The Barisieur is a clever design concept by UK-based designer Josh Renouf for a combination alarm clock and coffee brewer. Instead of a jarring alarm, the Barisieur wakes the user through the subtle sound of steel balls jostling in a water boiler — the balls heat the water through induction — and the smell of freshly brewed coffee. The device also features a drawer for coffee grounds and sugar, and a vial for milk.

The Barisieur Alarm Clock Coffee Brewer by Josh Renouf

The Barisieur Alarm Clock Coffee Brewer by Josh Renouf

The Barisieur Alarm Clock Coffee Brewer by Josh Renouf

The Barisieur Alarm Clock Coffee Brewer by Josh Renouf

photos via Josh Renouf

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Philz Coffee Opens Their First Shop Outside of San Francisco Bay Area in Santa Monica, California

Philz Storefront Santa Monica

San Francisco Bay Area mainstay Philz Coffee has opened shop in Santa Monica, California, their first location outside of the San Francisco Bay Area since their inception in 2003.

It all started in 2003, from the humble and passionate roots of Phil Jaber. As he would tell you, Frank Sinatra was born to sing, and Phil Jaber was born to make coffee. The rest goes like this: About 25 years ago Phil first began experimenting with different beans from around the world with the goal in mind of making really great tasting blends. Phil wanted each blend to be flavorful, complex, rich, smooth and low in acidity. After about 25 years of experimentation and testing, Phil has created more than 30 unique blends that achieve all of this. After perfecting his blends, Phil wanted to make sure each cup was made in a way that brought out all the flavors of the coffee. He wanted a brewing method that would involve his other passion, people and community. Phil believes coffee is personal and social, and he wanted to make sure the coffee-making process embodied this and made each cup taste really great.

This is great news for Angelenos who love good coffee. In fact, musician Snoop Dog and digital strategist Andy Sternberg have already shared their own joy of the news.

Philz Counter

Philz Overview

Philz Menu

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