Monthly Archives - February 2018

Equipment Retailer Clive Coffee Launches Brew-Focused Brand, Filter Coffee & Tea

Filter Coffee & Tea launch party at Clive Coffee in Portland, Oregon. All photos courtesy of Clive Coffee. Venerable Portland, Oregon-based prosumer espresso equipment retailer Clive Coffee has launched a brew-focused spin-off equipment business, called Filter Coffee & Tea. While not a separate company, the two entities will appear separate for all intents and purpose, with Filter occupying its own website, branding and the attention of several full-time staffers in addition to support from a few crossover Clive employees as well. [...]

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12 Double Standards in Relationships & Why They’re Toxic AF

There are too many double standards in relationships that can ruin a good thing. Being aware of them can help you avoid your relationship’s demise. Will we ever be able to rid the world of double standards in relationships? Probably not. But you can learn about them and why they’re horrible to have – especially if you want your relationship to last a lifetime. People aren’t really blind to the fact that guys can do stuff girls can’t and vice versa. [...]

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Healthy Chicken Fried Rice

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Forget takeout with this Healthy Chicken Fried Rice, you can enjoy fried rice at home without the guilt. This recipe is easy to make, filled with protein and veggies, and has just 6 Weight Watchers SmartPoints and 366 calories for a big serving. Confession time. I love Panda Express. The orange chicken and fried rice is delicious. Lucky for me, I don’t live anywhere near one and it is an occassional indulgence on road trips since [...]

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DIY: Exfoliating Homemade Soap – 4 Ways

I started out wanting to make a gentle, naturally exfoliating soap bar – but then got totally carried away and made 4. Soap is so easy to customize when you use a pre-made base (like glycerin or shea butter) from the craft store. It’s like a kitchen science experiment, adding in different textures and colors. There are endless variations but here are 4 simple recipes to try. Supplies Needed Instructions First, cut the glycerin into cubes and melt in the microwave. I [...]

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The Extraction Follows Its Electronic Nose

Sight, sound, and smell: the triumvirate of sensory feedback upon which the roaster’s craft depends. Production roasting can be automated, but setting those profiles has traditionally relied on human sensory experience. That may be changing. We already knew color can be effectively tracked by lasers, and now the extreme geeks at Science Trend have disseminated for us a 2017 study on the application of an “Electronic Nose” to coffee roasting: Human olfaction apparatus was the model towards efforts of researchers were made [...]

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Not Just for Skaters, Push and Pour Delivers Some Sick Roasts in Boise

Push and Pour Coffee in Garden City, Idaho. All photos courtesy of Push and Pour Once a skateboard has ground its last rail and kicked its last flip, it makes for an excellent portafilter handle. At a new cafe called Push and Pour in Garden City, Idaho — which is literally surrounded by Boise — “skate is push, pour is coffee,” according to co-owner Brennan Conroy. These dual passions are reflected and reinforced throughout the shop’s interior: Push and Pour’s espresso [...]

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It’s Valentine’s Day, My Dear Valentine!

Ever wondered why we spend Valentine’s Day the way we do? Find out about the history of Valentine’s Day and everything about this day right here. It’s the sweet exuberance of February and Valentine’s Day is right here. The time of the year when lovers’ hands are clasped together and lips are puckered for that loving kiss. It’s that time when loving moments last for eternity. And the beautiful hours spent together just don’t seem to disappear. The month when red is the color [...]

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A Woodsy DIY Deodorant That Smells Amazing (+ Actually Works!)

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NOW Foods. All opinions are 100% mine. When I first went green, one of the last products I dared to switch up was my deodorant. I knew the sketchy ingredients that come with traditional deodorant, but after trying a few tubes of the natural stuff, I was left feeling disappointed (and with lavender scented B.O. to boot). But as luck would have it, not too long after I swore off [...]

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