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Caffeine is the “Performance Enhancer in the Kitchen” and a “Soldier’s Salvation”

An interesting piece in The Wall Street Journal caught our eye today over our morning cup of coffee. According to research, caffeine consumption “can confer a 1% to 2% benefit” to competitive athletes, allowing them to jump a bit higher and run a bit faster.  This slight increase may seem nominal but, in sports where …

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Coffee Lesson of the Week – History of the French Press

At Brooklyn Roasting, the French Press is one of our favorite methods of brewing. In early days of BRC, inside founder Jim Munson’s Williamsburg loft, French Presses were constantly brewing for the then three people-strong company to sample experimental initial roasts of favorites such as Mocha Java or BQE. While popular history favors the irony …

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