The man who dreamed up the Keurig K-Cup has some regrets, not just about selling his stake in the popular company for a song, but for the amount of waste the non-recyclable single-serving coffee brewing pods have generated: nine billion pods were sold last year, most of which now languish in landfills. » 3/07/15 8:45am 3/07/15 8:45am

This Latte Art Stop-Motion Film Was Made With 1,000 Cups Of Coffee

This adorable short film may be a commercial for a food product, but it's also a rather cleverly executed piece of animation. The characters were carefully placed on 1,000 individual cups of coffee, turning food and beverage into a love story. » 12/26/14 11:45am 12/26/14 11:45am

The Taste Of Coffee Can Be Influenced By The Color Of Your Cup

If your morning brew tastes more bitter than usual, you may want to consider changing the color of your mug instead of adding more sugar. » 12/08/14 2:20pm 12/08/14 2:20pm

Here's Thor Made Out of Coffee Cups. Because Coffee. And Australia.

As near as I can tell, this was a promotional gimmick for the Australian coffee chain The Coffee Club. The fact that the Coffee Club is Australian makes the choice of Chris Hemsworth understandable. » 12/02/14 1:30am 12/02/14 1:30am

Give the Gift of (Discounted) Foolproof Coffee

The easiest way to make great coffee is even cheaper today, and happens to be a perfect gift. » 11/28/14 9:50am 11/28/14 9:50am

The Best Travel Mug

Taking the bulk of the thousands of votes you cast, the Contigo Autoseal West Loop Stainless Steel Travel Mug with Easy Clean Lid has sealed up the title of Best Travel Mug, and kept it warm all day. » 11/10/14 2:15pm 11/10/14 2:15pm

Five Best Travel Mugs

Our call for Best Travel Mug contenders was one of the biggest and most contested we've ever had. You've poured and sealed an awesome list of five nominees, and now it's time to vote. » 11/06/14 4:15pm 11/06/14 4:15pm

What's the Best Travel Mug?

There's an amazing amount of coffee coverage across our network, and today we want to figure out which brew-carrying vessel is best. Head for the comments and sound off. » 11/04/14 5:15pm 11/04/14 5:15pm

What Are Caffeine Jitters – And How Do You Get Rid Of Them?

Too much caffeine, whether from coffee, tea, or energy drink, can ruin your day. Here's why your daily jolt makes you jittery, and what you can do to get rid of an unwanted buzz. » 10/29/14 11:30am 10/29/14 11:30am

When H.P. Lovecraft Goes Out For A Cup Of Coffee

H.P. Lovecraft's work has some recurring themes: characters who teeter on the edge of insanity, tentacled Cthulhu, and all manner of alien horrors. But how do those tropes work when the ancient intelligence and its victim are just grabbing a cup of coffee? » 10/27/14 5:20pm 10/27/14 5:20pm

2015 Could Be Coffee-Drinkers' Worst Year Yet

Remember when we warned you last winter about what could happen to your morning cup of coffee if the drought in Brazil got any worse? Well, it got worse. » 10/08/14 11:35am 10/08/14 11:35am

Celebrating Coffee All The Way Into Space

It's National Coffee Day in the United States, a non-holiday made far more entertaining by its celebration in low-Earth orbit by our astronauts on the International Space Station. » 9/29/14 6:21pm 9/29/14 6:21pm

The Coffee Genome Has Been Sequenced. Here's What That Means For You.

Now that the coffee plant genome has been sequenced, it's only a matter of time until we're all brewing up genetically engineered, super-caffeinated coffee beans, right? Maybe. Here's what we know now about coffee that we never knew before. » 9/05/14 11:44am 9/05/14 11:44am

This Is Your Brain On Coffee

The latest episode from Mitchell Moffat and Gregory Brown of AsapSCIENCE is on the brain-boosting effects of coffee and the mechanisms of caffeine addiction. Plus, Moffatt and Brown take a crack at the age old question (no, not that one): how much caffeine is too much? » 8/28/14 7:00pm 8/28/14 7:00pm

Your Morning Cup Of Coffee Is Also Your Morning Cup Of Pesticide

The thing that gets most of us up in the morning is a nice big dose of poison. Fortunately, it's not poison for us. It is, however, something that's left a trail of dead snails in labs, and that we crave every morning. » 8/28/14 6:20am 8/28/14 6:20am

A Coffee Machine That Works In Space!

There are some things it's easier to get in space — a glimpse of the ring nebula, for instance — and some things that are much harder... like a cup of coffee. This new coffee-machine, set to make the trip to the ISS, is going to make it much easier. » 6/16/14 7:50am 6/16/14 7:50am

Energy Drink Sales Are Insane, But They Won't Crush Coffee. Here's Why.

Here's some news to file under "dystopian future": Energy drink sales are skyrocketing so quickly that analysts are predicting it could replace coffee as America's preferred caffeine-delivery system. But there may yet be some light at the end of the caffeine-tunnel. » 3/26/14 1:53pm 3/26/14 1:53pm

Why does coffee make you poop?

You know it when you feel it. You've just sat down at your breakfast table, or settled in at your favorite café. You're a few sips into your brew when, out of nowhere, the urge to download a brownload is becoming urgent. Just a few swigs of coffee and it can feel like you've mainlined a laxative — but why? » 3/07/14 11:10am 3/07/14 11:10am

The​ drought in Brazil could cause a global coffee shortage

DON'T PANIC, coffee-drinkers. But Brazil is facing an epic drought, having just wrapped up one of the driest months on record — and the bad news could be making its way right into your (empty) coffee cup. » 2/25/14 4:15pm 2/25/14 4:15pm

This simple chemistry trick can take the bitter out of your coffee

I love this new web series, Reactions, from the American Chemical Society. In the first episode they offer several chemistry lifehacks, including one that can make bitter coffee drinkable and another to ripen bananas fast. » 1/27/14 12:20pm 1/27/14 12:20pm