Who’s there? Coffee the hallucinogen

Hearing things lately? Depending on how great an adventurer you are, what I am about to tell you will either be viewed as gravely disturbing or delightful, in a twisted sort of way. Recent studies have found that people with high stress, who drink three or more cups of coffee per day are more likely to hallucinate.

Announcement! Our podcast is live!

The Coffee With The Queen podcast is now available on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play. Each podcasts covers topics written about in our blog -- sometimes summarised and synthesized, sometimes expanded upon. If there is a topic you would like covered in either our blog or our podcast, please email us at info@thequeenbean.com. We hope... Continue Reading →

Things people add to espresso

Lemon, salt, chocolate, ice cream -- if you've visited a specialty coffee shop, you know people like to spice up, dress up, and sweeten their espresso. While some additions add an extra touch of flavor to your cup, others fundamentally alter a key aspect of the drink. Keep reading to discover some of our favorite... Continue Reading →

The truth about coffee, cancer, and acrylamide

In 2018, a California judge ruled that coffee companies must post warnings about acrylamide in coffee. Shortly after, California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) reversed the ruling, stating that coffee does "not pose a significant risk of cancer"1. The United States Food and Drug Administration supported this decision, stating that warnings "would be... Continue Reading →

Here’s how to make your café more eco-friendly

Creating a sustainable café takes a great deal of mindfulness and devotion -- and those of you that purchase high-grown, shade-grown, ethically-sourced arabicas are 90% the way there! Finding excellent, sustainable coffee is by far the greatest hurdle to operating a sustainable café. These rest of it -- finding sustainable décor, cups, waste disposal options, etc. is the easy bit. It just takes a few easy swaps to turn your cafe from sustainably-sourced to environmentally-friendly.

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