coffee http://kcur.org en 5 Things You May Not Know About Caffeine http://kcur.org/post/5-things-you-may-not-know-about-caffeine <p>Every morning, as coffee pots begin brewing, kettles begin to boil and soda cans are cracked open, people all over the world are trying to get their caffeine fix. Caffeine is the world's most popular psychoactive drug, or simply put, the most popular product that changes how your mind works.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 20:14:20 +0000 Suzanne Hogan, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 37984 at http://kcur.org 5 Things You May Not Know About Caffeine Kansas City Local Wins World Barista Championships http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-local-wins-world-barista-championships <p><strong>Updated May 28 10:45 a.m. Licata&nbsp;Takes Home Gold</strong></p><p>Pete Licata, Kansas City local and Quality Assurance Manager of Parisi Artisan Coffee, who had won the US Barista Championship in April, went on to snag first place at the <a href="http://sprudge.com/pete-licata-is-your-2013-world-barista-champion.html" target="_blank">World Barista Championship this weekend</a>&nbsp;in Melbourne, Australia. He topped more than 50 competitors, using coffee roasted at Parisi.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The original post begins here:</p> Sun, 26 May 2013 17:01:00 +0000 Susan B. Wilson & Monica Sandreczki 37332 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Local Wins World Barista Championships Java Jive: KC's Local Roasting Scene http://kcur.org/post/java-jive-kcs-local-roasting-scene <p>On this Thursday&#39;s <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard">Central Standard</a>, java jive! </em>Let&#39;s take a look at the emerging coffee scene here in town. Representatives from <a href="http://www.theroasterie.com/">The Roasterie</a>, <a href="http://oddlycorrect.com/">Oddly Correct</a> and <a href="http://benettiscoffee.com/">Benetti&rsquo;s</a> stop in to tell us about their beans, blends and brews. Plus, answers to your questions about home brewing.<br /><br /><strong>GUESTS:</strong> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 14:34:49 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 22485 at http://kcur.org Java Jive: KC's Local Roasting Scene