Additional Articles/Posts by Hannah Allaman

  • 8 Tips for Making Beautiful Latte Art (Plus the World’s Most Creative Latte Art)
    There’s really nothing more soothing on a cold, winter day than a latte — especially when it’s beautifully done. And while it may take some practice to make your at-home attempt at a latte taste as good as the one from your favorite...

  • Extended Study Links Coffee and Reduced Type 2 Diabetes Risk
    A new study from The Atlantic proves you really do need that extra cup of coffee. (As if we needed any encouragement!) The report, which is being published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in December, shows a link between coffee consumption...

  • German Brewing Company Denied ‘Duff Beer’ Trademark
    On Thursday, a popular German brewing company that gets its notoriety from Homer Simpson’s favorite beer was denied the sole right of producing Duff beer. The company, Duff Beer UG, fought to have a southern German brewing company’s Duff beer...

  • Nine Beers No One is Drinking
    24/7 Wall St. recently compiled a list of nine popular beers in the U.S. that have fallen by the wayside, and we were shocked at some of the classics that made the list. With new small-market, specialty beers and light beers from macro brewers rapidly...

  • Starbucks to Expand by 1500 Stores in the U.S.
    Starbucks recently announced its plans to open 1,500 more cafes in the U.S. over the next five years. The expansion will boost the amount of American Starbucks cafes by about 13 percent. The company is also expanding from 18,000 cafes to 20,000 worldwide...

  • New Starbucks Gift Card for the 1 Percent
    First, it was the new, pricey cup of $7 coffee. Now, Starbucks is rolling out the super-premium gift card — the Starbucks Metal Card — just in time for the holidays.  The super-premium gift card will cost customers a whopping $450 to...

  • Whiskey Recovers Man’s Vodka-Induced Blindness
    We’ve heard of remedying the effects of alcohol with the hair of the dog, but we never expected something like this: a New Zealand man was cured from a vodka-induced blindness by (what else?) whiskey. In a bizarre turn of events, Denis Duthie, 65,...

  • Drinking Vinegar May Have Skin Benefits
    They say there’s a price to pay for beauty. Turns out, it may come in the form of one really pungent drink. Some restaurants have recently begun offering shots of vinegar juice as a skin-boosting beverage, the New York Daily News reports. Apple...

  • 'Milking' is the New Planking, Everyone Beware
    First it was planking. (In case you live under a rock, that’s where people take photos of themselves in a horizontal plank position in various, bizarre locations.) And then planking spawned owling, leisure diving, and coning. And now... milking? No...

  • Animal Abuse Rumored at Civet Coffee Farms
    New reports surrounding one of the world’s most expensive beverages are beginning to reveal the true cost of the coffee’s production (and we’re not talking about monetary value). Kopi luwak, better known as civet coffee, is harvested...

  • Coffee Deals and Steals on Black Friday
    Black Friday: a shopping day dedicated to the frenzied, hyper, and overstressed. Sounds like a bunch of coffee drinkers, right? That’s what several of our favorite coffee establishments thought, too. Along with 7-Eleven’s Black Friday deal...

  • Saturday Night Live Parodies Guy Fieri
    We were admittedly disappointed on Saturday night when we didn’t see Bobby Moynihan as Guy Fieri featured in the Weekend Update on SNL. After the scathing The New York Times review and subsequent fallout from Fieri’s newest Times Square...

  • 10 Alternatives to Boring Hot Chocolate
    The days are shorter, the air is brisker, our favorite scarves and sweaters are reappearing — hot chocolate season is upon us. A warm cup of cocoa is the most idyllic expression of winter, as integral to the season as candy canes, ice-skating,...

  • 7UP Antioxidant Taken Off the Market
    Soda that’s good for you? We knew it was too good to be true. Dr. Pepper Snapple Group recently announced its decision to remove 7UP Antioxidant from shelves, after taking hits from an advocacy group for making misleading claims about the beverage....

  • Bon Iver Lead Singer Creates Whiskey Guitar for Charity
    Justin Vernon of Bon Iver knows how to mix business with pleasure. The frontman of the popular indie folk group recently paired with his friend and renowned instrument maker Gordy Bischoff to craft a custom guitar made from — what else? —...

  • McDonald’s Bagged Coffee Hits Canadian Stores
    McDonald’s recently announced its plans to begin selling bags of their McCafé ground coffee at restaurants in Canada starting next month. Beginning Nov. 8, almost all Canadian McDonald’s stores will offer the bagged coffee. The McCaf...

  • Monster Beverage Corp. Sued in Teenager’s Death
    The family of a deceased California teenager is suing Monster Beverage Corporation, claiming that the Monster Energy drinks were an instigating cause in her death. Anais Fournier, who consumed two Monster Energy drinks in 24 hours, reportedly went into...

  • Beverage Industry Fights California Soda Tax With $1.5 Million
    The American Beverage Association is at it again, this time spending a whopping $1.5 million to oppose a soda tax on the November 6th ballot in the Los Angeles area. Measure H is the newest bill supporting the fight against sugary drinks in El Monte,...

  • Redbox Makers Try Their Hand At Coffee
    Soon, you might be able to get your morning cup of Joe as quickly and conveniently as you get your movies from Redbox. Yes, that’s right; the makers of Redbox are looking to dip into the booming coffee market with their new line of coffee dispensers...

  • Pricey Coffee Made from Elephant Dung
    Here’s a coffee that will really wake you up: the brew, the reportedly most expensive in the world, is made from beans found in elephant dung. Black Ivory Coffee, sold in the Maldives and Thailand, will cost you $1,100 per kilogram-- yes,...

  • Beverage Industry Sues Over New York City Soda Ban
    The fight over Bloomberg’s soda ban has grown more heated, after beverage companies filed a lawsuit against the legislation on Friday. Though the ban won’t be put into effect until March, the beverage industry hopes to forestall or even halt...

  • Library-Themed Starbucks Pop-Up Shop to Open in Tokyo
    If you visit this new Starbucks location in Tokyo, you might want to speak in a whisper. The Starbucks coffee experience is assuming an intellectual identity in Tokyo, where design team Nendo will unveil a library-themed Starbucks coffee shop. This...

  • Beverage Companies Offer 5 Million for City Wellness Programs
    The American Beverage Association is offering a $5 million grant to Chicago and San Antonio public-sector employees which will help fund their new “wellness competition.” This competition is one of the latest efforts to fight obesity, where...

  • PepsiCo Tests Interactive Vending Machines
    Coming soon to a mall near you is a vending machine with more features than you could ever possibly need ... But hey, it does sound like fun. PepsiCo recently unveiled the pilot program of Pepsi Interactive Vending Machines in five mall locations. The new...

  • Drink Pink in October for Breast Cancer Awareness
    The return of October means the return of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and, this year, the newest trend in raising awareness for the cause is "Drinking Pink." With the help of inventive pink teas, cocktails, and other beverages, now you can...

  • Hospital Bans Sugar-Sweetened Drinks
    One Minnesota hospital is taking the New York City soda ban into their own hands, instituting a ground-breaking ban on sugar-sweetened products in light of the new legislation regulating the product. St. Luke’s Hospital of Duluth, Minn. has...

  • Snapple Iced Tea Available in Single Serve Packs
    Haven’t gotten enough of popular at-home brewing systems like Keurig? Try Keurig’s latest venture, a promising line of do-it-yourself Snapple Iced Tea packs. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and Dr. Pepper Snapple group have recently announced...

  • Liquid Nitrogen Cocktail Sends Woman to Hospital
    We never thought we’d be saying this, but please leave the liquid nitrogen out of your Halloween cocktails this year. One Lancaster, England wine bar is under fire after their liquid nitrogen cocktails forced one customer into the hospital to have...

  • MoonPie Adds Flavored Coffee to Menu
    MoonPie lovers, you’ll never have to choose between coffee and dessert again. The makers of MoonPies are teaming up with White Coffee Corporation to create a new line of flavored coffees, inspired by classic MoonPie flavors. Coffee flavors...

  • Teen Drinking and Driving Down 54 Percent
    A promising new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the number of teens who drink and drive has decreased by nearly 54 percent in the past two decades. When polled in 1991, 22.3 percent of high school students sixteen years...

  • Wealthiest Man in China Began with an Ice Pop Stand
    From humble beginnings, Zong Qinghou, founder of the Wahaha beverage group, is now the wealthiest person in China, with a net worth of $12.6 billion. A self-described poor child from the eastern coast of China, The New York Times reports, Qinghou grew up...

  • Michigan Apple Cider Prices Climb
    Devastating apple crops are forcing Michigan cider mills to drastically raise cider prices this year. Michigan, the third largest apple producing state, has lost approximately 90 percent of its fall apple crop; when farmers are usually collecting a total...

  • National Coffee Day Specials From Dunkin' Donuts
    Are you ready to celebrate National Coffee Day this Saturday? So is Dunkin’ Donuts: the chain is ready to party with three limited-engagement offers in time for National Coffee Day on Saturday, September 29th. The chain is launching two new seasonal...

  • New Studies Suggest Counseling for 'Risky' Drinkers
    New studies show that “risky” drinking-- more than four drinks per day for men and more than three drinks per day for women-- can be reduced with brief, regular counseling sessions. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent group...

  • Rangers Player Suffers From Energy Drink Ailment
    Josh Hamilton, an outfielder for the Texas Rangers, has been diagnosed with what some are calling one of the strangest sports injuries of all time: vision problems resulting from overconsumption of energy drinks. Hamilton, who left the game against the...

  • Where to Find Free Coffee on National Coffee Day
    Don’t just observe National Coffee Day on Saturday, Sept. 29, by drinking way too much coffee; drink all that coffee for free. Chains across the nation are giving customers a reason to celebrate (at no cost!) the coffee-filled holiday; here’s...

  • Georgia Gun Club Serves Alcohol
    For those of you who think alcohol and firearms don’t mix (and, yes, that’s everyone), two new business owners in Georgia are looking to prove you wrong. Opening in late December or early January is the newest gun range, The Governor’s...

  • Edible Garden Festival Arrives to New York City
    Summer might be over, but it’s never too late to spend a day in the garden. This Sunday, the Edible Garden festival takes over the New York Botanical Garden with chef Mario Batali at the helm. The Edible Garden, located in the Ruth Rea Howell Family...

  • Dunkin' Donuts Expands Locations to Ten Universities Across the Country
    Waking up late for class and still getting your cup of Joe in the morning has never been easier, thanks to Dunkin’ Donuts’ new university locations. Within a span of three months, ranging from August to October of this year, Dunkin’...

  • ATRIO Wine Bar | Restaurant Opens in Battery Park
    The newest addition to the culinary scene in lower Manhattan’s Battery Park is ATRIO Wine Bar | Restaurant. Located in the luxurious Conrad New York hotel, ATRIO is the latest attempt to reconcile traditional tastes in a modern setting by pairing...

  • Sandwich of the Week: Friedman's Lunch's B.E.L.T.
    Located within Manhattan’s Chelsea Market, Friedman’s Lunch is a rare location where both quality and economy work in tandem. Amid the buzz of shoppers in the market, Friedman’s Lunch offers a brief respite from the chaos, creating a...

  • Google Launches Search Tool "Bacon Number"
    Movie fans everywhere will rejoice at Google’s newest form of mindless procrastination. Google recently launched the search engine tool Bacon Number, an eclectic but entertaining tool for film buffs everywhere. The tool is based off the cult...

  • Third Annual L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade Stand Happening September 29
    Come hungry and leave satisfied, in more ways than expected. On Saturday, September 29, chefs, celebrities, and food lovers will gather together in support of cancer funding and awareness for the third annual L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade event. This...

  • 11th Annual Cannoli Eating Competition Returns to Little Italy
    To all dessert lovers: this competition is not for the faint of heart. This Thursday, September 13, crowds will gather for the 11th Annual Cannoli Eating Competition in New York’s Little Italy, from 2:00-3:00 PM. The contest, sanctioned by the...

  • Kachina Southwestern Grill Opens in Colorado
    The newest spin on bold, Southwestern cuisine has arrived in Westminster, Colorado. Kachina Southwestern Grill, which opened late last week, is the newest establishment from Denver-based Sage Restaurant Group. “Kachina will be a go-to dining...