Monthly Archives: October 2012

Heems on a new track for Hot Sugar

NYC producer Hot Sugar hooks up with Heems from Das Racist (here’s my post about their gig in Manchester last year) for this track from his new MiDi Murder EP. It’s called “56k” – anyone who had dialup internet (proper retro!) … Continue reading

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Cardboard restaurant

The Carton King Restaurant is an eatery in Taiwan where everything – from the chairs to the cups – is made from cardboard. It’s part of the Carton King Creativity Park, created by a former paper salesman, which includes a … Continue reading

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Innovation of the day: charcoal-powered coffee machine

Via BBC News: “At The Village Restaurant, a popular open-air hangout for Mogadishu’s returning diaspora community, a charcoal-powered Italian espresso machine brews Somalia’s best cappuccino.”  

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BRICKwatch: Starbucks opens first Indian store

Starbucks has opened its first store (café?) in India at Mumbai’s Elphinstone Building, Horniman Circle. It’s a joint venture with Tata Global Beverages an menu items include Elaichi Mawa croissants and tandoori paneer rolls. A coffee giant in the land … Continue reading

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Misha B covers Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds’

Misha B covers Rihanna’s Diamonds

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Breakfast burrito? Yes, please.

Mexican breakfast options are becoming more popular in cafes and restaurants in the UK, apparently. I really want to try Huevos rancheros [translation: ranchers’ eggs] – corn tortillas with fried eggs on top of them, topped with a tomato and … Continue reading

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The Chocolate Alchemist

Chocolate Week (8-14 October) has come early for coffee.paper.trend with the arrival of this amazing delivery from The Chocolate Alchemist! The new mini bar range has some great flavour combos like White Chocolate with Spiced Cookie Cappuccino, Milk Chocolate with … Continue reading

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TNBT in tech: Will.i.am hooks up with Simon Cowell for ‘X Factor for Tech’

Will.i.am – Intel’s director of creative innovation, NASA’s favourite music dude and coffee.paper.trend’s Man of the Year – said that he’s working with the reality TV mogul on a project to find the next big technology entrepreneur. “It’s about getting … Continue reading

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Media moment of the day: Ed Miliband

I was watching the reaction to Ed Miliband’s Labour party conference speech on Twitter and there was a very positive reaction from journalists from across the political spectrum. “One Nation” was obviously the soundbite of the day, but there were … Continue reading

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Jelly Belly Gourmet Soda

Jelly Belly – the amazing jelly bean brand – has launched a new range of fizzy drinks in the UK. Here’s the range: I don’t know where they are available (if listed) yet, so let me know if you see … Continue reading

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