Pumpkin spice has become completely divorced from pumpkin pie.

Even Colonial Americans Liked Pumpkin Spice

A recipe for pumpkin (or rather, “pompkin”) spice appears in America’s oldest cookbook

A typical 17th-century coffeehouse scene. Controversial, right?

This 17th-Century "Women's Petition Against Coffee" Probably Wasn't About Women, or Coffee

It probably wasn't written by angry, sex-deprived wives–although stranger things have happened

A modern mocha

Your Mocha is Named After the Birthplace of the Coffee Trade

The port city of Mocha, in Yemen, was once a vast coffee marketplace

What can you do to ensure a more perfect brew?

The Chemistry and Physics Behind the Perfect Cup of Coffee

How science helps your barista brew your espresso perfectly every time

Despite the predicted declines, at least five species of bees would survive in areas that would still be suitable for growing coffee, says the new study.

With Smart Planning, Coffee and Bees Can Survive Climate Change

In a new study, a Smithsonian scientist says coffee-growers have options

Made of sugar, these milk pods could someday replace traditional creamer cups.

Milk and Sugar Pods That Dissolve in Coffee Could Replace Single-Serve Containers

Why use plastic when you can use sugar?

12 Cafés Every History Buff Needs to Visit

The best historic coffee shops around the world, from Paris to Buenos Aires

Demand for Coffee Hits Record High as Global Supply Tightens

Millennials have led the surge in java consumption

The coffee foam

How to Clean Water With Old Coffee Grounds

Italian researchers have figured out how to turn spent coffee grounds into a foam that can remove heavy metals from water

Founder James Smithson (1765-1829) published a paper in search of better way to brew coffee and then considered how his method might work with hops to make beer.

The Founder of the Smithsonian Institution Figured Out How to Brew a Better Cup of Coffee

Almost two hundred years ago, James Smithson devised a method for better brewing. We recreated it.

Coffee Consumption Could Be in Your Genes

A new study shows a genetic variation in caffeine metabolism may lead some to drink a little less joe

Scientists Have Found The Most Efficient Way to Hold a Coffee Mug

Drinking it is a different story

Cacao beans drying in the Dominican Republic

The Secret Behind Your Favorite Coffee Could Be Yeast

Researchers find three unique strains of yeast that help ferment coffee and cacao beans and may give the treats their unique flavors

A huge pile of used disposable Nestle Nespresso coffee capsules in various colors on a garbage heap in Switzerland. The popular capsules are collected after use in order to recycle the aluminum parts.

Hamburg Is the First City to Ban Single-Use Coffee Pods

You won’t find coffee pods in its government buildings

A new flavor wheel groups together different flavor attributes of coffee.

Describe Your Coffee With Science

There's an art—and a lot of science—to a consistent cup of coffee

Your morning fix is about to get cheaper.

Caffeine Junkies, Rejoice! Coffee Just Got Cheaper

A global surplus of coffee is causing bean prices to bottom out

A Guide to Buying Ethical Coffee

How to make sense of the beans that promote sustainable agriculture and humane worker rights

Why Coffee Makes Some People Poop

It's not the caffeine

Farmers use the machine and provide feedback.

Farmers Can Shell Coffee in a Fraction of the Time With This Bike-Powered Machine

A team at an MIT International Development Design Summit is making coffee production a little easier for small-scale farmers in Tanzania

Best Gifts of 2014 for Nature Lovers

Smithsonian editors, gardeners and scientists offer ideas to give the gifts that keep wildlife thriving

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