Daily Digest: May 1, 2014



3-D latte art, boozy boba, and other novelties in L.A. teahouses. [LAT]


Taco bell demystifies the "other" 12 percent of ingredients in their signature recipe. [LAT


Good news Farmville fans: the game has raised millions for charity. [Wired


Introducing the #Dinnercam: a restaurant device used to help you snap Instagram worthy food photos. [Time


Varroa mites: a possible culprit behind the widespread collapse of bee colonies. [... Read more >

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Giveaway: Know Your Coffee

We’re back with more coffee knowledge from Master Barista Giorgio Milos. In addition to trivia, we’ve got a bonus video of the master himself demonstrating the perfect free-pour latte. (Does his art match the level of creativity we saw in our Latte Art Contest?)

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Giveaway: illy Francis Francis X7 Espresso Machine

Getting caffeinated is a treasured part of our day here at the Beard Foundation. Whether it’s the routine morning espresso or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, we’re lucky to have illy espresso grace our cups. We want to share the rich, smooth flavor and balanced taste of illy with our readers, so we’ve teamed up with our sponsor for a very special giveaway: a brand-spanking-new Francis Francis X7! This vibrant, stylish, and innovative machine (which retails for nearly $400) allows you to make a perfect espresso every time with illy’s iperEspresso capsules. So how are we going to pick one lucky winner? With

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JBF Kitchen Cam