Raw Cacao Butter: An Efficient Dessert & Skin Moisturizer

by Justin Thomas •

Raw cacao butter — this is the pure oil of the cacao bean, extracted using a cold-press technique — the temperature stays around 104 degrees Fahrenheit, instead of 300 degrees which is the norm. The oil is edible and possesses a rich, delicate chocolate aroma. You can add a piece of the cacao butter to your favorite smoothie, ice cream …


Java-Log: Recycled Coffee Grounds

by Justin Thomas •

These packaged fireplace logs are made from recycled coffee grounds. The Java-Log, by Robustion Products, is the product of a discovery by engineer Rod Sprules that coffee grounds burn hotter than regular firewood. Java-Logs also emit a faint coffee aroma and create less soot and CO2 emissions. You can find a Java-Log for about $2.50 at Whole Foods, and other …