Would You Drink The World’s Most Expensive Cup of Coffee?

Luwak (civet cat) eating coffee bean

Civets and coffee cherries, pachyderms and poop – can the artificial fermentation of coffee beans mimic the digestive effects that produce the world’s most expensive – and arguably most unusual – cup of joe? To learn more about kopi luwac, the morning caffeine hit that’ll set you back $60 per cup click over to Food-Contact-Surfaces.com 

Black Soldier Flies – Changing How We Process Trash?

Soldier fly close up

A United Nations study on global food insecurity estimated that the world’s population will reach 9 billion people by 2050. Already over 1 billion individuals live with chronic hunger so how are we going to feed the increasing population? Given that the insect to human ratio is around 200 million to one, perhaps it is time to start eating bugs? Read on to learn more…

Activated Charcoal – Could This Ingredient Be An Ice Cream Game Changer?

black ice cream

The heat index is rising. The mercury is heading skyward. And we are all searching for ways to cool off this summer. So inevitably our thoughts turn to ice-cream – what could be better? Soft and creamy, pure white with speckles of vanilla bean. Or how about onyx black? In a black waffle cone? It’s this season’s new thing. Activated charcoal, the residue of burning young coconut shells, is the latest secret ingredient to hit the streets. But we wondered how safe is the supply chain and how can we be sure of its purity?

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How Will Concept Cars Get Us to Mars?

Mars, The Schiaparelli Hemisphere

We are unashamedly geeks here at Berkshire Corp. We love technology, revel in innovation, and eat-drink-breathe science. We embrace our nerdy sides, and promote our dorkiness. Why? Because we believe in blue-sky projects, wild and crazy ideas that contribute to our society, shape our future, and make life just that little bit easier, more rewarding, and simply better. Oh, and because allowing our imaginations free rein makes great business sense and is just plain fun. … Read more