Love working in coffee shops but spend all day in an office? There’s an app for that. Coffitivity, possibly the most brilliantly simple invention of all time, brings ambient coffee shop sounds to your laptop to help you concentrate. It also saves you the roughly $8 you would spend on a delicious frappa-blended-mumbo-jumbo-venti drink and croissant if you were there in person. Coffitivity has recordings of famous coffee shops in several cities, so you can hear the exact sounds of your favorite haunt. So clever. The app is offered for smartphones, iPads and Mac computers, and offers the option to submit your own audio from your local cafe. I can’t believe nobody thought of this years ago! [Coffitivity]
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Dear Anonymous Starbucks Baristas,
I never thought that making Starbucks beverages was that complicated. Starbucks is basically fast food. And I say this as someone who drinks at least one Starbucks beverage every single day of my life.
But apparently there is a lot that baristas think the unwashed masses don’t understand about frothing milk, so: okay. This Valentine’s Day, I don’t have a heterosexual male to buy a Hallmark card and wear uncomfortable lingerie for. So my love letter is to you, Starbucks baristas. Specifically, the baristas who don’t screw up my order. Keep reading »
I worked at a coffee shop in college. Sometimes I would throw in a free cookie to go along with a cup o’ joe for my favorite customers and they would return the favor by tipping extra. But apparently I missed out on a much bigger opportunity! At a coffee shop in Everett, Washington, the baristas were frothing more than just milk — police have arrested five female workers for operating a prostitution ring out of the cafe. They would charge customers as much as $80 to flash their breasts, lick whipped cream off each other’s body parts, and pose for nudie pics. Also!
Detectives say the women also charged customers to play “basketball” — a game in which customers were allowed to throw waded up money at the women, who caught the money in their underpants. [Everett Daily Herald]