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Dream Or Nightmare: Coffee Wine In A Can

Dream Or Nightmare: Coffee Wine In A Can

If you’re a coffee lover and a wine lover, we’re about to tell you something that will either completely excite or disgust you. Friends Fun Wine has launched a collection of low-calorie, low-alcohol coffee wines in cans: Cabernet Coffee Espresso and Chardonnay Coffee Cappuccino. I’m completely confused about how to feel about it.  Keep reading »

Recyclable Paper Coffee Cups Could Make Your Daily Starbucks Run Way More Earth-Friendly

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Iced Coffee Recipe
Eight iced coffee recipes for your caffeinated sipping pleasure. Read More »
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I have a pretty hardcore to-go coffee habit. Every time I buy coffee in a disposable paper cup (which is often), part of me cringes inside at the thought of it filling up a landfill. Obviously, this doesn’t stop me from buying it, which is part of why I’m telling you — to publicly guilt myself into bringing a reusable mug to Starbucks! The scary part is that there are thousands of people who feel the same way, and keep buying coffee anyway just like me. Fifty billion paper coffee cups end up in landfills every year, and that’s just in the U.S.!

Most paper coffee cups are made from a combination of cardboard and very thin plastic to keep the drinks warm and prevent sogginess. Unfortunately, this also deems them not recyclable because the two materials are impossible to separate — a fact many coffee drinkers don’t realize. Shouldn’t we have a more eco-friendly solution for something that’s consumed by so many people every morning? Keep reading »

Brighten Someone’s Day: Send Free Starbucks With Tweet A Coffee

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The other night, I received a phone call from my bank’s fraud department alerting me that some toolbag in Michigan tried to use my debit card information to purchase $400 worth of groceries. Since my information was obviously compromised, my trusty debit card was shut down immediately. It’s going to take a week for my new card to arrive, which means that until then, I’m left with just my credit card and the spare change in my junk drawer (cash is foreign to me).

The next morning, annoyed and in need of caffeine, I tweeted about my debit card misfortune and made a joke that I was considering selling my body for coffee. Minutes later, my friend (and fellow Tweeter), Brooke, sent me a “coffee” (a $5 Starbucks card e-gift) via Tweet A Coffee. Within minutes, I had a free grande skinny vanilla latte in my hands, courtesy of my dear friend and this genius Twitter exchange. Keep reading »

Frisky Sips: Aaaahhh, Iced Coffee!

It’s finally here! Iced coffee season! I don’t even care that the weather randomly went back to being 28 degrees for a few mornings this week; I’m not going back to hot coffee until at least October. As Patrick Henry once said, “Give me refreshingly chilled coffee, or give me death!” Want to brew up some iced coffee goodness at home and cut down on your monthly Starbucks bill? Click through for some awesome (and easy) recipes for homemade iced coffee…

Watch This: A Spot-On Rundown Of The Regulars At Every Hipster Coffee Shop

Hipster Coffee Shop Parody
"I'm writing a novel."

This parody of all the most obnoxious customers who frequent hipster coffee shops might seem a little out there (an aged Sumatra roast is served in a desk fountain, and Michael Caine shows up at one point), but for anyone who’s ever worked at a coffee shop, you know the caricatures are painfully accurate. I must say, though, that I totally relate to the guy who brings in his entire desktop computer and then spends the whole day sheepishly requesting an outlet and free refills. As someone who spends quite a few work days at coffee shops, I feel you, bro. [YouTube]

Booze Is Coming To A Starbucks Near You

Signs You Worked At Sbux
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Butterbeer!
Starbucks Butterbeer
Harry Potter meets Starbucks with this butterbeer recipe for Muggles. Read More »
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Starbucks has managed to turn its brand into a grownup’s version of a toy store, selling everything the over-18 yuppie set loves best: caffeine, jazz-infused compilation CDs, an attitude of superiority, and now, as part of its valiant attempt to take over the world, alcohol.    Keep reading »

Which Coffee Shop Chain Dominates Your State?

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Is there any nation more obsessed with its morning coffee ritual than the United States? Once you admit to yourself that you’re a caffeine addict (you probably are), check out this map of American coffee chains so you know exactly who is profiting off your problem. Not surprisingly, Starbucks (the little green dots) have vomited all over the map, but that doesn’t mean it dominates every region. Dunkin Donuts and Tim Hortons take over a huge chunk of the country too. The map brings up a couple questions, though. West Coast, how are you surviving without the amazingness that is Dunkin Donuts? What on earth are Dutch Brothers and BLENZ? I’ve never heard of them. Are they better than Starbucks (I’m guessing yes)? Personally, Caribou Coffee is my favorite, though I’m not from Minnesota. For a closer look, you can see maps of individual companies here. [Gizmodo, Flowing Data]

New App Can Track Exactly How Caffeinated You Are

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Raise your hand if you’re a caffeine addict just like I am? (I’m guessing that’s about 99 percent of us, right?) If we are ready to be slightly horrified at our behavior, UpCoffee, a new app by the life-tracking wristband folks at Jawbone, explains exactly how much caffeine you consume each day. The app hopes to make it easier for users to understand how caffeine effects our quality of sleep and ascertain that the latte or latte they guzzled a few hours ago won’t keep them awake. Keep reading »

A Parody Starbucks Is Now Open For Business In Los Angeles

Parody twitter feeds are one thing, but opening a parody business takes spoofing to a whole new level. A store called Dumb Starbucks opened this weekend in Los Angeles. Everything about the coffee shop is identical to a real Starbucks except the coffee is free and everything — including the menu and the CDs — has the word “dumb” in front of it. Although no one is taking credit for the “work of art parody,” a FAQ letter that hung inside Dumb Starbucks claimed that legally, the space is not coffee shop but an art gallery:

“The ‘coffee’ you’re buying is considered the art. But that’s for our lawyers to worry about. All you need to do is enjoy our delicious coffee!”

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11 Most Annoying Conversations To Overhear At A Coffee Shop

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Sex Dolls Sell Coffee
Cumberland Farms hired some sex dolls to shill their coffee drinks. Read More »

Hanging out in a coffee shop is always a double-edged sword. On the upside, you get to eavesdrop on the conversations of other patrons. On the downside, you get to eavesdrop on the conversations of other patrons. When the people sitting next to you are engaged in an entertaining interaction like, say, a first date, it’s basically free admission to a live, awkward rom com. But if the people are discussing something boring or annoying, for example, the pros and cons of lining your fireplace with Moravian tiles, well, it’s excruciating. Below, the 10 most annoying conversations that I’ve overheard at the coffee shop…within the past hour.
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