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This Pen Lets You Doodle On Your Food, So Now You Can Make Latte Art At Home

This Pen Lets You Doodle On Your Food, So Now You Can Make Latte Art At Home

Ever wish your food had a bit more flair? Man, me too. I find myself longing for a home-brewed cup of coffee that’s artfully presented, say topped off with a doodle of a mouse or something.

The CinniBird — “the world’s first and only spice pen” — might be the answer. The pen lets you decorate dishes and drinks with ground materials like cinnamon, paprika, cocoa powder and sugar. Read more on Huffington Post Weird News…

This Insanely Realistic Cat Latte Art Gives Hip Baristas A Run For Their Money

I live in Brooklyn, a land where latte art skills are a highly coveted trade (for the record, I have zero ability), but mind blowing art like this would have baristas here shaking in their boots. This kickass caffeinated cat brilliance was created by Japanese Twitter user dongurinekobei, who shares all kinds of cat-fueled fun on her account. Her latte art depicts her own fur babies, Donguri, Mugi and Uutan; who are now immortalized in coffee stains all over the internet. The pictures are so real that they’re maybe a tad creepy, and to be honest it’s tough to know for sure whether they’re even real, but I’m totally giving this the benefit of the doubt. They’re so beautiful that it would be tough to ever ruin them by actually drinking the lattes!

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10 Teas For Introverts (And Why They’re Better Than Coffee)

10 Teas For Introverts And Why They're Better For You Than Coffee

For as long as I can remember, I’ve pretty much been a tea aficionado. There’s something about waking up to a nice, warm and light cup of herbal bliss that trumps drinking coffee everytime; in fact, as an introvert, curling up with a good book while sipping delicious blends should be the only way to spend the day. Having something healthy that gives me the same energy boost but without the crash definitely comes in handy on those days where cramming in notes for midterms and finals becomes my M.O. For those of us who want to lead a healthy lifestyle, remember that tea is totally a hug in a mug.

It’s funny to think that I come from a family of coffee lovers who dip their bread in a freshly roasted and dark cup of mocha while I just munch on macarons and sip on some bitter goodness (I like to pretend that I’m just coloring outside of the lines). But apparently, there’s actual science behind my aversion to coffee. Read More On YourTango.com…

The CIA Has Its Very Own Secretive Starbucks

The CIA Has It's Very Own Secretive Starbucks

There’s one Starbucks in the world where there’s zero chance that your name will be misspelled on a cup: the Starbucks tucked within the CIA’s headquarters in Langley, Va., a location plainly referred to as “Store Number 1″ on its receipts. No names grace the cups here, much to the frustration of one food services supervisor at the compound, who complains to the Washington Post that things might move faster if they did. And according to the paper, there’s quite the crowd to service: The location is described as one of America’s busiest Starbucks, with lines that can snake down the hallway. Read more on Newser…

Care To Try A Beer-Flavored Starbucks Latte?

Pumpkin spice lattes not your thing? No worries: Starbucks is currently testing out its new Dark Barrel Latte, which is inspired by “the rise of craft beers” and meant to taste like “roasted malt” (a.k.a Guinness covered in whipped cream). The drink doesn’t have any alcohol in it, but it does include caramel and “stout flavored” sauce mixed in with its milk and espresso base.

The beer latte is being tested in a few stores in Ohio and Florida, and so far, people aren’t really sure what to think. Among those who have tried the beverage, it’s just about agreed across the board that the drink does taste like Irish stout, but nobody really knows how to process that information. Isn’t Starbucks breaking some kind of fourth wall or something by trying to mimic the one beverage Americans might love more than coffee?

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Why You Should Nap After Coffee

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Debating between a cup of joe or a short nap to make it through your Friday? Perhaps you should try both. Scientists say a “coffee nap”—having a coffee and then a 20-minute nap—will allow for maximum alertness when you wake, Vox reports. Yes, caffeine and sleep are basically polar opposites, but it takes about 20 minutes for the caffeine in coffee to go to work in your brain. There’s more to it than simply killing those 20 minutes, though. It has to do with how sleep and caffeine interact with a molecule in the brain called adenosine, which makes us feel drowsy. Essentially, a nap that ends just as the caffeine kicks in clears the brain of the molecule and has us raring to go. Read more on Newser…

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