Posts tagged "coffee"

Here Is Starbucks’ Employee Memo On How To Discuss Their #RaceTogether Campaign

Earlier this week, my digestive system and I learned the hard way that despite their idiotic new campaign to get baristas talking to customers about race, Starbucks employees didn’t really seem to know what to do past sticking a #RaceTogether sticker on coffee cups. Today, a leaked internal memo from Starbucks explains why.

By: Beejoli Shah / March 19, 2015

I Went To Five Different Starbucks To See Who Would Talk To Me About Race

This Sunday, Starbucks took out a full page ad in The New York Times asking “Shall We Overcome?” as part of their new #RaceTogether campaign — an initiative to have baristas discuss race relations with ostensibly interested customers. The program, which started as a grassroots Sharpie’d movement at Starbucks in cities like New York, Los Angeles, and…

By: Beejoli Shah / March 17, 2015

The Guy Who Invented K-Cups Kind Of Wishes He Hadn’t

John Sylvan, the man who brought us K-Cups and the many joys that come along with them, doesn’t even use them. Sylvan told the Atlantic:
“I feel bad sometimes that I ever did it. I don’t have [a Keurig]. They’re kind of expensive to use. Plus it’s not like drip coffee is tough to make.”…

By: Claire Hannum / March 4, 2015

Kenny G Claims Responsibility For Frappuccinos

Smooth jazz aficionado would like you to send him a silent thanks the next time you take a sip of an oh-so-delicious Frappuccino. Many moons ago, when Kenny was at his peak and Starbucks was still in its infancy, his uncle introduced him to the coffee shop’s founder, Howard Schultz. When Kenny laid his eye…

By: Claire Hannum / January 29, 2015

Please Explain To Me Which Aspect Of Bulletproof Coffee Is Not Insane

There are few things on this earth I love more than coffee and butter, but mixing them together seems nothing short of blasphemous. Bulletproof coffee, as this combo is so affectionately called, has seeped its way into the morning routines of seemingly sane people over the past few months and been beaten to death by…

By: Claire Hannum / January 21, 2015

U.S. Coffee Lovers, Meet The Flat White At A Starbucks Near You

Australians and New Zealanders, I know the flat white is probably not breaking news to you, but bear with me while I marvel over this mystical, new-to-me coffee concoction. The highly caffeinated beverage originated sometime in the ’70s or ’80s and is known for its creamy texture. The drink consists of espresso and steamed milk…

By: Claire Hannum / January 6, 2015

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 pe…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / December 8, 2014

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 o…

By: Claire Hannum / November 4, 2014

10 Teas For Introverts (And Why They’re Better 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…

By: YourTango.com / October 26, 2014

The CIA Has Its 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 service…

By: Newser / September 29, 2014

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…

By: Claire Hannum / September 23, 2014

Why You Should Nap After Coffee

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…

By: Newser / September 3, 2014

Learn To Make “Sex Coffee” To Help Boost Your Libido (For Real)

You already have a morning cup of coffee. Why not make it count?

Wake up your vroom-vroom with this surprisingly simple recipe: a cup of java, maca, cacao, and cinnamon. That’s it! These raw foods have been used since ancient times to support your sex drive and if you’re not mixing these bad…

By: YourTango.com / August 30, 2014

Life Dream Status: NYC To Recreate Iconic “Friends” Coffee Shop ‘Central Perk’

As a huuuge and borderline-obsessed “Friends” fan (she says, sipping from an oversized Central Perk mug), I would have given my left ovary to hang out with Joey, Monica, Chandler, Ross, Phoebe and Rachel at their favorite coffee shop. And come September, I can have the next best thing. Warner Bros. Television Group, Warner Bros.

By: Katie Oldenburg / August 28, 2014

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. …

By: Katie Oldenburg / July 11, 2014

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

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…

By: Claire Hannum / July 2, 2014

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

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…

By: Katie Oldenburg / May 4, 2014

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…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 18, 2014

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

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…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 11, 2014

Booze Is Coming To A Starbucks Near You

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.   …

By: Claire Hannum / March 23, 2014
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