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 eyes on Starbucks, he saw wonder and promise that one day in the near future, Americans would in fact shell out $4.00 for a cup of coffee. He invested in the company and, from the way he tells it, he became pretty chummy with Schultz. Keep reading »
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 the New York Times Style section, but I’m still not sure how to feel about it. Keep reading »
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 that is velvety but not quite foamy, and it’s tough to make just right. Keep reading »
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…
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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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…