Barista Horror Stories

During the last seven months or so before I left for college (and a couple months into it too) I was a barista at a local coffee shop in both my hometown and college town. Of all the jobs food industry … Continue reading

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Coffitivity and The Concentration Formula

It was a pleasant cafe, warm and clean and friendly, and I hung up my old water-proof on the coat rack to dry and put my worn and weathered felt hat on the rack above the bench and ordered a … Continue reading

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Coffee Boosts Mood

  Feeling a little down today? In our past blog post Coffee and Your Health: Current Findings, it was stated that coffee increases dopamine (a “feel-good” chemical) production in your brain, which in turn reduces symptoms of depression, especially in … Continue reading

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Back Stage: Secrets from the Barista

The life of a barista isn’t always easy—after all, a barista has to be cheerful and on his or her toes at 5am when the morning rush begins. However, despite the challenges, working as a “coffee slinger” has its rewards. … Continue reading

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Coffee and Your Health: Current Findings

One week we hear on the news that coffee has detrimental effects on the body; the next, we read on a CBSnews.com blog that coffee reduces depression. With so much flip-flopping over coffee and its effect on your health, how … Continue reading

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Green Tea and the “Feel Good Float”

Have you ever felt a bit euphoric after a strong cup of quality green tea? No, this is not a coincidence of any kind — instead, this phenomenon known as “tea drunk” or “tea-induced euphoria” comes from a tiny little … Continue reading

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Fun Coffee Statistics

  It’s Tuesday: statistically the day that I drink the most coffee. My scientific proof is that I drink two cups except on Tuesdays. I indulge in three. I’m a creature of habit like that. This is a boring coffee … Continue reading

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Why Morning May be the Worst Time to Drink Coffee

It’s official, we now know that the morning is not the best time for you to consume coffee. I mean, you can, and with real no side effects from doing so, but it isn’t the healthiest or most logical choice … Continue reading

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Yerba Mate

I first heard about yerba mate at a local cafe when I was a sophomore in high school. This was 12 years ago. It was the only place in town that sold it at the time — a wildly popular … Continue reading

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Luck of the Irish Coffee

Irish coffee: it’s not hard to make, it’s almost as easy as brewing a pot of coffee. Today, you are working with, yes: the predictable yet trusty single cup brewer (like a Keurig). Here’s where your inner mixologist emerges: Irish … Continue reading

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