Tag Archives: coffee

Here Higo Again

There is such a thing as Coffig. I am considering investing $19 to buy a bag in order to see what it’s like. It promises “natural energy without the caffeine.” I learned about Coffig from the Twitter feed of Valley … Continue reading

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Café Olé

The website for El Cafetalito is entirely in Spanish. I used Google’s translation tool to find out how the site described Café Super. The paragraph read: “It is a blend of premium coffees. It is characterized by its softness and … Continue reading

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Espresso Yourself

 By the time my wife and I arrived at Cracker Barrel, I was so ready for coffee that I took pictures of items that mentioned my morning drug. The sayings on the bookcase sign and coffee mug in the store … Continue reading

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Does Eat Oats

Starbucks has been offering me bonus stars for certain purchases. Every time I earn twelve stars, I get a free drink. One of their recent offers promised two free stars with the purchase of a breakfast item. I often get … Continue reading

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Yes, Whey

Protein powder was on sale at Complete Nutrition on Black Friday. I was there to do a remote broadcast and decided to do a little shopping too. I bought a canister of the chocolate peanut butter flavored powder with the … Continue reading

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Standard & Pours

One of the best cups of coffee you can get is a “pour-over.” I discovered this a year-and-a-half ago when I went to a Starbucks in the evening after they had stopped brewing dark roast coffee for the day. They … Continue reading

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Rewarding Behavior

It’s surprising how many of my friends love Starbucks yet don’t know about the Starbucks Rewards program. They get downright starry eyed when I show them my Gold Card and tell them my strategy for loading it. Many local supermarkets offer … Continue reading

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State of Infusion

The equipment behind the counter at the new K Brew on North Broadway looks like it could have come from a chemistry lab. My wife and I stopped by on Saturday morning after reading about their grand opening on Facebook. One device … Continue reading

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KEMA Juice

A samovar sits at the back of the Emergency Operations Center, waiting to be filled with coffee on occasions when the room is filled with Knoxville and Knox County leaders managing a disaster. I also spotted a coffee maker in … Continue reading

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Just for the C₈H₁₀N₄O₂ of It!

According to a study at Harvard, coffee drinkers are less likely to commit suicide. I can’t speak for everyone but know I certainly look forward to my daily dose of caffeine. My wife usually gets her caffeine from Diet Coke. … Continue reading

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The National Fast Time

One of the benefits of a Starbucks account is that you get access to parts of paywalled websites like nytimes.com and wsj.com while you are in the store using Starbucks’ wifi connection. I chose to read a New York Times … Continue reading

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Give that Man a Cigar!

Jilly’s Cupcake Bar made its third appearance on “Cupcake Wars” last month. My wife watched the episode before I did. She told me to pay close attention to Jilly’s first-round cupcake because she knew I would love seeing a Cuban … Continue reading

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Car-feine

Traffic in the Washington, DC area is terrible. When I worked at WAVA, I had a long drive home from Arlington to  Dale City on I-395 and I-95. On a good day, I would be able to leave work in … Continue reading

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Monk’s Café

The Mr. Coffee Optimal Brew coffee maker has a steam vent at the top of the back panel. While my coffee is brewing, I like to put my face over the vent and breathe in the steam as if it … Continue reading

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