Do you have a caffeine addiction?

Coffee Cup (Image Credit: Kuba Bożanowski)

A demanding day of work, class and other responsibilities may have you running to the nearest coffee shop or supermarket for an energy boost. Caffeinated beverages like coffee, tea and energy drinks can help you get through your day; but how do you distinguish between these caffeinated sources being merely a boost for the day […]

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Your First Time… Ordering Espresso

Macchiato (Image Credit: Flickr User Pondskipper)

I remember when my coffee expertise only extended as far as over-syruped Starbucks drinks. All I knew was that I liked my coffee sweet and strong, and finger-lickin’ foamy. After working the espresso bar myself, it’s become obvious that there is so much more to know. So if you’re new to coffee culture (thus undoubtedly […]

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DIY Coffee Bean Candles by The Happy Housewife

DIY Coffee Bean Candle (Image Credit: The Happy Housewife)

Wondering what you should do with those expired coffee beans? We’ve all got coffee stashed away, behind the aging mac ‘n cheese, gradually filling up our cabinets. It’s terrible. As a former barista myself, I know how coffee can accumulate. Perhaps you haven’t opened it because you don’t drink decaf. Now it’s several years expired, […]

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Starbucks Offers New Menu Items for Spring!

In March, Starbucks fanatics were excited to see the new Hazelnut Macchiato debut. Now Starbucks is coming out with new drinks and foods for the spring and summer seasons. Among the most talked about drink coming to the Starbucks’ line is the Carmel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino, which will debut on April 30th. The drink will […]

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Quirky Item of the Week: Retro 3-in-1 Breakfast Station

How nice would it be to just stand in front of one appliance while making breakfast instead of scurrying off to the oven, stove, coffee maker and toaster oven? It would be pretty AWESOME I would have to say! With this new appliance: The Retro 3-in-1 Breakfast Station, you will have everything that you need […]

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Quirky Item of the Week: Octopus Surprise Mug

I like hot chocolate almost as much as I like tea, and I like tea almost as much as I like coffee, and I don’t like doing dishes at all so that adds up to needing a lot of mugs in my cabinet. I pretty much gauge when it’s time to run the dishwasher by […]

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5 Reasons… I have a love/hate relationship with Starbucks

I am not going to waste your time complaining about the price of a coffee from Starbucks or wax on about the ridiculous language of Starbucks’ sizes and ordering. If you like what Starbucks has to offer, you turn a blind eye to those idiosyncrasies the same way you turn a blind eye to the […]

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What We’re Loving Right Now: Keurig Coffee Maker

Hi, my name is Jennifer, I am a coffee addict and I am lazy. My Keurig is probably one of the best gifts I have ever received. At least now there is some chance that I will actually make my own coffee. I think I may have used my regular, old drip coffee maker only […]

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5 Reasons… I’m Obsessed with Coffee

I figure I will start off with the most obvious reason all of us drink coffee…caffeine! It just starts the morning off right. If I don’t have a coffee in my hand within a half hour of walking out the door, I just do not feel right, not to mention I will be moody within the hour!

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