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Icy Beans and Bonding

I’m an absolute nerd and so I appreciate gadgets, especially if they’re humorous. Want some fun in your iced coffee? Get one of these from Fred. Gigantic coffee-bean-shaped ice cubes? […]

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Wintry Iced Coffee

Aka Japanese iced coffee. I’ve only experienced cold-brewed iced coffee before (Toddy system w/Lavazza medium-dark roast beans with no roast date= still amazing sweetness and low acidity) and was under […]

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It’s a Stumper

Word around The Windy City is that Stumptown is opening up a shop here (see edit below). But hey, maybe it’s just the gossip blowing around (I know, I know, […]

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Cat Poop

I’ve recently had the pleasure of imbibing in a fascinating coffee that has a very distinctive history. This particular coffee hails from Indonesia and is selectively chosen to become internally […]

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Coffee as Tea?

I’ve been reading Coffee: A Dark History for the last month or so. And while I’m only 48 pages in (it feels like I’m reading a history textbook and I […]

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Day One

I haven’t worked with a register for about a year now. And the one I worked with was at my local Wag n’ Wash, a self-service dog wash and organic/gourmet […]

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Four weeks on the search for an open barista position in some of Chicago’s north side’s best shops, I finally landed into a shop. My interview went something like this: […]

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