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    Solving Iced Coffee Drinkers’ Problems with Java Sok

    Okay, maybe this won’t solve all of iced coffee drinkers’ problems.  I mean, they obviously have some issues. Wait, calm down don’t spit your iced coffee all over your keyboard.  I am just kidding. I occasionally enjoy an iced coffee from Donuts Donuts with a cookie dough swirl too, and I know, life is not all cream and sugar for iced coffee drinkers.  Iced coffee drinkers everywhere know that cool cup of deliciousness comes with its share of problems. Iced Coffee and Condensation Let’s face it. Iced coffee and condensation go together like good times and hangovers. Condensation happens when warm air hits a cool surface.  This is something that iced…

  • American Coffee

    Is Your Coffee Even Grown in the USA, Bruh?

    Is your coffee grown in the United States?  The answer is most likely not. Coffee only grows under specific circumstances, so it is much more likely that your coffee was grown in Brazil or Vietnam than in the USA.  There are, however, places in the US that are capable of growing delicious coffee. At the time this sentence was written, there are 328,891,486 people in the U.S. (census.gov). and 64% of them are drinking at least one cup of coffee per day (creditdonkey.com).  That is a lot of coffee. Phrases like, buy American, and made in the USA are used all the time to encourage support for the United States…

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    Creepy Coffee Cups You Need to See

    What lurks at the bottom of your coffee cup?  If you’re anything like me, it’s probably disappointment since you’ve already finished your morning coffee, but it doesn’t have to be that way.  I found a company called Creature Cups that makes finishing your coffee much more enjoyable. No more staring at an empty cup. Unusual Coffee Cups Creature Cups is a company based in Austin, Texas that is making original coffee cups.  At the bottom of each of their ceramic cups is a miniature sculpture that is sure to put a smile on your face.  My favorite are the Creepy Cups which are perfect for this time of year. These creepy coffee…

  • Coffee Scented Candles

    Coffee Scented Soy Candles are Amazing

    Okay,  I’m not normally a candle person but I was given a coffee scented soy candle and I think it’s awesome. There I said it. Now, allow me to explain before you revoke my man card. COFFEE SCENTED BEER CAN CANDLES To put it simply, it’s a candle inside of a beer can, and that, my friends, is freakin’ genius! It combines two of my favorite things, coffee and craft beer. It really doesn’t get any better than that. Just think about it. The best days start with a cup of coffee and end with a beer. Just forget all that BS in between. Two of life’s simple pleasures intertwined…

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    Best Travel Mug For Hot Coffee

    It was a typical morning. I was scrambling to get the kids off to school and I set my travel mug on the roof of my car. I know now that was a big mistake. It was when I finally got the kids buckled in and breathed a sigh of relief.  I closed the door, and then it happened. My travel mug dropped from about 5 ft and smacked onto the concrete. I watched my coffee spill out along with my chances of having a good day. The lid had completely broken off. I turned the broken mug upside down and tried to shake any remaining liquid into my mouth.…

  • Clever Dripper Coffee Brewer

    How to Use the Clever Coffee Dripper: Clever Dripper Brew Guide

    I first came across the Clever Dripper when I was looking for a single cup coffee brewer to use at work and I was hooked.  It is small, and durable which makes it a great choice for travel, work, and home use. If you are looking for a manual brewing method that is low maintenance and still produces a great cup of coffee, then the Clever Dripper might be for you. It is easy to use and easy to clean. Mornings can be rough, making coffee doesn’t need to be. Do you want to know the best part? Then, check out this brew guide to see if the Clever Dripper…

  • 3 Truly Unique Coffee Brewing Methods

    Are you looking to add some variety to your daily coffee routine? Or maybe you’re just looking for some unique coffee brewing methods that you can use to impress your friends. You can add these 3 coffee brewing methods to your repertoire and pull them out whenever necessary.   Unique Coffee Brewing Method #1: Cowboy Coffee If you’re looking for a brewing method that is gritty and really shows how tough you are, then cowboy coffee might be the brewing method for you. The cup it produces is not meant for any yellow-bellied city slickers. This coffee brewing method would be perfect for camping trips. You could whip this up…

  • Types of Coffee Drinkers

    4 Types of Coffee Drinkers in “Sneaky Pete”

    I  love finding coffee references in pop culture.  While binge-watching Season 2 of “Sneaky Pete,” one scene jumped out at me.  There is a great moment at the beginning of episode 6 where 3 different types of coffee drinkers are having a discussion about coffee. It is a great scene that really encapsulates the wide range of coffee drinkers – from the guy looking for a simple cup of caffeine to the homicidal maniac who will put you in a tub of acid if he catches you using a blade grinder. Some of you can probably relate.  What kind of coffee drinker are you?  Leave me a comment! If you’ve…

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    Coffee Jargon that Every Coffee Lover Should Know

    Do you speak coffee? Every subculture has its own language, and coffee culture is no different. Take a look at the list of common coffee jargon below, and you will be up to speed in no time. I tried to organize the definitions logically.  Well, at least the order makes sense in my coffee-soaked brain. It’s not alphabetical so, if you’re looking for a specific term try using “ctrl f” to search.  If you can’t find what you’re looking for let me know, I’ll add it to the list.   Common Terms Used for Discussing Coffee Beans Ah, the beans.  It makes sense to start here since this is where…

  • Burr Grinders under $50

    Best Burr Grinders Under $50 because Broke People Need Good Coffee Too

    Don’t let a tight budget stop you from having a great cup of coffee. Switching from pre-ground coffee to fresh ground coffee is one of the easiest changes you can make to begin improving the taste of your coffee. Once coffee beans are ground, their flavor and freshness immediately begins to dissipate. Many grinders on the market come with a hefty price tag, but grinding your own coffee beans doesn’t have to break your budget. You can find decent burr grinders for under $50 and start experiencing better coffee now. Types of Coffee Grinders Blade Grinders Blade grinders are the cheapest and most inconsistent type of grinder. They are similar…