How to Make a Perfect Cup of Iced Coffee

There is nothing like a cup of really good iced coffee on a warm summer day. You know you are in for a treat when the barista hands you a cup filled with liquid that sparkles like a dark diamond. Taking that first refreshing sip, the flavors slowly blossom, starting with the robust, toasted notes of the coffee beans and ending with a slightly sweet flavor that lingers on your lips. There is no need for sugar or milk; with one sip, you are totally in the moment. ...more

Wednesday Mornings

You know that feeling right, when you know that things are changing. Wednesday mornings used to be set, I did the same thing, every Wednesday morning, every week. Well this morning and like the last 3 I am not doing what I always have. ...more

Healthier [and cheaper] Iced Cappuccino

I am a coffee drinker and most days I have reduced my intake...But some days I just need that ...more

10 Reasons Pod Coffee is Popular

Like most forms of technology, coffee technology evolves. One example of that evolution is the single serving pod coffeemaker....more

Morning Drinks: What's Best for Breakfast?

What's your favorite morning beverage? Coffee? Tea? Juice of some sort?Me, I usually go for coffee, preferably with a bit of chocolate mint from our yard mixed in with the grounds. Today, though, I went with the carrot juice my husband made yesterday....more

My Blood Type Is Coffee

 My Blood Type Is Coffee Coffee is my life.  ...more
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THE NITRO-coffee with a serious KICK!

Always searching for a new coffee experience in Shanghai, I saw a story about Sumerian Specialty Coffee and decided that we just had to go.  So, we set off walking and ended up on a familiar street, Shaanxi Bei Lu, where we go for the best bagel in Shanghai-Egghead Bagels....more

Going, going, GONE

I had to hide. Not that I was frighten of her but this girl was use to being hit. I dropped down to the floor and crawled under the small table behind the couch.He hurried to her side and the two started their uncontrollable kissing, smacking and then they had sex on the floor in front of the couch.That sound? That sound! If you could hear what I heard you would have to be in therapy, for years. I could tell they were going to go for it when they bounced on the couch....more

100 Words: A Recipe for Morning

A recipe for morning: Unclip the lid on the white glazed canister full of glistening chocolate brown beans. Lean forward slightly to breathe in their intoxicating fragrance. Transfer some into the grinder, one scoop for every cup, and press the button to allow the razor-sharp blades to do their work. Brew the fine powder with clear water and let the aroma tantalize as the heady scent filters through the house. Pour the dark silky liquid into a mug and take a sip – ouch! – but not too soon. Warm your hands, drink in the goodness, and prepare for the day. Ahhh. ...more

100 Words: A Small Coffee

She was tall and thin, wearing attractive dark rimmed rectangular glasses and a crisply tailored belted overcoat atop impeccably styled clothing, and approached the counter briskly. "I'll have a Venti half caf, double shot, two pump sugarfree vanilla, nonfat, extra hot, no whip, Mocha." The barista nodded as she scribbled cryptic notes on a paper cup and repeated, "Venti half caf, double shot, two pump sugarfree vanilla, nonfat, extra hot, no whip, Mocha." A card was presented and swiped. Then it was his turn. He fumbled in his pocket for loose change. ...more