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

Salted Caramel Mocha

Let’s make your own Salted Caramel Mocha latte! You can make this diy Starbucks specialty drink in your home in just a minute. That way you can adjust the amount of ingredients to your taste as well as save some money. This homemade drink uses brewed coffee and my homemade Salted Caramel Sauce mixed with hot milk. You can even froth the milk mixture using your blender or immersion blender. Salted Caramel Mocha is a great alternative to your usual coffee or hot chocolate beverage. Sit in your armchair with your new favorite drink and a few books. And enjoy!...more

All Hail the Keurig!!

My Christmas came a little after December 25th this year. To be precise I believe it arrived on January 6th in the form of my very own Keurig! And not just the standard 3 cup setting Keurig, oh no... Firefighter splurged and got me the mack daddy one with 5 settings! Woo Hoo! I have found the perfect setting and I have no intention of changing it. It makes the PERFECT cup of coffee.  ...more

Dear Mr Stinkbug

Mr Stinkbug (or perhaps Ms, I don't know stinkbug gender); Thank you.  Thanks so very much for throwing your nasty little body right into my cup of coffee, therefore making the entire thing undrinkable....more

The date...

Dates hold such significance for people.  Birthday, wedding date, even holidays, but it's other dates that just a handful of people are even aware of that I realize now hold more significance than all the other dates combined.January 2:  Mom had a doctors appointment and asked me to stay with him.  We drank coffee, told silly jokes and laughed.January 3:  Mom called to tell me she was calling the ambulance to take him to the hospital, he had a fever that wouldn't break and congestion, she feared he had aspiration pneumonia, she was right.  ...more

Boyfriend Latte

Can a boyfriend be as reliable as your coffee--strong, sweet, and hot?...more

Is Coffee Good or Bad?

Almost every bit of health "news" that comes out is contradicted the very next day by some other study. One day coffee is good, one day it's bad - and the same goes for almost every single thing that has ever existed....more