Tagged: coffee shops

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Suburban Coffee Shops

Why are there so many good suburban coffee shops? I found myself wondering this one afternoon after work. I was going to a happy hour out in Grapevine, and it didn’t make sense to...

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I Am Not a Coffee Snob

I’ve been telling people for years that I am a coffee snob. After all, I’ve been a coffee drinker since I was five. I rarely ever drink Folgers and Maxwell House. I spend an...

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Biggby Coffee in East Lansing

I’ve enjoyed coffee since I was a kid, and I always enjoyed going to coffee shops with my dad and/or grandpa. But it was only as a teenager that I really got into the...

Dumb and Dumber Starbucks 1

5 Fake Starbucks Ideas

A comedian named Nathan Fielder recently opened a coffee shop called “Dumb Starbucks”. It looked and felt just like a real Starbucks, but everything on the menu had the word “Dumb” in front of...

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The 5 Types of Coffee Shops

What makes a good coffee shop? Coffee, most obviously, but that’s not all. I know how to make good coffee at home, but I go to the coffee shop for the atmosphere and the...

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Tom’s Diner: An Influential Song

It’s such a simple little song, a two-minute ditty about a woman sitting in a diner. Eight simple notes played in several variations, with a catchy a capella “doo doo doo doo doo doo...

Rage Against the (Espresso) Machine 4

The War Protest

In January 2003, the United States and its allies were on the verge of invading Iraq. I thought that starting a second war was a bad idea, so when a friend invited me to...

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R.I.P. Borders Books & Music

I went to Borders the other day, during their closing sale. It was in such a sorry state that I couldn’t stay long. The store was technically still in business, but it was a...

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Laptop Security at the Coffee Shop

The coffee shop is a great place to get some work done. If you’re a freelancer, it keeps you away from the distractions at home, and if you’re an office worker, it gets you...