Tagged: coffee

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How I Got Into Coffee Culture

I like coffee. Half my blog posts are about it. But it’s not just coffee that I like; it’s coffee culture. I love the ritual behind going to the coffee shop. I like the...

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Seattle Solo Vacation 2017

This fall, I took a week-long solo trip to Seattle, mostly to try the many coffee shops there and just explore the area. After taking over 2,000 photos, I’ve culled it down to 140...

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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...

Facebook Beer Snob 1

A Moderate Snob

I realized recently that I am not a coffee snob. Even though I don’t like to drink cheap and crappy coffee, I also don’t like to spend a gazillion dollars at some pretentious coffee...

Dollar Sign Coffee Beans 2

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...

MSU Loves Biggby Coffee 3

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...

KGB Coffee Cup 7

Cream and Sugar

How do you take your coffee? Cream and sugar? Black? Flavored creamers? Let’s take a look at the options. Sugar Sugar used to be simple: white granulated powder. Nowadays there are other options, like...

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Drinking Coffee as a Kid

I invented Starbucks as a kid. Okay, not really, but I wonder if I could’ve. Back in the 1980s, before gourmet cafes became all the rage, I liked to mix up elaborate drinks. Sometimes...

Class-Coffee-Beer Triforce 4

Holy Triangle

Back in college I had what I called the “Holy Triangle”: the three places I spent the bulk of my day. There was Espresso Royale Coffee, Berkey Hall and a bar called the Peanut...