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Cozy Cafe – My Favorite Coffee Shop in Chiang Mai

It’s no secret that the city of Chiang Mai, Thailand is obsessed with coffee shop culture. In the fashionable Nimmanhaemin area, it’s not unusual to see two, or even three coffee shops in a single block. But having spent many months over the past 10 years in what most consider to be the…

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Odwalla Superfood – My New Replacement For Coffee

I have (almost) no vices. I don’t smoke, drink, or do drugs. I don’t cheat, lie, or steal. I try to never gossip or judge. I don’t even eat meat! So the mere suggestion that I should give up caffeine, which is my one remaining vice, is enough to make me bristle. I…

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The Coffee Is Brewing And So Is The Battle

It seems everyone wants a share of the gourmet coffee market these days. Dunkin’ Donuts, which has for years dominated the blue-collar coffee market, is planning to open 15,000 new stores by 2016 in an effort to attract the more upscale, white-collar market of Starbucks. Starting this year, all 14,000 of the McDonalds…

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New Tool For Depression

Yesterday: Two double shots of espresso One iced coffee Chillate with whipped cream topping One Cafe mocha Coffee is my cure for depression!

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Friends Don’t Let Friends Drink Starbucks. Or Do They?

I admit it. I’m a coffee snob. I fancy myself to be something of an expert on good coffee. Once, in Kauai, I spent an entire day touring a small coffee plantation to learn how the beans were grown, harvested, sorted, graded, roasted, packaged, and marketed. I know that, at $160 per pound,…

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