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Do Little Half and Half Creamers Ever Go Bad?

So I’m up in Seattle this week, staying at a hotel some blocks from the original Starbucks (which, it turns out, isn’t REALLY the original, but rather the second location, which was situated better for marketing purposes, but who’s counting). So I bought some ground coffee, took it back to my hotel room and threw [...]

Four Score and Seven Lattes Ago

How a coffee shortage killed the Confederacy. Even in the midst of the Civil war, there was still one thing that the North and the South shared -a serious addiction to caffeine. In that respect, the Union clearly had an advantage. Not only did the North have more than two-thirds of the population and control most [...]