Briefly Noted

Short shots of coffee: Slate Magazine — in a bid to become the paean of consumer reviews — suggests you forget everything you think you know about tea-kettles. (Not a tea-drinker, you? Those self-same kettles are just the thing to fuel your press pot and...
It’s Pathetic!

It’s Pathetic!

Ah… the classic Christmas stories: Holiday Inn, It’s A Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, and my personal favorite, A Charlie Brown Christmas. You may never own an Inn in Vermont, experience what the world would be like without you, or meet the real...

Udderly Debunked

Learned scientific-type persons have now thoroughly debunked cow-tipping as nothing more than myth, or rural legend. (Not exactly urban now, is it?) Seeing as how it’s impossible and all, I can state categorically that neither I nor my brothers, nor any member...

More Coffee, Less Cola

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health found that coffee does not lead to long-term effects on high blood pressure for women. The study followed 155,594 female nurses over a 12-year period and found those who drank...

Brooklyn: Fingers Crossed

Ever wanted to see how a coffee house is born? Witness Cafe Grumpy… a not-quite-yet-opened shop on the corner of Meserole Ave. and Diamond St. in Brooklyn, New York. (Fortune, is this your back-yard, or what?) They’ve lined up Seattle’s Victrola to...

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