American Eagle Uses Bullshit Holiday to Launch Bullshit Marketing Campaign 

Today is National Coffee Day, because for-profit organizations that sell coffee keep telling us so. The exact details of how National Coffee Day began are shaky, (because I didn’t look and it doesn’t matter) but I assume that Starbucks and a bunch of coffee manufacturers got together and decided that, dammit, it’s… »9/29/15 4:50pm9/29/15 4:50pm

Does Coffee Go Bad When It's Sitting Out? Turns Out, No

Have you ever looked at your sad half-drunk cup of coffee and wondered what you were doing with your life instead of drinking it, and also whether it was safe to finish it even though you’d gone to the coffee shop at 8 am? While the answer to the first question is up to you, the answer to the second is much easier:… »8/14/15 5:40pm8/14/15 5:40pm

Buying Guide: Gear for Better Coffee

Good coffee tastes amazing, can be a great comfort, and is fun and easy to make well with the right tools. Coffee is also good for you, having been shown to make you smarter, help you lose weight, keep you alive longer and kickstart your exercise routine. Today we’re going to knock down coffee’s barrier to entry by… »4/16/15 3:15pm4/16/15 3:15pm

There Should Be Two Lines at Bars: a Manifesto

As people waste our time debating how much to tip baristas (the correct amount: the small pile of coins they give back to you after your transaction is complete) and bartenders ($1 per drink), a second, much more significant beverage problem has once again been overlooked: the frustrating delays caused by people who… »2/09/15 9:48am2/09/15 9:48am

Dude, You Might Be Able to Get a Degree in Coffee

Get your snide remarks ready because UC Davis is mulling over a new major focusing on … coffee. Yes, coffee, the stuff that drives humans to doom and mania if they don’t get their fix first thing in the morning or that crucial hour in the afternoon. As alma maters go, I’m glad mine is front and center on this,… »3/14/14 6:30pm3/14/14 6:30pm