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 9:48am 2/09/15 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 6:30pm 3/14/14 6:30pm

Washington's Weird Bikini Barista Culture

This past December I was sitting in a Manhattan restaurant with the rest of the Jezebel ladies for our annual staff dinner. I made an offhand comment about an acquaintance who'd once worked as a bikini barista. I might as well have said she'd once worked as a frog. "What's a 'bikini barista'?" said everyone, staring… » 2/05/14 3:01pm 2/05/14 3:01pm

You'd Rather Have Coffee Than Morning Sex

Coffee or morning sex? Because we live in modern times and have both Starbucks and Craigslist Casual Encounters, most people with internet access and a mode of transportation don't have to choose. And thank god! Because a new study indicates that if we did have to, we'd choose coffee, which would definitely result in… » 10/07/13 11:10am 10/07/13 11:10am

Coffee Milkshakes Are Turning Us All into Jittery Rhino-People

Sunday is National Coffee Day, a holiday NBC News would like to observe by telling us all that coffee drinks — our lattes and frappucinos and frothing, caramel-drizzled macchiatos — are slowly turning us into race of jittery behemoths. We will stomp around the world frantically until our hearts explode in our chests… » 9/28/13 5:45pm 9/28/13 5:45pm

All the Characters on Friends Were Suicidal Caffeine Junkies, FYI

It may seem pointless to discuss the coffee-drinking habits of television characters that faded away in 2004, but the Internet is a repository of pointless stuff, and, anyway, you’ve probably always wanted to know if Chandler’s caffeine consumption was physically dangerous. Didn’t it seem like everyone on Friends » 4/29/13 10:30pm 4/29/13 10:30pm

Couple Is Addicted to Coffee Enemas, Pooping Their Brains Out

My Strange Addiction, the show that documents the human experience — if by "human" you mean "freaks" and by "experience" you mean "eating inedible shit like couch cushions and gasoline"— returns to TLC on February 13th with a new season. In the first episode we meet a married couple who are addicted to coffee… » 2/05/13 4:30pm 2/05/13 4:30pm

Tennis Ref Accused Of Killing Husband With A Coffee Mug Did Not Kill…

This summer we told you the odd tale of Lois Goodman, a 70-year old tennis official that had been on her way to officiate a day of matches at the U.S. Open when police re-routed her to jail, arrested on suspicion of bludgeoning her husband to death with a coffee mug. Today, Goodman is a free woman, and has been… » 12/23/12 4:20pm 12/23/12 4:20pm