Understanding Starbucks Drink Sizes (And Cup Sizes)

Let’s be frank, for originating in a country that uses “small,” “medium,” and “large” pretty much universally, Starbucks’ drink sizing is just… well… weird. I mean, what’s up with the mixture of English and Italian? Why is a “tall” not all that tall? And what’s with the (somewhat) hidden drink sizes? While you can never … Read more

Starbucks Drinks: Everything You Need To Know

Starbucks coffee cup

If you’ve never been in a Starbucks before, first of all congratulations on the amazing feat. Over the past 20 years, Starbucks has made it to nearly every Main Street in America of a certain size, and, it often seems, to every other corner in big cities. Not that we’ve got a problem with Starbucks … Read more

Do Coffee Beans Expire? (Can They Go Bad?)

coffee beans on wood table

I don’t know about you, but whenever I sit pondering what life in a post-apocalyptic world might be like, I always worry about coffee. Presumably, a world devoid of life, but rich in misery and zombies is gonna be a tough world to endure. I can barely handle eight a.m. on a normal day without … Read more

Milk Frother vs. Steamer: What’s The Difference?

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If you’re an avid coffee drinker, you may have experience with baristas asking if you’d prefer your milk frothed or steamed. We’re going to compare milk frother vs. steamer to help you understand the differences. A quick explanation between the two is that a frother adds air into the milk while a steamer heats the … Read more

Americano vs Espresso: What’s The Difference?

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If you’ve spent some time staring at the coffee shop menu, then you might be wondering if there’s really any difference between an Americano and an espresso drink. The answer is: Yes, the is a difference! The basic difference is that an espresso is made by forcing hot water through the coffee grounds at a … Read more

Can You Reheat Coffee In A Microwave?

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Have you ever sat down at your desk with a cup of coffee and gotten so in the zone that before you know it your coffee is cold and you’ve not even drank half of it? Man, I really hate when that happens. Cold coffee is the worst, unless we’re talking about iced coffee, but … Read more

Decaf vs Regular Coffee: What’s The Difference?

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For years, I was firmly in the death before decaf camp, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve had to add decaf to my nightly coffee routine so that I get better sleep. And if you’re wondering if there’s really any difference between decaf and regular coffee, then the answer is YES! There are several ways … Read more