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

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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

Can Nespresso Machines Make Hot Chocolate?

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Nespresso coffee machines are great for making single-serve coffees in a multitude of flavors without a lot of fuss or clean-up. Once you get used to that easy fill-push-and-brew technique, it can be hard to go back to making your hot drinks in a traditional coffee pot or kettle. Nespresso knows they’ve got a satisfactorily … Read more

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

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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

Starbucks Milk Frother (Review & Where To Buy)

starbucks milk frother

Many people prefer speciality coffee drinks, which can be a bummer if you don’t have all the equipment needed to make these expensive drinks at home. Frothed milk is a necessary ingredient in multiple coffee brews. There are many ways to get frothy milk, but the easiest and best method is to use a milk … 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

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