Wake Up! Caffeinated Skincare is Here

Pacific Shaving Company is an American-made line of skincare, which most recently has been working on infusing caffeine into its shaving products. Can it absorb into your blood this way? Yes. Does it replace your morning coffee? No. However, it’s important to remember that this is about showing your best face, not your most hyperactive […]

4 Better Ways to Do Coffee

Coffee offers one of the quickest jolts of energy you can get when you’re feeling sluggish. We’re talking about going from blah to ‘pow’ in about 10-minutes flat. Coffee is also a great source of vitamins and antioxidants, including Potassium, Niacin, Magnesium, Manganese, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), and Pantothenic Acid (B5). It can boost your metabolism by […]

The Minipresso – Espresso On the Go

We like espresso, but we particularly like it on the go. Not that we don’t mind lounging around in the coffee shop with the other hipsters, interns, and jobless professionals—but sometimes we actually have something to do. The Minipresso is a tiny (7-inch) hand held espresso machine that has the capability to produce a delicious […]

The Java Wand Makes Morning Coffee Easy

Some of the simplest inventions in the world are probably some of your most favorite. In fact, I bet some of the most precious things that you enjoy every single day probably have no glimmer, no glamour, little praise, but you would miss them dearly should you ever wake up and find them gone. I’m […]

On Losing My Starbucks Gold Card Status

The news was delivered over email. Not face to face, or even by phone. Over email. They may as well have texted. Starbucks demoted my Gold Card to a Green Badge. I’d been a Gold Card Member for nearly five years. It saw me through my Master’s thesis, the writing of three manuscripts, and the […]

Real Men Use a Keurig

Real men do not have a secretary. Neither do they have a glorified office wife who knows the difference between powder and freshly ground coffee beans. The real men we know bypass the middle-woman and get their coffee straight from a robot. Keurig K-Cup Home Brewer ($120) is a simple option that enables even the […]