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    Nescafe: In Defense of Instant Coffee (Kind of)

    Instant coffee. Gross, right? Freeze-dried caffeine stirred into hot water does not sound appealing. But apparently, I’m in the minority. According to market research firm Euromonitor, instant coffee sales have tripled since 2000, with…

    February 2, 2015
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    Coffee Monday: Atomix Cafe

    “Home of Coffee and Tables,” the minimalist website for Atomix Cafe reads. How fitting. The simplicity of the place is what I love most about it. It has character, but doesn’t strive for it.…

    January 5, 2015
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    Coffee Monday: East Harlem Cafe

    Sitting comfortably in El Barrio, this neighborhood cafe has been called the ‘Cheers of cafes’ by Mark Teixeira of the New York Yankees. Rightfully so. Cozy and cheery, with a clientele of children, students,…

    December 29, 2014
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    National Coffee Day 2014

    It’s National Coffee Day today — a sacred holiday for coffee guzzling, caffeine addicted Americans. So how am I celebrating? By stocking up on bottomless coffee at work, of course. Recently, I started working…

    September 29, 2014
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    Coffee Roundup: Paris

    “French coffee is undrinkable.” “There is no coffee culture in Paris.” “They like Starbucks!” These were the refrains I heard over and over in the week leading up to a recent trip to Paris.…

    June 18, 2014
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    Sciascia Caffè | Rome, Italy

    This Monday I’m back in Rome, and in desperate need of a coffee… Clinking cups, the thwamp of the espresso tamp, and the deep, comforting smell of freshly ground coffee greet you as you step…

    March 31, 2014
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    Mint Tea Monday

    Last week, I took a break from espresso and headed to Morocco, where I drank copious amounts of mint tea instead. Invigorating and sweet, I was hooked instantly.  Tea is a serious affair in…

    November 4, 2013
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    Tazza D’Oro — Granita di Caffe

    Earlier this year, when it was insufferably hot in Rome and the humidity made it impossible to walk into work without breaking a sweat, I was complaining to my colleague Livia about the lack…

    October 7, 2013