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Ordering espresso in Italy

Earlier this summer I was fortunate enough to visit Italy for the first time, spending about two weeks total in Venice, Florence, and Rome. Of the three cities Venice was wonderful but unfortunately quite lacking in the overall food and … Continue reading

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No, you can’t make espresso with a phone case

Recently a Kickstarter project from Italy made headlines, the Mokase, which claims to be able to make a shot of espresso using a case for several popular smartphone models. There’s only one small problem with this idea: it’s completely insane. … Continue reading

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Hot new “espresso tonic” trend is old (and cold, literally)

Over the past week or so, headlines have been buzzing with the concept of an “espresso tonic,” a beverage made by mixing espresso with tonic water. Here are a few examples: Metro: ‘Espresso tonics’ are the latest bizarre coffee trend … Continue reading

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I tried espresso made by “robots” from Cafe-X

  Vending machines capable of making cappuccinos, lattes, and other espresso beverages are nothing new. You may have used one while staying up late at college, or struggling to keep your eyes open during break on jury duty. The espresso … Continue reading

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Caffeine content of espresso vs. cold brew vs. drip coffee

Last month CNET broke down the caffeine content of espresso, cold brew, and drip coffee. The timing of the article couldn’t be worse — interest in cold brew coffee picks up in the summer and dies out in the fall. … Continue reading

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