That Ain't Dope
Let them drink coffee!
New York Senator Chuck Schumer is calling for colleges to crackdown on so-called study drugs, such as Adderall and Ritalin, by implementing stricter regulation. Oh, and by encouraging students to trade in their pills for a pot of joe.
“There are better ways to pull an all-nighter and stay up,” he Read More
Your 2:30 p.m. feeling is about to get a little rougher … at least if Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has his way. He is launching a probe to look into the “advertising, marketing, promotion, ingredients, usage and sale” of energy drinks, which include high amounts of caffeine and god knows what else, and which some opponents claim are marketed to teenagers. The three brands included in the probe are Monster, AMP and 5-hour Energy. (The latter of which we never thought of as a “drink” so much as a disgusting liquid dare waiting to happen. But then again, we aren’t the F.D.A.)
It’s nearing the afternoon — is the rush of caffeine you sucked out of your daily Starbucks Venti already wearing off? Perhaps 24 ounces of coffee just isn’t enough anymore.
This, apparently, is why Starbucks announced today that starting in May the “Trenta” sized cup will be available. It will be 31 ounces Read More
Loco for that Loko
Hey, coffee fans — ever tried something called the Dieci? That name is Italian for 10, but it’s better known by how it’s advertised on a store’s chalkboard sign: “coffee porn in a cup.”
At The Pulp & The Bean in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, this $8 concoction consists of ten shots of espresso in a Read More
Though a single Four Loko may contain the equivalent of five beers, it’s not necessarily the alcohol that’s earned the beverage its notoriety. It’s the heart-palpitating portions of caffeine, taurine and guarana — potent elixers that the founders announced will no longer be mixed into the beverage.
Phusion Projects, the drink’s parent Read More