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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
THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Here we go again. For the second time in the span of a year, the caffeinated beverage is at the center of a local brew-haha (sorry, we couldn’t resist). And it’s not a neighborhood campaign to eradicate drip coffee.
Once more, Brooklynites are percolating with anger over the smell of coffee. Last winter, Carroll Gardens residents were all up in arms over the odor of roasting coffee. This time it’s Brooklyn Heights residents who can’t bear the stench of brewing coffee.
That’s right. Read More
We get it, people are bored with Europe. Oh, that crazy character from the Greek Syriza party who labeled himself “anti-bailout” was good copy, and making fun of Europeans’ August-long vacations is always fun. But the daily grind from rising sovereign borrowing costs to rescue negotiations and central bank intervention—how long Read More
D’Amico Coffee, the 64-year-old Brooklyn family-owned grocery that has been grinding its own beans since it was founded in 1948, has been forced to change its operations because some new neighborhood residents who hate the way coffee smells keep calling the fire department on the store.
That’s right….Carroll Gardens is officially the worst. See below for the new sign on the Court St. location:
THE NEW MEDIA ECONOMY
Buzzfeed: It’s all the buzz! They have the L. Ron Hubbard of meme-making, Jonah Peretti, at the helm. With him are high-profile poaches from Politico, the Village Voice, Business Insider, Gawker Media and more! And with them are $15.5M shekels from a recent cash infusion to turn every scrap of knowledge and abstraction and news available to the human race into some kind of .GIF image to construct the final link between the complexities of transliterated grunts into hieroglyphs.
So, what are Buzzfeed’s newly minted hundred-thousandaires doing with all that cash? Making it rain…lattes.
Saturday night we were hosting a small dinner party, and in a rush to find fresh mozzarella, we stopped into Carroll Gardens D’Amico Foods, the site on which a battle of the beans is currently being fought.
As we reported last week, the Carrol Garden institution, which opened in 1948, grinds and brews its coffee on-site in the front of the store, as it’s been doing for over 60 years. But after some local resident called 311 and complained about the smell, the DEP made a surprise visit and told the shop that it may have to close down its operation, due to a lack of an afterburner.
After seeing the infamous sign in the window, we went in and talked to owner Frank D’Amico Jr.‘s wife, Joan D’Amico about the current situation.
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
With a covered head the requirement of those working behind the counters of coffeeshops, there’s one question that begs to be asked: what’s the headgear that defines your inner barista?
There are options: the trilby, the baseball cap, the cloche, the kepi, the newsboy, the porkpie, the pageboy, the bowler, the beret, the Stetson, the Read More
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 it may appear otherwise, Four Loko wasn’t history’s first beverage that buzz-seeking booze-lovers turned to for a two-faced rush of alcohol and caffeine, combined. Hot on the the heels of his review of the controversial drink, Frank Bruni at The New York Times wrote today about visiting bars specializing in coffee cocktails, where the Read More