• Between 9 a.m. and noon: That’s when science says you should reach for your first cup of coffee to get the most bang for your buck. You see, our cortisol levels — which naturally keep us alert — peak between 8 and 9 a.m., and coffee dulls that cortisol response. When you really need caffeine is after that, so wait until around 9:15 to down your La Colombe fix. You. Can. Do. It. [Refinery29]
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The cup of coffee you carry around Philly says a lot about you. In a city where no one smiles or, God forbid, says hello, it can quickly relay a good amount of information about strangers. I like to think of it as the human equivalent of a butt sniff – or rather, the Philadelphian’s equivalent of a butt sniff.
When I see Red Hook’s cute little cup parading down Fourth Street, I can’t help but admire its drinker. Not only did she resist the best muffin in town, but she went to a locally owned café and spent a little extra to support her neighbors. She’s socially conscious and expensive smelling, but not so much better than me that she remembered her reusable travel mug. Read more »
It looks like Guinness but it’s actually coffee. Crazy.
Do you ever feel like your coffee would be better if it were made with just a little bit more nitrogen? Same. Luckily, Rival Bros. has introduced Nitro Coffee to their coffee bar menu.
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I thought Bulletproof coffee — you know, the new-ish superfood breakfast that entails dumping a chunk of butter, among other stuff, into your morning cup o’ joe in order to feel more energized and burn more fat throughout the day — was one of those health fads that everyone would talk about for a few days and then never talk about again. Because, well, it’s kind of gross. But since we last wrote about the trend back in March of last year, it’s stayed on people’s tongues, in more ways than one. So, I figured we had to try it for ourselves. Read more »
And speaking of coffee, if you didn’t have a chance to brew your own this morning, you are in luck: According to Whole Foods South Street’s Facebook page, they’re giving anyone and everyone a free cup of coffee today to alleviate the pain of Tax Day. How awesome is that?
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• How do you get your water at the perfect coffee-brewing temperature, you ask? Bring it to a boil, then let it sit for 30 seconds. Who knew? That, plus eight other tips to help you brew the best cup of coffee ever using a French press. [Greatist] Read more »
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Chipotle is now open in the food court on the second floor of the Shops at Liberty Place. The food court location is Center City’s third Chipotle, joining the stand-alone locations at 1512 Walnut Street and 1200 Walnut Street.
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Today’s question: Can you own a Keurig coffee maker and still be a good person? I’m asking for a friend. Read more »
If you’ve ever wondered whether your five-Starbucks-trips-a-day habit is normal, we’ve got the answer. The results from Zagat’s annual National Coffee Survey are in, and spoiler alert: Five coffee runs a day is a bit above average.
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Peddler Coffee, which historically has called itself a “nano scale” coffee operation that serves cold brew coffee out of hand pumps on custom built bicycles, is opening an actual brick-and-mortar shop of its own. We think they might be putting their bikes out of commission because the peddling life made them…two tired. Get it?
Anyway, they’re opening a brick and mortar storefront. Though they wouldn’t confirm more than Logan Square and opening this spring, we have it under good authority that it will be replacing the former Darling’s Café at 2100 Spring Street.
Peddler Coffee [official]