Sharon Mindy

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A Guide to the Coffee Menu

Happy National Coffee Day (a day early, so you have time to prepare)! Some people find the array of options at the local coffee shop bewildering, so here’s my handy dandy guide to help you figure out what’s what. Cappuccino — Espresso with steamed milk and milk foam. Lovely with cinnamon or cocoa powder and sugar sprinkled on top. Beware of the molten hot espresso and steamed milk lurking under the warm foam; cappuccinos have burned many an unsuspecting tongue. Cold  ...

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Lifestyle, On the Lighter Side

How Not to Be Weird

Sorry, I can’t actually give you a comprehensive guide on the subject. This is something each person has to figure out for themselves, through the exercise of poor judgment and the resultant embarrassing moment(s). I can, however, give you one guaranteed way not to be weird, from my own experience. If you ever hear the song “Seasons of Love” from Rent, and you think that “measure a year in cups of coffee” sounds like a great idea, well, it probably  ...

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Coffee ABC’s

Disclaimer: Okay, I admit it — this piece is old and has made the rounds among friends, family, and fellow coffee lovers quite a few times since it was first written. But still, I think it belongs here. If I were to rewrite this now, I would probably change a few things (like Z, for instance!), but I know this is a classic, so I’ve added edits instead of redoing the original. Enjoy… A is for Arabica, finely roasted. B is for Bunn–the best and fastest coffeemaker I know of.  ...

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