Tag Archive 'caffeine_addiction'

How they take their coffee around the world

Posted by TheShot on 09 Dec 2011 | Filed under: Café Society, Foreign Brew

We’d apologize for the lack of postings this past month, but that’s partly the result of good editing. The trouble is that we typically board up our windows and hide from most coffee blogs this time of year, as most become inundated by insipid annual round-ups of coffee gift ideas to help cash in on […]

The 10 Types of Commenters on Coffee Articles

Posted by TheShot on 02 Mar 2011 | Filed under: Beans, Café Society, Consumer Trends, Fair Trade, Home Brew, Machine, Roasting, Starbucks

Over the years we’ve read a lot of coffee articles. And ever since feedback forms became commonplace on the Internet, we’ve also read a lot of user comments on these posts. At least enough for us to identify 10 common archetypes among coffee article commenters on the Internet — analogous to the ever-popular coffee shop […]

State may eye safety of caffeine in drinks

Posted by TheShot on 11 Dec 2007 | Filed under: Coffee Health, Consumer Trends

Being popular is hard. No, this isn’t the plot for the next Legally Blonde sequel; it’s the message our society sends when changes in popular consumer tastes inevitably raise questions of product safety. A decade ago, the advent of cellular phones inspired a wave of fear mongering when the Paranoid Whack Jobs (henceforth referenced as […]

Fake Addiction Nation

Posted by TheShot on 03 Nov 2007 | Filed under: Coffee Health, Consumer Trends

We are a nation of fabricated addictions. Not real addictions — to things like heroin, crack, or alcohol that require treatment programs, follow Addiction Severity Indexes, break families apart, and are highly correlated with crime and prison time. I’m talking about our inability to moderate personal consumption of relatively benign things. Things like caffeine, meat, […]