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ZPM Espresso and the Rage of the Jilted Crowdfunder

Posted by TheShot on 30 Apr 2015 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Home Brew, Machine

A couple years ago I referenced the ZPM Espresso Kickstarter campaign — an effort to develop a PID-controlled consumer espresso machine. And just as state lotteries are often called “a tax on people who can’t do math,” I’ve long called crowdfunding services such as Kickstarter “a tax on people who don’t understand business loans or […]

Girl overdoses on espresso coffee

Posted by TheShot on 13 Aug 2007 | Filed under: Coffee Health, Consumer Trends

In case you need more evidence that the legal profession has an endless supply of ready-made idiot consumer lawsuits, recently a 17-year-old “unwittingly” gave herself a caffeine overdose by drinking seven double espressos at her family’s sandwich shop: BBC NEWS | UK | England | Wear | Girl overdoses on espresso coffee. While a caffeine […]