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Black Insomnia Coffee: so much nope.

When I first heard about South African coffee company Black Insomnia’s ultra-caffeinated coffee beans, I had low expectations. I was doubtful their claim of 3.5x the caffeine of “ordinary” coffee (whatever that is) could be true, even though, according to the “Caffeine Informer and other science people who know their shit” this coffee supposedly has been proven to contain at least 702mg of caffeine per 12 oz. cup.

But being a coffee person, I am constantly compelled to try new coffee things so I bought a bag…

Places to Drink One-dollar Coffee in L.A. (Watts): LocoL

A couple of weeks ago I was on a decluttering kick and decided to tackle my magazine pile. In the process of the game of keep/toss, I may have gotten sidetracked by one or two mags that I had not yet read. And while I was flipping through the April issue of Los Angeles Magazine, something magical happened… I came across a story about the $1 coffee being served at Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson’s newish fast-food restaurant LocoL. $1 coffee. I think this should be a lesson to us all about the importance of (1) decluttering…

Onyx Coffee Lab’s Super Premium Ethiopian Maji Bebeka

First, I would like to tell you a fun fact about me.  Turns out, I am not a “super taster.” This has nothing to do with this post, except that I learned this when trying to figure out if not being a super-taster had anything to do with the fact that, when asked what flavor nuances I detect in a cup of coffee, I tend to answer “Coffee.” Sadly, as hard as I try, I am not a person who can notice and/or label nuanced flavor profiles in any food. Wine: “It tastes…