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Literary Coffee

On the rocks, of course. Write drunk, edit sober. Subtle reminder: “The first draft of anything is sh*t.”  Ernest Hemingway

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The world’s most expensive coffee is 💩☕

The world’s most expensive coffee (aka brown gold) is shit, literally. In other strange coffee news, scientists made a broccoli powder you can dump into your coffee. A broccoli latte sounds nutritious. If you’re a WRITER or aspiring blogger, I highly recommend creating your own blog and publishing something new every day (read my post […]

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Science

The race to save coffee

“Coffee is the common man’s gold…” Sheik Abd-al-Kabir ‘In praise of coffee’ (1587) We take coffee for granted. Judging by the ubiquity of Starbucks stores, you’d think that coffee was abundant. But the coffee we like to drink, the fruity-tasting coffee arabica, is projected to decline given the dual pressures of climate change which reduces […]

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Culture

London’s first coffee ad (1652) ☕️

In 1652, London’s St. Michael’s Alley became the first cafe in London to sell coffee. As author Tom Standage points out in his book [easyazon_link identifier=”1620402858″ locale=”US” tag=”wells01-20″]Writing on the Wall: Social Media – The First 2,000 Years[/easyazon_link], coffee houses were the original social networks and MOOCS where people mingled, studied, and exchanged ideas. Learn […]

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These owls in a Tokyo cafe are named after musician and band names 🦉

James Mollison of TOPIC ventured into one of Tokyo’s animal cafes where you can sip your coffee with your animal of choice (cats, dogs, and rabbits). But this coffee shop was a little different. Tokyo’s Pakuchi Bar is apparently one of eight owl cafes in the big city. The owner, Tomo Nanaka, owns 30 of them […]

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Music Productivity & Work Writing

Want to focus? Seek ambient sound

One of the greatest myths of our time is that silence is golden. But complete silence will keep you from working effectively. It may even put you to sleep. J. K. Rowling left the solitude of her own home to write the Harry Potter series in a coffee shop amid the cacophony of people chatting […]