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Coffee and other Legal Stimulants

Coffee For Dogs

Nordic entrepreneur Jakutyte is trying to launch a new product on Kickstarter. It's coffee for dogs. Or, as she's calling it, "Rooffee." She came up with that name, she said, by combining the words roots and coffee. (Surprised me it wasn't Wroof and coffee... but that would be Wrooffee.) She swears she didn't know there's a date-rape drug called roofies. She's posted an update on her Kickstarter page saying she's gonna change the name... but hasn't decided to what yet.

Her coffee for dogs doesn't actually contain any coffee. She says it's "a coffee type of drink made from Nordic wild roots containing no agricultural chemicals or pesticides, no caffeine, and no other nonsense." So it's actually brown liquid for dogs.





via buzzfeed

Posted By: Alex - Fri Nov 03, 2017 - Comments (4)
Category: Coffee and other Legal Stimulants, Dogs

Karen Eland - Coffee Artist

Artist Karen Eland specializes in painting with coffee and beer. I think that the coffee painting came first, and she later diversified into beer.

It makes me wonder how many other drinks it's possible to paint with. Wine? Whiskey? Coke? Root Beer?

Her website: KarenElandArt.com



Mona Latte, 1998



The Drinker, 2011

Posted By: Alex - Sun Sep 24, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Art, Inebriation and Intoxicants, Coffee and other Legal Stimulants

Butter Coffee

I posted five years ago about Norwegian Egg Coffee. But egg isn't the only unusual thing that people add to their coffee. A few years ago, there was a fad for butter coffee, aka Bulletproof Coffee. As the name implies, you mix butter into your coffee. People often add in some coconut oil as well. Apparently the butter binds with the caffeine, giving a longer, more powerful caffeine buzz. According to testimonials, it doesn't taste bad at all.



I'd be willing to give butter coffee a try, but I'll give mayonnaise coffee a pass.

Posted By: Alex - Fri Aug 25, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Food, Coffee and other Legal Stimulants

Clear Coffee

Clear Coffee (aka "CLR CFF") describes itself as "the first colorless coffee in the world." From the product website:

This refreshing beverage is made from high quality Arabica coffee beans and pure water. It is produced by methods which have never been used before.

That's intriguingly vague. So is it just caffeinated water? Or is it caffeinated water with coffee flavoring?

The reasoning behind it seems to be that it's coffee that won't stain your teeth. If you like your coffee cold and black, this might work as a substitute. But if you drink it hot, with cream and sugar, this isn't going to do the trick.


via Fooddiggity

Posted By: Alex - Fri Apr 28, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Food, Coffee and other Legal Stimulants

Coffee vs Alcohol

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Coffee consumption protects the liver from alcoholic cirrhosis. The more coffee the better the effect according to a 22 year study involving 125,000 subjects. Tea does not have the same effect, ruling out caffeine as the cause. So, hit the coffee if you drink much but not for any other form of the disease as alcoholic cirrhosis is the only form it benefits.

Posted By: patty - Sat Feb 20, 2016 - Comments (4)
Category: Health, Coffee and other Legal Stimulants, Diseases, Alcohol

Caffeinated Peanut Butter

And now, yet another caffeine delivery system. Because what our over-caffeinated world clearly needs is more caffeine. So you can get your caffeine fix via an inhaler, a body spray, as you lather up in the shower, and now in your peanut butter.

I think I'll stick with my morning cup of coffee.

Posted By: Alex - Mon Oct 12, 2015 - Comments (5)
Category: Drugs, Food, Coffee and other Legal Stimulants

Follies of the Madmen #255

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Who knew that fresh coffee promoted dancing?

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jul 27, 2015 - Comments (8)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Coffee and other Legal Stimulants, 1930s

Follies of the Madmen #228



The cliche is: Swedes know everything about coffee--and sex. So that household should be a happy one, with busybody Mrs. Olson supervising the kitchen and, offstage, the bedroom.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Aug 31, 2014 - Comments (9)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Domestic, Marriage, Coffee and other Legal Stimulants, Busybodies, Snoops and Kibitzers, 1960s

Forty Cups of Coffee





Is that kopi luwak coffee?

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jul 20, 2013 - Comments (9)
Category: Music, Coffee and other Legal Stimulants, 1950s

Norwegian Egg Coffee

After watching this video, I'm curious to try some Norwegian Egg Coffee. The person in the video left this explanation on youtube in response to all the comments:

I made this video. It was meant to be funny, and sort of a parody about a style of coffee making that is relatively unknown outside of Lutheran church basements. The egg seems to attract & bind with the finer sediment and then sinks to the bottom when you add the cold water to stop the boil. I am not the most boring person ever. I'm a transgender woman who was a little nervous about doing such a video because everybody seemed to think she was a gay guy. So now you can insult me correctly.


Posted By: Alex - Mon Mar 26, 2012 - Comments (13)
Category: Food, Coffee and other Legal Stimulants




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