Coffee

As much as I love drinking coffee, I do appreciate alternate uses for it. I’ve talked about such things before, using it as everything from a beauty products to gardening, and it’s pretty cool what uses people can come up with. Then again, there are some uses for coffee that boggles my mind. Things that you should never do. Here are some of those uses.   Do not use coffee as Kitty Litter Yes, coffee is odor absorbing. Yes, you can grind it up into litter-sized granules No, you should not put it in the cat box. Not only does it not absorb liquids, you risk the dog eating the kitty-litter (because let’s face it, dogs eat anything) and getting […]

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Coffee

Yes, I appreciate alliteration. Anyway, the coffee industry is pretty fascinating. Some people may not think beyond their morning cup o joe, but there’s a lot of cool concepts and ideas that entrepreneurs and inventors come up with to support this most compelling of beverages. Check these out: Biodegradable Coffee Cups with Seeds Not only do these cups mitigate the problem of litter and clogged-up landfills, they even grow a new tree when they decompose. I grew up with a forest in my backyard and we’d always find litter messing it up, so I think this is super cool   Robotic Pour-over Coffee Machine Pour-over coffee is delicious, but it takes forever to make, and it has to be done […]

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Coffee

Like any intelligent individual, I have my zombie invasion survival plan all worked out. I know what I’ll need to take with me, where to find weaponry – conventional and improvised, escape routes, food supplies, and so on. I’m sure you have one as well. But now I’m curious, have you considered the role coffee will play in your battle for survival? Don’t discount the dark nectar! Here’s 5 reasons why you should make sure you’ve included some bags of beans in your survival pack: Stay Alert! You can’t outrun zombies while you’re sleeping, and coffee will give you that extra boost when your fight or flight reaction kicks in. When your options are to be part of the quick […]

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Coffee

Coffee may be a necessity of life, but variety is still the spice. While we have lots of great types of coffee here at Coffee Shop of Horrors, there’s always new varieties that I find that I want to try. Coffee can have so many unique flavor profiles that there’s no end to the coffees I can try. But there’s some coffees out there that I’m trepadatious of. Coffees that carry a certain danger. Coffees that will drive men MAD! AHAHAHAHAH…. ahem. Here are five of the coffees that I’m not sure I ever want to let near my lips   Kopi Luwak Yes, the poop coffee. This should come as no surprise, most people do not trust coffee that’s […]

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Coffee

Don’t worry, no hoses involved. … yet  But a lot of this stuff:   Coffee? Oil? Sodium Hydroxide? What mad science are we up to!?  Well lately the Minion has taken up a new hobby. Soap making. Minions worrying about personal hygiene. Go figure. Our minion is a little crazy as well, so he likes to try out all kinds of weird things (seriously, he puts mango in coffee. Don’t ask) so he had this crazy brainstorm to try making caffeinated soap by using coffee instead of water in his recipe.  Don’t forget, Sodium Hydroxide is a caustic chemical! Safety first! It may be in vogue for minions to be horribly disfigured (just look at Igor), but there’s no need […]

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