Coffee, Tea

It’s now been a week since Spooky Empire, and I’m almost recovered. Except I’m still dealing with some con crud. Whoever it was walking around the con carrying the bug that I picked up, I will find you, and I will cough all over you. Ugh. It was worth it, though! I had so much fun, and we gave away and sold SO much coffee. 400 bags! I was gobsmacked, let me tell you. It was hugely successful, and we can’t wait to go back. Not to mention everyone there is so much fun. I barely left the vendor room, but I don’t feel like I missed anything, because there were so many people around all the time. I would […]

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Tea

Last week I was ranting about how we coffee drinkers need to be more aware of how our habit affects the environment. Of course, we here at the Coffee Shop of Horrors also drink a lot of tea, and I would be remiss if I didn’t take good look at tea drinking and its environmental impact as well. Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world, so it’s important not to take it for granted. Fortunately, tea has a couple things going for it when it comes to environmental issues. For one, it’s a very sustainable crop. Only the top tender leaves of a tea tree are picked, which means they can be harvested yearly, and a tea […]

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Coffee, Tea

The holidays are upon us! Blustering snow and chilly temperatures mean it’s a perfect time for a hot coffee drink. Well, if you live up north that is. But hey, even if it’s not cold, it’s still time for a hot coffee drink! So let’s scour the web for some tasty coffee recipes to keep us bright-eyed and bushy-tailed (if you’re a werewolf that is).   Eggnog Coffee Punch Ok, this looks great if you like that noggy goodness (or is that evilness? I can never remember which term to use around here). I think I’m gonna have to try this one at the family Christmas get-together. Maybe I’ll even let them have some. Or maybe I’ll keep it all […]

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Tea

Well, ladies and gentlefiends, it’s that time of year when sniffles and snorts and hacking and coughing and lungs filled with mucus become part of our daily routine. Isn’t it lovely? Well, I was contemplating how I was going to get through the winter nastiness this year, and I was reminded of an episode a couple of years back, when I arrived at my parents’ place with such a horrible cold that I may as well have been a zombie. Nothing was helping to relieve it, so my sister went out and picked up some ginger, shaved it, boiled it, added a generous dollop of honey, and made me drink the ginger tisane she’d cooked up. And y’know, it really […]

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Tea

I have to admit, I’ve never thought much about just what kind of money goes into or comes from tea. It’s never seemed like a big cost to me. A few bucks for a cheap pack of tea bags in the grocery store. Gourmet teas can cost a bit more. Our own comes in at around 8 bucks, but the amount you get lasts a long time. It still comes in really cheap per cup. But I figured, I’ve talked about the economy of coffee a good deal, it’s time to learn more about tea. So, I started doing some research on tea and the economy. As an aside, do you know how hard it is to find good articles […]

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