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This Coffee Has More Caffeine than Eight Cans of Red Bull

There are some mornings when you don’t need coffee as much as you just need caffeine, the kind of morning when you stare at a pile of Keurig K-cups and seriously consider swallowing them whole. That kind of morning is what Black Insomnia was made for.

The South African company sells the world’s strongest coffee, with a self-described “dangerously high level of caffeine” that’ll open your eyes and potentially blow your aorta. (Figuratively. I think.)

Black Insomnia says that its coffee—which, according to UPI, has 702 milligrams of caffeine in every eight-ounce cup—is the “World’s Strongest,” and says that it would be stupid to try to make a stronger cup. “Although several other coffee brands have tried to stake the claim, none have been … Read the rest

Dunkin’ Donuts Axes the Coffee Coolatta Because It ‘Isn’t Good Enough’

An unsolved mystery is plaguing the community of frozen-iced-coffee lovers from coast to coast: Dunkin’ Donuts will no longer be serving its Coffee Coolatta. DD fanboys are asking: Why Dunkin’? Why?

Why would Dunkin’ get rid of what appears to be a relatively popular drink?

According to Business Insider, Dunkin’ is taking an interesting approach to the announcement: “Our Coffee Coolatta isn’t good enough,” Chris Fuqua, Dunkin’ Donuts’ senior vice president of brand marketing, said on Tuesday when the company announced that the Coolatta would be replaced by something called Frozen Dunkin’ Coffee. The new drink will be made from coffee extract, sugar, and dairy and will be more of a riff on the chain’s traditional iced coffee.

Is it possible that a massive corporation … Read the rest

Make and Read Turkish Coffee

Sema Bal, a Turkish Coffee Messenger, brings her talents to the MUNCHIES Test Kitchen. Through the art of reading coffee grounds, Sema can read past, present and future fortunes. You know what the first step to a good reading is? Good turkish coffee. Sema shows us how to make the perfect cup of creamy turkish coffee and also does a reading on MUNCHIES host Charlet Duboc.… Read the rest

Cold-press Chicory Coffee

When my brother was in Americorps he was stationed for a time in rural Louisiana to help with the aftermath of a hurricane. This was before Katrina. He brought back some cans of chicory coffee, which is a popular tourist item to purchase. The story is that during the Civil War, when the Union Navy had a blockade against the city of New Orleans, regular coffee was very expensive and some resorted to mixing ground, roasted chicory root in with their coffee.

My mother loved the stuff. although I bet she loved the novelty more than the taste. I found the taste of fresh-brewed chicory coffee to be like ‘truck stop coffee’ or ‘4pm office coffee’ – the kind that has been sitting all day on … Read the rest

92nd Street Y CSA

“We are thrilled to invite you to join the 92nd Street Y Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, now in its third year! Organic produce for the 92nd Street Y CSA is grown locally at Stoneledge Farm in the foothills of the Northern Catskills.

All of the vegetables and herbs produced on the farm are Certified Organic by NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC. The CSA will begin June 13, 2011 and run through Nov 14, 2011. Pick up will take place from 4:30-6:30pm. If a holiday falls on a Monday, pick up will be on Tuesday.

Only full shares are available; if you would like to do a half share please coordinate that on your own, or email 92ycsa@gmail.com and we will do our best to pair you … Read the rest


“Stoneledge Farm is a 100 acre, certified organic farm located in South Cairo, Greene County, New York in the foothills of the Northern Catskills. The homestead, greenhouses, berry patch and packing barn are located on 50 acres of mostly wooded land supported by a stone ledge running just below the soil surface. The farm fields and main barns are located on nearby additional 50 acres of prime agricultural land adjacent to the Catskill Creek.

Stoneledge Farm has been involved in Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA since 1996. It was the direct partnership with consumers and the ability to expand our reach to a larger community that made us realize that the CSA concept was for us. After a meeting sponsored by JustFood to connect farmers and … Read the rest

Carnegie Hill/Yorkville CSA

“The Carnegie Hill CSA project started in 1997 as a direct partnership between a community that wanted local, organic produce and a family farm looking to use sustainable land management to build a sustainable business. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, a direct relationship between consumers and producers based on a mutual sharing of risks and benefits.

When our group started in 1997, it was far from clear if this model would ultimately succeed. As the years have passed, the group has grown considerably because of greater public awareness of food safety and quality issues. Understanding the source of food, its true cost and the sustainability of the production and delivery models have become increasingly important. And demand has grown enough to support additional sites in … Read the rest