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V.23 No.40 | 10/2/2014
Karen Strange preparing pour-over coffee.
photos by Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Blessed Are the Humble

New coffee shop offers neighborliness, Pop-Tarts

Have a cappucino and a “pie-tart” at this new café near the University.
V.23 No.35 | 8/28/2014
ABQ Draft Station

The Mouthful

Quick Bites

Food happenings in Burque town

Chama River’s new Draft Station opens, and other bite-sized tidbits from Burque.
V.23 No.25 | 6/19/2014
Winning Coffee via Facebook

Rambling through the eateries of Albuquerque

Winning Coffee Co. keeps local chickens employed, Kai’s Chinese goes dark, and other observations from a roving food editor.
V.23 No.5 | 1/30/2014

news

The Daily Word in Star Wars, Richard Sherman and Combat Gum

The Daily Word

Who won at the 2014 Grammy Awards?

Get the flu for $3,000.

Finally. Combat Gum.

China’s Jade Rabbit crapped out.

Should major cities ban cars?

Richard Sherman is smart.

The French make bad coffee, claim coffee snobs.

The new Star Wars script is done.

What happens if you try to fly weed out of Colorado?

George gave me a credit card knife. It’s cool.

An El Paso woman died skiing at Ski Apache.

A house on Bellamah burned down.

Happy birthday Patton Oswalt.

V.22 No.51 | 12/19/2013
photos by Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Back to the Daily Grind

An Albuquerque original resurfaces

One of Albuquerque’s favorite cafés changes locations and goes full service.
V.22 No.50 | 12/12/2013
Red Chile Mocha
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Drink This

Hot and Seasonal

Your holiday caffeine guide

Eric Castillo finds the city’s best wintry concoctions, from peppermint tea to red chile mochas.
V.22 No.46 | 11/14/2013

news

The Daily Word in Guns & Ammo, Typhoon Haiyan and Stupid Vacations

The Daily Word

Strongest. Storm. Ever.

Measles and mumps are getting the band back together.

Guns & Ammo magazine fired their editor for writing a pro-gun control editorial.

When will Star Wars: Episode VII come out?

It’s harder to sit through a full-movie GIF than a full movie.

Traveling is lame.

This app makes your pet talk. “I’m calling PACA!”

Irritatingly skittish meerkats are frightened by scraping noises.

Mexico City’s punk scene explained.

Imagine the life of an aging superhero.

When’s the best time to drink coffee?

Desperately seeking comrade.

Homeland Security is interested in an APD officer.

Meet the muckers of Solid Waste.

First it was train whistles. Now it’s the beeping batting cage.

Happy birthday Tara Reid. We got you a Sharknado.

V.21 No.50 | 12/13/2012

news

The Daily Word in selling Twinkies, poop coffee and Grammy snubs

The Daily Word

US job growth picked up in November.

Changes have been made to Bernalillo county animal law.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen welcome baby girl.

Who wants a a steaming hot cup of really expensive elephant poop coffee?

Man who lost $20,000 in drug money, asks police for excuse note to prevent the cartel from killing him.

In the spirit of Christmas, here are some tips to avoid giving a gift that will later be returned.

Grieving father writes 14-song tribute album for missing daughter.

High magnitude earthquake hits northeast Japan.

Following the demise of Hostess, Burque residents have started selling Twinkies on Craigslist.

The Biebs didn’t get a single Grammy nomination.

Nurse involved in Kate Middleton prank call found dead.

This years top most perfectly timed photos.

V.21 No.41 | 10/11/2012
Just one more cup.
Just one more cup.

Food

Killing yourself with coffee

Knowing when to say when

Here it is, 10:51 on Monday morning and I’m starting in on my fourth cup of java, hoping to find that sweet spot between drowsiness and the shakes, and then I wonder: could I actually OD on this stuff?

I don’t mean jittery, can’t-stop-talking, eighth-time-to-visit-the-toilet overdosing–God knows I’ve had plenty of experience with that–but you know, for real collapsing-into-seizures, burst-blood-vessels-in-the-brain, dying-an-angry-noisy-death overdosing.

One internet search for “will coffee kill me?” later, and I have my answer: Yes, coffee can kill you.

One internet search for “will coffee kill me?” later, and I have my answer: Yes, coffee can kill you. But not easily.

Death By Caffeine is a web app that offers precisely this information. You enter your caffeine based drink of choice–whether it’s Mountain Dew, Red Bull or plain old brewed coffee–and then your weight. Push the handy little “Kill Me” button, and you’ll have a surprisingly specific answer as to how much of the poison you can drink before keeling over.

In my case, it would take 94.14 cups of drip coffee to put me in the ground. Useful information, because now I know that if I’ve already had 94 cups of coffee and somebody says “Hey, Ty, can I get you another .15 cup?” I should answer with “No thanks, friend. I’m aware of my limits.” And then quiver my way homeward to spend the rest of the day screaming obscenities at the ceiling, secure in the knowledge that, while I won’t be able to close my eyes for a week, I haven’t actually risked death.

V.21 No.30 |

news

The Daily Word in ebola outbreak and no power in India

The Daily Word

Billboard in Idaho compares President Obama to the Aurora shooting suspect.

Ebola outbreak in Uganda.

200,000 flee as government troops advance on Aleppo, Syria.

La Cienaga man acquitted of cockfighting charges sues the county.

#NBCfail

370 million without power in India.

How do the 1986 Summer Olympics compare to the modern games?

Oh no, Lumpy's!

Six people shot in Brooklyn drive-by.

Pussy Riot in Russia, but not the good kind.

You can't make a proper breakfastini without coffee and bacon infused vodka.

The nine most elusive meals in America.

This Arrested Development thing might actually be happening.

Happy Birthday Dick Wilson!!!

V.21 No.20 |

news

The Daily Word in fiery semi, unchicken, stripper database

The Daily Word

Minority births are the majority in the U.S.

A semi truck carrying lighter fluid just combusted on I-40.

If you're wondering why there are throngs of people in Albuquerque on Sunday, it's the eclipse.

Will drones spy on us?

Council plans for a stripper database delayed.

Tape dress. Neat.

The world's oldest yoga teacher is 93. And she's a badass.

Republican Super Pac plotting extreme attack ads about President Obama.

Limbless man attempting to swim between five continents.

Coffee drinkers live longer, says my new favorite study.

Fake chicken meat-maker promises new nonflesh will be even better than the real thing.

Gale-force wind in yo face.

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