caffienekitty: (caffeinated)
Look what I got for Christmas.
My caffeine levels are looking up! )

Meanwhile today, there is a gathering of friends later I am much looking forward to, and the list of things I need to do is getting shorter, but only because I am putting off until tomorrow a lot of crap there is no hope of me getting done today.

May you all have a fabulous day, and best wishes for a splendid New Year!
caffienekitty: (snowing)
For those in range of a Tim Horton's (mostly Canadians) who might be inclined to order a latte from their seasonal pumpkin-themed beverage options (obviously not you, [livejournal.com profile] lurkingwombat, I know your general opinion of coffee) a small consumer note:

Tim Horton's Pumpkin Pie Latte has as a relatively unheralded topping, some graham cracker pie crust crumble stuff that goes on top of the whipped cream.

I suppose that's there to distinguish it as "Pumpkin Pie" rather than "Pumpkin Spice" in case Starbucks gets snippy about it (even though it's listed as "Pumpkin Spice" on Tim Horton's website). It is quite tasty, but they put it on top of the whipped cream in the lidded cups as well and not having had one of these things before I wasn't aware. I only noticed it before most of it sank to the bottom because I had to reposition the lid to avoid a coffee bath. As one does. :-P

So if you are avoiding gluten or wheat for any reason (or just don't enjoy sludge at the bottom of your cup) ask for the crumble stuff to be left off of your drink. Or if you don't have any issues with wheat or gluten but just don't like sludge, you can ask for a spoon to scoop it off the whipped cream and eat it before it sinks. As I mentioned, it is quite tasty.

This has been a Public Service Announcement from the Caffeine Network.
caffienekitty: (snowing)
For those in range of a Tim Horton's (mostly Canadians) who might be inclined to order a latte from their seasonal pumpkin-themed beverage options (obviously not you, [profile] lurkingwombat, I know your general opinion of coffee) a small consumer note:

Tim Horton's Pumpkin Pie Latte has as a relatively unheralded topping, some graham cracker pie crust crumble stuff that goes on top of the whipped cream.

I suppose that's there to distinguish it as "Pumpkin Pie" rather than "Pumpkin Spice" in case Starbucks gets snippy about it (even though it's listed as "Pumpkin Spice" on Tim Horton's website). It is quite tasty, but they put it on top of the whipped cream in the lidded cups as well and not having had one of these things before I wasn't aware. I only noticed it before most of it sank to the bottom because I had to reposition the lid to avoid a coffee bath. As one does. :-P

So if you are avoiding gluten or wheat for any reason (or just don't enjoy sludge at the bottom of your cup) ask for the crumble stuff to be left off of your drink. Or if you don't have any issues with wheat or gluten but just don't like sludge, you can ask for a spoon to scoop it off the whipped cream and eat it before it sinks. As I mentioned, it is quite tasty.

This has been a Public Service Announcement from the Caffeine Network.
caffienekitty: Dean sitting slumped in a chair. "Will kill for coffee" (kill4coffee)
Coffee helps people live longer.*

In previous studies somewhere it looked like it was bad for you, but in this study they factored out other things that tend to go with coffee drinking, like smoking and some other stuff, whatever, and it turns out the more coffee you drink, up to a max 4-5 8oz cups, the better it is for you. Or something. I was too busy going "whee! \o/" to read it really closely.

Now to install that pipeline from Tim Horton's...

*(Tea does too I'm sure, it's no doubt even better for you than coffee, but the study was coffee-centric. Sorry strict tea-drinkers, but take it as proof that no one's worried enough about tea being bad for you to commission a study into it?)
caffienekitty: Dean sitting slumped in a chair. "Will kill for coffee" (kill4coffee)
Coffee helps people live longer.*

In previous studies somewhere it looked like it was bad for you, but in this study they factored out other things that tend to go with coffee drinking, like smoking and some other stuff, whatever, and it turns out the more coffee you drink, up to a max 4-5 8oz cups, the better it is for you. Or something. I was too busy going "whee! \o/" to read it really closely.

Now to install that pipeline from Tim Horton's...

*(Tea does too I'm sure, it's no doubt even better for you than coffee, but the study was coffee-centric. Sorry strict tea-drinkers, but take it as proof that no one's worried enough about tea being bad for you to commission a study into it?)
caffienekitty: (giggle)
I noticed this ages ago, but I happened to have a camera with me at work recently.



Top closed, innocent, normal coffee machine.



Lid up though?



Why hello there, Darth Vader! (it's more obvious without the camera flare, but it's the best I could get without people wondering why I was taking pictures of the coffee machine.)

So. Welcome to the Dark (roast) Side?
caffienekitty: (giggle)
I noticed this ages ago, but I happened to have a camera with me at work recently.



Top closed, innocent, normal coffee machine.



Lid up though?



Why hello there, Darth Vader! (it's more obvious without the camera flare, but it's the best I could get without people wondering why I was taking pictures of the coffee machine.)

So. Welcome to the Dark (roast) Side?

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