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Nescafé Sweet and Creamy Original

Review: Nescafé Sweet and Creamy Original

K-Cups. Those awful little capsules that cost way too much (which you’d know if you could do basic math, which, statistically speaking, you probably can’t), weigh on the conscience of anyone who thinks about future generations who’ll be stuck on this increasingly shitty space rock, and taste about as good as the hot brown water […]

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Review: Nabob Guatemala and Costa Rica coffee beans

I have a long history with Nabob. When I was a young lad, Nabob Tradition was the coffee I’d drink at my grandfather’s house, where it was boiled in a carafe on the stove until it was strong enough to stand a spoon in. It wasn’t always the greatest coffee, but it’s a memory that […]

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Review: Starbucks Via Caffè Mocha

The last in our series of hot chocolate reviews is actually not quite a hot chocolate. Instead, it’s a caffè mocha mix, which is sort of a hybrid between a latte and a hot chocolate. It’s part of Starbucks’ line of Via instant coffee beverages, a line I’ve tried before (see our Via Pumpkin Spice […]

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Review: Hawaiian Host Macadamias Glazed with Kona Coffee

In the deepest days of an Alberta winter, I allow myself to fantasize about sunny places with beautiful beaches, Starbucks patios sheltered by the shade of palm trees, and easy access to the Sunday New York Times. I know some find it corny, but I adore Hawaii. It ticks all my boxes in terms of […]

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Food Fight: International Delight vs. Starbucks Frappuccino cold coffee beverages

As far as I’m concerned, Starbucks popularized the cold, sweet, milky coffee market, and brought it into the mainstream. Sure, some of us knew about Mr. Brown Iced Coffee before the Frappuccino landed, and other products innovated long before Starbucks decided it wanted a piece of the action. That’s a given. But since the Frappuccino […]

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Review: Starbucks Refreshers

When I first heard about Starbucks Refreshers, I probably groaned. I can’t remember my exact response, though if I know myself, I probably lamented the concept as the latest in a moderately long line of transgressions that Starbucks has committed against coffee. And why not? Starbucks Refreshers are made with green coffee extract, and the […]

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Review: Kirkland House Blend “Roasted by Starbucks” coffee

Unless you have a reasonably tuned palate, a very large number of Starbucks coffees taste pretty much the same. It’s not the fault of the beans, no sir. It’s all about the Starbucks roasting process, which, in the traditional Starbucks method, required every bean to be roasted to a dark, oily char – hence the […]

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Healthy January: Café harm reduction

Weight gain is a funny thing. Over time, it’s the little habits that add up to become big problems. The small daily indulgence can turn into a long-term calorie splurge. Counting calories, which I talked about in the last two posts, is particularly handy for identifying trends you never really thought about before. And what’s […]

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