Last Call: Coffee roasters around the country are receiving mysterious letters

Something odd is afoot in the coffee-roasting world. Hundreds of roasters across the country tell coffee website Sprudge they’ve received strange, hand-written letters over the past few weeks demanding replacements for “stale” coffee. All the letters appear to come from the same address in Nevada. Super weird! The…

Willie Nelson launches line of CBD coffee—wait, he didn't already have one?

Goddamn American treasure Willie Nelson already has his own branded marijuana products called Willie’s Reserve, but now he’s also launched a line of cannabidiol-infused coffee under the Willie’s Remedy line. My first thought when I heard this news was: wait, Willie Nelson wasn’t already hawking “special” coffee?

An attempt to replicate Jo's Iced Turbo, the coffee drink that tames the Texas heat

On my one trip to Austin, Texas, I stuffed an unholy quantity of food and drink inside my body. But what stuck with me (psychically)—even more so than Franklin Barbecue, La Barbecue, Micklethwaith, Qui, Uchi, the half dozen migas tacos, and the blur of food trailers—was an avocado-green coffee stand on South Congress…

Ask The Salty Waitress: Should I tip my barista for a cup of coffee?

Dear Salty, there’s a coffeeshop between my train stop and my office, and I get a black coffee there most mornings. I pay with my debit card, and the shop has a screen where I can choose the tip amount. I’m not getting a fancy latte or any food, so do I still have to tip on my $2 coffee? The lowest tip amount is a…

Science says 4 cups of coffee daily is the ideal amount OKAYLETSGIVETHISASHOTSHALLWE

Business Insider reports on a German study that found daily coffee consumption can be good for the heart, pointing to an ideal dose of “around four or five cups of espresso” daily, so I read this and figured cool I should probably brew a second pot of coffee since I only had maybe like two mugs out of the first pot…

Last Call: Half-caffeine cold brew and a blistering cover of a Stevie classic

I drink a lot of coffee, friends. A couple mugs of it get me going in the morning, and then I’ll sip another in the afternoon. I should probably lay off the caffeine a bit, so I am so stoked on this new Oregon-based cold brew coffee brand called Riff. The Southpaw brand—they have a couple other flavors—is…

This duo knows more about coffee lids than I know about anything 

Collections are both public—meant to be shown off—and private. There are the standards—baseball cards, coffee mugs, miniature figurines from inside tea packages—and then there are the truly unique, the ones in which only the collector could find meaning. Exhibit A: this Texas man’s fascination with coffee lids, which…