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This issue caused a lot of controversy when British builder Paul Hopkinson originally shared this video on Costa Coffee's Facebook page.  

Responses ranged from angry (and very British) to extremely pragmatic.  Costa coffee themselves also responded to point out that the larger cup has space at the top and if the smaller cup did too that would equal the difference in size AND that the larger cup has two shots of esspresso as opposed to one. 


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As for the engineer's math, we're going to take his word for it and assume that he's solved the mystery of why both cups seem to hold about the same amount of liquid. 

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Walter's Coffee Roastery opened up in Instanbul about a year ago. It was a wonderful idea, presumably based off of this sequence from the TV series 'Breaking Bad':



Now they are bringing the chemical themed roastery and coffee shop to Brooklyn, New York by the end of this summer.  They plan to bring the same level of coffee chemistry and 'Breaking Bad' references that caused the internet to fall in love with them in the first place. 




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Since the dawn of sliced bread have we not seen such grand ingenious culinary innovation. Yes folks, in large thanks to Brandeis University professor Daniel Perlman, we're about to take a step into a world where you can sustain a legit caffeine buzz (like several cups worth) off a muffin.


During his interview with Eater, Perlman says, "This flour contains 2.5 percent caffeine by weight, so if you were to put 4 grams of this into, say, a breakfast muffin, it would be the equivalent of drinking a cup of coffee."


Hold the phone. Say what now? And yes, it gets better; this flour's derived from green coffee beans, and rich in major health benefits. The roasting process for these green coffee beans helps retain antioxidant chlorogenic acid, which scientists believe can significantly diminish your risk of heart disease and diabetes.


If you're someone who's susceptible to over self-medicating on that java fix, Perlman says not to worry too much. He explains, ""Unlike some bars that are loaded with chemically purified or synthesized caffeine, this is natural food source caffeine. I would expect it to be absorbed a little more gradually than the caffeine in a cup of coffee, so [it would offer] a more sustained release and longer-term stimulation than you get when you drink a cup or two of coffee."


Perlman additionally informed Eater his coffee flour is a "very user-friendly ingredient", meaning it's pleasingly easy to bake with. Put your hands together and give a warm round of applause my fellow novice bakers.

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Somewhere out there, a barge is missing some very important cargo.

This morning, thousands of cans of Cafe Bustelo coffee washed up on shore in Indiatlantic, Florida. If you happen to live near by, you may want to jump in your car and join other residents in looting beaches for cans and cases of precious, precious caffeine. The coffee suffered a long and tumultous journey on the open ocean after it likely fell off a cargo ship headed for Puerto Rico, but the goods inside are reported to still be sealed and dry.


Look at those poor cans; they're suffering! Take them home.
Backlash of The Day: Was This Starbuck's Barista's Flirty Message on A Cup Inappropriate?
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You gotta watch out for those Starbucks lovers.

Laura Roberts, a 19-year-old customer at Starbucks in London, received a rather flirty (and cheesy) message on her coffee cup from a male barista.

The unidentified employee scratched out the hot coffee warning and left this message: "Careful you're extremely hot" with an arrow and smily face.

Calm down, lover boy!

The thing is Roberts is engaged and her mom has Facebook—both big problems. Her mom posted a photo of the cup on the Sh*t London Facebook page.

The post received tons of backlash and angry comments, but Roberts is choosing to not identify the barista.

"It's my local Starbucks and he's lovely," she told MailOnline. "He always does it."

"That day I sent a picture of the cup to my mum, because she lives quite far away and she put the picture on Facebook."

Moral of the story: Keep mom off Facebook.

Censorship of The Day: London Coffee Shop Forced to Replace Brilliant Yet "Offensive" Sign
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A coffee shop in London has been forced to remove a sign displaying the shop's name from outside its building.

But the shop's response was rather cheeky.

The coffee shop was rebranded more than a year ago from the more boring "Bermondsey Street Coffee."

Then the owners received this letter this month from the lawyers of the owners of the building.

Seeing as they had no real choice in the matter, they replaced the sign.

Here's the new sign.

Effective? Yes.

Just as funny? Nah.

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First our sticks, and now our coffee beverages. There is no stopping the #selfie.

YouTuber Megan Bowen lives in South Korea and vlogs regularly about the food, entertainment and culture of this interesting part of the world.

In her latest video, Megan takes viewers on a tour of a cafe that prints selfies on edible lattes. The cafe is called "CaFace," which is just almost too clever.

First the selfie...

And then it's time to destroy your face...

Never change, South Korea. Never change.

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Have you ever kissed a loved one and wished that hot coffee would come pouring out of their mouth and into yours?

Probably not. But one Korean designer wants to simulate that weird fantasy.



As Mashable writes:

Created by designer Jang Woo-Seok, the custom lid gives the illusion that you're drinking piping-hot coffee poured through the lips of another person. And who doesn't want that?

Woo-Seok thought up the design after noticing that existing coffee lids lacked flair of any kind. In an email with Mashable, Woo-Seok explained that while coffee can be obtained every day, you aren't always guaranteed a kiss. This lid aims to solve that problem.

"So I created it for my sexual desire. Just kidding," Woo-Seok added, aware of the design's peculiar nature.



That's not a very funny joke.



Woo-Seok describes it further on his Behance site:

Different from the other coffee lids which have a usual hole to put a straw or to drink directly, Take 'Kiss' Out looks like a human face. Therefore, a coffee drinker experiences a visually funny and emotionally different coffee-drinking when drinking.

Take-out coffee is a symbol of city culture and fashion.

Shape of a lip is a distinctive style, thereby the combination will be fun.





Yeesh. If you say so.

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Heisenberg of the Day: There's a Breaking Bad Themed Coffee Shop in Turkey



Deniz Kosan probably believes in the importance of two things.

Coffee and Breaking Bad.

The Turkish fan set up a Kickstarter, got funded and has documented the whole affair over a very well produced Instagram account.

It's called Walter's Coffee and we want to go there immediately.

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If you like coffee and beer, maybe this new Starbucks drink is worth a shot! Starbucks is testing what they've named the Dark Barrel Latte, a drink made with espresso and a chocolaty stout flavor and topped with whipped cream and a dark caramel drizzle. While there's no alcohol actually in the drink, many are insisting that it tastes a lot like beer.

Starbucks already sells beer and wine at some of their stores in the evening, and this fun new blend might be a good way to bridge the gap between the coffee lovers and the beer & wine enthusiasts. Many of the company's customers love trying new things and unique flavor pairings, so for now they're testing this drink to see if it has the potential to become more widely available.
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Tired of Plain, Boring Starbucks Cups?

Starbucks is asking its customers to channel caffeine into creative cup designs, then tweet their masterpieces using the hashtag #WhiteCupContest. The grand prize? Your design sold on a re-usable cup, 25 of the cups, and a $300 Starbucks gift card. Last call for submissions is May 12th.

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The mock store, which quietly opened Friday, is nearly identical to a typical Starbucks location, with tumblers for sale and trendy CDs, including "Dumb Jazz Standards," displayed on the counter.

But the similarities end there. Drinks here are served in green and white "Dumb Starbucks coffee" cups, while pastries are pulled from display cases straight from their Vons' packaging.

The menu features "Dumb Iced Coffee," "Dumb Frappuccinos," and a seasonal "Wuppy Duppy Latte."