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DNAinfo has suggested that Box Kite’s “‘spro & tonic” is New York City’s “coffee drink of the summer.” According to DNAinfo’s Emilie Ruscoe, who mustered up the courage to try this concoction, the ‘spro & tonic is: a cold, bubbly concoction that’s made by adding a shot of espresso to a glass of tonic water. […]

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On Sunday, Starbucks scrapped the first phase of its controversial #RaceTogether initiative, in which baristas were encouraged to start conversations about race with customers. Predictably, the effort drew immediate backlash online. What wasn’t so clear was how the conversations actually went down in real life. So days before Starbucks ended its marketing ploy, ANIMAL attempted […]

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You’re in Manhattan and jonesing for a Venti Double Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino®. Quick, where’s the closest Starbucks? Chances are, it’s four blocks away or less. The data blogger Ben Wellington of I Quant NY plotted the location of every Starbucks on the island, then measured the distance between each Manhattan’s lots and the closest outpost of […]

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As if digital rights management technology wasn’t nefarious enough when applied to media, now it’s coming for your coffee. As TechDirt points out, Keurig’s next-generation hardware will be programmed to function only when used in tandem with its own proprietary software coffee, meaning competing brands and environmentally friendly fill-it-yourself pods for their ubiquitous single-serving coffee […]

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Last week, we showed you this map of Manhattan’s best coffee, organized by subway stop. It’s a useful resource, but those who live and work in the outer boroughs were out of luck until this week. Thankfully, Butterfruit Labs updated its map today to include western Queens and northwest Brooklyn. Those of us who live […]

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Well, this is handy, isn’t it? Butterfruit Labs created this Manhattan subway map with the stop names subbed out for the area’s best coffee shop. 14th Street on the A/C/E becomes Blue Bottle, Spring Street on the 6 becomes Gimme! Coffee, et cetera. Without the names of stops to orient you it takes a bit […]

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Caffeine is a strong stimulant of the xanthine class. Naturally occurring, it’s the world’s most commonly consumed upper. Religions even exempt caffeine from restrictions on intoxicants because no one would worship a god that didn’t let you have a tea or a Coke. Caffeine is an addictive psychostimulant drug. It’s not known exactly how many […]

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Yet another reason to continue with that borderline-problematic coffee addiction: a Harvard University study showed that subjects who had two to four cups of coffee a day were half as likely to commit suicide as those that didn’t. PopSci explains how the study was conducted: Researchers examined data from three U.S. studies evaluating coffee and […]

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Diane, 10:30 AM, July 9th. Entering the offices of ANIMAL. It’s a 15 minute walk from Times Square. Never seen so many Red Bulls in my life. 86 Degrees on a clear day. Lunch will be, uh, 5 dollars at the Halal cart on 45th, near the gas station. That will be lamb over rice. […]

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Have you checked out the latest version of the American Psychiatric Association‘s manual of mental disorders though? Among the new and exciting ailment classifications, here’s a thing: DSM now classifies “caffeine withdrawal” as an actual mental disorder. Big news for anyone who can’t stand the very thought waking up without the immediate consuption of their trusty cup of coffee, and […]

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