BuzzFeedBlue demonstrates how to prepare a variety of coffee recipes from around the world in a recent video. The recipes in the video include mazagran from Portugal, eiskaffee from Germany, and even the egg-based kaisermelange from Austria, among others.
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Since last November, a mysterious artist going by sleevebucks has been transforming the iconic Starbucks mermaid logo on the company’s coffee cup sleeves into delightful pop culture characters. It turns out the mermaid is a surprisingly versatile template–sleevebucks has rendered everyone from Harry Potter to Wonder Woman. The project can also be followed on Instagram.
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Starbucks barista and redditor Carpe_Natem was recently given an inspirational boost during their shift after discovering one customer’s geeky coffee cup that had an extremely detailed map of Middle-earth drawn on it. Middle-earth is the fictional setting found in most of J.R.R. Tolkien‘s fantasy novels and the films based on them–The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. More photos of the unknown artist’s coffee cup are available to view on Imgur.
photos via Carpe_Natem
“Latte Motion” is a touching stop-motion animated short created by Japanese company Ajinomoto General Foods using 1,000 cups of coffee to promote its latte drink flavoring, Maxim Stick. The “world’s first latte art animation” carries the decidedly pro-coffee tagline, “Latte warms the world.” The company has also posted a behind-the-scenes video highlighting the making of the short.
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reddit user DarrenDK created a wonderfully nerdy coffee table based on a UV erasable EPROM memory chip. In place of the chip’s quartz window, the table has a two-way mirror infinity portal filled with the Internet’s glowing “tubes.” The table is inspired by the 555 Timer Chip Footstool created by Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories.
The Game Over Mug is a ceramic mug by Craziest Gadgets that is shaped like a PlayStation controller. Once the beverage inside has been fully consumed, the words “game over” appear at the bottom of the mug–a helpful reminder to anyone pulling an all-nighter that it’s time for a refill.
The mug is currently scheduled to be available for purchase in February 2015.
The best part about this mug? When you get down to the end of your coffee it has a little hidden message for you written on the bottom of the cup: Game Over. Wah wah wah. Don’t worry, you can get a bonus life refill over at the coffee pot.
images via Craziest Gadgets
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A creative animation by the production company Not to Scale demonstrates each step of the process of making a cup of Starbucks coffee. The video tells the story in reverse order beginning with a finished cup of coffee and working back through the roasting, bean selection, and growing processes.
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Logan Miller of MillerWoodshop has created an impressive and fully functioning NES game controller coffee table designed after the classic Nintendo Entertainment System controller from the 1980s. The table, which is available to purchase online from Miller’s Etsy store, comes equipped with a built-in retractable cable for plugging into any original NES console.
This table was built to scale with the original NES controller. This fully functional controller’s buttons have been tuned up for easy play. A heavy coat of clear polyurethane has been added to protect the table from scratches or rings from a glass. It’s a great item for children and adults. The NES coffee table has a modern style and a retro feel. It also comes with 6 spacers that have matching gray paint and gray felt on top and bottom of the cylinder shaped spacers.
photos via MillerWoodshop
On a recent episode of Conan, host Conan O’Brien took his associate producer Jordan Schlansky to Intelligentsia Coffee for a coffee tasting after Schlansky bought an unauthorized espresso machine for the office. O’Brien questions and mocks Schlansky about his coffee preferences as Intelligentsia employees talk about their roasting and tasting process. O’Brien has a history of picking on Schlansky in past segments on the show.
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Cartoonist Josh Hara (yoyoha) uses paper coffee cups as canvases for his hilarious cartoons about coffee, the human condition, and National Doughnut Day. The cartoons are part of his ongoing project #100coffeecups. He posts the cartoons to his Twitter and Instagram accounts.
photos by Josh Hara