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Philz Coffee Opens Their First Shop Outside of San Francisco Bay Area in Santa Monica, California

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San Francisco Bay Area mainstay Philz Coffee has opened shop in Santa Monica, California, their first location outside of the San Francisco Bay Area since their inception in 2003.

It all started in 2003, from the humble and passionate roots of Phil Jaber. As he would tell you, Frank Sinatra was born to sing, and Phil Jaber was born to make coffee. The rest goes like this: About 25 years ago Phil first began experimenting with different beans from around the world with the goal in mind of making really great tasting blends. Phil wanted each blend to be flavorful, complex, rich, smooth and low in acidity. After about 25 years of experimentation and testing, Phil has created more than 30 unique blends that achieve all of this. After perfecting his blends, Phil wanted to make sure each cup was made in a way that brought out all the flavors of the coffee. He wanted a brewing method that would involve his other passion, people and community. Phil believes coffee is personal and social, and he wanted to make sure the coffee-making process embodied this and made each cup taste really great.

This is great news for Angelenos who love good coffee. In fact, musician Snoop Dog and digital strategist Andy Sternberg have already shared their own joy of the news.

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The Vault, A Self-Serve Coffee Shop in North Dakota That Operates on the Honor System

The Vault is a self-serve coffee shop located in a former bank building in Valley City, North Dakota where customers pay on the honor system. When customers are finished serving themselves, there’s a credit card reader and a slot for checks and cash. There are some security measures on-hand, but the shop’s owners mostly rely on the honesty of Valley City’s community to police themselves.

Many people ask how we are not being robbed blind. A lessor factor is that we have cameras – though their primary purpose is to help provide a safe atmosphere. More important is the good will of the people of Valley City. Generally speaking the people of Valley City are more generous than dishonest. In the first seven months of being open we averaged 15% more than our asking prices.

In a report on the coffee shop by Aaron Boerner for local news station KVRR, co-founder David Brekke insists that he didn’t realize self-service was a novel concept in the world of coffee shops.

At the time, I didn’t realize how unique that was. I thought it just made sense and I found out later by Googling that there just isn’t anything like it.

The Vault

The Vault

The Vault

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‘Comedians in Cars Getting Cocaine’, A Parody of ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ Featuring Joel McHale & Tony Hale

“Comedians in Cars Getting Cocaine” is an amusing video by The Soup that parodies the Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee web series. The video features host Joel McHale picking up actor Tony Hale before heading over to their local cocaine dealer.

“The Soup” host Joel McHale takes joy riding in a classic 1959 ride to new heights with “Veep” star Tony Hale. Who wants booger sugar?!

Wine-in-a-Can Company Friends Fun Wine Introduces Combination Wine and Coffee in a Can Beverages

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Wine in a can company Friends Fun Wine has introduced a pair of new combination wine and coffee in a can beverages. Specifically, Friends Fun Wine has created Cabernet Coffee Espresso and Chardonnay Coffee Cappuccino. Each beverage, which contain 6% alcohol, comes in a 250ml can that includes two servings.

Of the two new varieties, Cabernet Coffee Espresso features a rich flavor of fresh cabernet grapes, espresso coffee, and a hint of chocolate while Chardonnay Coffee Cappuccino features sweet, refreshing Chardonnay grapes with vanilla cappuccino coffee and smooth hints of chocolate.

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A Coffee Expert Reviews Cheap Coffee Using a 5-Star Rating System

Los Angeles-based coffee expert Wes Johansen sits down and reviews cheap coffee in this video by BuzzFeed. The coffee taste test included 7-Eleven, Denny’s, McDonald’s, Maxwell House, Folgers, Starbucks, and Dunkin’ Donuts. After smelling and tasting each brand, he then scored them on a 5-star rating system. Folgers and Dunkin’ Donuts’ coffee both reigned supreme with 4-star scores.

Can coffee really be this bad?

We previously wrote about BuzzFeed’s video featuring a wine expert who reviews cheap beer on a five-point scale.