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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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via Foodbeast

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.

Legal, A New Line of ‘Wake and Bake’ Cold Coffee Beverages Brewed With Cannabis Extract

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Legal is a new line of cold coffee beverages brewed by Washington State food and drink company Mirth Provisions that takes advantage of the state’s new marijuana laws by incorporating 20 milligrams of locally-grown cannabis extract into the recipe. In an interview on MyNorthwest, creator Adam Stites refers to the line of flavored coffee drinks as “wake and bake beverages.”

We want the experience to be more similar to that if you had a nice IPA or glass of wine. We don’t want to pack so much THC into every one of our drinks that it’s unpleasant, especially for people that are just getting into marijuana.





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via MyNorthwest, Nerdcore

‘A Film About Coffee’, A Documentary About the Specialty Coffee Movement

A Film About Coffee is a documentary about the world of specialty coffee. The film traces specialty coffee production from coffee farms in Central America and Africa to the hip third wave cafés of the United States and Japan. A Film About Coffee is directed by Brandon Loper. The film’s website lists upcoming screenings.

Through the eyes and experiences of farmers and baristas, the film offers a unique overview of all the elements—the processes, preferences and preparations; traditions old and new—that come together to create the best cups. This is a film that bridges gaps both intellectual and geographical, evoking flavor and pleasure, and providing both as well.

A Film About Coffee

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