5 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE JOINING A QUIDDITCH TEAM

Quidditch, the fictional sport from Harry Potter, has gained popularity in the past couple years. There are international teams and collegiate teams that travel to competitions. It’s a fun experience to have in college and a great workout. However, there are some things you should know about Quidditch before joining.

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How To Order Coffee In 15 Countries

Hey, Caf-Fiends!

This Thirsty Thursday we’re going to learn how to order a coffee in 15 countries around the world. I know I have a lot of international readers and if you’re from one of the countries in this post and the wording of your language is wrong, please let me know! Also, my keyboard doesn’t have all the accents needed so my apologies for that.

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5 Common Misconceptions

This misconception Monday we’re focusing on five common misconceptions ranging from microwaves to how much caffeine is actually in a cup of coffee versus a shot of espresso.

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Coffee Lingo Everyone Should Know

Hey, Caf-Fiends!

If you live in the United States in a good sized town, you can probably find a Starbucks on every corner. In Chicago, you certainly can. And while Starbucks may speak with terms like tall, grande, and venti other coffee shops don’t. Also, a Starbucks macchiato isn’t the same as a coffee shop macchiato.

Want to learn what those fancy Starbucks terms will get you at a regular coffee shop? Read on to find out!

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Kopakama Cooperative

Hey, Caf-Fiends!

I wanted to bring to you all two things–a life update and a story I recently read about the Kopakama Cooperative. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, then you already know that I’m a barista at Stellar Beans in Lake Charles, LA. I know, first I drink the coffee then I write about the coffee then I became a barista (Gilmore Girls reference anyone?).

Anyway, I’m currently living at my parent’s house in Lake Charles, LA while I try and save money to move to Austin, TX where in two or three years time I hope to one day open a coffee shop!

Well, that’s my little blurb about me, let’s move on to the real story–The Kopakama Cooperative.

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Seven Favorite Chicago Places

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It’s tourism season in Chicago. The city is bustling with people from many different parts of the world. There are people from Europe, Asia, South America and many other countries all here to visit the Second City and to see what it has to offer.
More tourists mean that they are all looking for some place to visit and dine while visiting our beautiful city. I decided to share seven of my favorite places to dine in Chicago.

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Brunch at DryHop Brewers

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Two weeks ago I went to brunch with my brunch buddy Kara, at DryHop Brewers off of Belmont Ave. We had a blast! We didn’t feel rushed at all and ended up spending 2 hours there, we each got a beer flight, eating and taste testing the beers.

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