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!

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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Grunge Fall Fashion Mood Boards

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Fall is just around the corner and with it comes what I like to call the layering effect. Some people may call my fashion sense as “hipster.” I call it 90s grunge. I grew up on Nirvana and grunge music. To me, grunge fashion is timeless and not to mention cheap since it mostly consists of band tees and you can buy these at Target in the men’s section for like $10.00-$12.00.

In fact, I buy most of my t-shirts in the men’s section of Target and then cut them to make them more feminine. I’ll do a post about Grunge DIY another day.

Read more for some grunge fall fashion mood boards, with pins from Pinterest, to inspire you all for this upcoming fall! Comment with your favorite grunge fashions!

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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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Where are you from?

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I hate that question. Where am I from? Let me tell you.

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College search? Here’s Why You Should Check Out A College You Normally Wouldn’t

 

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We all have expectations and a list when it comes to picking out universities. Some of the expectations might be: a good program for your major, good sports teams, large/small campus, Ivy League, Big Ten, a college in a city or a college in the country. I had only three requirements on my list: it had to be far away from my parents, it had to be in Illinois and it couldn’t be a religious university.

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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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