Tag Archive: coffee

Apr 14 2016

Bogarting the coffee


I had an epiphany this morning. I realized that I drink coffee … especially the 1st cup in the morning … the way many people smoke weed. I hold each sip in my mouth for several seconds (sometimes much longer) before swallowing it. Seems I’ve been doing it for years and just never gave it …

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Oct 01 2015

New career chapters require lots of caffeine


After working just 6 weeks shy of 11 years as a communications specialist for a huge global Swedish industrial conglomerate, today I am starting a new job as a communications specialist for slightly smaller global Swedish industrial conglomerate. Well, operational headquarters is in Sweden at least, corporate HQ is in Switzerland (BUMMER!  😉 ) which is probably …

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Aug 09 2015

Caffeine market saturation


Earlier this week Dr. Darling and I decided to take advantage of the summer weather that has FINALLY showed up in these parts to get out on our bikes for a bit. Our destination was Lund, the college town roughly 18 kilometers northeast of Malmö that also happens to be home to my new (as …

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Apr 02 2012

Fika explained by a Swede

This English-language ad for Gevalia coffee is a nice example of Swedish humor. The brand itself is actually a lot more popular in the US than it is here in Sweden. Johan is their current hunky spokesperson and featured in a whole series of ads that you can watch on YouTube. I think he’s supposed to …

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Feb 17 2012

Starbucks invades Malmö C

This post is dated February 17 because that’s the date I actually attended the event described. But it wasn’t posted until February 22 at the request of the friend and brand new barista who invited me to said event. (I suspect the “pre-opening social media blackout” rule only applied to Starbucks employees, but whatever.) So …

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Oct 29 2011

Cafe breakfast action shot

My brother turned us on to this scone, cream cheese and elderberry jam combination from Espresso House during one of his visits to Sweden a couple years ago, and since then I’ve gotten into the habit of sending him a picture every time we have it. (Previously Dr. Darling and I were “butter only” purists …

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Oct 15 2011

Saturday morning mugs


Dr. Darling and I are in the habit of using specific coffee mugs on weekend mornings. I think it started because of size. We have more time to linger and lounge on weekends, so naturally the coffee needs to last longer, too. What’s harder to explain is why these retro Kellogg’s mugs became exclusive to …

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