caffeine: friend or foe?

Hey! Sorry for my long absence. I’ve been busy trying to catch up on orders, and to all of you customers out there waiting for your packages, thanks for being patient! We are working as quickly as we can, and hey, we’d better be quicker, because I have TEN boxes of fabric waiting in my living room, and I am expecting quite a few more this week. Yup, superbuzzy is going to drain your wallets (here’s a teaser–fairy tale fabrics part deux!)

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So anyway, one of the only things that is keeping me going at this point is coffee. Peter and I switched to decaf several years ago, but a couple months ago I started sneaking some regular coffee into my decaf (shhh, Peter doesn’t know), just enough to, ya know, perk me up. Now it’s moving into iced coffee season, and wonderful superbuzzy helper Melissa just introduced me to Stomping Grounds, which makes espresso concentrate! You just splash in some milk and ice, and voila, iced coffee! It’s quite tasty. I still kind of want to get a toddy, but until I do, I’m sticking with this concentrate.

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18 Responses to caffeine: friend or foe?

  1. Christina says:

    Have you ever read the D.I.Y. coffee concentrate tutorial over at I Need Coffee?

  2. HAHAHA. Anna has one of those toddy things.

  3. Rebecca says:

    Hmmmm coffee…elixir of love!

  4. megan says:

    crack comes in many forms. i always knew you were some sort of addict.

  5. amanda says:

    Dude. You’re killing me with the Superbuzzy goodness. 😉
    And coffee is my dear, dear friend. Whatever gets you through, I say.

  6. Mama Urchin says:

    Concentrate? I’ve never heard of such a thing but I bet it could come in handy.

  7. Melissa A. says:

    Yum! I’ve been having trouble with coffee lately, but man, an iced coffee would be good (not right now, it’s only 8:30am!) Hmm…

  8. amisha says:

    you guys are killing me with the fairy tale fabrics!! ah well, it’s a good way to go 🙂
    the toddy is awesome for the summer. i am in florida so cold coffee is essential… the toddy coffee is so so good and i love the whole setup with the brewer part and the convenient carafe.

  9. hannah says:

    that looks dangerous.

  10. SusieMac says:

    Coffe is your friend, my dear. FRIEND. F-R-I-E-N-D. Friiiiiiieeeeeeeeeennnnnnnnnnd.

  11. melissa f. says:

    oh! i didn’t know you switched to decaf. now i feel bad like i’m leading you down a dangerous path. a tasty path, but a dangerous one.

  12. Stella says:

    Caffeine… definitely in the “foe” department. I switched to half a cup of half caf/half decaf in the morning and I feel SOOOOO much better. No more anxiety attacks. No more morning grouch and withdrawal headaches. Yes, your body actually wakes up naturally. Don’t get sucked back in!

  13. sara says:

    I just recently converted to the toddy and I have to say that it’s pretty handy. Since I live alone, I have a hard time figuring out just how much coffee to make. With a toddy I can just make it as I need it and don’t waste anything. Plus on those mornings when I’m real braindead it’s as easy as heating up some water.

  14. Element106 says:

    Love me some caffeine. I get my fix here:

  15. Asaknitter says:

    Caffeine, must have caffeine. That concentrate looks delicious.

  16. Lisa in Toronto says:

    I recommend the three-cup stove-top Italian espresso makers.
    It is fast, cheap, and very good for iced coffee.
    One cup of espresso is rumoured to have 1/8th the caffeine of a tall regular coffe at Starbucks.

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  18. donna says:

    A really good way to make tempting lip smacking coffee.
    Take a spoon of cofee powder and a spoon of sugar with little water ( so that they dip in it) and stirrrr…stirrr with a spoon till it froths., Add hot milk to it – dont stir after that – yummy 😛

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