The Meantime Coffee Co. celebrates five years

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The Meantime Coffee Co., a student-run nonprofit coffee shop located in the Campus Y, celebrated its five-year anniversary on Sept. 12 with a special birthday week menu.

“It feels really great to have made it to five years because that’s a huge thing,” said senior Alaina Plauche, chief executive officer of The Meantime. “It’s really hard for small businesses to compete, and to be a small business that is entirely run by students also feels sort of badass.”

The Meantime was opened in 2016 by three UNC students — Lauren Eaves, Keegan McBride and Scott Diekema — and is dedicated

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Why does coffee sometimes make you tired?

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Caffeine, the main active ingredient in coffee, has a well-justified reputation for being an energy booster. But caffeine is also a drug, which means that it can impact each of us differently, depending on our consumption habits and our genes.

“The paradox of caffeine is that in the short term, it helps with attention and alertness. It helps with some cognitive tasks, and it helps with energy levels,” said Mark Stein, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington, who has studied the impact of caffeine on people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. “But the

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An Illustrated Guide to Philly’s 8 Essential Vegan Dishes

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Great vegan food is easy to come by in Philly — but some dishes stand above the rest. For exciting ingredients and convincing meat alternatives that are as affordable as they are delicious, here are the 7 essential vegan dishes to try in Philly, in illustrated form.

Gudeg and Oseng Tempeh Platter

Hardena, 1754 S. Hicks Street

Most vegan jackfruit dishes these days are prepared to mimic pulled pork, but Hardena’s weekend-only Indonesian gudeg stewed jackfruit is the perfect sweet and savory stew that doesn’t try to be faux meat. You can add it to any combination platter, but

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Factwire: Hong Kong’s ‘healthy’ food labelling scheme may mislead shoppers

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A government food labelling scheme designed to promote healthy eating among Hongkongers has a loophole: products tagged as low in one potentially unhealthy ingredient may be high in another one.

At least 12 products labelled “low sugar” or “no sugar” under the voluntary “Salt/Sugar” Label Scheme for Prepackaged Food Products contain excessive sodium or salt; similarly, at least five products labelled “low salt” or “no salt” contain excessive sugar, FactWire has found.

After receiving inquiries from FactWire, the government removed over 30 per cent of the products under the scheme from its website with the consent of their manufacturers or

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San Francisco mansion once owned by Hills Brothers Coffee family listed for $12.9 million

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A Presidio Heights mansion once owned by Herbert Gray Hills, son of one of the co-founders of Hills Bros. Coffee, is for sale for $12.9 million.

A Presidio Heights mansion once owned by the son of one of the co-founders of Hills Bros. Coffee is for sale for $12.9 million. (Adam Potts) 
A Presidio Heights mansion once owned by the son of one of the co-founders of Hills Bros. Coffee is for sale for $12.9 million. (Adam Potts) 

The 6,385-square-foot mansion has five bedrooms and eight bathrooms, and it boasts expansive views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Presidio. It

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Vanilla Latte Coffee Granita Recipe (Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan)

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Perk up with this vanilla latte coffee granita. It’s a simple recipe that was submitted by J J Parchman as a Sweet entry in our Snackable Recipe Contest several years ago. J J said, “This granita is so very light and fresh! It is delightful in summer but, once you taste it you will make it all year round. It’s the perfect end to a heavy meal or light snack. The coconut milk adds a depth of flavor and texture that makes this dessert so satisfying.”

Vanilla Latte Coffee Granita Recipe - Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Fee, Allergy-Friendly, and so refreshing!

This Coffee Granita is a Like a Frozen Vegan Vanilla Latte

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