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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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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Star Wars space coffee, Disneyland’s most unusual drink, is one of its all-time best

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Some people go to Disneyland because, no matter how much time passes or how many tweaks might happen to rides over the years, things will be fundamentally the same every time they return. There will always be a Disneyland Railroad blasting its whistle and always a castle, all rosy and pink, rising over Main Street.

Some people go for the exact opposite reason: because no matter how many times they’ve been, there will always be something new to experience in the parks. I’m one of those people in the latter camp. If there’s something new at Disneyland — especially if … Read more