Caffeine: You Think It, You Feel It?

In The Music Man, Professor Harold Hill charmingly dupes the River City populace. He first takes their money for musical instruments and then purports to teach their kids how to play said instruments. . . . by telling the kids to simply think of the notes . . . and then play them. With Professor … Continue reading Caffeine: You Think It, You Feel It?

Prefer Tea over Coffee? Your Choice—or Decided by Your Genes?

Tea or coffee? As in, which one do you prefer?Innocuous question, right? Yet earlier in history, as tea and coffee were first arriving to their shores, a European's response might have reflected such weighty issues as: power (who had the means to bring tea and coffee to Europe) wealth and status (who could initially afford … Continue reading Prefer Tea over Coffee? Your Choice—or Decided by Your Genes?

Tea Leaves Blended with Coffee Beans. Really.

When this is placed before you, well, who needs anything else?But truly, a solid tea serves as a wonderful counterpoint to this dessert's sweet richness. And here at Cupán Tae—located in Ireland's captivating city of Galway—there are many fine choices. While I went with the sturdy, no-nonsense Irish Breakfast, my far more adventurous daughter opted for … Continue reading Tea Leaves Blended with Coffee Beans. Really.