Rough morning and an extra Americano or two left you with shaky hands? Some been-there-done-that pro baristas offer tips for staving off (or recovering from) overcaffeination.
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Feeling a bit jittery about how coffee is decaffeinated? Never fear: today we'll explain how some beans get stripped of their buzz using the water process, and how you can avoid those sleepless nights after your afternoon latte.
What with all the buzz, pardon the pun, about Four Loko and other caffeine-cranked beverages that deliver a whopping payload of alcohol and that, according to Stephen Colbert, "allow you to fall off a bar stool all night long," it's easy to forget that the practice of mixing a boozy bump with a caffeinated zip isn't exactly new. Today, of course, both cocktails and coffee are being enjoyed on a particularly geekish level, and Bruni writes that now coffee and liquor are encountering each other in a glass in ways that no Irish Coffee connoisseur could have anticipated.