Coffee Stained Lens: Why does my stomach hurt after I drink coffee now?

This was my question a few weeks ago when I picked up a new coffee to try. Actually, I didn’t pick it out. I ordered a different brand from Walmart for Pickup, they didn’t have it, so they substituted it for Caffe Fair. I’ve had Caffe Fair before and I don’t remember anything bad from …

Coffee Stained Lens: More Hot Takes to heat your December

A tad bit later than planned but...let's just hop right into this piping hot tea! Hot Take #1—If other customers in a coffee shop come off as snobby and standoffish, it isn’t the coffeeshop’s fault, BUT if the baristas aren’t patient when you’re looking at the menu for the first time or they’re rude to …

Coffee (Shop) Trials: Starbucks vs. Dunkin….vs Tim Horton’s

That’s right people! While in Wisconsin, I’ve only debated about Dunkin and Starbucks but as a true Michigander I have to bring Tim Hortons into the mix. As I got older, I watched Tim Hortons take over Michigan—or at least, my little part of Michigan. It almost became an easy staple for my friends when …

Coffee Stained Lens: Re-Center and Look to the Little Things

The past few weeks have been a struggle. Every day it seems like there’s less structure and motivation and more bad news. In moments like these, it’s hard to see the silver lining. And whenever I’m upset about this situation, I catch myself saying something like, “Well, I shouldn’t be upset because it’s not as …