Make the most of your K-cups

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Keurig coffee machines, with their ability to create a single, amazing cup of coffee, have become all the rage. But the Keurig also has a dark side. Once you buy a Keurig, you become trapped in a cycle that forces you to continually buy its one-time-use K-cups in order to get Read More…

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Philz Coffee opens its 2nd Berkeley location, and it’s great

We all go through America’s daily grind: wake up, drink coffee, sleep and repeat. Coffee caters to the lives of all Berkeleyans, serving as a refreshing morning pick-me-up or a necessary late-night study tool. Coffee unites, engaging colleagues in steamy conversations over steaming lattes. It excites, jolting awake passivity and promoting Read More…

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6 Berkeley gifts for your dad this Father’s Day

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and buying a gift for your dad can be really difficult. Don’t worry — we at the Clog have got you covered. Here are some Berkeley-related gifts you can get your dad that he will be sure to appreciate. 1. “California Dad Berkeley” Read More…

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Ditch the cup and still get the caffeine

It’s 10 p.m. on a Wednesday night; your two textbooks and three readers are spread out in front of you — and you are in desperate need of caffeine. Unfortunately, you can’t handle a black, bitter cup of coffee right now, but how else are you going to stay awake? Read More…

Quiz: What cafe should you study at today?

Nobody likes studying at Main Stacks, Moffitt Library or even the C.V. Starr East Asian Library, despite how pretty it is, so students often decide to venture off campus in search of the perfect cafe to study at. Everyone has his or her own preference as to which coffee shop Read More…

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An epic roast

Meg Elison explores the world of $12 espressos and Baristas from Ritual Coffee

It’s my first time at Ritual Roasters in San Francisco, and it’s time to pretend I drink black coffee. Before I meet the crew, before I see the space, I am told I must drink. A gorgeous golden-brown cup is poured out of a tall French press, and I am Read More…

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My gritty black cup of magic

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I’m sitting on my friend’s couch on a Thursday night, trying to prep my brain for the pain it must soon go through; I am about to study Calculus II. But I can’t muster the energy to focus on any thought except one: I think I’m falling in love with Read More…

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5 moments when you realize, coffee loves me!

1. It’s the evening before a midterm, and you need to get through the last episodes of “Breaking Bad” before you can focus and really study. So you go down the street and order a cup of coffee. 2. It’s a grand sunny morning in Tuscany. After brushing your teeth Read More…