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I can never do it. I just can’t. I roll out of bed yearning for it every morning. I just don’t know how anyone could ever live without this magic potion so many of us know as coffee. It’s really something special ya know. That jolt. That rush. It gives us that get up and go to conquer the day, as long as we can brew it, that is. Yes, there comes… Read More

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As Americans, we’re all on a budget. The dollar just doesn’t go as far as it used to. It includes everything, even our morning cup of joe which can cost anywhere from two to five dollars on the average. So, how can you make the pinch feel less harsh? Make a stop at your local Mickey D’s. You’ll be surprised by what you taste! For years, I have been ignoring those who… Read More

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If you spend a great deal of time on the road, coffeehouses are essential. They are the perfect places to raise your spirits and perk up your energy to keep on rolling through the streets. Everyone loves coffee. After all, it’s the American drink of choice for the morning, unlike our neighbors on the side of the pond who enjoy a spot of tea. There are many places along the way that… Read More

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Most people this time of year go on exotic vacations across the globe to escape the winter blues that most of us have built up from a winter of agony. As for me, I travel to places with a purpose intended. I’m not one to spend lavishly on vacations, especially if they just involve myself. Last week, I made the trip out to Virginia to be with my family and I couldn’t have… Read More

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When Karen’s Cafe had departed a month ago, many thought that was the end to a coffee-house on Main Street. Little did they know, however, that something was going on behind the scenes as a new owner,Sharry Revillini, was about to take over and make this cozy little hideaway her own as she was green with envy, in every part of the word. Welcome to the Green Room. The new Main Street coffee-house in Winsted…. Read More

As a bachelor who lives an on the go lifestyle, finding the right food choices is often critical. Sure there’s McDonald’s, Burger King, as well as countless of other fast food venues, but when you want something local, you have to do a little research. Though I don’t lay claim to be a food critic, I do eat more than my fair share of food. Recently, my good friend Joe “Taco” Kopler recommended I… Read More

     All of us love coffee. I know I do. My day absolutely cannot start without it. In fact, I’m such a caffeine “junkie” that it will take me a good 4-5 cups throughout the day to have that whole “get up and go” feeling. Coffee is my life, there’s no doubt about that. I search high and low just to find that perfect cup of “joe”.  When I first moved to… Read More