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Posted Wed Dec 22, 2010, 9:14am
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This drink is sad in my opinion.  If you really need that much caffeine take caffeine pills.  You're ruining a shot of espresso, the point of coffee shouldn't just be a caffeine intake.  And drinking three or four espressos dumped together? That's sad.  Savor the experience, don't just dump them together for a jolt of energy.  But, I must admit when I really need a boost, and my only option is a large chain w/ a super-auto I sometimes go for one of these, their espresso isn't palatable anyway.
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Posted Wed Jul 11, 2012, 5:55am
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While Americans have their Americano, up here in Canada, we call this a Canadiano.

Typically it's a cup of the specialty house drip coffee mixed with a single or double espresso shot, depending on size. (If my memory serves me right, it's 1 shot per 12 oz.)

A "Shaker" is a double espresso shot mixed with with a large Tim Hortons Double Double over ice.

(A double double is double sugar / double cream) This is what I use for emergency caffination. If I just can't stay awake and I need something to get my heart pounding, this is the "Nuclear bomb" of coffees.

I don't honestly think I would be brave enough to drink 12 oz of straight espresso..

 
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Posted Wed Jul 11, 2012, 6:56am
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This is nice in the IV-of-caffeine sense of coffee. And truly, like a blend, sometimes the sum can be better than the parts. But I find that--for the most part--I don't like to mix brewed coffee or espresso with anything, because I miss things about the parts. The separate tastes and character of the shots and the brewed coffee get muddled by the other. But that's because I really like distinguishing between coffees and knowing the characteristics of each brewed with different methods. But that's just me. You do you. Drink what you like!

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Posted Tue Jul 31, 2012, 1:05pm
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I think its a nice story!
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Posted Tue Aug 28, 2012, 7:44am
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Back in the 90's, in Studio City, CA.when we ran our own coffee house, we called this a "Poor Man's Speedball", or a "Jitterbug".
Just thinking about it is bringing on the tremors.

 
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Posted Thu Sep 13, 2012, 1:26pm
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Sounds strong, I'm gonna have to try it!

 
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Posted Sat Nov 24, 2012, 7:56am
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Oh dam I will try this today! :D
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Posted Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:14pm
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Over in New Hampshire, I've seen them referred to as a Fog Lifter.

When everyone makes these, do they use the same blend/beans for both the espresso and the drip? I'm curious.

Regards,
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Posted Mon Feb 17, 2014, 8:39pm
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I used to know someone who made her coffee with aqua java (caffeinated water that was popular years ago). Talk about a buzz

 
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