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Shake with Care: Picking the Right Bottle for Making fatCoffee

A recent customer mentioned that he's had a hard time finding a good, high-quality bottle which he could use to shake up fatCoffee - and particularly one which traveled well. Since this is pretty darn important (it's one of the things that makes fatCoffee travel-ready), and because it's really important not to use a cheap, loosely sealed water bottle, here are 5 options you can pick that should do the trick. First, a note of caution: if you are going to put a hot liquid into an enclosed space, and then shake that space up for 30-60 seconds, there are some things you can expect. First, you will create pressure inside that bottle. If the bottle isn't sealed tightly, hot coffee/tea will sputter all over...

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(Sub)urban Hunter Gatherer

With a few tricks up my sleeve, it's a lot easier to stay primal when I'm traveling for business By night, I'm Chief Ninja - I'm working on fatCoffee, testing out new recipes, filling orders (thank you!!!), and coming up with new ways to get the word out. But I still have a day job - which is to say, something else that I love to do, and which I've had the good fortune of getting paid for. So I get to bootstrap Ninja Goat Nutritionals, while still keeping the lights on at home :) (For anyone who's wondering: I've been a UX researcher and software designer for the past 15 years or so, and I do a lot of testing and...

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Something I've noticed about the food I'm eating

Read that headline again, just in case you missed the magic word. Go ahead, it's really in there. Something that I've realized is actually, really, honestly magical. Catch it? Noticed. As in, "made note of," "perceived", "became aware of." When was the last time you can remember having this distinct, identifiable, in-the-moment experience with your food? Was it a particularly good meal? Something you'd waited for, worked for, or taken a while to prepare? A meal someone else cooked for you, maybe for a special occasion? Maybe it was something new, or something you had once a long time ago, and had just found again. I think it's easy to be in the moment, to be in the act of...

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fatCoffee® BacoPineDelight w/ Free Narwhal Delivery

You knew this was coming, right? We like a good laugh around here. And while you can't order fatCoffee® BacoPineDelight, you can order the real stuff, right here. There's absolutely, positively, no possible way I'd ever, ever, put bacon and pineapple into my coffee. Butter? Yes. Cheesecake? Maybe. Ground guava? Possibly after missing a night of sleep. But let's keep bacon where it belongs: woven into small placemats and used in place of bread slices.   [embed]https://www.youtube.com/embed/5PNOmbSgXl4[/embed]

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fatCoffee® Spiced Chocolate

There is a cafe not far from where I live - I often pass by as I walk to or from my office, but almost never stop in. They are open from 6PM to Midnight, which isn't terribly convenient if you want a cup of coffee in the morning. But the owner is known for his hot chocolate, and for attempting to make the World's Strongest Espresso shot. I actually had one of those once, and not entirely on purpose. It was a Saturday afternoon, and we'd just finished walking down through the 9th Street Market, and were headed home. I needed something to perk me up for the afternoon, and we stopped in for a cup of coffee. "How about an...

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