Your Brain On Coffee, An Educational Video

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Have you ever wondered why coffee has the ability to both keep us awake, and make us feel less stabby in the morning?

Your Brain on Coffee, brought to us by AsapScience, explains what caffeine is actually doing to our mind grapes. Most importantly, we discover what not only makes us crave caffeine, but why we eventually need more and more to remain functional.

The best part… AsapScience also explains why it’s physically impossible to overdose on caffeine. So, throw back all the mocha-choca lattes you’d like, and have fun trying to sleep this week.

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The Alarm Clock That Makes Fresh Coffee Is Worth Waking Up For

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Waking up sucks. Well, at least it did before your alarm clock had coffee ready for you when you finally roll over.

Brought to us by London-based industrial designer Joshua Renouf, the Barisieur is an alarm clock that doubles as a coffee maker. Just try not to blindly slap the snooze button… that’ll leave a mark.

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[link, via designtaxi]

Coffee Cup Art Left Behind For Others To Find

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Starting the day off with coffee is good. Add some coffee cup art to the mix and suddenly your morning is a little bit more tolerable.

If you’re lucky enough to frequent the same coffee shop as artist Jimmy T., you could have that super-morning. Jimmy creates illustrations on takeaway coffee cups, and then leaves them behind for patrons of the shop to find.

Of course, this isn’t before Jimmy documents the drawings on his Tumblr blog, Morning Coffee Cup Art, where you can see his ongoing series.

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[link, via Geeks Are Sexy]

Cappuccino Potato Chips Exist

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Since you’re probably going to eat potato chips for breakfast anyway… Cappuccino Potato Chips now exist.

Part of Lay’s Do Us A Flavor campaign, where they crowdsource ideas for new chip varieties, the coffee chips are part of an experiment including Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese, Mango Salsa, and Wasabi Ginger. Voting to decide the official new flavor starts in 12 days.

Great… But can we get the cappuccino chips in half-caf, two-pump, extra-foam, mocha-choca? Asking for a friend.

[link, via Thrillist]

A Rum That Tastes Like Coffee and Cigarettes Exists

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If you’re a rum drinker, then there’s a good chance that you’re no stranger to the combination of coffee and cigarettes.

Stolen Rum knows this, and has brought us Coffee and Cigarettes Rum. Now, did they actually go to the trouble of replicating the taste of a cigarette? Not really, but the rum is infused with roasted coffee and smoke flavor. So, you can be smelling just like your degenerate uncle in no time.

[link, via First We Feast]