Entries Tagged as 'the loop'


April 16th, 2015 · No Comments

Opening soon….

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Macy’s Art in Bloom

April 3rd, 2015 · No Comments

You have one more day to see Macy’s Art in Bloom.

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Cold brew at Starbucks

April 3rd, 2015 · No Comments

Last week I was walking past Starbucks and noticed that they now have cold brew. I drink and enjoy cold brewed coffee at a bunch of independent little coffee shops, so I was interested to see if Starbucks could get it right. The difference between regular coffee and cold brewed coffee is that cold brewed coffee is made with cold or lukewarm water and it is let to steep for 12 or more hours. On the Starbucks site it says they let it go for 20 hours, that they do one batch per day, and when it’s gone it’s gone. Unlike they’re regular iced coffee, which is described as “freshly brewed.” The cold brew coffee process leaves behind some of the bitter oils and acids that hot water draws from the beans and produces a smoother coffee.

So, I thought the cold brewed coffee was not bad. Not the best I’ve had, but it’s Starbucks. The flavor was more rich and deep than the regular iced coffee, and I liked that. Also, I think a large is $1.00 more than the large regular iced coffee. I guess it’s true. Time = money. I prefer to support my local Logan Square little coffee shops, but when downtown you can’t pass up to proliferation of Starbucks. I’d order the cold brew again.

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