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A Caffeine Fix Deep Dive

As the heat of midterm exam stress begins to come to a boil, I can safely assume that a lot of us tired and routine-devoid students will be running to any source of caffeine as a means to make up for the lack of sleep. Whether it be the comfort of freshly brewed coffee or […]

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The Hunt for the Best Pumpkin Spice Latte

With the weather getting colder, leaves turning orange, and days getting shorter, the changing of the seasons officially justifies an excuse for the first pumpkin spice latte (PSL) of the year. This sweet drink is the perfect way to get your caffeine fix, but where in Edinburgh are you able to get one?  Obviously, there […]

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Autumnal Reasons to Smile

It’s the small things in life that make the autumnal season the most enjoyable.

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Gilmore Girls: 22 Years in the Life

It’s not just a show: it’s a comfort blanket.

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Lifestyle

The Ultimate Edinburgh Student Café Guide

Are you really an Edinburgh student if you don’t sit about in cafés leeching off their WiFi with one oat latte between four for hours on end? Now with rising energy prices, it’s even more important to know where to head to keep warm and pretend to do uni work, so here’s a (far from […]

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Lifestyle Wellbeing

Basic? I call bullshit: why our simple pleasures should not make us feel guilty

You adore Harry Styles. Exclusively live in leggings (bonus points if they’re Lululemons) and oversized jumpers, and of course are an avid iced-latte drinker. No night out is complete without chunky hoops, a pair of Air Force Ones, ribbed flares, and your trusty bottle of Echo Falls to hand. You are, to all intents and […]

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Science

Barista at home: how science can fuel your caffeine addiction

We are all going to have to become better baristas in our own homes. Changes to Edinburgh lockdown restrictions from the 16th January have dealt another blow to our finest coffee shops. No longer will you be able to pick up your coffee in the shop – now it must be delivered to your home. […]

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Bean there, done that: arabica vs robusta coffee

If you’re a coffee addict like me, then you might be well aware of the difference between arabica and robusta coffee; since the main consideration for consumers is taste, arabica is a lot smoother and robusta more bitter. However, we should also be considering which bean is better for the environment, as growing coffee beans […]