Michel Cluizel Cocoa Nibs

As exam season hits with full force this month, Chocolat Michel Cluizel, the Manhattan outpost of the legendary Parisian chocolatier, has made all night cramming sessions easier with the introduction of "time release" cocoa nibs enrobed in dark chocolate. Richard Perl, chairman and CEO of Chocolat Michel Cluizel, says "these nibs deliver the clarity, mental focus, and peak concentration levels you look for from a …

Java Juice

Only second best to an IV drip, Java Juice, a new coffee extract makes your next caffeine fix as instant— and as transportable and economical—as a Cup-o-Noodles. Slightly more gourmet and environmentally-friendly than its ramen counterpart, each packet contains a half-ounce of organic Arabica coffee that, unlike other extracts, is a "live" product, formulated to retain freshness and flavor without the use of preservatives. The …

Blue Bottle Coffee

While in San Francisco last week I stumbled upon the best cappuccino I’ve had in ages at Blue Bottle Coffee—purveyors of beans and beverages made from fair trade, organically grown coffee. Blue Bottle has sort of a make-shift store front on the street side of Earl Gonzalez and Tad Longmaid’s Linden, a custom furniture workshop at 315 Linden Street. The beans are roasted, exhaled and …