The science of slurping

If you’re a big noodle eater like me, or know those that eat noodles, you most likely are familiar with the noise and practice of slurping noodles. While some take it as being ‘rude’, slurping noodles is a means of cooling down very hot noodles so that they may be enjoyed immediately, not in several minutes. The same principle applies to slurping coffee, using the air to cool down the usually scalding liquid to non-burning. There’s a bit more to not burning your tongue too; since slurping aerates the coffee, it also helps to pick up more flavors. This is also why some wine drinkers slurp their wine as well.

Why Dunkin’ spent $100M in 2019

A couple of weeks ago I discovered Dunkin’ Donuts cereal. It’s still on my shelf and while it’s a little too sweet for me for breakfast I do snack on it sometimes after dinner. I never been too personally experienced with the Dunkin’ brand I put it on my radar for the purposes of the new JAVAWAVA. Here’s a great, informative piece put out by CNBC a couple of years ago when Dunkin’ invested $100M in an ambitious effort to shore up their coffee operations.