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Saturday, October 31, 2015


BOO, WHO?--Google’s Parisa Tabriz photographed the image above on Halloween.
She asked on Flickr: “Is it just me, or does my coffee look like Jack Skellington...?”
Messing with you on Halloween.  Here are a few coffee-centric spooky places.
We start off with a clever movie trailer that is a wonderful psychological experiment in fake (but real to the victims) telekinetic coffee house surprises.
YIKES! This actually happened in a coffee house. I'd still be running away.
Check it out on You Tube:

 Places where its Halloween all year:

Wake the Dead Coffee House
1432 Old Ranch Road
San Marcos, Texas

The Witches Brew
311 Hempstead Turnpike
West Hempstead, New York

Ghost Alley Espresso
Pike Place Market
1499 Post Alley
Seattle, Washington

BREW Coffee House
3217 Philip Ave.
Bronx, New York

Sacred Grinds
5055 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana

Waking the Dead Café
48 Main Street
Senoia, Georgia

Rimsky-Korsakoffee House (house is haunted and with a bad pun)
707 Southeast 12th Avenue
Portland, Oregon

Stompin’ Grounds Coffee House
 (entire Ohio town is reportedly haunted, including the coffee house)
218 Mansfield Avenue
Shelby, Ohio

Killer ESP
1012 King Street
Alexandria, Virginia

Maybe we'll stick to Starbucks or Peet's
Here’s a coffee-centric news item that’s looking for a place to land.  Why not Halloween? The late Karen Lloyd, 51, passed away from cancer in 2014, but the resident of  Swindon, England, did so with a sense of humor.  She did not want the 450 mourners who attended the services and the wake to be sad.  She succeeded by being buried in a red casket designed to look like a Costa (brand) coffee shipment.  She had printed on the coffin her favorite coffee order, “one shot, extra hot skinny latte."

London entrepreneurs are trying to raise pounds via social media fundraising to open a Death Café, a coffee house where one can sit around and discuss issues of death.  In Sacramento, there’s a spin off event tomorrow (Nov. 1) in Sacramento called Death Café.  It’s a free event, according to organizers and it is set at the Capital Public Radio Community Room, 7055 Folsom Blvd. between 2 and 4 pm.  Not sure if coffee will be served, but they better.”
What?  You want more? Then let’s travel via the spider web to the holy grail of bad ghost puns for sale (below):

DEATH TO PUNS.  Boo. Hiss. Bad pun alert: Spurious Ink has made a collection of punny ghost products that are distributed by Zazzle Greeting Cards in San Jose, CA.
LONG GONE--This coffee house is in the spirit.
Vintage 1958 in NYC's Greenwich Village
IF WE HAD TO CHOOSE--Here's another 1950s vintage New York City
coffeehouse we wish was still around, especially at Halloween.
Here's a coffee house in New Orleans many of us have been dying to visit
Brew in the Bronx Gets with the Program
THEME WINNER--Witches Brew Coffee House in West Hempstead, New York.
Then, of course, for Halloween morning why not have a cup of Death Wish Coffee to startle the day?  And, it's a scary good coffee brand, too.

File this under "OK, it isn't coffee but it's craft beer that's on theme for your Halloween party. It is made by Alesmith, an awesome San Diego craft beer brewer, who brings out "Evil Dead Red Ale" for Halloween. For a treat during the rest of the year try Alesmith's .394 IPA that was created in a partnership with Alesmith and Mr. San Diego Baseball, the late Tony Gywnn.

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