My Dental Hygienist Was Impressed

On my most recent trip for a dental cleaning, I was complimented by my hygienist for the lack of stains on my teeth for a change.  I told her it was because I’d more or less stopped drinking Coke since diagnosis with Type II diabetes.  She was impressed as the caffeine habit was pretty hard to kick.

Phil: “Oh, I still get my caffeine fix.  I drink coffee now.”

Hygienist: “Coffee?  You don’t have any stains though.”

P: “Oh, well, it’s stuff I make for myself specifically to cut the acidity and bitterness so I don’t have to add sugar.  Also don’t have to drink much of it either to get my fix.”

H: “Well, without the acid it won’t etch itself into your teeth.  That’s why you don’t have any stains.”

Hot damn.  Yet another benefit to add to the list.

Having Trouble Placing Your Order?

I’m noticing several orders for BBotE that seem to be getting hung up at the Paypal stage of the game.  If you’re having issues, please drop a line through the “Contact Us” link on the homepage.  That way I have an email with which to get in touch with you.

Alas, Price Increases

Because my preferred dewar manufacturer has jumped up the prices of that most integral component of a Stein of Sceince, that translates to an increase in prices to you, the Scientific Drinking Public.  Not dramatic jumps, but noticeable.

My apologies, but such is life in the big city.

SCIENTIFIC DRINKING TOUR 2010 – Sydney, Australia & Christchurch, NZ(possibly)

To celebrate the upcoming nuptials of Test Subject Astrophysicist, Herr Direktor Funranium will be touring the Dominion of Oceania from June 24th-July13th.  If you are a denizen of Australia or New Zealand and wish a Stein of Science hand carried with significantly reduced shipping, now is the time to drop me a line.

The secret of the Black Blood of the Earth travels with me and batches may be conjured during my travels for lucky locals…yes, I am looking at you KAOS.

Black Blood Of The Earth Now Available In CONUS

Alright, I have decided that sufficient testing has been done for survival of flavor in shipment.  I have put BBotE available up on the store in the 1000ml size only.  Though preliminary shipping tests show that the 750ml and 375ml sizes survive without bursting their lids, the locking bail top of the 1000ml bottle gives me comfort that nary a drop will be lost before reaching its destination.

Currently, I am restricting shipping to the continental US.  While I have proven that express mail can get BBotE through a rather stringent customs regime within 48hrs, the international shipping cost is almost as much as the BBotE itself.  Please drop me a line if you are beyond the borders of the 48 and in desperate need so we can figure out how to wrangle this for you.

Now, just to reiterate, while the caffeine content of BBotE is high, I do not know exactly how high.  I strongly recommend keeping consumption below 100ml/day.  By my rough calculation, you’ve got about the equivalent of a month’s worth of caffeination by Starbuck’s Ventis in that bottle.  While you could drink an entire case of Red Bull you picked up at Costco in a day, you probably shouldn’t.  The same wisdom applies to BBotE.  Know your limits and consume accordingly.

I am currently making it available in Sumatra (dark roast), Kona Blend, Kenya (medium roasts), and Panama (light roast) varieties.  Please specify which type you would like so that I know what to make.