This is one of the more practical of the Coffeehouse Conjuring tricks Greg & Dave and been putting
out. It has lots of plusses and no minuses.
1) It's truly impromptu. The prep work takes
literally just a couple of seconds. You could probably even do the prep work out in the open as
long as no one is paying attention to you during those few seconds.
2) It's very easy. No
slights. No lapping. Can be done sitting or standing. Could be done naked. (I don't suggest
performing naked near hot coffee.)
3) It's very quick. While this may not be a reputation
maker, it's should surprise people.
4) It doesn't have to be performed at Starbucks... or even
in a coffeehouse. It can be done anywhere where there's coffee supplies.
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Wilson snd Gripenwaldt keep doing it. Eventually either them or me is going to be banned at
Starbucks. I think I have stolen half of Starbuck's cups and sugar. This is another simple but great
effect. All it requires is to follow the easy steps from the tutorial, and the tutorial is, once
again, perfect. I really love all of their coffee house effects. They really are "good to the last
If you like the demo you should like the method. Simple, direct, and easy to perform with just a
bit of practice. If you frequent coffee shops, you really should learn as many of these mini
illusions as possible -- you'll be famous! (I deducted a star because I'm really not a coffee house
person and need to think of other situations where I might use this!)
I can't get enough of Coffee House Conjuring. It's not just learning a new trick; you get important
insight, comedy, history and brilliant techniques. Gregory and David do the tutorials in such a way
that you leave entertained as well as educated. Ripped and Refined is every bit as good as the rest
of the illusions in this series. This, in my opinion is one of the best series I've ever seen from
Penguin. I love it and I think you will too.
This is the sixth release from Coffee House Conjuring 2. Very easy to perform after a little bit of
Greg and David give us more lessons in misdirection, as well as how they come up
with these tricks. Another fun addition to the series!
I would second all the other five-star reviews, adding that the performer might want to say why he
or she brought TWO cups to the table. My suggestion is in the "QUESTION AND ANSWER" segment of this
I dunno how they come up with so many wonderful tricks for just the coffee shop. I love this series
so much! You will ALWAYS have a killer trick ready to go once you learn this(or any of the tricks
from the Coffee House Conjuring series, for that matter).
As usual, they don't skimp on the
details. Any question you might have gets answered as the video goes. They really do cover all the
I don't know what else to tell you other than "don't hesitate!" You can't often
score such amazing magic for such a low price. I am seriously excited to be learning more of these
Coffee House tricks. I own the first DVD and still watch it every now and again, just to keep it
fresh in my mind. These are just as good, if not better than the original series.
Not quite impromptu but with a little thought most of it can be done without privacy. A nice little
trick with good explanations.
I thought this one I could do someplace other than Starbucks! Maybe I can, I'll have to think about
it more. And that's really where the value of Greg and David's explanations lie. You get a front-row
seat of how to think about magic. So say you, like me, are never seen inside a Starbucks. These guys
teach you how to look around your favorite place, find those special props that live there, and
invevt your own tricks. Of course if you DO go to Starbucks this is a miracle you can do on your
next visit. A few seconds prep, and you'll be ready to knock the socks off anyone older than two
years (private joke you have to buy the trick to "get".
This is another great informal coffee house trick that can be performed with minimal moves and
preparation. You appear to rip and pour a packet of sugar into a coffee cup. Then magically (with
a few subtle moves and misdirection), you appear to turn an empty sugar packet (and the sugar) into
an original sugar packet. Greg Wilson and David Gripenwaldt are continuing their production of
strong coffee house magic with this effect. It is a great buy for the price and even better with
the $10 bonus effect. This would be a good buy for a non-magician as well who wants to blow his/her
kids/grandkids minds as well!