Coffee is Cheap…

Coffee is cheap. Way cheap. Coffee is a commodity that’s traded on the futures market. The vast majority of coffee is bought by the cargo-container load by mega corporations that roast it, grind it, stale it, spray it with aroma du cafe and pack it in vacuum...

Adieu, Wine.Com

This very sad little message found its way to my inbox this evening… Dear wine.com customer: wine.com, Inc. (the corporation) is ceasing operations and the wine.com website is being transferred to an established and leading online wine retailer with an excellent...

Tasting Notes: Tres Rios, PNG

I tried the new Costa Rica Tarrazu Tres Rios on the gang at a morning meeting. They gave it an unsolicited thumbs up. I’m reserving judgment… it’s maybe a bit too mild for me. Which likely means my better half will like it very much. The Papa New...
Rumors of B2C’s death are greatly exaggerated…

Rumors of B2C’s death are greatly exaggerated…

In a c|net interview of a senior analyst with IDC, I was impressed by the analyst’s take on the state of Internet commerce. The interview detailed a few “perception vs. reality” issues, the first of which was the myth that B2C is dead. The c|net...

Where does obsession begin?

Always fun to get a new shipment of coffee that I’ve never cupped before. Among the new arrivals is a blended Costa Rican Tarrazu–Tres Rios–that’s gotten a spiffy review from my green dealer. All the more intriguing that he’s so excited...

Sometimes a cup is a cup…

Sometimes a cup is a cup, and sometimes it’s not. In the U.S. a standard “one cup” measure is eight fluid ounces. That’s what a typical coffee cup will hold. Except that’s not what the typical coffee brewer will deliver. The capacity of...
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