Broadband

Broadband

I’ve always been something of an early adopter. I have, for several years now, been more than willing to adopt a high-speed Internet connection at home. And for those same several years I have been foiled by high-speed access providers, who appeared to be in...

Smithfarms Kona Peaberry, 2001 Crop

Rating: [rating:4/5] It’s a pretty rare thing today when a coffee consumer has the opportunity to communicate with, much less buy from, the coffee farmer. Hawaiian coffees provide a delightful exception, and few, perhaps, are more delightful [coffees and...

Who’s got time to write? I’m busy roasting!

Who’s got time to write? I’m busy roasting! For a couple weeks I’ve found myself shuttling beans straight from the roast chamber into the hopper on the grinder. For the most part this is not a bad thing. After all, coffee just can’t get much...

Dotcom Math

The dotcom debacle was “based on the wonderful mathematical notion that if you multiply zero by a sufficiently large number, you’ve got something.” Douglas Adams [yes, that Douglas Adams,] quoted by...

Tanzania Peaberry, Northern District

Roast of the day: Tanzania Peaberry, Northern District, 00/01 crop. I’m struggling to get a handle on this bean. I like peaberry coffees. A lot. [A peaberry coffee, by the way, is kind of an oddity. Normally a coffee cherry produces two, flat beans. Some...

Coffee Factoid

Coffee is a hugely traded world commodity, second only to oil. [Though it tastes far, far better.]

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