Hmph.

It turns out that 60 beans is not at all a phenominal amount of coffee for a cup. Clearly, I’m not cut out to be a bean counter.

Beethoven’s 60 Beans

I’ve heard from a number of sources – Mark Pendergrast’s Uncommon Grounds being the most recent – that Ludwig van Beethoven counted out precisely 60 beans for his morning cup of coffee. Sixty beans. One cup. I’m thinking Beethoven might...

Blend of the Day

Happy Easter. The blend for the day… Just-roasted Kona from Smith Farms [hi, Cea!] blended with a smidgen of Java for a toasty chocolate undertone. Pairs well with chocolate bunny...

Easter Dinner

I’ve been talking with Mom about Easter dinner. I want to bring a roasted rabbit. She doesn’t seem to think it’s such a good idea. Something about the...

Studying the Label

So I’m in the supermarket, wandering the coffee aisle. I see Folgers has brought out a line of whole bean coffees. I pick up a package of Folgers “Colombian Supremo” and study the lablel. 100% coffee it says. And other natural flavors....

The Absurdity of The Street

So last week I’m with a client, discussing the finer points of navigating a new release of their flagship web application. We had come to easy consensus on virtually every aspect of the design save one, and the group around the table was pretty evenly divided on...

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