Dark Beauty

Dark Beauty

All through the night the trees in the woody dell behind our home shuddered, snapped, and crashed in crystal cascades, while ice-caked power transformers arced blue-green lightning into the sky. Today more than 250,000 Kansas City homes are without power… but...
Cupping the Challenge

Cupping the Challenge

Cupping the Challenge or, you can tell the happy cupper by the coffee grounds in his teeth…. A thoughtful and highly reflective round of cupping coffees does not begin with a triple round of double espressos. Of course, we weren’t planning to be terribly...

Solis Maestro’s Paces

Donny brought along his Solis Maestro coffee grinder for our cupping session yesterday. After pressing it into use as our espresso grinder and using it to grind for our open cup session, we’d pretty well explored its very capable range of grinds. On both ends of...

LCD Convergence

Pundits have for some time suggested a least common denominator approach to the convergence of mobile phones, PDAs and increasingly feature-laden devices. “If you can talk into it,” they say, “it’s a phone.” A new generation of products,...

Meet Donny Brown

Donny Brown and I joined up some eight years ago — both of us computer geeks — as successful associates in a consulting company that not coincidentally belly-flopped within a few fiscal heart-beats of our more or less concurrent departures, each for more...

More Friday fodder…

Proctor & Gamble [corporate owner of Folgers and Millstone coffees] makes a $1.5 million investment in coffee karma with a donation to TechnoServe — an American non-profit that provides aid to rural communities in the developing world — while neatly...
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