From Tasting, to Taste

From tasting, to taste…In a recent article on tasting coffee I suggested a ritual that’s both more appealing and less compulsory than the traditional “cupping” form. It’s sparked a number of conversations on the sense of taste —...

Everyday Design

Last Friday, Talk of the Nation Science Friday’s Ira Flatow spoke at some length with Don Norman, the user friendly half of the Nielsen-Norman group. I’ve been tremendously influenced by Don over the years. My copy of Don’s Psychology of Everyday...

Something there is…

Something there is about brewing coffee that’s deeply satisfying to the mad scientist within. It’s a sort of alchemy — brewing black gold from unassuming, roasted beans. And there is likely no method of brewing that better manifests the gee whiz...

Today is…

Just for the record, today is the second day of the second month of the second year of the second millenium. Thought you’d like to know.

More Friday fancy…

If your sweetie boasts a sweet tooth [and who doesn’t?] catch the very latest on coffee syrups, from Chocolate Thunder to Dulce de Leche in the February online edition of Specialty Coffee...

It’s Friday…

It’s Friday… and it’s February, and love is in the air. Or so florists and sellers of greeting cards would have you believe. In honor of Valentine’s Day, I Need Coffee offers four tales of coffee-induced romance — for better or...

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