Putting the X in X-Mas

Filled with the Christmas spirit, I arrive at Hallmark.com. My mission: find the ideal card to send to my coworkers and other business folk who’ve made my work a delightful experience this year. My objective: a card that 1) conveys a warm and joyful, yet not...

A Study in Constrast

Swiss-based Nestle — which together with Proctor & Gamble, Sarah Lee, and Kraft [the “big four”] distributes about half of the coffee on the planet — last year turned some $5 billion in profits. Ethiopia is the planet’s poorest...

All I want for Christmas is…

If you’re wondering what might make the perfect gift for the coffee lovers in your life [hint: pre-ground, flavored coffee may not result in squeals of delight] you may need to look no further than CoffeeGeek’s Holiday Gift List. Personal favorites…...

Pop Quiz

You wake up in the morning and smell the aroma of fresh-roasted coffee. Do you: Savor the aroma and smile, Track down the source, so you can get some, Try to guess the origin by its fragrance, or Lodge a complaint with the Department of Environmental Protection? In...

Coban: Zounds!

Rating: [rating:4.5/5] Zounds! My first taste of the Guatemala Coban “Tanchi” left me wondering if I dipped into the wrong bin at roast time. This coffee has stellar acidity that reminds me very much of the powerhouse Ethiopian Yrgacheffe that Barry...

So much coffee, so little time..

Some 30 pounds of coffee has found its way to my front porch in the last few weeks. About half of those beans are simply to restock my coffee shelf. The rest are destined for this year’s Christmas blend, and will go to coffee-loving colleagues, friends and...
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