Kenyans

This week I finally dug into the bag of Kenyan beans I brought back from Barry’s Christmas Party in January. [Yeah… Christmas. In January. It’s a retail thing.] Anyhow, I roasted a batch this week, and when I got around to brewing a cup I get this...

Everybody Wins

You win some, you lose some… this time everybody wins. A wee bit over a week ago I offered to send tasting samples of the 2001 Guatemala Cup of Excellence to folks who would write and suggest why they might like to try the beans. Three intrepid souls wrote...

Colombia Sells Direct

The Colombian Coffee Federation [the folks who brought you Juan Valdez] have chosen to skip [at least one of] the middlemen, choosing to sell direct to coffee importers abroad. Other than the clear suggestion that it now sucks to be a coffee exporter in Colombia,...

Mardis Gras, Redux

Laissez les bon temps rouler!! It’s Mardis Gras again [so soon!] and I have too little time to write… so I’ll simply refer to last year’s entry: Yes, there’s more to New Orleans than Mardi Gras, and more to New Orleans coffee than Cafe du...

Bucks: No More Online Sales

Has Starbucks brewed up a new online business plan? A recent visit to their online store finds no espresso machines, mugs, etc. ad infinitum… just...

Coffee Features Elsewhere…

The weekend edition of the Washington Post gets caffeinated with a series on Stalking the Bean. With a little effort you can separate the beans from the chaff and find some reasonably factual information there… most useful for those local to DC. The Seattle...

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