Green Mountain Zimbabwe AA

Rating: [rating:3.5/5] The Green Mountain tasting series continues, this time a coffee with which I have no experience at all — Zimbabwe AA — and so I have no preconceptions about what to expect. Oh sure, it’s an African coffee, so I’m ready...

Coffee History Series: The Legend of Kaldi

Once upon a time, in a faraway land called Ethiopia — or maybe Abyssinia, it was a very long time ago, after all — there lived a young goatherd named Kaldi. By all accounts [and there are many, as the story has been retold many, many times] Kaldi was a...

Tradition in the cup

A romantic glimpse into the tradition of Becharas Brothers Coffee, a family-run coffee company in Detroit, Michigan. This view offers a particularly apt description of professional cupping… “Dean Becharas Sr., the 69-year-old patriarch of southeast...

Yes, Coffee is Good for You!

Let’s see… coffee has more antioxidants than green tea, chocolate and wine, it can prevent the onset of adult-onset diabetes, reduce the risk of colon cancer and Parkinson’s disease, and it boosts performance. It seems quite possible that coffee is...

Scientists discover decaf coffee bean

Researchers report the discovery of a coffee bean with virtually no caffeine: “It’s the news coffee-loving insomniacs the world over have been waiting for – scientists have discovered a naturally caffeine-free coffee plant. A cup of decaf could soon...

Extreme coffee, indeed!

SFGATE.com chimes in with a refreshingly well-researched piece on home coffee roasting, following the saga of one consumer who’s tumbled down the same, increasingly obsessive path as your trusty author… “Lundblad is part of a tiny, slow-growing...

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