When Flavors Attack!

For her morning cup, herself brewed some of Green Mountain’s Wild Mountain Blueberry, which as flavored coffees go, doesn’t suck. This is not faint praise, but my own inner struggle with flavored coffees. [Yes, I know folks have been flavoring beans...

Not so famous first words…

Waitasec. You mean I can win an award for the opening line of my novel… and never actually write the rest of the book? Count me in! Next year, maybe. Meanwhile, the results of this year’s Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest are in. My favorite of the lot:...
Some Like it Hot: Cuban Coffee

Some Like it Hot: Cuban Coffee

I’ve had it on my do-list for several weeks now to write about Cuban coffee [or, cafe cubano]. Now that Margaret Menge has offered this flavorful piece on egullet.com, I don’t need to! “…for coffee, find a window. Most of the real Cuban joints...

Mules, Guns and [Coffee] Beans

Sam Gugino offers a well-written piece in Wine Spectator that tidily compares and contrasts coffee and wine production… “Despite going through a production process that’s at least as complicated as that of wine, coffee, specialty coffee in...
Takin’ the Sizzle out of Summer

Takin’ the Sizzle out of Summer

Summer’s here, and livin’ is breezy… at least it is here in Vermont. Were I still in Kansas City I’d be sweating my tucus off right about now. If you’re suffering Summer’s swelter in your neck of the woods, you might turn to one of...

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