Bloggers Are the Sizzle, Not the Steak

Quotes the L.A. Times: “But make no mistake, this moment of blogging legitimization and temporary press credentials doesn’t turn bloggers into journalists. “ Given the current state of journalism, I consider this quite the...

Roasting the Mocha-Java of Yore

I’ve been working my way through the Green Mountain line of coffees, making myself familiar with the flavors and roast styles that the folks here in Vermont bring to bear. [You can find tasting notes here, and here and here.] Next in the coffee...
Are You Pod People?

Are You Pod People?

The PR machinery is running full tilt! It’s single-cup coffee machines — or, pod machines — everywhere you look… Phillips’ Senseo, Melitta One, Black & Decker Home Cafe, and the Keurig Brewer, to name those most buzzed about at the...

At Ken David’s Coffee Review

Perhaps channeling Baba Budan, Ken David’s latest round of coffee reviews zooms in on coffees of India; from the subtly sweet Mysore Nuggets Extra Bold [can’t help but giggle every time I read that] to the funky, fat and fuzzy...

Coffee History Series: Drink of Patriots

It’s December 16th, 1773 on Union Street, in Boston’s north end. Here, in the heart of the city’s financial district, stands an imposing two-story building. Above its door swings a copper dragon, long since turned green in Boston’s salt air. This is the Green...

Coffee in pop culture

From the coffee as icon department… Alyson Ward says: “Ten years ago, coffee was an adult beverage, usually found in plastic-foam cups or commuter mugs. Today, though, some teens seem to carry a Starbucks cup everywhere they go. How did coffee become such...

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