Gillies Coffee… now with more bits!

I just have to break my self-imposed Silence of the LANs to note that Gillies coffee —the oldest continuously operated coffee company in these here United States— has just launched a new web site. [Woot!] Don Schoenholt, Gillies’ proprietor, is a genuine...

Bon Appetit, Julia

Too busy, perhaps, getting ready for a site launch I have only now found news that Julia Child has been… er, whisked away. What an amazing, rewarding, rich and full life she led! She threw herself into her work — foibles and all — and we all eat...
Phish swimmin’ in mud…

Phish swimmin’ in mud…

The drive home from work last night found me swimming against a traffic tidepool… part of the sea of Phish fans heading for Coventry. While it’s bright, sunny and beautiful in Vermont today, it’s rained most every day this week, so the phishies are...

Nicaragua: A Vintage Classic

Busy, busy, busy building the new site that will live at this web address. Meanwhile… Ken Davids has his August reviews online, this time its a barrelfull of beans from Nicaragua. Nic’s on the way up, says Ken… “…a fairly consistent...

Don’t Panic

If only Douglas were still ’round to see his creation finally brought to life on the silver screen. I suppose I could watch it twice: once for me, and once...
Seeing the Forest for the [Coffee] Trees

Seeing the Forest for the [Coffee] Trees

Researchers at Stanford report that growing coffee in proximity to tropical forests has a measurable, positive impact on crop performance… “Higher rates of pollination by bees that live in the forest led to a 20 percent increase in coffee yields in the two...
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