SCAA Seattle, Day Two

SCAA Seattle, Day Two

A year ago I noted the Colombia Coffee Federation was planning an agressive international rollout of Juan Valdez-branded specialty cafes. This morning [early this morning!] the Juan Valdez at 5th and Pike in Seattle held its grand opening. It’s the third such...

More SCAA Stuff!

Owen is posting his photos from the SCAA on his spanking-new blog. Definitely worth a look; he’s a far, far better shutterbug than I. And the poutine? It’s a Canuck...
SCAA Seattle, Day One

SCAA Seattle, Day One

While day one at SCAA in Seattle offered a number of notable moments, not the least of which was an affirming and thoughtful and thoroughly enjoyable keynote by Jane Goodall — yes, that Jane Goodall — in my mind it was an after-hours event at Hines Public...

Hello from Seattle…

Newsflash: It’s not raining in Seattle! At the moment, anyway. Me and 10,000 of my closest personal friends are have converged in this, the city of my birth, for the Specialty Coffee Association of America Conference and Expo… and the place is *thick* with...
Review: The Zojirushi Fresh Brew

Review: The Zojirushi Fresh Brew

I’ve spent the last week getting to know the Zojirushi Fresh Brew… and for the most part, I’m quite pleased. It has some foibles [which I'll get to in a moment] but on the whole it’s a very capable coffee brewer. More, it’s one of the...

Tasting: Organic Galapagos

Rating: Rating: The most intriguing coffee I’ve tasted this week is courtesy of Bernie Digman, roaster/owner of Milagro Coffee y Espresso in Las Cruces, NM. The coffee… an organic bean from the Galapagos Islands. Yes, those Galapagos Islands… the...
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