O Happy Addiction!

According to a piece in SFGate we are a nation of Starbucks addicts… caffeinated tadpoles swimming upstream for little purpose but to fin from one java fix to the next. Hmm. The possibility that I am homo starbucticus crosses my mind at 9:10 one recent morning...

Trading Places… In the Coffee House

Home brewers and home roasters have a long-held tradition of swapping the fruits of their labors… it’s an opportunity to get some informed feedback about your own brew (be it hopped or caffeinated) and the experience of sampling other folks’ efforts...

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes…

Regular readers (some 1,500 of you this week — so nice of you to drop by!) might note some changes… Change number 1 — I’ve added a fun new feature to the right… “A few thousand words.” I’m taking advantage of the ability...
Aroma Personal Espresso Maker

Aroma Personal Espresso Maker

A warm and welcome contrast to Puck’s Can o’ Caffeine is the Aroma Espresso Maker… a sleek, sensual, personal coffee maker design from Aussie David Mansueto. “From an aesthetic point of view it plays with your desires”, said designer...

These cans are hot, hot, hot!

It’s been under development for years. It wears the brand of a gourmet “chef to the stars.”. It’s coffee! Er… with a twist. IN the world of food packaging, some innovations are like Post-it notes: you didn’t know you needed them...

First Crack Podcast

When you’re winter-bound, home-roasting coffee is something of a seasonal practice. Roasting indoors is messy and smokey and generally disagreeable to fire alarms, which are in turn disagreeable to dogs, and to beloved spouses. Long story short, it’s a...

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