Only in Vermont…

Only in Vermont can you gather half the bloggers in the state ’round one table in a community coffee house. Okay… maybe that’s overstating it. Call it a third. At the least, I’d think you could call it a quorum. And quorum might be the...

Feeding Better Now?

Briefly noted: I just fixed some code that was causing some feeds to fail (argh.) And, I’ve added some spiffy new tagging features. The feature creep never ends…

More on the Clover

Chris Tacy rambles passionately (okay, he gushes a little bit) on the Clover, and what it might could mean — maybe — for brewed coffee in a specialty roaster / retailer shop. …I love the idea of offering the consumer a choice. They can have any of...
Tasting: Peet’s Blend 101

Tasting: Peet’s Blend 101

[rating:4/5] What is it about Peet’s coffee that bends its will toward a French Press? That refuses to really bloom — to show its complexity and depth and subtle acidity — unless it’s had a good soak in a cafetiere? Consider — Recently a...

Commit Needless Words

Somewhere in my bookcase a slim, battered copy of The Elements of Style stands — neglected — sandwiched between volumes both larger and less wise. For some years I had an accord with the authors of this slender volume. And then I happened upon Rule...

!#$%@! Blister Packages!

To accompany the lonely usability note below, and for your reading pleasure, see Pogue’s catchy NY Times ditty, 10 Ways to Please Us, the Customers: 1. Thou shalt not entomb thy product in indestructible plastic. Sure, we understand the temptation: you want your...

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