Tasting: Seattle’s Best Organic Sumatra

Rating: [rating:3/5] This is the story about a coffee that got its big break: a spiffy new package — with birds and butterflies and lots and lots of green leaves — and brand new positioning in the organic aisle of your local supermarket. It had the look....
The View From Up Here

The View From Up Here

Living in a valley nestled up against the Green Mountains I guess it’s only natural to want to to get a little closer look sometimes — to see the world from up there, to reach out and tickle a cloud or two. I haven’t yet mastered the slopes in the...

Want Decaf? Swish and Flick.

It reads like an invention of Hogwart’s own Professor Flitwick, but this magic wand appears real enough. Introducing… the decaffeinating swizzle stick. The scientific innovation, called molecularly-imprinted polymers, or MIP, is applied and used on the...

Tasting: Uganda Bugisu Mbale

Rating: [rating:3.5/5] Pondering my coffee cup, my thoughts inevitably turn to the land where the coffee was grown. And when that land is locked in a civil struggle I’m frequently curious and wary… Who grew this coffee? Which side are they on? Which side...

Wayback: Romancing the Bean

Five years ago today on Bloggle I was expressing my admiration for the ideas of one Lindsey Bolger, the mistress of the roast at a faraway little coffee company… Once a year Fresh Cup Magazine produces a special issue packed to the gills with articles and...
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