The Coffee Phenom: Hacienda la Esmeralda Does It Again

The Coffee Phenom: Hacienda la Esmeralda Does It Again

US $130 a pound. Green. Wowsers. La Esmeralda has done it again… not only winning the Best of Panama competition four years in a row, but thrashing the competition in a bidding war that drove its price to dizzying heights, topping all other competition lots by a...
What I Did With My Memorial Day Weekend

What I Did With My Memorial Day Weekend

I know, I know… a crawfish boil isn’t a native Vermont tradition. And having mudbugs flown in live from Louisiana isn’t exactly in the spirit of that whole eatin’ locally thing. But sometimes ya just gotta do what ya gotta do. Whooee. A good...

The Observer: What’s the Hidden Cost of a £2 Latte?

The Observer today features a weighty article on the filmmakers of Black Gold, some of the larger players in the coffee trade, and the challenges facing consumers who seek absolution in their coffee cup. “There are few products of capitalism more pertinent than...

From the Bloggle Archives: The Legend of Kaldi

So little time, so many things to do… in lieu of continued empty space where new posts should be, here’s a classic from the Bloggle’s Coffee History Series: The Legend of Kaldi — Once upon a time, in a faraway land called Ethiopia â€â€? or...
Banished Home-Roaster? Meet the Behmor.

Banished Home-Roaster? Meet the Behmor.

In Vermont, it’s said, there’s nine months of winter and three months’ rough sledding. While that’s fine for skiing and snowmobiling and such, it can put a real damper on the aspirations of the dedicated home coffee roaster, banished to the...
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