Coffee Notes from All Over

Just the same, don’t forget the sunscreen. Researchers have found that caffeine boosts resistance against UV radiation, and skin cancers. The relationship between caffeine and cancer cells is under close scrutiny following evidence that it can increase a process...
Rocketing to the Top of My Wish List

Rocketing to the Top of My Wish List

Following in the footsteps of its eSantos brewer line, Bodum has, I suspect, a new instant classic on their hands. Their new manual drip Bistro model takes a page from the classic Chemex pour-over coffee brewer, and offers a nod to the Eva Cafe Solo. And then Bodum...
It’s National Coffee Milkshake Day…

It’s National Coffee Milkshake Day…

No, I swear I’m not making this up. It’s for real. Why? I suspect it’s somebody’s idea of how to separate you from your wallet, or at least a few bits of paper you’re carrying around. The Slash Food link above offers a number of recipes...

From the Earth Shaking News, Dept.

Wowsers. Kraft Foods is changing the blend of its flagship coffee brand, Maxwell House, to give “mainstream America” a richer, less bitter cup of coffee, a spokesman said on Monday. Maxwell House … will be made of 100 percent arabica beans starting...

Coffee Notes from All Over

National Geographic News reports that — as if Uganda didn’t have enough to worry about, already — Uganda’s coffee crop is under threat of collapse due to global climate change. I find this report extraordinarily worrying, as I suspect...

Final Thoughts on Harry Potter

Don’t Panic! No spoilers are found in clear-text… Having closed the cover of Deathly Hallows, I’m ever more impressed with the skills of author J.K. Rowling. I think that — much as her characters have matured, and found new depths — so...
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