Woz: Why Robots Will Never Make Coffee

Woz: Why Robots Will Never Make Coffee

What’s not to love about Steve Wozniak? Think of the steps that a human being has to do to make a cup of coffee and you have covered basically 10, 20 years of your lifetime just to learn it. So for a computer to do it the same way, it has to go through the same...
Coffee Notes from All Over

Coffee Notes from All Over

I resolve to stop collecting coffee memorabilia. ‘Cause the repercussions are daunting — Barbara and Lowell Shindler’s coffee cup runneth over. The couple, who have a coffee-distributing business, have turned the basement of their Roslyn home into...
Coffee Geneology — A Varietal Family Tree

Coffee Geneology — A Varietal Family Tree

…and Typica begat Bourbon; and Bourbon begat Caturra; and Caturra begat Catui and Villa Sarchi (which should not be confused with Saatchi & Saatchi.) And it was good. Well, much of it, anyway. No, it’s not yet another lost book of the Bible. It’s...
Roasted ’til the Bitter End

Roasted ’til the Bitter End

Science Daily reports that chemists have identified those chemical compounds largely responsible for coffee’s bitterness. More, their findings suggest that most of the bitterness is introduced during coffee roasting. “Everybody thinks that caffeine is the...

Shade Grown Coffee — Just How Shady Is It?

All third-party coffee certifications are not equal. I’ve touched upon this idea before, most recently in How Many Labels are Too Many Labels. I think it’s a point that bears repeating, and some critical examination, too. To our good fortune Coffee &...
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