The Father of Our Coffee Culture

Corby Kummer — author of The Joy of Coffee — offers a tribute to the late, great Alfred Peet this week. While most folks who’ve written about Mr. Peet have focused on the Peet’s / Starbucks relationship and the West Coast roast style, Corby...

Coffee Notes from All Over

It’s gotta come from somewhere… To the surprise of nobody at all, Starbucks is looking to double its coffee imports from Africa by 2009. “People are looking for something different, and East African coffee is very exotic in terms of its flavors and...

Probably pining for the fjords…

With apologies to Monty Python: ‘E’s passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! ‘E’s expired and gone to meet ‘is maker! ‘E’s a stiff! Bereft of life, ‘e rests in peace! If you hadn’t nailed ‘im...

September is the Cruelest Month

T. S. Eliot had it wrong… it’s not April, but September that’s the cruelest month. Whatever the reason — and there are usually many — my writing suffers in September. Looking through the Bloggle archives, there’s paltry few posts in...
Coffee Notes from All Over

Coffee Notes from All Over

Say what you will about the Grey Lady’s reporting, they still do a great obit, and their remembrance of Alfred Peet is warm and packed with fondness. More still, at The Daily Californian, and The Seattle Post Intelligencer. A little late to the party? The big...

Rwanda’s Golden Cup — The Results Are In!

It’s Labor Day in these United States — a celebration of the working stiff, the last gasp of Summer — and to mark the event I’ll be… laboring on the garage. (sigh) I can’t help but take a moment, however, to mark the outstanding...

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