Writing is Easy

Firstly, to all the keyboard-thumping zombies who can barely string three words together to create a coherent sentence; to the editors who assemble those heaps and tumbles of barely literate detritus into paragraphs of prose; to the publishers who actually buy that...

The skinny on… skinny?

This one’s worth a read just for this quote: My regular coffee order at Starbucks sounds ridiculous. “I’ll have a grande, no-fat, sugar-free Cinnamon Dolce Latte, no whip. Please.’’ Once, a customer behind me chirped, “Would you like coffee with that?”...

Just Say No…

For me, one of the signs of coffee obsession is that on most any trip to the grocery store I’m compelled to take a stroll down the coffee aisle… just keeping tabs, I guess. This trip I noticed the following: Dunkin Donuts has moved in. Big time. This...

Resolved…

If you’d ask me, I’d tell you that I’m an optimist. So why is it, then, that for so many years my New Year’s resolution has been, “I resolve not to make a stupid resolution, ’cause the last thing I need is another commitment I...
Sumatra Mandheling — Age Defying Coffee?

Sumatra Mandheling — Age Defying Coffee?

After a bit of a hiatus I’m back at the roaster in the garage. Why the break? It’s been chilly lately — it’s winter in Vermont, after all — and besides, my roaster doesn’t perform so well when the ambient temperature is anything...
2007 in Photos

2007 in Photos

My apologies for doing such a poor job of keeping things up-to-date here. Between the busy holiday season — and some other projects — I’ve been lax in my blogging. To make amends, let me kick off the new year by filtering through the year just...

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