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...
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...
For That Someone Who Has Everything…

For That Someone Who Has Everything…

If you can buy this, you don’t need a gift guide… If thy sky is the limit when it comes to your coffee-themed holiday wish-list, look no further than the spectacle of the Illy coffee cup chandelier— one of only two in the world — which features...
The Perfect Cappuccino – A Documentary

The Perfect Cappuccino – A Documentary

Over the summer (when it was warm and there was no snow on the ground… did I mention it’s snowing in Vermont today? Already? Again?) filmmaker Amy Ferraris dropped by to comment on a post (Where Are the Great Good Places?) and suggested a few places...
Fatty Cappuccino? Blame the Reindeer.

Fatty Cappuccino? Blame the Reindeer.

It’s fair to say that, on this side of the pond, Heather Mills doesn’t get much attention. Who? Oh, you know… married the Beetle. No, not that one. The other one. There you are.1 In the UK, however, Heather gets the same sort of air-time and intense...

Coffee Notes from All Over

Clearly, the town runs on caffeine. Hollywood-based coffee businesses are reeling in the wake of the writers’ strike as the cast and crew of television and film studios, er… nap, apparently. For 35 years, Richard Anderson’s Hollywood coffee delivery...

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