How to Destroy the Earth with a Coffee Can

…and other remaindered links. As if you needed another reason not to drink canned coffee: It’s not as easy to destroy the Earth as you might think; evil geniuses everywhere have been trying for years. The problem lies with the fact that the Earth is pretty...
It’s Fat Tuesday, Again.

It’s Fat Tuesday, Again.

Five years ago I wrote this homage to New Orleans’ coffee traditions… and I’ve reposted it every year as something of a Mardis Gras tradition. Clearly, it speaks to more carefree days in the Big Easy. Today, even these many months after the...

Tasting: Peet’s Major Dickason’s Blend

There are hoards of Peetniks up and down the Left Coast, but how will Peet’s signature deep-as-night roast style play in New England? Time will tell. Meanwhile, I spied one of their displays in the neighborhood grocery this week, and thought I’d give...
Those Pesky Scientists Again

Those Pesky Scientists Again

Scientists in Spain have worked out the precise chemical conditions for the perfect cup of espresso. The verdict? Maximum satisfaction was obtained with 6.5g of coffee per 40mL of water for Arabica beans, the espresso variety that accounts for about 60% of world...

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