Only in Vermont…

Only in Vermont can you gather half the bloggers in the state ’round one table in a community coffee house. Okay… maybe that’s overstating it. Call it a third. At the least, I’d think you could call it a quorum. And quorum might be the...

More on the Clover

Chris Tacy rambles passionately (okay, he gushes a little bit) on the Clover, and what it might could mean — maybe — for brewed coffee in a specialty roaster / retailer shop. …I love the idea of offering the consumer a choice. They can have any of...
Tasting: Peet’s Blend 101

Tasting: Peet’s Blend 101

[rating:4/5] What is it about Peet’s coffee that bends its will toward a French Press? That refuses to really bloom — to show its complexity and depth and subtle acidity — unless it’s had a good soak in a cafetiere? Consider — Recently a...

Jamaica Blues, Part Deux

As predicted, two years of violent hurricanes have taken their toll on Jamaica’s coffee crop. At Green Mountain we’ve been unable to source any Jamaican coffee worth having and won’t be selling any this holiday season. Nevertheless, a Google search...

Fair Trade: Trick or Treat?

As daylight dims and diminutive ghosts and goblins retreat from the streets where they’ve honored Halloween’s curious traditions — visiting the porches of strangers to ask for candy, soaping windows and garlanding the neighborhood trees with...

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