Coffee Geek Gets Brewed

Perhaps in a fit of nostalgia for simpler times, Mark Prince at CoffeeGeek has authored a “how-to” article that has nothing whatsoever to do with espresso… but instead offers a spiffy step-by-step walkthru –with photos — of how to brew a...

Something New Under The Sun: Clover

“But what about me?” says you, a fan of fine, single origin coffees.” I mean… there’s oodles of cool new tools for the espresso-hound — PID temperature control, ever-more-fine grind control, bottomless portafilters,...

Manhattan Smells Good: Officials Baffled

It’s still a mystery why New York City residents suddenly found themselves in a cloud of winsome aromas… An unseen, sweet-smelling cloud drifted through parts of Manhattan last night. Arturo Padilla walked through it and declared that it was awesome....

Dirty Jobs

The past few days I’ve been hunkered in the La-Z-Boy, trying to nap away a bit of a bug… and when napping wouldn’t happen and reading made my head hurt I flipped on the idiot box. In the course of my channel surfing — mostly between National...

Update: Hurricane Stan Relief

Chipper Harris at Coffee Kids was kind enough to pass along some updated information on the coffee communities of Guatemala and Mexico in the wake of hurricane Stan… as well as a view on where their relief efforts have focused so far. Coffee Kids has set up...

Unavailable At Any Price?

At Coffee Review, Kenneth Davids has heaped praise on a select group of premium coffees, each of them Cup of Excellence auction lots. The winners — not surprisingly — are pretty much the Who’s Who of today’s specialty roasters, from left coast...

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