Just another really great Central…

I’ve been spending a lot of time of late getting familiar with Central American coffees. Maybe too much time. I recently sprang for some of the recent Panama “Cup of Excellence” auction winner, Finca Lerida, and the best I can say about it is that...

A Tarrazu Triple Play

I am — nearly every day — amazed by coffee. By its infinite variety, its complexity, its capability to surprise and delight… and all this within just a single growing region of the world, the Tarrazu region of Costa Rica. There is a story to be told...

Enter: Espresso

Most of my coffee-drinking life I’ve steered a pretty steady course of brewed coffee. I’d occasionally order an espresso on a whim, and most often find it wasn’t worth the effort. Even given my penchant for tastebud-tweaking flavor, most espresso...

Sheer Optimism

“Why do you even order coffee anymore?” My better half and I had just settled in to a table at one of those “country-store” restaurants that dot the interstates these days. This one happens to be just a few minutes from home, and was a lazy...

Puckerful.

This is: a) a bite of key lime pieb) lemonade with too little sugarc) a Kenya AA auction lot roasted light cityd) all of the above… but especially c?

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