Tanzania Peaberry, Northern District

Roast of the day: Tanzania Peaberry, Northern District, 00/01 crop. I’m struggling to get a handle on this bean. I like peaberry coffees. A lot. [A peaberry coffee, by the way, is kind of an oddity. Normally a coffee cherry produces two, flat beans. Some...

Coffee Factoid

Coffee is a hugely traded world commodity, second only to oil. [Though it tastes far, far better.]

Hmph.

It turns out that 60 beans is not at all a phenominal amount of coffee for a cup. Clearly, I’m not cut out to be a bean counter.

Beethoven’s 60 Beans

I’ve heard from a number of sources – Mark Pendergrast’s Uncommon Grounds being the most recent – that Ludwig van Beethoven counted out precisely 60 beans for his morning cup of coffee. Sixty beans. One cup. I’m thinking Beethoven might...

Blend of the Day

Happy Easter. The blend for the day… Just-roasted Kona from Smith Farms [hi, Cea!] blended with a smidgen of Java for a toasty chocolate undertone. Pairs well with chocolate bunny...

Studying the Label

So I’m in the supermarket, wandering the coffee aisle. I see Folgers has brought out a line of whole bean coffees. I pick up a package of Folgers “Colombian Supremo” and study the lablel. 100% coffee it says. And other natural flavors....

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