Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.

Mark Twain

Could a Coffee Maker Be Worth $11,000?

Clover’s sitting pretty. They’ve picked up positive ink in the New York Times, Economist, The Atlantic (warning: PDF). And just yesterday evening while you were loosing sleep over the presidential primaries (you were, weren’t you… admit it!)...

The Coffee Klatch Anti-Bad-Coffee Movement

Remember that note a few days back where Starbucks was closing up shop for a few hours to retrain its staff? The good folks at Coffee Klatch (Hi, Mike! Hi, Heather!) cleverly decided to offer free coffee while their neighborhood Starbucks shops were closed for a...

On Coffee, Trademarks, and Appellations

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: An multinational coffee company is using its corporate power — more the point, its litigating muscle — to determine who has rights to a geographic place name for the purpose of establishing a trademark. Ethiopia, you...

Coffee Notes from All Over

So long, and thanks for all the coffee. Bloggle notes the passage of the venerable Dr. Ernesto Illy, the son of Illy’s founder, Francesco. Ernesto Illy forwarded the science of espresso coffee more than any individual on the planet. I think Don Schoenholt...

Life is Too Short for Bad Coffee

Sixty-five! I’d just attended a health and wellness fair and had learned that, in the six weeks since I’d started my new fitness program, my resting heart rate had dropped substantially. I was chuffed enough about the number to share the news with my wife....

The skinny on… skinny?

This one’s worth a read just for this quote: My regular coffee order at Starbucks sounds ridiculous. “I’ll have a grande, no-fat, sugar-free Cinnamon Dolce Latte, no whip. Please.’’ Once, a customer behind me chirped, “Would you like coffee with that?”...

Just Say No…

For me, one of the signs of coffee obsession is that on most any trip to the grocery store I’m compelled to take a stroll down the coffee aisle… just keeping tabs, I guess. This trip I noticed the following: Dunkin Donuts has moved in. Big time. This...

Sumatra Mandheling — Age Defying Coffee?

After a bit of a hiatus I’m back at the roaster in the garage. Why the break? It’s been chilly lately — it’s winter in Vermont, after all — and besides, my roaster doesn’t perform so well when the ambient temperature is anything...

For That Someone Who Has Everything…

If you can buy this, you don’t need a gift guide… If thy sky is the limit when it comes to your coffee-themed holiday wish-list, look no further than the spectacle of the Illy coffee cup chandelier— one of only two in the world — which features...

The Perfect Cappuccino – A Documentary

Over the summer (when it was warm and there was no snow on the ground… did I mention it’s snowing in Vermont today? Already? Again?) filmmaker Amy Ferraris dropped by to comment on a post (Where Are the Great Good Places?) and suggested a few places...

Fatty Cappuccino? Blame the Reindeer.

It’s fair to say that, on this side of the pond, Heather Mills doesn’t get much attention. Who? Oh, you know… married the Beetle. No, not that one. The other one. There you are.1 In the UK, however, Heather gets the same sort of air-time and intense...

Coffee Notes from All Over

Clearly, the town runs on caffeine. Hollywood-based coffee businesses are reeling in the wake of the writers’ strike as the cast and crew of television and film studios, er… nap, apparently. For 35 years, Richard Anderson’s Hollywood coffee delivery...

The Holidays Already? Peet’s Holiday Blend 2007

Rating: [rating:4/5] I tend to wax rhapsodic about single-origin coffees. It’s much more rare I do the same for a coffee blend. There’s a reason for that. Let me ‘splain. Some folks (read, all of the Big Four — Sara Lee, Kraft, Procter &...

Watch “Black Gold” with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

Join Rick Peyser, Green Mountain Coffee Roaster’s Director of Social Advocacy and Outreach for a special screening of the award-winning documentary, Black Gold. See what *really* goes into your coffee cup, and why the L.A. Times calls this movie, “riveting...

Panama Esmeralda Especial at The French Laundry

Sasha Paulsen writes, in the Napa Valley Register: I would venture that when God needs a cup of coffee to get going in the morning, he would probably opt for this one, which might explain its...
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