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Building Block

Back to the subject of the user experience… I’ve had the extreme fortune to, once again, find myself playing my favorite role – practicing a mix of usability and information architecture, and being something of a customer experience gadfly. When the...

You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.

Albert Freakin' Einstein

Wanted: Adventurous Travelers for Coffee Kids Costa Rica Trip

Ever thought about what it *really* takes to get coffee from seed to cup? What life is like in a coffee-growing community? There’s really only one way to learn… make a trip to origin! Coffee Kids — by any measure, a terrific non-profit group that...

PT’s Coffee: Kenya AA Kieni Auction Lot

I’ve known Jeff Taylor for nearly half a dozen years. Jeff’s a coffee guy through and through. He’s a heck of a barista, an international WBC judge, and a talented coffee roaster… which he puts to good use as co-owner of PT’s Coffee in...

For the Price of a Cup of Coffee

It’s the kind of thing you can almost set your watch by. No, not Old Faithful… but the slow-news-day, non-story that laments how much we’re spending on our (thrice) daily fix of caffeine, courtesy the corner coffee shop. This time out its ABC’s...

Another View on Black Gold & Fair Trade

Hasbean’s Stephen Leighton offers a point of view on the Fair Trade coffee documentary, Black Gold, that’s informed and thought-provoking, and that will surely cause some to get their shorts in a bunch. And that’s just fine. The Fair Trade system as...

Selling Coffee to Kenyans

Oh sure, it sounds like the punchline to a joke. Something like “selling ice to Eskimos.” Instead, it’s an idea who’s time has come. Finally. Most coffee growing countries you may visit you’ll have a hard time scaring up a good cup of...

We can rebuild it — better, stronger, faster…

Welcome to the new home of Bloggle. Bloggle’s been served out of the same data center since 2001. While I’ve never had anything but wicked good customer service from my old host, their uptime and availability have been problematic for me of late. And so...

Congrats to the World Barista Champion

Congratulations to James Hoffman (whom you may know as Jim Seven (that’s his blog in the list down yonder) on capturing the top honors at the World Barista Championship in Tokyo. His performance was — in a word — artistic. Poised, relaxed — or...

Coffee Notes from All Over

Just the same, don’t forget the sunscreen. Researchers have found that caffeine boosts resistance against UV radiation, and skin cancers. The relationship between caffeine and cancer cells is under close scrutiny following evidence that it can increase a process...

Rocketing to the Top of My Wish List

Following in the footsteps of its eSantos brewer line, Bodum has, I suspect, a new instant classic on their hands. Their new manual drip Bistro model takes a page from the classic Chemex pour-over coffee brewer, and offers a nod to the Eva Cafe Solo. And then Bodum...

It’s National Coffee Milkshake Day…

No, I swear I’m not making this up. It’s for real. Why? I suspect it’s somebody’s idea of how to separate you from your wallet, or at least a few bits of paper you’re carrying around. The Slash Food link above offers a number of recipes...

From the Earth Shaking News, Dept.

Wowsers. Kraft Foods is changing the blend of its flagship coffee brand, Maxwell House, to give “mainstream America” a richer, less bitter cup of coffee, a spokesman said on Monday. Maxwell House … will be made of 100 percent arabica beans starting...

Coffee Notes from All Over

National Geographic News reports that — as if Uganda didn’t have enough to worry about, already — Uganda’s coffee crop is under threat of collapse due to global climate change. I find this report extraordinarily worrying, as I suspect...

Final Thoughts on Harry Potter

Don’t Panic! No spoilers are found in clear-text… Having closed the cover of Deathly Hallows, I’m ever more impressed with the skills of author J.K. Rowling. I think that — much as her characters have matured, and found new depths — so...
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