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10 True Things

Ya just gotta love these guyz…If you read nothing else on the Web today, read this: 10 things Google has found to be true. Can it really be just that simple? Yes. Absolutely, yes. -Link lifted from Christina at elegant...
O, Coffee. Is There Nothing You Can’t Do?

O, Coffee. Is There Nothing You Can’t Do?

Coffee has been a frequent subject of scrutiny by the medical community… perhaps because it’s so widely consumed, yet offers no apparent nutritive value. Or, maybe doctors are just looking for a really good cup of coffee.

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

Kenya’s Troubled Coffee Market

Finding middle ground… AllAfrica offers a smartly-written overview of Kenya’s troubled coffee market. “In spite of the pleasure and sense of social cohesiveness that millions of coffee lovers around the world derive from this beverage, in Kenya...

Camp Coffee, Revisited

It’s just you, Mother Nature, and an empty coffee cup. What’cha gonna do, MacGyver? It wouldn’t be summer without at least one post on Camp Coffee (mind you, that’s Camp Coffee, not Cowboy Coffee). This ode to coffee would appear to be a...

Good Night, Peter Jennings.

When John Paul II passed and a new Pope was raised to the chair with no sign of Peter Jennings in Vatican Square, it was clear that something was terribly wrong… Peter Jennings died of lung cancer this weekend. My generation grew up with Peter Jennings bringing...

Reviving Yemen Coffee

Yemen coffees are the stuff of myth and legend. Mocha — the long silted-over port on the Red Sea– is still synonymous with coffees of the region, and with coffee itself. The coffees of Yemen are notorious and strange; dry-processed as a rule and round in...

Rocket Fuel?

Not enough kick in your hazelnut latte? Need a bigger bang from your vanilla mocha raspberry ‘ccino? Look no further than Sky Rocket Caffeinated Syrups! With 100mg of caffeine in each one ounce serving you’ll have your pick-me-up buzzing in no time....

The Vertue of the Coffee Drink

An image of an early coffee handbill, circa 1652… It will prevent Drowsiness, and make one fit for business, if one have occasion to Watch, and therefore you are not to Drink of it after Supper unless you intend to be watchful, for it will hinder sleep for 3 or...

Tasting: Ancora’s Kenya AA Nyeri

We all know the too-common tale of a heady, distinctive origin coffee that’s muted into oblivion by a heavy-handed roast… This is no such tale. Instead it’s a story about a rather nifty coffee that Ancora Coffee Roasters has made extraordinary by a deeper roast that’s genuinely artful.

Ch-ch-ch-changes…

You may notice a thing or two has changed. Bloggle.com has always been several weblogs all rolled into one; each of them blissfully unaware of the existence of the others. While this has been fine for the blogs (they’re just bits — they don’t care)...

How to make coffee… almost.

I gotta lot of respect for Derek Powazek. When it comes to the web he’s been there, done that… Hotwired, Fray, he was a Vividian (before Vivid.com was a porn site, that is). He made the “B” in Blogger, fer gosh sake.

Puck’s Can o’ Caffeine, Hacked

For those of you who want your cup of joe to go in a self-heating can (anybody? anybody? Bueller?) here’s Make’s deconstruction of the Wolfgang Puck espresso beverage thing. Or, here’s one muggle’s view of how Harry Potter’s world might...

Independence Day

Scenes from a village parade… March of the colors… Little Red. Big, BIG horse… Monster lawn tractor? So that’s what fire engine’s are for! More: vermont | independence day | small town life |...

Saving Cafe Culture

There’s some really interesting conversations happening at portafilter.net… a group blog that’s powered by some of the best young guns in the coffee retailer & espresso bar trade. Topics run along the lines of, espresso consistency: good or bad?...

How the Siren Lost Her Nipples

At the risk of seeming Mermaid-obsessed of late, yet another post about Starbucks… “…there is a lot of confusion between the different mythological half-women. Typically they are called Sirens – both the half-bird/half-woman and the...

Single-Cup Coffee Giveaway

Dust off your keyboards, single-cup fans… Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is giving away a Keurig B-50 brewer every day for 30 days. All you’z got to do is get your writing game on… it’s an essay contest. (Yeah… that part was my idea....

First cup, Second Cup, Third Cup…

A well-woven, slightly wistful tale of trying to hold on to one’s cultural identity (in this case, it just happens to include an Ethiopian coffee ceremony) while being far from home. A longish snippet (it’s a longish article and there’s much more):...
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