Tasting Square Mile Coffees

Tasting Square Mile Coffees

Let’s face it. Right now the folks at Square Mile — Stephen Morrissey, James Hoffmann and Annette Moldvaer1  — could phone it in. They could source dubious coffees, call them edgy, describe them cryptically while lavishing them with praise… and...

Your Politics Don’t Mean Beans

It was inevitable, really, what Farm Coffee has done: THEY’RE ROASTING presidential candidates on Bill Hill, which is not nearly the same as grilling them. Ashlawn Farm Coffee has introduced an Obama Blend, a “sweet, balanced” combination of “dark and light...

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...
Selling Coffee to Kenyans

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...
Congrats to the World Barista Champion

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

More on the USDA and Organic coffee certification kerfuffle when I can get to it… meanwhile here’s a link-dump of coffee notes from all over: Ever wondered what it takes to get to championship levels in Barista competition? Practice, practice, practice....
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