More Mystery Cup..

More Mystery Cup…Jim Schulman is a fellow altie and something of a professional data grubber. He sent me some very interesting charts based on data he’d glommed from the Mystery Cup charts I’d published here. I was intrigued by his findings —...

Coy? Moi?

A reader suggests I’m being coy by not suggesting what origin, or what blend of coffee to use in cafe au lait. Coy? Moi? No… it’s just an oversight. You’ll want to brew a coffee that can cut through all that hot milk — and if you’re...

It’s Fat Tuesday…

It’s Fat Tuesday… and while thousands throng Bourbon Street in New Orleans — parlaying their, er… assets for beads — I’m more inclined to think of the Big Easy’s less trafficked locales. The wizened mansions of the Garden...

Spilling the beans…

In a marathon series of weekend updates the Mystery Cup Challenge results are revealed! Complete cupping reports — origin details, maps, and highlights of scoring — are now online. Still cupping? Not to worry, there’s still time to post your results....

On the horns of a dilemma…

Like a great many web sites, I’ve got some difficult decisions ahead. New HTML specifications offer promising glimpses of compatibility and extensibility — XHTML, in particular — while at the same time widening the gap between current standards, and...

Currently tasting…

I’ve finally got a delivery of the lovely new Kimel Estate from Papua New Guinea. First impressions… a well-rounded cup with notes of tobacco and tea, with a velvet-like body I’ve come to associate with better PNGs. And, spurred no doubt by the...

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