Bourbon Pointu: A Roaster’s Nightmare?

Bourbon Pointu: A Roaster’s Nightmare?

One more quick point (hah!) on Bourbon Pointu. It would appear that this coffee’s pointu (or, pointed) appellation is well earned. I’ve roasted any number of long-bean coffees, but this is something else, again. (Click the image1 to get a zoomified look.)...
Found! The Forgotten Coffee of Réunion Island

Found! The Forgotten Coffee of Réunion Island

The tiny island of Réunion1 is little more than a dot in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar and southwest of Mauritius. For nearly 200 years that dot was the foundation of a singular exclamation point in coffee history. A peculiar varietal was cultivated at Réunion...
Coffee Notes From All Over

Coffee Notes From All Over

In which the proprietor dumps a bunch of coffee-related stuff into a single post. Enjoy. Cuppa Joe to Go, Hold the Cup — In Edmonton, the DaCapo Caffe won’t give you a paper cup for your takeout coffee. Co-owner Antonio Bilotta, 31, says he’s tired...

This just in…

Springfield, Vermont wins! Woohoo! (I think.) An update:1 Springfield, Illinois thinks we cheated. While Illinois *does* know from vote fraud, Vermont’s governor is unperturbed. In a statement issued Tuesday, Vermont Gov. James Douglas called his state’s...
Green(er) Mountain Coffee Roasters

Green(er) Mountain Coffee Roasters

Green Mountain Coffee gets a little greener still with the ribbon-cutting today of its new biodiesel fueling center. I’m currently waiting to see if Vermont’s legislature can get its act together and pass new legislation supporting clean diesel in the...

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