Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.

Mark Twain

Death, Taxes & Coffee

Tax season is upon us [at least those of us in the U.S.] and after a near-debacle last year due largely to my infinite capacity for procrastination, this weekend seemed an appropriate opportunity to do the deed. ‘Specially with the brilliant irony of it being an...

The Business Plan

Most evenings these days find me writing, revising and polishing a business plan. I want to start a coffee shop. A roastery. I’ve long had a passion for great coffee, and some day I’d like to devote a significant chunk of my time and energy to it. My...

Papua New Guinea, Mile High Plantation, 00-01 Crop

What do you get if you blend the earthy body of a Sumatran with the mellow-sweet aroma of a Central American and the zippy briskness of a Kenya AA? Actually, you’d probably get the essentials of quite a lot of house blends. But you may be surprised to learn that you can find all of these characteristics in a single bean… a coffee from Papua New Guinea.

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