Author Archives: Timothy

A New Page: Coffee in the Media

I used to think I was a coffee expert, when I knew a whole lot less about coffee. Even still, though, coffee is the thing I know the most about and when I hear something in the news about coffee … finish reading A New Page: Coffee in the Media

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Yet More On Coffee in Restaurants

There’s was some discussion several weeks ago about the efforts that a particular restaurant, Noma in Copenhagen, was making to serve a very good cup of coffee. First, there was this article by Oliver Strand on Sprudge.com, Oliver Strand On … finish reading Yet More On Coffee in Restaurants

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Comments from the Specialty Coffee of America 2013 Symposium

I was asked if I would write some posts emanating out of the SCAA’s 5th Annual Symposium… in addition to their posting them on their blog page I have posted them here as well on a separate page for SCAA … finish reading Comments from the Specialty Coffee of America 2013 Symposium

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The Aroma of Coffee and the Memory of it…

Has Coffee Ever Lived up to it’s Promise? Has the taste of coffee ever lived up to the seducing aroma of its first whiff? For me it has not. From the time I was allowed coffee as a child, I … finish reading The Aroma of Coffee and the Memory of it…

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Some (slightly re-heated) comments on Climate Change (& Coffee)

Warning: This post contains curmudgeonly chest-beating, credit-taking and self-serving horn-tooting that some readers may find objectionable; especially in view of the tragic situation that the author is claiming to have foreseen. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< First the chest-beating: in 1996 I was Christmas … finish reading Some (slightly re-heated) comments on Climate Change (& Coffee)

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“High Praise” for “Strong Coffee” (The beverage, if not my actual post…)

NPR has a podcast called “It’s All Politics” that I highly recommend and the two guys (Ron Elving and Ken Rudin) that put it together and are featured on it each week often refer to their “listener” in the singular…although … finish reading “High Praise” for “Strong Coffee” (The beverage, if not my actual post…)

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So, what’s “strong” coffee?

So what do I mean by STRONG (see last post)? It is, after all, a relative term. Here is how I brew coffee: 1)   I use freshly boiled water that is either filterer or bottled (the important thing is getting … finish reading So, what’s “strong” coffee?

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Weak Coffee, Part One

Weak Coffee I do not understand weak coffee and never have… I used to think, when I first got in the coffee business, that this had something to do with the cost of coffee; that coffee drinkers were being stingy, … finish reading Weak Coffee, Part One

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He’s ALIVE! (My POST-Halloween, awaking from a coma, etc, Post.)

Oh, the slings and arrows (all self-shot*) of my outrageous fortune…I lift a listless paw, backhanded, to my deeply furrowed brow (can everyone see the furrowed brow?) and beseech my non-existent reader (almost made the plural, with an “s” —?!?hah!) … finish reading He’s ALIVE! (My POST-Halloween, awaking from a coma, etc, Post.)

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What is the Best Coffee? Part One…

The Taste of Coffee The Taste FOR Coffee …and The Perfect Cup (Or, put another way, “What is the Best Coffee?”)     It is UNFAILING, that for those of us fortunate enough to be in the coffee business, that … finish reading What is the Best Coffee? Part One…

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