Category: Coffee

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Profile of Stumptown Founder Duane Sorenson

The Tacoma News Tribune published a long feature profile of Duane Sorenson, founder of Stumptown Coffee: Coffee’s benevolent Mr. Bean. If you’ve wondered what the big deal is with Northwest coffee (specifically in Seattle and Portland), this article gives you a good flavor. It’s not just a matter of how to spice up your daily ...

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Long Hours

Midnight Pavoni Rendezvous Originally uploaded by Jeff Carlson On Saturday, I planned on going to bed at the same time as Kim and get a good night’s rest. We spent the day with family, watching my 2 year old niece for a few hours and then having dinner at my sister’s house. She lives in ...

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Caffeine Nap

I need to try this soon: Scientists say that a successful midday nap depends on two things: timing and (no kidding) caffeine consumption. Experiments performed at Loughborough University in the UK showed that the sleep-deprived need only a cup of coffee and 15 minutes of shut-eye to feel amazingly refreshed. coffee? Originally uploaded by Jeff ...

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Helvetica Coffee Mug

Love love love love love this: (Found via the excellent swiss miss)

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Coffee Drinks Illustrated

This is a great, simple-to-understand diagram of popular coffee drinks: Coffee Drinks Illustrated. Click to view the whole thing. This would make a great poster.

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Dear Indy Hipster Coffee Shop Near Where I Work

Radio personality and author John Moe posted a great open letter on his blog to a cafe near his work. I’m curious to know which one, of course, though what he describes isn’t unique to just that one shop: Dear Indy Hipster Coffee Shop Near Where I Work. I know you have a lot on ...

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Making Perfect Espresso at Illy

Chef David Lebovitz is in living in Europe for a while, and went to Trieste to learn about espresso from the masters at Illy: Making Perfect Espresso at Illy. It’s a good read, though it does sound like Illy set things up so that they come off as the heroes (see theshot.coffeeratings.com, where I first ...

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At the Starbucks Annual Meeting; “The Memo”

At this morning’s annual meeting for Starbucks shareholders, Chairman Howard Schultz appeared sternly defensive about what he called, “The Memo,” a critical note to the company’s board of directors (see “The Commoditization of Starbucks, by Howard Schultz“). Although a small portion of the two-plus hour meeting mentioned the memo specifically, the tone of the presentation ...

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Camping Out in Cafés

In a post’s comments, reader Rick writes: RE: your recent review of Seattle coffeehouses and how nice it is to do work in them: Grr… Jeff, hate to say it, but it’s people like you, i.e. those folks who camp out in Seattle coffee houses all day to do their day jobs or homework, that ...

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Espressomap

Oooooh: espressomap is a simple site that uses Google Maps to identify excellent espresso venues in North America. Type your zip code to find out what’s near you!