Category: Coffee

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Small Coffeehouses Thrive in Seattle (P.I.)

The Seattle P.I. has an article by Allison Lin that looks at some smaller coffee chains in Seattle and how Starbucks’ success has affected them: “Small coffeehouses thrive in Seattle.” As other towns worry that Starbucks Corp. will run their local favorites out of business and rob their streets of quirky charm, the owners of ...

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Coffee Week at Verité Coffee

My good friend Ags pointed me to what must be, based on name alone, a wonderful thing: Coffee Week at Verité Coffee. As in, free coffee. Buy a $20 drink card before September 15 and get a free drink, or buy a mug or tumbler and get a free fill-up. Verité is located in Ballard ...

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Good Espresso on the Eastside?

When I lived in Redmond (yes, that one), I had to drive across the 520 bridge to Seattle to get good coffee. Granted, I was an espresso newbie who only drank mochas, but at the time the only options were a smattering of Starbucks and the espresso carts in the mall. Although I now live ...

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Death by Caffeine Calculator

According to the Death by Caffeine calculator, I can drink 117.39 shots of espresso before the caffeine content would kill me. I think I’m safe (but I’m not currently on a book deadline). Choose your drink, enter your weight, and find out for yourself!

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How much do you spend on coffee?

I’m not a real strict numbers guy, but I do know that buying an espresso every day adds up (which is one reason why we got a super-automatic machine in the office). Well, here’s a calculator to help you figure the costs: Break the Starbucks habit and Save big!: A new calculator suggested by Erika ...

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++ Caffeine – Sleep = Deadline

  Espresso at Cugini Cafe    Originally uploaded by Jeff Carlson. I’m working frantically on the last stretch of my iMovie Visual QuickStart Guide, which means I’m going to bed no earlier than 1 am and drinking an absurd amount of coffee. But it’s good coffee. And there’s a certain satisfaction about being in the ...

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KISS Coffeehouse

Look, how else do we expect to rock and roll all night, and party every day? Caffeine at the KISS Coffeehouse: Myrtle Beach, SC – May 23, 2006 – If you want rock and roll all night, KISS Coffeehouse will be the place to be. On Tuesday, June 27th, legendary KISS band members Paul Stanley ...

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New Coffee Grinder and Office Espresso Machine

After my Solis Maestro Plus grinder broke, I took it to Home Espresso Repair, a local shop that I’ve turned to in the past. Unfortunately, they weren’t able to do much with it, and I was still wary of spending $80+ to send it to Oregon for repairs. So, I decided to go ahead and ...

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If you weren’t sure if Seattle was a coffee town…

How about grabbing some friends, some firewood, and some green coffee beans and making some Beach Roasted Coffee? It looks like this crew from Zoka and other cafes went to Golden Gardens park, which is about 10 minutes from my house. Bronwen made a killer dark roast Sumatra and George (the green buyer for Alterra) ...

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Grinder Update

(If this isn’t a bloggish post, I don’t know what is. Tomorrow: belly button lint!) After receiving the replacement part for my broken Solis Maestro Plus grinder on Friday, I’ve had no luck grinding coffee: it’s all too coarse. So I called Cafe West (the company that handles repairs for the Solis grinders) and spoke ...