Category: Coffee

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Superautomatic Coffee Makers

I’ve recently begun reading the Interesting Thing of the Day, a fantastic weblog written by my friend Joe Kissell. ITotD isn’t a daily link to a Web page; Joe finds something interesting, explains why it’s interesting, and gives some background on it. Absolutely required reading, and I’m ashamed that I haven’t been reading it longer. ...

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Starbucks Power Minutia

How nitpicky can a blog entry be? I’m at a Starbucks in Bellevue, WA, the one adjacent to Barnes & Noble on 106th Ave. If you’re planning to be here, note that not all of the power outlets work… specifically, the very convenient one by the door. The outlet on the floor near the coffee ...

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Coffee Fanatics

Yet another example of how my own coffee enthusiasm is but a drop of crema in the world of espresso: In Search of the Perfect Cup, the Old Coffee Pot Is Passé (NY Times, free subscription required to view) talks about a selection of coffee fanatics for whom a $2000 or even $7500 espresso machine ...

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New Favorite Coffeehouse

Herkimer Coffee is my new favorite coffeehouse. Why? Location: At the corner of Greenwood and N. 74th St. in Seattle, it gets a good deal of foot traffic, lots of morning coffee commuters, and there are a number of cool funky shops nearby. Caffe Vita Coffee: Caffe Vita is a Seattle coffee roaster that’s starting ...

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Coffee Geek

Here’s my brief coffee story: I’ve always loved the smell of coffee, but didn’t develop a taste for it until college, when I needed to stay up late to write papers but the sugar in Coke was playing havoc with my stomach. This is around the time that espresso carts started to appear everywhere in ...