[the shot] "It is," says Zane Williams, "one of the small experiences that make life worthwhile" – the Italian style cappucino
/karen/ asks about good cafés to visit in order to write. I’ve just added a few new cafe reviews to the cafe section of the site, and tried to include some idea of what it would be like to write there. It’s a difficult subject, though. Many cafes would prefer that customers linger for no […]
The idea of a Latte Index – working out a house-values based on its proximity to good coffee.
Caffeine Kids – how young is too young to drink coffee?
The cult of Nespresso – how a fairly average cup of coffee is making inroads into places that should know better.
I managed to entertain these visitors from New Zealand over the weekend – Jordan and Channah brought these decaf coffee beans with them from C4. Though not as good as the Grind decaf, it has a charm all its own that becomes more evident to me as I keep trying it this week.
Apparently, it’s possible to do latte art without a cup; a bit scary, though.
[NYT] Article on how some coffee roasters are partnering directly with coffee farmers (bypassing the brokers), and teaching them how to make the best possible crop: To Burundi and Beyond for Coffee’s Holy Grail
[jord] Espresso Drinks Illustrated
Video interview with a barista that may answer some of your questions about espresso