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Coffee in Picksburgh?

I used to make mixed tapes.  I’m not sure what the kids make these days.  Imixes?  Somehow, that’s just not as meaningful.  So I turned my attention to something that seemed to have a bit more personality.  I started making coffee maps.  Sure, most of them are integrated into the reviews contained in this blog, [...]

San Diego Area Coffee

I’ll be spare with my words since I have little to add to my posts on San Diego area coffee other than that I wish I had managed to get to Zumbar’s and to try out the coffee cart outside of the Clairemont Mesa Kaiser offices – the latter simply because it sounds so fun.  [...]

Beyond Calvin Trillin’s Kansas City

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My relationship with Kansas City cuisine, like so many people not from Kansas City, is tremendously indebted to Calvin Trillin’s Tummy Trilogy.  But while that bound edition’s three component parts are tremendously funny, heart-warming and generally brilliant pieces of literature, not to mention a [...]

Looking for D.C. Area Coffee?

Having visited only two cafes in the greater Washington, D.C. area, I’m hardly in a place to dispense with anything but hasty generalizations about the D.C. coffee scene. If I did have to dabble in such fallacies, however, I’d comment on the fact that coffee in D.C., like much of the rest of the country, [...]

Just Another Man Visits Boston

Good things come to those who wait. At least I hope the old adage still holds true. You see, I visited several of Boston’s cafes last summer (and quite a few elsewhere in New England as well), but never ended up writing about them. I’m not sure if it was procrastination or deep-seated indecision, [...]

The Man Seeking Coffee LA Coffee Map

As a reader of this blog, it’s very likely that you are now either on your way or soon will be to gawk, schmooze, blog, present, compete or otherwise partake in the extravaganza known as the 2010 Specialty Coffee Association of America’s exposition. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, this annual [...]

No More Hard Times in New York Town

A few years ago, I may have been excited about a trip to New York, but it wouldn’t have been for the coffee. I (along with many others) have long lamented New York’s lack of good coffee, especially for a city of its size, density and culinary reputation.  Nature abhors a vacuum, however, and [...]

Nothing Easy About Finding (Good) Coffee in New Orleans

My family (wife and daughter plus parents, brother and his partner) spent the Christmas holiday together in New Orleans. We indulged in touristy endeavors – a stroll along the river, the Natchez River cruise, the Audobon Zoo, the Aquarium, and wandering around the French Quarter. We ate some great food including beignets at Cafe [...]