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A Cupping Extravaganza

What I’m not attempting to do

It’s not entirely clear where the right place is to begin when discussing the coffee cupping event I attended last Saturday. I’d like not to spend time discussing the pros and cons of coffee cupping as either a brew method, tasting technique or public relations tool. I’d also not [...]

coffee@home: Two of Oren’s Daily Roasts

Beans: Ethiopia Sidamo #3 and Brazil Cerrado Daterra Roaster: Oren’s Daily Roast Rating: 3- and 3+

My recent trip to New York was mostly business only. I had time to grab a quick cup of house blend from the Joe Kiosk in Grand Central right before rushing for the train. I also had [...]

coffee@home: Three Ethiopians from 49th Parallel

Beans: See Below Roaster: 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters Rating: 3+ to 4- (see below)

I wish there was a more visual way for me to map out the Slacker-esque way I ended up possessing these three Ethiopian coffees from 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters. It started with On the Road to Epiphany’s original posting [...]

coffee@home: Ethiopian Yergacheffe Rakasa

Beans: Ethiopia Yergacheffe Rakasa – Grade 1 Roaster: 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters (rebagged by El Beit) Rating: 4

I said my review of El Beit was my last from New York. It seems I may have been stretching the truth. While I consumed this Ethiopian coffee at home in Berkeley, and although it originated in Vancouver at 49th [...]

I’ll be at El Beit

Name: El Beit Location: 158 Bedford Avenue (b/w 8th and 9th), Brooklyn (Williamsburg), New York Rating: 4

I’m hoping my last two and a half months of New York cafe visits haven’t confused or mislead too many folks. I was only there for about a week and still happily reside in the East Bay. [...]

Holiday Shopping Procrastinators Unite!

With just 5 days until the start of Chanukah and 9 days until Christmas, my house has nary a present in sight. I believe that I can now wear my procrastinators club badge in full display as I rapidly wrack my brain for gift ideas and put off any  purchases until the actual last minute. [...]