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Get the DISK, Man

Product: DISK Company: Coava Coffee Roasters

For as long as I’ve had my Aeropress, I’ve searched for alternative filters.  The paper filters designed for the Aeropress have never tasted satisfactory to me, even with a good rinsing beforehand.  I’ve cut up Chemex filters, but that’s a bit too much work on a regular basis.  [...]

Bah Humbug!

I hate to come off sounding scrooge-like, but I’m finding myself increasingly agnostic towards the whole concept of gift-giving for the holidays or otherwise. It’s not not that I don’t enjoy giving or receiving the right gift once in a while to/from the right person on the right occasion. Instead, I’m referring to the process [...]

coffee@home: (Barismo) Kenya Kiandu

Bean: Kiandu Lot 8696, Mutheka Co-op, Nyeri, Kenya Roaster: Barismo Rating: 4-

I thought two bags of coffee from Barismo would be about as much as I could consume in the short period of time before some other coffee arrived at my door and so I narrowed my choice to the Linnaean Street Espresso [...]

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 [...]

Mail-Order Sommelier

Even Man Seeking Coffee Gets the Blues

Once in a while, even this man gets tired of seeking coffee. Some days I wake up and hope to find a good cup of coffee that required no research on my part. No thinking, yet something new, different and interesting. I suppose I’d have to change [...]

Disney(waste)land

The travel I do for work usually affords me the opportunity to try out good, sometimes even stellar, coffee in far away places. My most recent trip to Anaheim was sadly not one of those. I had a list of places I wish I had visited. I even had some spare time in my schedule. [...]

coffee@home: CCC’s Kenya Gaturiri Microlot

Beans: Gaturiri Microlot 4851, Nyeri, Kenya Roaster: Counter Culture Coffee Rating: 4

I squeaked in just under the wire on Counter Culture’s August $2 flat rate shipping. I couldn’t resist this Kenyan which had earned a 92 on Coffee Review. It promised a different quality of brightness from what you usually find in a [...]