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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 […]

Getting My Kicks On Route 66

Name: The Coffee House Location: 203 W. Coal Avenue, Gallup, NM Rating: 2-

The drive from Albuquerque to Gallup is a long one, especially late at night, and neither the drive nor the destination held much promise for good coffee. I’m not sure about you, but facing such deprivation starts to make me a […]

coffee@home: Linnaean St. Espresso

Bean: Linnaen St. Espresso Roaster: Barismo Rating: 3+

Barismo, blog and coffee roaster, is one of the only two importers I’ve found for the Hario “Skerton” hand mill (the other is Brown Coffee Company). I’ve written about this hand grinder before with some excitement and anticipation, but it has been back-ordered since December. When […]

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. […]