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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 […]

Coffee at Slow Food Nation, Part 3

Name: Slow Food Nation Taste Pavilion Location: Easternmost Pier, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

My first impression of the Taste Pavilion weren’t particularly glowing. It seems that “taking it slow” meant lots of standing in line. The entry line followed the northern boundary of the Fort before taking a sharp 90 degree turn […]

Coffee at Slow Food Nation, Part 2

Slow Food Nation 2008 has come to a close and what a whirlwind weekend it was. The event itself got less mainstream press than I thought it might, with coffee coverage turning out to be even thinner. The most informative segment I saw was this one in the Chronicle, which had a couple of paragraphs […]

Coffee at Slow Food Nation, Part 1

Let the eating and drinking commence! At least, I hope I’m correct in saying that Slow Food Nation has begun. This event, which promises to be the “largest celebration of food in America” has so many disparate pieces that getting a bird’s eye view is proving difficult. When you add the unofficial list of pre- […]