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Return to the now – Chapter one

Silence – what is it and where does it come from? Like the empty coffee cup, is it actually empty or waiting? Contrary to popular belief, the empty cup and saucer is not necessarily a bad thing. It offers optimism, hope and light at the end of that seemingly endless tunnel called life. For me, […]

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Thanksgiving – Life in the coffee time-tunnel

Way back in 2008, I popped into Cafe Roma on Commercial Drive in Vancouver – a cafe that has more than a little history for this old part of Vancouver and for me, a big piece of childhood memory too! One sunny mid-week Spring day, Dave, a contributor to the CoffeeCrew.com website, and I sample […]

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Steeped coffee from Santa Cruz – what’s new.

Podcast – Talking steeped coffee with Josh Wilbur of Steeped Coffee – Santa Cruz, California – We spoke with Josh Wilbur, brainchild behind the “Steeped Coffee” concept just out of beautiful Santa Cruz California. Hey. People love coffee. I love coffee and have been talking about it for over 20 years Just when I think […]

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Talking coffee health studies with Natasha Hall of NewsTalk 800 CJAD Montreal

Podcast – Talking coffee with Natasha Hall of CJAD 800 NewsTalk – Montreal – We were talking coffee with Natasha Hall of NewsTak 800 – Montreal on the topic of those seemingly endless health studies on the dire (or wonderful) effects of caffeine and coffee (in general) on your body! This podcast (interview) is around […]

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Talking coffee on CKNW with Gord MacDonald

Podcast – We were talking coffee with Gord MacDonald from CKNW – 980 from Vancouver — with some really good questions. This podcast (interview) is around 11 minutes long – so strap yourself in. I average around 20 radio, TV or newspaper interviews annually and this was one of the better ones – a lot […]

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A life in Ice-Cream Chapter one – Orange and Anise

I bought a Ice cream “Core” for my Kitchen Aid professional mixer – the core is a special bowl with a coolant that can freeze and the kit includes the “dasher” which is the rotating arm that churns the ice cream. It is a simple process: Put the core in the deep freeze (temperature in […]

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Barista Bible author Cristine Cottrell on the subject of Aussie coffee

Click here for audio file if you cannot see flash player above. When I started writing about and reviewing coffee shops and cafe culture in the mid-1990’s I always dreamed of writing the ultimate coffee book or complete (as I saw it) history of coffee culture in North America. And although I have kept at […]

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All you need is now – Living in Victoria – Beer Coffee Battle Royal

Andrea and I spoke with Veronica, creative and business partner at the new Second Crack Coffee on Bridge Street. Between sips of excellent single origin Ethiopian coffee freshly roasted on their Deidrich Roaster and nibbles on a delicious Empire Doughnut, we talked about how Veronica, Aaron and their young one made their way to Victoria. […]

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20 years in coffee – part 1

It is easy enough to get lost in the 140 character World of twitter where the quest is to be as funny or as informative as you can within some very strict guidelines. Problem is, one can spend way too much time just thinking about shrinking yourself down into this very small world. Facebook is […]

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We interview Joey Kramer of Rockin Roasting Coffee

We spoke with Joey Kramer of Rockin Roasting Coffee from Austin, Texas. This is our second conversation with the man who has taken his steady rhythm with the band Aerosmith to the world of specialty coffee. You can read that interview over here A man of virtually limitless energy, Joey has been tackling the challenges […]

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