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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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The Nespresso Inissia pod system and the convenience of now

I get many offers of coffee machines to test in exchange for a review – or a machine in exchange from one of the many online companies offering a selection of coffee products. The folks at New York City and Berlin based Gourmesso.com were good enough to send a very significant supply of coffee samples […]

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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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Kick starting a new cup of coffee – on the net

Have you ever noticed the dramatic difference between the delicious coffee you get at a fine coffeehouse and the mediocre coffee you often drink at home when you don’t pay attention to all the critical details? Click on the photo for the big view! Amazing coffee is the result when fresh roasted beans are brewed […]

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Daylight Mind Coffee Kona Hawaii launches coffee school

Dr. Shawn Steiman, Chief Science Office at Daylight Mind Coffee – is proud to announce the first sessions of the Coffee School component of this new coffee business in the heart of Kona, Hawaii. A quote from their About section: “The idea for Daylight Mind was born in the head of one person. However, as […]

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Talking Rockin and Roasting Coffee with Joey Kramer of Aerosmith

Podcast – We spoke this morning with a man who is very passionate about the coffee bean – and so much so he has decided to do it right… for himself, for the consuming public and the farmers who grow it – and beyond! And with 40 plus years, under his belt, with the band […]

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2012 Easter Tofino return to food coffee life and love

Andrea and I have been popping into Tofino since the 90’s – we were married there – at the Middle Beach Lodge… and have been eating and drinking everything ever since. Many things can be said about Tofino: Wild west coast getaway for storm watching… food lovers paradise (largely true)… Rainforest enclave resistant to over […]

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2012 Picture report from Hawaii number 4

A subtle reminder that there are great places on the planet – peaceful, surrounded by a vast ocean, seemingly insulated from the rigors of daily life… at least for a few weeks of the year. Photo below: The balcony at the Hale Kona Kai – Kona, Hawaii.

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