Archive for category ‘coffee shops’

the unpleasures of coffee

Monday, August 15th, 2011

so what if the culture of specialty coffee, with all its focus on quality and impulse for celebration, also carries a certain narrow way of thinking that ends up handicapping the cause in the long run? obviously, this is where you click, "close tab." back to teh twitterz! right, yes, ...

Le coffeeing

Monday, August 9th, 2010

[caption id="attachment_1100" align="alignnone" width="600" caption=""][/caption] half-pound bison burger, emmental, garlic shoots, pico de gallo, quail egg. and coffee -- square mile's kenya tegu. it's barely a stretch -- a counter-stretch! -- to say high-end coffee learns a lot from trending food movements. this blog wonders if it's not missing the ...

what’s so bad about the l.a. times coffee article?

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

it stings to be told how to properly drink a macchiato. it also stings to be told your espresso tastes like "bitter ... burned citrus peel." sprodown! alas, the offense on both sides was avoidable -- and, to this reader's eye, the fault of intelligentsia's "good guys." which isn't to say they could ...

the general environs according to blogchildren

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

thought experiment: let's say the assignment in your progeny's geography class is to make a map from your house to grandma's house -- a rough map, let's say, composed of basic landmarks along the way. and let's say that ALL the landmarks included in the map drawn by your offspring, ...