Archive for category ‘coffee travel’

carry-on limits, met.

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

is this the world's most compact quality coffee travel kit? this blog is positing the idea here, publicly, with full assurance that someone will come along to prove us wrong. the mini iron, of course, is so that the vest will be PERFECTLY PRESSED WHILE POURING. - porlex mini. - kantan drippers. ...

CI auditions for in-flight barista

Monday, November 21st, 2011

flight back from london and monaco: ask the flight attendant for hot water, stealthily squeeze the porlex from the carry-on and start grinding a little stash of square mile coffee. in truth, a pack of kantan drippers was the only way we stayed sane in england. turns out, these tea-loving peoples ...

more obvious places where good coffee should be

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

monaco: crazy place! more ferraris than fords, more obviously forced royal wedding photos that any public should be required to see. and such a fine (nonexistent?) line between "personal yacht" and "cruise ship." and yet, it's kind of amazing that for all the fine food, captive populace, french sensibilities and disposable ...

industrial coffee, a reflection

Friday, August 5th, 2011

highway coffee tankers: making fetco brewers seem like demis.

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 ...

SERBC: juggernautism

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

what to make of lem butler? the fellow roasts coffee, surfs, spins the vinyl, stars in a puppet show, treats his girlfriend like a real gent and wins seemingly every southeast barista competition he deigns to enter. (edit: the rare loss came in '07, of course, to nick cho.) more than ...

CI‘s brain stirs in a circular, european motion

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

traveling to france seems to be the only trip this blog can't contort into a coffee trip of some type. but, ah, we will now strenuously avoid our annual tome on the deplorable state of coffee in france, just as this blog has tried to avoid the coffee itself this ...

“rad! i said it was RAD! R-A-D …”

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

pre-mayhem, the crowd at charlotte's southeast regional barista jam and latte art bash looks quite docile. haha! here's what it's like walking into jason dominy's lair, an urban charlotte warehouse space not technically owned by jason dominy, but, you know, "owned" by jason dominy. at least, that's what his raucous, all-night ...

we snapped this pic of the southeast barista jam, now ssxxnnttggzzz

Monday, November 16th, 2009

words may follow, when this blog decompresses them from the pea-sized capsule in which they are embedded somewhere in our shell-shocked, sleep-deprived, weekend-warped brain. for now, an emblem of the extremes present at the desperately long, insanely loud, hyper-jubilant fest that was the southeast regional barista jam and latte art ...