Archive for category ‘mad coffee jaunts’

Serbc: the six

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

We hear There's a half-octane final round. And habanero josh flail might be the guy to beat. -- ================================================================== This mobile text message is brought to you by AT&T

Uh-oh

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

Octane's josh flail - competing cooly - does the daring deed: mentions 'habanero' in the bev. -- ================================================================== This mobile text message is brought to you by AT&T

What we’ll do…

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

Serbc day 1: rake leafs. day 2: drag our back-knots to atl for coffeewater magic. -- ================================================================== This mobile text message is brought to you by AT&T

you don’t need this blog’s leaden words

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

dominy unleashes videographic evidence from the charlotte bash that he can pour latte art while breakdancing on his head, that sexyfoam breathes grooves and that this blog's bumbling pour closely resembled pancreatic cancer! scroll to the 28th minute for lem's spinning marvels.

i am, therefore i’m addicted

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

perhaps it is when caffeine becomes an ingredient in oatmeal that you know the culture of consumption -- the human churn rate for stuff -- has mutated beyond mere individualistic pleasure. it has become inextricably linked to addiction. this idea was perhaps the most agreeably scintillating slice of last week's ...

dominy’s patrociny!

Monday, November 10th, 2008

hudgens approaches a gravy-train of rancilios. this blog breaks briefly from its mind-bending contemplations on the economic morality of the brew to note the extreme oddity -- EDIT: the distinct charlotte-ness -- of saturday's barista bash. it's not just that the southeastern scene is growing ... it's that it's getting ...

Cup to Seed: Does specialty coffee help or hurt farmers?

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Note: This is a bloggy draft. It encapsulates the arguments put forth at last weekend's staggeringly comprehensive Coffee Conference, on the moral, economic and social aspects of our second-largest commodity. It is likely to evolve. For now, it represents a series of unusual and unanswered questions for specialty coffee and ...

Coffee conference: more myths

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

High-priced coffee might hurt farmers MORE - or at least fail to help. Economists win! -- ================================================================== This mobile text message is brought to you by AT&T

Coffee conference: cappucinos

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Italian parliament may authorize ppl to police our capps! R u certified italian? -- ================================================================== This mobile text message is brought to you by AT&T

Coffee conference: the real world

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

A guatemalan farmer burns his coffee, turns to cattle. Not enough $ in the bean. -- ================================================================== This mobile text message is brought to you by AT&T

Coffee conference: keynote

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Capitalism changed consumption, made it individual. As stuff loses value, addiction becomes more attractive. Enter, coffee. -- ================================================================== This mobile text message is brought to you by AT&T

Coffee conference: deep questions

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Is specialty coffee THE way to keep the economics from collapsing? Or does it ignore all the biggest social problems? And why not let ppl drink poo if they want? -- ================================================================== This mobile text message is brought to you by AT&T

Coffee conference: fireworks!

Friday, October 31st, 2008

George howell, world bank economist debate the role of BAD coffee. Robusta is lauded. Etc! -- ================================================================== This mobile text message is brought to you by AT&T

your insufferable dose of post-party navel-gazing here

Friday, September 19th, 2008

there are deep fissures in the specialty coffee crowd. like modern politics, you get intractable, polarized factions. the stunning part is that it's not a very big crowd. so when industry business and ben helfen's thursday bash brought the factions together in a smallish atlanta cafe space, the result was kind ...

stumping

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

the cultish thrum of stumptown orders you around, like a badgering shoulder angel. pretend you've been here before -- DON'T scan the furniture. sit at this uber-sleek window bar ... it's where the dressier people hang. maybe text someone. don't EVER study the menu board. act as if it's perfectly ...

spro-tripping, fantastically

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

Stumptown roaster steven (stephen?) drops panama carmen estate hot from the antique probat into blog's waiting arms! Score. Barista vet jen prince shoves ethiopia misty valley in blog's gaping, shamless maw. score! thanks to blog's texty cohorts who pointed us toward the basement. four hours down, and we're speeding (spro-eding?) toward ...

spro-tripping, ridiculously

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

High now - like everyone else in sea-town! Of interest: The zoka kiosk is MUCH less hopping than the vivace one @ same corner. ================================================================== This mobile text message is brought to you — three days late — by AT&T, and its snafu-ridden mobile blogging capabilities.

spro-tripping, haphazardly

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

Stumptown capp - never has this blog been so grapefruit bludgeoned. where's the choc? ================================================================== This mobile text message is brought to you — three days late — by AT&T, and its snafu-ridden mobile blogging capabilities.

spro-tripping, coincidentally

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

its total seclusion complete (the coffee controversies of the day? whaa?), this blog finds itself in a taxi proximal to coffee mecca -- where the maccs from vivace are aliiive. ================================================================== This mobile text message is brought to you -- three days late -- by AT&T, and its snafu-ridden mobile blogging capabilities.

coffee domination? domination?!

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

the most startling southeast coffee tourist this blog has ever seen ... sparky. there is now a southeastern coffee tourist. he and his ma blew through shannon's c-n-c while we were jaw-hanging in front of the usbc live feed. so startling, really, we didn't have much of a reaction. hoffmann did ...

Map it

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

charleston 2day: the orangest cafe ever. And sweet nutty shots of zoka's paladino. S.C.'s 3rd worthy joint: metto. -- ================================================================== This mobile text message is brought to you by AT&T

communal excess

Monday, March 17th, 2008

nothing like a wee latte art throwdown -- including some first-timers -- and a surprise winner over heavyweight zombie pourer chris owens. not excruciatingly long. mostly comradic. and suthin' style. some snivelling apologies to octane's competition-tested danielle and ben. scant footage of them both, because danielle poured at the opposite ...

pure torture

Monday, March 17th, 2008

"It's been one of my favorite things in coffee -- to feel stupid. I like it." ...

Clang

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Something about this blog and historic storms. In atlanta to hear hoffmann, marble sized hail falling. Ow. -- ================================================================== This mobile text message is brought to you by AT&T

in praise of the kitchen sink

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

forbidden yirgacheffe, on nate the finger's home bar. when a week of spro tripping morphs largely into a survey of home bars, it's either a sign of this blog's emerging homebody clinginess or a commentary on the quiet consistency spreading among the junkies -- not genius, typically, but more and more ...

i saw coffee breathe

Monday, March 10th, 2008

there's an intersection somewhere in the urban entrails of cincinnati that urgently needs a french bakery -- some crusty baguettes, st. andre cheese and general store items. pipe tobacco. lozenges. opposite, a hulking stone basilica now dominates one corner of this intersection, its blithe amber dome windows confronting a rare ...

Denouement

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

The total eclipse of the world has ended. Headed south midst the thaw, and think maybe jon lewis and his team are pretty decent coffee-type persons. -- ================================================================== This mobile text message is brought to you by AT&T

Blanche

Friday, March 7th, 2008

Sweet mother sparky. It'S an interstate white-out, and we'Ve got our scaredy teeth clamped to the steering wheel. -- ================================================================== This mobile text message is brought to you by AT&T

Blizzarding

Friday, March 7th, 2008

Nuthin good in indiana - 'cept nate the finger'S home bar. On to our snowy Cincy bash with barista-poet jon lewis. -- ================================================================== This mobile text message is brought to you by AT&T UPDATE FROM A NON-MOBILE DEVICE: did we mention the severe storm advisory blanketing cincinnati for the exact time of our scheduled ...

Trippy delirium

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

Feeling better, headed east. Alas, we'Ll miss chicago fave metropolis, which closes at 8. Isn'T that, like, rush hour?! -- ================================================================== This mobile text message is brought to you by AT&T