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Mike Phillips on the Art of the Perfect Cup | ShotZombies
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Mike Phillips on the Art of the Perfect Cup

Posted on January 21, 2011 by


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“Coffee has amazingly intricate flavors and is really just hitting its stride in taste exploration,” Phillips explains. “With a really nice coffee, it takes four months to a year for the coffee to end up in your cup but it only takes the last six minutes of preparation to screw it up.”

[via The Art of the Perfect Cup of Coffee | CulturePOP | Ingredients for an Artful Life]

  • Frank

    My respect to Mike Phillips, he’s an amazing and deserving champion, but what does he mean when he says not to buy blends? Intelli sells blends too, last time I checked. So, is the coffee used in Intelli’s blends bad? I am just not understanding where he’s coming from with this. Just thought I’d post my thoughts here since I couldn’t comment on the story’s page.

  • http://twitter.com/1shot4theroad Michael Phillips

    Hey Frank, Mike Here. I will be the first to admit that I actively steer folks towards single origin coffees. They have specificity that supports celebrating farmers and amazingly unique coffees in a way that blends typically just dont. With that said however what your referencing is a bit of a mis-quote. Often times in interviews when you explain how blends can be used to cover up low quality coffee, the statement gets reduced to “dont buy blends” I actually am rather enamored with our Eros blend right now.

  • Frank

    Thanks for clearing things up Mike, I was worried there for a sec. It just sounded like a mis-quote, you know? Didn’t sound like something you would say, but I am glad you took some time out of your busy schedule to sort things out. Keep on rocking.