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Video: Would you pay $599 for a Cold Drip Tower? [Kickstarter]

Posted on March 7, 2012 by

I don’t think I would. What about $399? You can save $200 by supporting the Kickstarter project.

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Video: Even Nanoscientists Know Nothing About Coffee

Posted on March 5, 2012 by

Cool video though.

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Video: How to Taste Coffee

Posted on March 5, 2012 by

Nice video from JJ Bean.

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Video: Moments at Coffee Common (TED2012)

Posted on March 4, 2012 by

Fantastic video from John that captures the spirit of our intense and exciting week. Of particular note is Chris teaching JR to pour latte art at the 1:27 mark. [Moments at Coffee Common from John Giannakos]

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Sweatleaf in the New York Daily News

Posted on February 26, 2012 by

“We were only one of two accounts they had in New York three years ago,” says Nieto. “Now, they have over 100.” “Sometimes people see a name like Stumptown and assume it’s good, but that’s not true. I can make an awful cup of coffee with the greatest beans in the world because there’s so […]

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CBS on Coffee in Los Angeles

Posted on February 25, 2012 by

A decent list of cafes to visit in Los Angeles. Strange that Coffee Bar isn’t on it though. [Where to Drink Specialty Coffee in Los Angeles « CBS Los Angeles]

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Black and Blue Bottle: James Freeman Responds to Dumb Review

Posted on February 23, 2012 by

  This is amazing. Nicely done James. [Blue Bottle: Coffee as Crack - New York Restaurants and Dining - Fork in the Road]    

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New Zealand Wants Credit for Coffee in NYC

Posted on February 22, 2012 by

New Zealand and Australia can fight over the Flat White all they want. But the truth is that New Yorkers don’t really care. When you come into the cafe and order one the only thing you’re proving is that you once lived somewhere else. Which is probably also true for the person serving you, and […]

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Photos: Handsome Coffee Roasters Pre-Party Walk Through

Posted on February 16, 2012 by

Nothing crazy here, just some shots of the Handsome space 24 hours before the launch party. Thought you might like to see. Handsome Coffee Roasters  582 Mateo Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 (213) 621-4194 ‎ http://www.handsomecoffee.com/ View Larger Map  

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CoffeeCon: The Dubious Anti-Trade Show Trade Show

Posted on February 10, 2012 by

“I want to change lives. I want you to be able to enjoy that getting-more-expensive-all-the-time coffee you bought with your hard-earned money. Really enjoy it. Trade marketing has its place but not at CoffeeCon. Welcome to the real thing.” Hmm… Geoff Watts and George Howell are presenting? Curious. Saturday, February 25th, 2012 9:00am-5:00pm IBEW Local […]

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Video: Jonathan Rubinstein on Secrets of Successful StartUps

Posted on February 9, 2012 by

Live yesterday, archived today.

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Tassimo Recalls Single-Cup Brewers for Dousing People

Posted on February 9, 2012 by

Tassimo coffee makers recalled over burn risk; 140 reports of problems with single-cup brewers dousing people – @AP apne.ws/yvOSFo — Breaking News (@BreakingNews) February 9, 2012 At least they heat the water.

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The Cost of Coffee From Single-Serve Systems

Posted on February 8, 2012 by

Great stuff from Oliver Strand. Click through to read the accompanying article. [Single-Serve Coffee Brewers Make Convenience Costly - NYTimes.com]

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Save the Date: Jonathan Rubinstein to be Interviewed Live on Secrets of Successful StartUps

Posted on February 6, 2012 by

Jonathan Rubinstein has been quietly building what is nothing short of a cafe dynasty in NYC for the last 10 years. As the proprietor of Joe The Art of Coffee he has lead the charge on an aggressive expansion that’s rivaled by few anywhere, and no one else in Gotham. From humble beginnings they’ve grown […]

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Blue Bottle Profile in the Wall Street Journal

Posted on February 2, 2012 by

Mr. Freeman, a native of Northern California who began Blue Bottle after he “washed out” of playing the clarinet in local symphonies, began serving his first cups of slow coffee at a local farmers’ market in 2002, relying on a small batch roaster for his beans. Blue Bottle’s name is an homage to Jerzy Franciszek […]

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STUNNING VIDEO: Yoshi Masuda’s Traveling Cafe Supports Disaster-Ravaged Japan

Posted on February 1, 2012 by

 ”Like rebuilding your soul after a heartbreak, or a tsunami-like disaster, making coffee is a process in which you learn how to be humble.” Read the amazing story here: Yoshi Masuda’s Particular Blend of Enthusiasm.

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