Archive for the Espresso Category

Video: A Look Inside Sweet Leaf in Long Island City

Posted on January 27, 2012 by

“I could take that coffee that was so carefully cared for…and just screw it totally up. And that’s a lot of responsibility.” Indeed. If you’ve never seen the inside of Sweet Leaf before, here’s a nice opportunity. They’re still the best spot in 11101. [Via Vimeo]

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NYC Cafes to Visit During the NERBC

Posted on March 26, 2011 by

Coming to NYC for the NERBC? Here’s my map of places in Manhattan that you may want to visit. Some places have multiple locations but have only been listed once, and there are many more places in Brooklyn if you’re feeling adventurous. The map is hosted over on NFT so click through for brief descriptors, address details, […]

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The Updated Brew Methods Website

Posted on March 16, 2011 by

Brew Methods got a refresh recently and added the ability to sort the methods alphabetically or by date. They’ve also highlighted their “pick” for each method based on their own preferences, and a mobile version of the site for those on the go. By my count they’ve now collected an impressive 96 different brew recipes! […]

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9 Innovations That Changed Coffee Culture (PHOTOS)

Posted on March 15, 2011 by

  “Frustrated with grinds in her coffee, ingenious German housewife Melitta Bentz used her son’s school blotting paper to create the first-ever coffee filter in 1908.” Hence the “Melitta” filter and cone. The above is number seven of the nine innovations, but there actually appears to be ten listed in total. [via 9 Innovations That Changed […]

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New Website: New Coffees – The Latest Updates from the Best Roasters

Posted on August 8, 2010 by

New Coffees has just launched to provide updates on all your favorite coffee roasters.

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Your Passion for Coffee was Manufactured by an Ad Agency

Posted on August 4, 2010 by

An interesting look at the history of coffee culture in the United States.

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“Tickling Miss Silvia”: Mark Frauenfelder Hacks Coffee’s God-Shot

Posted on July 7, 2010 by

A great read on the storied history of the Rancilio Silvia. Featuring folks like Andy Schecter, Greg Scace, and Kyle Glanville. [Via Gizmodo]

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Video: 2008 U.S. Barista Champ Kyle Glanville

Posted on June 16, 2010 by

Not new, but new to me. Kyle Glanville interviewed at Intelligentisa’s Silverlake location. “Great coffee is always gonna have to be the result of extra hard work, and extra attention to detail”. [YouTube]

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New Kees van der Westen: The Spirit Two-Group

Posted on June 14, 2010 by

Just in time for London. [More photos and info via Kees van der Westen]

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Todd Carmichael Insults Everyone Who Serves Better Coffee Than Him

Posted on June 2, 2010 by

Todd Carmichael, co-owner of La Colombe Torrefaction, has never enjoyed a positive reputation within the coffee industry.

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My Most Successful MojoToGo Results so Far

Posted on May 24, 2010 by

My most successful brew so far. I am officially obsessed with MoJoToGo. You should be too. [Missing the point- VST]

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Video: Meet the Baristas at Cafe Grumpy

Posted on May 19, 2010 by

I don’t know who RoadDrips is (or what exactly is going on with this video), but I definitely recognize Caroline’s voice. [YouTube]

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Defining Success in the Coffee Industry

Posted on May 10, 2010 by

A couple of weeks ago Jason Dominy became frustrated enough to rant a bit on Twitter (probably not the best idea). The issue essentially being that there are high quality cafes within the industry that don’t get the “respect” they deserve from the global coffee community. More specifically, Jason’s new employer Batdorf & Bronson/Dancing Goats. 

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Portland Monthly Magazine Ranks Five Local Coffees

Posted on April 29, 2010 by

Of the five they picked, three barely count. Why not Heart, Coava, Sterling, or Courier?  Also available in Portland? Intelligentsia, Ecco, Olympia and Counter Culture. Kudos to them for doing the tasting blind, but it seems they chose the purveyors blind as well. Unsurprisingly, (spoiler alert!) Stumptown won. (Via Portland Monthly Magazine / Eat & Drink […]

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Video: Cappuccino, Intelligentsia

Posted on April 27, 2010 by

Another video from Department of the 4th Dimension in their series with Intelligentsia.

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Where to Find Complete USBC 2010 Coverage

Posted on April 18, 2010 by

If you’re not in Anaheim for the USBC you may be looking for the best available coverage online. Here’s a list:

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