Coffee is vitally important in my life. I consider myself fortunate that I have access to a truly amazing coffee roaster, that even in lockdown, has been keeping me supplied with freshly roasted and expertly sourced beans. The key elements to all good coffee are good beans, proper roast, proper grind, good water, proper temperature, … Continue reading For proper espresso, material scientists now suggest coarser grind and less coffee
A couple weeks ago, I wrote about Blue Bottle Coffee's venture capital funding and plans for growth. As I mentioned, it will certainly be interesting to see how such a niche brick-and-mortar business leverages venture funding to achieve solid growth without compromising either the quality of the product or the service. Looks like we get … Continue reading Update: Mergers and Acquisitions in the world of awesome specialty coffee
That's the kind of Return On Investment I'm talking about! Slate's Will Oremus: The question investors are asking now is: Can coffee’s “third wave” produce a Starbucks of its own? A group of big-name Bay Area techies—including Kevin Systrom of Instagram, Twitter co-founder Ev Williams, Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake, and venture capital firms like Google … Continue reading Coffee is the next big thing for Venture Capital? Count me in!
Coffee is important to me. I'll admit I even tend to be somewhat obsessive about it. (For proof, just look at the search results for "coffee" on this blog.) My current rig at home is the Breville BDC600XL YouBrew Drip Coffee Maker and it works pretty darn good, grinding the beans immediately before brewing. On … Continue reading How Alan Adler invented the AeroPress, despite repeated failures and numerous rejections
In a previous post, I wrote about how Keurig coffee has officially jumped the shark. Hoping for a quick, easy and great tasting option for preparing coffee in my hotel room while working on the road, I was sorely disappointed by the Keurig experience. This article describes how I travel (relatively) light, yet still enjoy … Continue reading How to Brew Awesome Coffee In Your Hotel Room