Japanese coffee artist Nowtoo Sugi , has taken colored latte art to a whole new level.
When Starbucks installed its first espresso bar in downtown Seattle, in 1984, it effectively reordered the hierarchy of coffee in this country: brewed coffee might be nice, but nothing beats the theater of a latte.
Hi guys! I know it has been a good month now since I’ve posted anything. I’ve been on an unintentional hiatus here. Let me go back a bit and explain…
Back in March the site was due to be renewed. I thought long and hard about shutting the site down because quite frankly I have lost interest in constantly posting coffee reviews. I have lost sight of the reasons I started this blog in the first place and it just felt right to leave. When it came down to actually closing the doors on this blog I realized I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. There are so many reasons that kept me from taking the plunge. Now that I renewed site for the next year I still can’t seem to post anything worthy enough which is why I have been on an unintentional hiatus.
I am currently enjoying coffee without the lingering need to jot down notes for a review and let me tell you how amazing that feels. The “review coffee and get on to the next one” mindset I used to follow is a huge weight off my shoulders.
Let me just say that I don’t ...
Two new breakfast restaurants recently opened in Asheville. And both are working toward offering a place in their respective communities -- east and west of Asheville -- for people to gather.
29. John Gordon, Square Mile Coffee Roasters, United Kingdom
8:15am – here we go – same as at
#UKBC, Mr. Gordon begins this routine by instructing the judges to put one headphones. for more on John Gordon’s UKBC winning routine, check out this in-depth piece from our London correspondent Elyse Bouvier.
8:17 “today is about creating a complete sensory experience using not just coffee but the full range of our senses.”
8:19 you’ll notice that Mr. Gordon is competing using a modified
@NuovaSimonelli Mythos grinder w/ an updated “flap” for enhanced precision
8:20 Mr. Gordon competes today using
@SquareMile‘s La Buitrera, a coffee from Huila, Colombia – he’s changed coffees for #WBC2013 since #UKBC - learn more about Mr. Gordon’s Colombia La Buitrera here, via the Square Mile blog.
8:25 John Gordon’s sig drink: mango nectar vapor, passion fruit nectar vapor, both condensed via gorgeous smokey bell jars…
30. Francesco Sanapo, Italy
8:40 “with every person i meet, i discover there is something new – my research will never end. I love my job!”
8:43 Mr. Sanapo comepetes with a naturally processed Ethiopian Nekisse coffee, heriloom varieties (of course) ...