Josh Ozersky is everyone’s favorite famous foodie coffee curmudgeon – who could forget his article for TIME online, titled “The Perils of Coffee Snobbery“, in which Mr. Ozersky pooped all over specialty coffee in general, and Blue Bottle founder James Freeman in particular.
His public bluster on the topic seems to have softened since the article was published. Mr. Ozersky is by multiple accounts a really nice guy, and he accepted our ensuing takedown of his TIME feature with aplomb, even complimenting us for the article on Twitter. Has Josh Ozersky seen the light? Was he appropriately chastened when we compared him to a millionaire version of Die Hipster Dot WordPress Dot Com? Signs point to yes.
Case in point, this excellent (if still a tad confrontational) interview with Teresa von Fuchs of Irving Farm, published by Rachel Ray’s blog, of all places. The article has no shortage of schtick – Mr. Ozersky is doing the Sweet-N-Low thing as a badge of pride now, we think – but he’s got a great comic foil in Ms. von Fuchs, a professionally well-respected New York City barista with competition experience. Here’s an excerpt of their tête-à-tête:
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