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Don’t Call Me a Coffee Snob . . . It’s Just Passion

September 20, 2012

Level: As I read Josh Ozersky’s The Perils of Coffee Snobbery, I feel a bit defensive. But at the same time, I also feel like giving him a high five. I half agree with him, and I half disagree with him. Perhaps the reason is that I fall somewhere in between being a coffee snob […]

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The Espresso Experience

September 11, 2012

A little more than a decade ago, while honeymooning in Thailand, my husband Greg and I were lucky enough to have a friend who introduced  us to her friends still living in Thailand. During our 2 ½ week post-wedding celebration, we enjoyed the must-see tourist spots, but also ventured into the back roads to experience […]

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The Explosion of Specialty Coffee in Indonesia

September 7, 2012

Last month, after arriving in Jakarta, I spent a few days touring the third wave coffee scene. What I found hard to believe was that the specialty coffee market was only about two years old in this city. The sophistication and quality that I found would have led me to believe that Jakarta has had […]

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Welcome to Coffee Universe

September 2, 2012

the coffee consumer’s daily brew We’re happy to say, that after several years of talking about it, we have finally re-launched Coffee Universe with a revitalized focus on bringing the coffee drinking consumer news, information, and insights from the world of coffee. When Coffee Universe was originally launched by Bruce Milletto 12 years ago, its […]

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Camping Coffee

September 1, 2012

Level: It was our third morning at our campsite in Yosemite Valley, when I woke to the smell of coffee. It made me smile as I held on to the last bit of sleep before I had to slip into the morning cold to start the packing up for home. I was enjoying the promise […]

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