Monthly Archives: November 2011

Cartel Coffee Lab

Cartel Coffee Lab from Cartel Coffee Lab on Vimeo. Here’s a gorgeous video from one of my favorite coffee shops in the world. HT: Dear Coffee I Love You

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My Favorite Coffee Shops Map

View Favorite Coffee Shops in a larger map I made a map of my favorite coffee shops and cafes in the world. At every one of these shops I’m confident you can go in and get a high quality espresso, … Continue reading

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Fishermen in Beşiktaş

I snapped this photo yesterday by the Iskele in Beşiktaş.  The combination of clouds and surprising lack of smog made some nice contrasts. The silhouette of the Maiden’s Tower is visible on the right.

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Disaster Relief in Van

I spent last week in Van, working through the local municipality with a team of foreigners building shelters for displaced earthquake victims.  Unlike the tents most people are staying in, these shelters are insulated and have a metal roof that is water … Continue reading

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Notes Music and Coffee

I was eating at a Vietemese restaurant in Clerkenwell when I noticed this book, the irony being I had just left specialty coffee darling St. Ali.  As I flipped through the pages while I ate my BBQ pork, I stumbled … Continue reading

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Van

The number one place I’ve wanted to visit in Turkey has been Van for sometime now.  But with the recent earthquake that has devastated the city of half a million people, thousands have been left without a place to live. So … Continue reading

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Sensory Lab London

Since the emergence of the coffeehouse in the 16th century Ottoman empire, drinking a cup of coffee has been a social and not merely culinary experience.  Like their modern day counterparts, coffeehouse denizens went to see friends and hear the … Continue reading

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