Monthly Archives: February 2012

Darjeeling Unlimited

I’m glad that Darren still moonlights as a barista even after landing a “real” job. At the moment he’s dialing in the Nicaragua Los Papales as a SO espresso. Advertisements

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At Cartel Coffee Lab

I just got back from Arizona after a whirlwind of a weekend. We didn’t spend anytime in Phoenix to speak of, but thankfully Cartel Coffee Lab is just a stone’s throw from Sky Harbor, and it was our first stop … Continue reading

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So Many Options

I was glad to get my hands on the second to last Idido Natural, but I think I ended up enjoying the El Gavilan more. I always have the worst buyers regret.

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Jess Ray

I’m excited that Jess Ray is playing music at Julie and my wedding. I love this video filmed at Jubala Village Coffee.

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The Dripolator in Asheville, NC

When I last lived in the States (2 years ago) I didn’t even think about looking for specialty coffee in a city with less than a million people.  At the time Louisville’s 2 shop specialty scene was struggling to woo … Continue reading

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First Day on Bar

It’s great to be back on this side of the machine. Working with a La Marzocco Strada and  a Mazzer Robur is so posh I feel spoiled every time I pull a shot. It’s crazy to think that I get … Continue reading

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Knoxville

I love Knoxville’s historic old city.

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