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I’m a huge fan of Cafe Grumpy, and have had their espresso many times. Happy to see this article giving them some props.
tmagazine:

Oliver Strand, T’s resident coffee connoisseur, takes on the 1.5-ounce shot in his most recent Ristretto dispatch. The bird’s eye images of finished espressos are from Mike White’s Tumblr “My Daily Coffee.” Bellissimo!

I’m a huge fan of Cafe Grumpy, and have had their espresso many times. Happy to see this article giving them some props.

tmagazine:

Oliver Strand, T’s resident coffee connoisseur, takes on the 1.5-ounce shot in his most recent Ristretto dispatch. The bird’s eye images of finished espressos are from Mike White’s Tumblr “My Daily Coffee.” Bellissimo!

(via npr)

Starbucks is testing a new store concept that sounds like a radical departure from the latte version you visit here in the United States.

Located in the former vault of a historic bank on Rembrandtplein, the new shop will be a showcase for sustainable interior design and slow coffee brewing, with small-batch reserve coffees and Europe’s first-ever Clover, a high-end machine that brews one cup at a time. But the most radical departure is in the aesthetic: the multilevel space is awash in recycled and local materials; walls are lined with antique Delft tiles, bicycle inner tubes, and wooden gingerbread molds; repurposed Dutch oak was used to make benches, tables, and the undulating ceiling relief consisting of 1,876 pieces of individually sawn blocks. The Dutch-born Liz Muller, Starbucks concept design director, commissioned more than 35 artists and craftsmen to add their quirky touches to the 4,500-square-foot space.

Starbucks Concept Store Is A Lab For Reinventing The Brand

I buy many cups of coffee and habitually cringe when reaching for a plastic lid. It’s pretty hypocritical to make a point of avoiding Styrofoam, only to slap a petroleum disc on a paper cup. (And yes, I know that carrying a travel mug would obviate the issue.) Fortunately for me (and my eco karma), a designer named Peter Herman has come up with a greener, all-paper disposable cup that folds closed like a takeout container to form a sipping spout.

I buy many cups of coffee and habitually cringe when reaching for a plastic lid. It’s pretty hypocritical to make a point of avoiding Styrofoam, only to slap a petroleum disc on a paper cup. (And yes, I know that carrying a travel mug would obviate the issue.) Fortunately for me (and my eco karma), a designer named Peter Herman has come up with a greener, all-paper disposable cup that folds closed like a takeout container to form a sipping spout.