Kickstarting Home Espresso: ZPM Nocturn

Kickstarting Home Espresso: ZPM Nocturn

Update ZPM’s espresso machine Kickstarter project failed to produce the machine. What follows is the original interview, published back in March, 2013: ZPM’s Gleb Polyakov and Igor Zamlinsky introduced me to Kickstarter through their Nocturn espresso...
Guest Post: What is Specialty Coffee?

Guest Post: What is Specialty Coffee?

Guest post by Stephen Leighton from Has Bean coffee about specialty coffee So who am I? My name is Stephen Leighton and I’m the owner and head roaster at Has Bean Coffee based in Stafford. Has Bean is an online retailer, roasting and selling fine specialty...

what is the point of decaff?

Clearly, the point, is for people who are negatively affected by caffeine to be able to enjoy the taste of coffee or tea. Decaffeination leaches much of the flavour from tea or coffee, though, leaving it tasting washed out and watery. Decaff tea, to me, tastes papery...
Coffee Basics from Union Hand-Roasted Coffee: a podcast

Coffee Basics from Union Hand-Roasted Coffee: a podcast

Today, I spoke with Jeremy Torz from Union Hand-Roasted Coffee. We recorded part of our conversation about British coffee as a podcast. I am interested in ways people can get the most out of the pleasurable experience that is coffee, without being daunted by anything...

over-engineering disappointment

Fool’s Gold As a child in Colorado, I have a distant memory of finding a nugget of pure gold, bigger than the tip of my thumb. I instantly became the richest kid in America! I thought I could buy a husky (with a sled) and a Tama Starclassic Birch studio set with...