Monday, January 27, 2014

She drank the Kool Aid but realized it was over-priced Lemonade

Well file this one under the very rare "the Third Wave Emperor has no clothes" department, but this article, shared by an alert reader, is the first in memory to dare to point out that drinking excruciatingly acidic coffee is more penance than pleasure.

We'll probably have to wade through 50 or 100 pieces of drivel from the likes of Oliver Strand and other hip know-nothings before we see another piece like this, so savor it.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Peet's K Cups redux

As if French Roast and House Bland in expensive, fast-staling and completely un-recyclable packaging weren't exciting enough, here's the newest  Peet's "single serve"  offering:

The product description is here.

Bill McAlpin of La Minita pretty much said it all about this kind of coffee years ago, in a comment to Florence Fabricant of the New York Times: "I love the unwashed long as you're not talking about coffee."