Melissa Allison's Blog (59)

Gypsy Java Cafe gets new owners, drops the "Java"

http://bit.ly/LFwUj

Added by Melissa Allison on May 18, 2009 at 9:29pm — No Comments

Sumatran coffee farm video from Caffe Vita and One Pot

http://bit.ly/wi4Hp

Added by Melissa Allison on May 15, 2009 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Dilettante Chocolates founder shares photos, thoughts from Venezuelan coffee estate visit

http://bit.ly/J4lnq

Added by Melissa Allison on May 13, 2009 at 11:33am — No Comments

Everett roaster Velton Ross gets high marks, more sales

Includes a poll asking whether coffee should be rated and described like wine.
http://bit.ly/qb3b7

Added by Melissa Allison on May 11, 2009 at 9:51am — No Comments

Photo of the old Espresso Vivace being worked over by bulldozers on Capitol Hill

http://bit.ly/WFKdl

Added by Melissa Allison on April 29, 2009 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Is Seattle big enough for two walking-themed coffee tours?

http://bit.ly/17hzuE

Added by Melissa Allison on April 28, 2009 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Another Sumatran coffee tasting at Caffe Vita, 10 a.m. Friday

http://bit.ly/GzEw4

Added by Melissa Allison on April 23, 2009 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Caffe Vita hosts tasting of civet (and other) coffees with growers from Sumatra

Someone wrote to tell me that civets don't live in Sumatra, so it'll be interesting to find out what these farmers have to do with that coffee. Maybe they grow the beans that are fed to civets elsehwhere?

http://blog.seattletimes.nwsource.com/coffee/2009/04/21/caffe_vita_hosts_tasting_of_ci.html

Added by Melissa Allison on April 22, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Slayer espresso machine set to blow minds in Atlanta this weekend

http://tiny.cc/b1V1W

Added by Melissa Allison on April 17, 2009 at 12:57pm — 1 Comment

Slow, social Ethiopian ritual is the ultimate coffee experience

http://tinyurl.com/c6u7py

Added by Melissa Allison on April 6, 2009 at 10:40am — No Comments

Roasters, importers find it hard to get Ethiopian coffee they want

I'd love to know what you're hearing about this issue.



By Melissa Allison

Seattle Times business reporter



U.S. coffee importers and roasters are worried that a new auction system in Ethiopia makes it almost impossible for them to buy coffee from the particular farmers whose beans they want.



The system, overseen by the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange, mixes coffee beans from different growers before selling them for export.



That's a big deal to… Continue

Added by Melissa Allison on April 3, 2009 at 10:34am — No Comments

Who's getting coffee from Ethiopia right now?

http://blog.seattletimes.nwsource.com/coffee/2009/04/01/whos_getting_coffee_from_ethio.html

Added by Melissa Allison on April 1, 2009 at 2:15pm — No Comments

'Uncommon Grounds' author visits Seattle next week, starts writing second edition with updates on Starbucks, Fair Trade, Vietnam

Anyone have ideas for the second edition, and who Mark Pendergrast should visit in Seattle?


http://blog.seattletimes.nwsource.com/coffee/2009/03/31/post.html

Added by Melissa Allison on March 31, 2009 at 2:40pm — 2 Comments

In search of Greek coffee to go with Greek honey cheesecake, or yogurt

http://tiny.cc/AAUxE

Added by Melissa Allison on March 27, 2009 at 11:12am — No Comments

Starbucks redefines macchiato

http://tiny.cc/61kVT

Added by Melissa Allison on March 25, 2009 at 9:42am — 1 Comment

Fuel Coffee owner writes the book on Seattle's coffee scene

http://tiny.cc/WxBqC

Added by Melissa Allison on March 24, 2009 at 8:06am — No Comments

Flavored Coffee Syrups: A Polarizing Issue

http://blog.seattletimes.nwsource.com/coffee/

Added by Melissa Allison on March 14, 2009 at 10:03am — 1 Comment

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