Peter G Says What We Were Trying to Say
November 17, 2006, 2:32 pm
Filed under: coffee

Peter Giuliano of Counter Culture Coffee just dropped a wondefully articulate post on the new film “Black Gold” on the Coffeed Boards. Point your browser there, now!


The Start of an Era in Chelsea
November 16, 2006, 4:02 pm
Filed under: coffee

Today, Cafe Grumpy Chelsea opened its doors to the public for the first time. Mike White has posted a picture and some words on ShotZombies.

Congratumalations, dudes. Looks like a helluva spot.

Greetings from L.A.
November 16, 2006, 3:34 pm
Filed under: coffee, life

As I have changed my home address, so has the blog.

Yes, I’ve relocated.

Some people may remember back in April my coffee-other-half Tonx and I both ended our relationships with Victrola. It was a sad day to be sure and I will always regard my time and the people there fondly.

So what does a down’n’out, freshly unemployed ex-barista do when faced with great uncertainty, such as “How’m I gonna afford food”?

He drops $1200 on a plane ticket to Charlotte to attend the SCAA’s annual trade conference the very next day.

It was well worth it, too. In many ways, the show was like a big group-hug with the coffee community. We slept on hotel couches, ate free meals at the parties, and generally mooched as much as we could. And it worked out great.

I met coffee luminaries like Doug Zell, Ric Rhinehart, Trish Skeie, Geoff Watts, Aleco Chigounis and others. I saw many of my old pals as well. It was a really wonderful time, and it served to refresh my faith in this “thing” – this pursuit of transcendent coffee.

A few really great job offers came out of it as well. Tonx and I were confronted with seemingly boundless opportunity, and one of the most difficult decisons ever.

So after much deliberation, we find ourselves in LA-LA-land, charged with the task of doing something compelling in one of the World’s most compelling cities.

There will be a coffeebar. There will be roasting. It will be ambitious.

Stay tuned….

November 15, 2006, 7:07 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Well, well. The never-updated blog has moved….