What a Bizarre World!

I haven’t written much in a while and this is because I have been busy with other things. First, I have been really busy with work. I am coming to the end of my current project and I still have a fair amount of work to do. It’s been an interesting project due to the…

Starbucks Shops Bring Comfort To Ike Survivors

As some of you who regularly read my blog will have noticed I will sometimes rag on Starbucks and their coffee. Sometimes the ragging is tongue in cheek, such is the title of my blog which is somehow related to Starbucks… and sometimes the ragging is more straightforward, like when I complain about their bad…

Caffe Migliore, One of Seattle’s Best

Migliore Italian Style Coffee, originally uploaded by andai. I stopped by one of my favorite coffeehouses this morning for my usual morning latte. I enjoy dropping into Caffe Migliore, usually in the mornings, for a Caffe Umbria Italian roast coffee. And you know what? In my humble opinion, I think Migliore, is one of the…

My Awesome Eureka Coffee Day

Katy’s, originally uploaded by andai. After yesterday’s enchanting coffee experience I promised myself that I would have to go back to Katy’s Corner Cafe this morning for another good latte. This morning there was a different barista but that was ok by me cause this was a good opportunity to see if having a different…

Katy’s Coffee Brought Sunshine to My Day

Katy’s Mug, originally uploaded by andai. This morning, I decided to drop by Katy’s Corner Cafe to get a latte for my commute to work. One of the reasons I decided to drop by Katy’s is because I was a little tired of going to some of the usual near home i.e. Fuel Coffee, Essential…

Noisia: Bringing DnB Back

I haven’t been updating this blog on a more regular basis as I would have liked. Part of the reason for this is that I have been keeping my other blog, titled “Grounds for Burnt Offerings“. However the main reason I haven’t been doing regular posts is that I feel that some of my posts…

Jitters Coffee or How Not to Make a Whole Milk Latte

Jitters Coffee, originally uploaded by andai. Ok, I think we need to get this 2% + (1/2 & 1/2) = whole milk issue resolved once and for all… and to do that, first I have to tell you a little story. This is the true story of my visit to Jitters Coffee this morning and…

Lessions in Humanity from a Dog

The BBC online has a really heart warming story that on one hand displays the worst of mankind and on the other, the best of animals. In Argentina, a prematurely born baby was abandoned by his 14 year old mother and left to die in a bush. God must have been watching over the baby…

Meet Wild Wheat’s Master Coffee Roaster

Mark’s Coffee, originally uploaded by andai. These past few weeks I have been working out at a client site down in Kent Washington. Working in Kent has afforded me the opportunity to checkout out some of the local cafes, restaurants and coffeehouses that I normally would not even know existed. And being that I am…

Madison Market Organic Espresso

Madison Market Espresso & Juice Bar, originally uploaded by andai. Madison Market is a great little Natural Food Co-op up on Seattle’s Capital Hill. One of the things I like about this market is that all their food and produce, their meats and dairy etc is organic. And this is one of three main reasons…