Murcof, Górecki & Pärt , the Minimalist Connection

These past couple of months I have been listening to Murcof with a vengeance. Now if you don’t know who Murcof is, Murcof is the name under which Fernando Corona records, produces and performs his music under. In my opinion, and this is just my opinion… he is one of the most incredible of the…

Vivace, One of the Capitol Hill Giants

When I first moved to Seattle, Vivace was my favorite coffee shop hangout. I thought their roast was fantastic and their baristas talented. I used to frequent their shop that was just off of Broadway on Denny, not to be confused with their other little stand also on northern part of Broadway. Later after relocating…

Segregated Blogs or All-In-One Blog

I am really struggling with something here… Most folks who have blogs, I would argue have varied interests. The question that then comes up is the following. Do you have a separate blog for each of your different interests or do you simply have one blog and combine all your interests in that blog? In…

Fremont Coffee Co: Jitters Downstairs, Relaxation Upstairs

I had a few minutes to spare before my appointment in the Fremont area so I thought it would be nice to grab a latte at the Fremont Coffee Company coffeehouse aka FCC. The place is rather interesting in that it is basically a two-story house that has been sub-divided such that two floors house…

Monkey’s Month of Mixed Blessings

Hey there, its me.. the dub Monkey. Right now I am feeling pretty low… sick… I have been battling this cold since last week, and while for a moment there it looked like it was going away, it has come back with a vengeance and is now hanging out. What I really hate about colds…

Kaladi Brothers’ Caffeinated Red Goat

Kaladi brothers coffee company is an Alaskan based coffee roaster and retailer. They have twelve retail locations in Alaska including one on the little town of Wasilla. And it just so happens that they have a only one retail location outside Alaska, and that coffee shop is located up on Capital Hill. It is also…

Why Victrola is the King of the Hill

What can I say? Victrola Coffee is one of my top three if not my all time favorite coffee shop. Zoka Coffee and Migliore both come in at a pretty close second. I also like Caffe D’arte as the third place contender. Vivace Coffee used to be my favorite coffee shop till I discovered Victrola…