Monthly Archives: July 2008

Cupping Challenge No. 6

| July 13, 2008

aroma: earth, dark fruit and spice.

body: medium to heavy

acidity: balanced

flavor profile: blueberries, honey, and maple syrup

hint: this coffee comes from a region a certain renowned french “enfant terrible” called home for many years. this poet was the toast of the literary world in paris at age 19, and quickly gained infamy for his stormy absinthe fueled fights with male lovers, one such battle ended with a certain man named paul shooting him in the wrist.

Intelligentsia stops serving 20oz lattes????

| July 10, 2008

one of our favorite fellow coffee roasters intelligentsia – and we do love them, they are a tremendous inspiration – got some interesting press buzz today when they released an announcement that they had stopped serving 20oz lattes – stating that they wanted their customers to have a more authentic experience of the actual coffee that they painstakingly source from around the globe. all super cool stuff – just a bit odd given that vita – and really most other indie coffee shops have never served the starbuckian-goliath-portion better suited for mountain dew and 7-eleven.

but nonethless the “news” got broadcast around the wires today – we heard it this morning on NPR…

funny stuff. a sad day in chicago.