Monday, June 12, 2006

no secret. . .

it's no secret that blogger/blogspot has been having some problems the past several days. and i know some people are having troubles just getting blogspot sites to load -- i'm sorry you're having difficulties reaching this site, dear readers, and so i encourage you to subscribe to my podcast via itunes.

if the blogger issues don't clear up soon, i will start doing more podcasts so you can get your bccy goings-on that way. in the meantime, i really need to chat about peter g's counterculture ethiopian yrg, the ambessa.

but i'm not happy with the grind; i'm still struggling to get that tropical fruit feeling into the cup. i've tried brewing it so far in the chemex and the cafetiére (that's a french press to you!).

so far i can say it's:

  • winey
  • tea-rose floral
  • citrus
  • caramelly-honey-syrupy
  • lighter than peter's usual roast, maybe a city+

and here's a bccy shout-out to long-time pal and scaa consumer member jim schulman:

"the proliferation of coffee shops helped usher in a new era, and coffee lovers now have a new bean to grind. many are doing their own roasting, grinding and cupping-testing the beans' quality by sipping and spitting out samples."

nice piece in the trib, jim! congrats!

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