A single persimmon fruit hangs from a tree branch. The fruit is small and orange with brownish leaves sticking out of the top. It looks something like an orange tomato or apricot.
Food and Drink

Know Your Ingredients: Persimmon

For many, the persimmon marks the arrival of autumn. The seasonal fruit has a storied legacy and makes a unique, fall-inspired addition to café menus.   BY EMILY MENESESSENIOR ONLINE CONTRIBUTOR Cover photo by Ricardo L […]

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Baristas

Hat v. Hairnet

The New York Times has a photo essay up today featuring a number of baristas in the city and the chapeaus they don. Why so many baristas in hats? Well because the city health department […]

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Baristas

Got Perry?

So I was just skimming through my daily digest of coffee news stories and saw this from the Sun of San Berandino and the Inland Empire (Calif.) on two-time USBC champion Heather Perry. Apparently Heather […]

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Baristas

The Good, the Bad and the Sad

Well, I guess I don’t know about the middle label, but here are a few stories around the world of coffee that I found interesting today. First, here’s a story from Boston about a couple […]

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Let's Talk Coffee '09 - Nicaragua

LTC ’09 Day 1

The second day of Let’s Talk Coffee 2009 is just under way. (Or officially the first day, yesterday’s activities which included a long session on storytelling and seven stations of barista training were optional.) Attendees […]