Amongst the ruckus I’ve made a small but important realisation: I’d rather talk to 20 people who care, than 1000 who don’t.Read more "Finding a signal"
This post was originally written in 2014. It has been updated. Wait. Before you burn me at the stake, you must at least hear my plea. I know, it’s our weekly feelgood. We’re all doing our part to recycle. But it’s just that that is the problem: recycling is a sham. Of course, it’s better […]Read more "Recycling is a sham. (updated)"
This week I’ll be launching the rebrand of Quick Brown Fox Coffee Liqueur. Many friends in the industry know it’s coming, and in fact the new bottles are already rolling into stores and bars. I am excited and proud to reveal it later this week, and in the mean time I thought I’d share some […]Read more "The rebrand of QBF (7 minute read)"
The flat white in a classic in New Zealand and Australia. We love it because of its full, creamy body. Here it is in cocktail form.Read more "Recipe: The Flat White Martini"
This recipe is insanely decadent. And what better place is there to enjoy decadence than with your closest friends and family on Christmas. Eggnog can be enjoyed warm but this recipe works beautifully over ice, perfect for those of us in New Zealand.Read more "Recipe: Coffee and Chocolate Eggnog with Quick Brown Fox"
We find it appalling that supermarkets stock eggs derived from cruelty. We get disgruntled about the state of modern online journalism. What’s often forgotten though is that the entities responsible are microphones to society. They listen to us and respond with rational efficiency; a mirror to our actions: Cage eggs are 70% of the egg market. […]Read more "Microphones and Megaphones"
As David, Tod and I of Harpoon Cold Brew just launch our new Ready to Drink Cold Brew after a Winter of intense re-building there’s a pang of fear that emerges. I imagine it’s the same fear that emerges within a warrior who goes to battle. For the warrior the only way to run forth is […]Read more "It might not happen."
When I went to Japan in August I found the coffee scene to be mostly rubbish iced coffees from thousands of vending machines dotted around the country. Alternatively you can get pretty identical dark roasted iced or hot coffee from any restaurant or cafe. It’s not great. There’s a few shining lights like ‘Flat White Cafe’ in […]Read more "Coffee Mastery: Bear Pond Espresso, Tokyo"
Good coffee seems have a fair bit of mystery surrounding it, so here’s my two cents.Read more "What makes ‘good’ coffee?"
A comparison of four haircuts from four cities.Read more "Haircuts from around the World"