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"
“If I only knew then what I do now” – everyoneRead more "5 things nobody told me about starting up."
For most of human existence the espresso martini was not a thing. So what a delight it must have been when in 1983, it was created.Read more "Everything Espresso Martini"
Podcasts are an excellent way to entertain the mind while doing non-thinking tasks. Like making a big batch of cold brew, or driving across town. Here’s a list of my favourites.Read more "A collection of great podcasts"
Cold brew coffee is a billion dollar industry in the USA and it’s still rapidly growing as a beverage both in cafe’s and in stores. In NZ, it is not. Yet. The roots of cold brew are an extension of third wave coffee. Where the third wave saw variety in brewing methods appear and attention given to […]Read more "The State of Cold Brew in New Zealand"