I’m very excited to share the news that Starbucks is giving away free coffee to people bringing in their own reusable travel mugs on April 15 (that’s Thursday . . . tax day!).
Every day, companies and organizations announce new products, initiatives, innovations, and positions. With so much information zooming around the news networks, the Internet, and the blogosphere, there are enough odd or questionable stories that you don’t even need to make stuff up for April Fool’s Day.
Spro Coffee has just opened in Baltimore’s Hampden neighborhood. The establishment will be serving coffee in an unmatched array of methods. It’s the vision of proprietor, Jay Caragay, who’s a bit of a serial entrepreneur, as well as as a nuanced thinker with interesting views about where coffee is headed.
Of all the cool-sounding jobs in the world that I am woefully under-qualified for, “coffee scientist” might be my favorite. And, turns out, it’s a real gig. Joseph A. Rivera is the founder of a company called Coffee Chemistry, which was launched in 2004 “as the coffee industry’s leading information portal for all aspects on coffee science, chemistry & technology.”
We’ve endorsed the (admittedly “no duh”) principle that it’s more cost-effective to make your coffee — quality coffee — at home than going out all the time. Enter the mighty French press. A step-by-step guide, complete with photos.