Food Insights

Food Writer Los Angeles

Seeing Similarities between Wine-Growing and Coffee-Growing

The more I try and read about wine-growing methods and vinification, the more I realize just how difficult it is to produce a great wine. The entire science has spawned schools, such as the...

Making Los Angeles a Better Coffee City, One Cup at a Time

L.A.’s coffee scene didn’t just explode because a big-time roaster like Intelligentsia planted its feet here in August 2007. After nearly four years, it seems that companies like Four Barrel, Stumptown, Blue Bottle, Victrola,...
Coffee App

Barista iPhone App Review

I’ve been talking too much about drip coffee these days, especially when the ratio of drip specialty coffee consumption (as in by-the-cup) to espresso drinks is probably 10% to 90%. In Los Angeles, every...
Coffee Long Beach

Coffee Common: Proselytizing Simple Truths Through Collaboration

Because coffee has such a long history in culture, we’ve been ingrained with certain expectations and traditions. We all have our habits of caffeine intake, at least those of us who seem to need...
Coffee Brewer

Coffee From a Foodie Point of View

There might have been more than a minor uproar a little while ago when Michael Ruhlman, one of the most highly regarded food writers of our generation, wrote a post about how much he...
Coffee App

Intelligentsia iPhone App Review

I happen to be an iPhone App junkie. Ever since I got my hands on the latest iPhone 4, I went crazy with downloading every conceivable app for every conceivable situation. I actually used...