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Matthew Kang

Valuing the Specialty Coffee Experience with Los Angeles Pros

I recently asked eight Los Angeles coffee professionals, “What’s one aspect of the specialty coffee experience that customers should value more, and why?” Discover their responses. Christopher “nicely” Abel Alameda (Menotti’s Coffee Stop) Authenticity...
Italian Cookbook

The Mozza Cookbook: Exploring Italian Cuisine from Crust to Crostini

There might be a number of reasons why people buy cookbooks, but I’d like to simplify them to just a few. First, you might buy them to learn about the recipes, to cook through...
Coffee App

LA’s Best Coffee App Review

Finding a good cup o’ Joe in L.A. is increasingly easier these days, with Intelligentsia’s nearly 4 year expansion into the City of Angels marking the city’s first major foray into the newest trend...
Coffee Brewer

The Minimalist’s Coffee Brewer

The response to my previous post about doing good pourover coffee received pretty good attention, but I’ve still heard people say that it’s too tedious, and all of the equipment is expensive. I might...
Coffee Los Angeles

What’s the Meaning of Iota as a Coffeehouse and Cafe?

Koreatown has been a hotbed of coffeehouses and cafés for a good number of years, fueled mainly by the old Korean pastime of loitering in nicely designed spaces and drinking overpriced, water-downed coffee mixed...
Pourover Coffee

The Best Way to Brew Pourover Coffee at Home or at the Office

I’ll cut to chase without my requisite several hundred words. After years of doing pourover coffee at home and at the office, I believe that this system is the best for the average person...