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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...
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...
Coffee Los Angeles

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 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...