Investors, Coffee, Ignorance

One of the reasons I left coffee was its celebration of willful business ignorance and incompetence.

Another was the lack of honesty among the majority of business owners.

The coverage of the JAB purchase of a controlling interest in first Stumptown and then Intelligensia (handled through the investment vehicle of JAB's portfolio company Peet's) is a sad illustration of the state described above.

I would love it if folks could do some research on JAB, and then try at least a little to understand the business practices and goals of Private Equity investors before they start to talk shit.

Because the stuff you all are saying publicly makes you (and the whole coffee industry) look fucking stupid.


La Marzocco Linea Mini Photos

I've finished my review of the new La Marzocco Linea Mini home machine.
Go read it at Home-Barista.

I thought I'd share a bunch of photos of this (amazing) espresso machine. As always, clicking on the photos will get you the full size version.

It's a hard job, but someone's got to do it

So classic

Details matter

GS on the left, Mini on the right

Loving the logo treatment

Best home steaming wand, ever

That's some damn fine milk there son

Let it flow....

Hairbender showed the weakness in the stock baskets


The La Marzocco Linea Mini - a Linea for Your Home

So yeah...

It's 10 years after my La Marzocco GS/3 review for Home-Barista.com.
And I'm back....

La Marzocco has announced a new home machine - the Linea Mini.
And I am reviewing it for Home-Barista.com.

Suffice it to say that I'm pretty damn excited.


Posts Coming

Well... it rather seems like this blog will start seeing a little activity soon.

I've committed to some coffee writing.

I'm looking forward to this return!