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Onyx Coffee Lab’s Super Premium Ethiopian Maji Bebeka

First, I would like to tell you a fun fact about me.  Turns out, I am not a “super taster.” This has nothing to do with this post, except that I learned this when trying to figure out if not being a super-taster had anything to do with the fact that, when asked what flavor nuances I detect in a cup of coffee, I tend to answer “Coffee.” Sadly, as hard as I try, I am not a person who can notice and/or label nuanced flavor profiles in any food. Wine: “It tastes…

Mistobox.com – The BEST Coffee Gift!

Posting this now because some of you might be little procrastinators about Christmas shopping. BTW, this is putting the cart before the horse, but it is time-sensitive so bear with me. Today – Dec. 15 – is the last day to order from Mistobox, if you want your coffee lover to have beans by Christmas.  That said, if you are reading this on Dec. 16 – or any day other than Dec. 15 – just order anyway; getting beans on Dec. 26 or 27 or 28, etc., is more important than getting no beans at all. This is a…

The $10 Latte (only in L.A.*)

  When reviewing Alfred Coffee {Melrose Place} for this blog at the end of October, I included information about the almost unbelievable “$10 latte” at the end of the post. I had heard the legend of the Alfred Coffee $10 latte, but I had never bothered to ask what made it so expensive, mostly because I do not even like a $2 latte but also because it seemed pretty obnoxious – braggartish as a matter of fact – to be advertising a coffee drink simply for the fact that it is $10. In fact, prior to writing the…

Places to Drink Coffee in L.A.: Alfred Coffee & Kitchen {Melrose Place}

Hey there. Today’s subject is Alfred Coffee & Kitchen {Melrose Place} in West Hollywood – also known as the first of the Alfred Coffee shops – and not to be confused with the second Alfred Coffee {In the Alley} that is on Melrose Avenue and exactly 0.3 miles from the original shop. Don’t ask me why, but probably because Los Angeles residents are generally afraid to walk anywhere, and if a street needs to be crossed, it is seen as a real legitimate reason for abandoning the entire mission. Of the three Alfred Coffees I…

This is anne loves coffee more

My first post here.  My name is Anne.  I love coffee.  How much?  I love it more than wine, more than chocolate, more than caramel, more than pie – and I really love pie (yeah, yeah, I really love wine and caramel, too) – more than Paris, and sleep, and movies.  You get the idea.  Let’s just leave it at I love coffee more.   My plan is that this will be a place where I share things and places I like, what’s working for me, what isn’t, some info about how I fix what isn’t working, and a…