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Calgarian Ben Put takes third in world barista competition

A Calgary barista has clinched third in an international competition that pits coffee experts against each other.

Ben Put, one of the three founders …


Bonavita BV1800TH Auto Drip Coffee Maker

Almost from the time the company was founded, Bonavita has made it clear they want to hear from baristas -- both home and "professional" -- about …


Hearing and Feeling What Photographers Are Saying

In his 35-year career as a master black-and-white printer, Chuck Kelton has held some of the most important negatives in history: from Ansel Adams’s “Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico” to Alfred Eisenstaedt’s “V-J Day in Times Square.” So it makes sense that when he is in his darkroom with his …


Fujifilm X100T Review


La Marzocco Linea Mini

In this first look's preamble, I gave a bit of history on La Marzocco and their efforts for the home market. It's important to note the famed La …

At Kodak, Clinging to a Future Beyond Film

Of the roughly 200 buildings that once stood on the 1,300-acre campus of Eastman Kodak’s business park in Rochester, 80 have been demolished and 59 others sold off. Terry Taber, bespectacled, 60, and a loyal Kodak employee of 34 years, still works in one of the remaining Kodak structures, rubble …


Secrets of Food Porn Photos

Every recipe published in The New York Times comes with three components: an introduction to the food; the instructions on how to make it; and a photograph of the dish itself. I spend a great deal of time on the first two briefs. Andrew Scrivani is often responsible for the third.

I can make a lot …

Food Photography

KitchenAid® Pour Over Coffee Maker

How to turn a neck strap into a wrist strap

Coffee Mixology: A Primer

For the most part, I'm a coffee purist: black, no milk, no sugar. I appreciate a variety of preparation methods, but espresso is my favorite. By design, the interplay of pressure and heat extracts coffee's very best elements: its true essence.

So when I see one little shot of espresso drowning in a …


K-Cup creator John Sylvan regrets inventing Keurig coffee pod system

The man who invented the K-Cup coffee pod almost 20 years ago says he regrets doing so, and he can't understand the popularity of the products that …


Women-Focused Ugandan Cooperative Earns 2015 SCAA Sustainability Award

The Bukonzo Joint Cooperative Union, whose women-centered value chain development framework has proven successful in Western Uganda and beyond for …

Elysian Coffee brews connections closer to the source

The skinny wooden table is laid with clusters of glasses, each one numbered. After 30 minutes of mute tasting punctuated by slurping, the …

Leica and Lenny Kravitz collaborate for limited M-P ‘Correspondent’ edition

Leica is collaborating with Lenny Kravitz to create a special edition camera. Kravitz made his name in the music industry, and has since transferred …

Okay, New Starbucks Palace on Pike Street, What the Hell Are You?

Okay, New Starbucks Palace on Pike Street, What the Hell Are You? by Angela GarbesThere was probably a time when Starbucks did things small. That …

Macau's love of speciality coffee set to rival that of Hong Kong

It has taken just a handful of enthusiasts and a couple of years to change the habits of coffee drinkers in Macau.

Once they could find happiness in a …

Coffee Beans

Five on Food: Justin Kirkus, manager of Coffeeology

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In Defense of Terrible Coffee

Mass-brand coffee remains the dominant coffee in the U.S., even in this era of gourmet coffee. And that's okay

One June morning years ago, during a cross-country bike trip, my brothers, a couple of friends, and I sat in a diner in Sandpoint, Idaho, waiting for a drizzle to pass, eating eggs and …


Flickr Rolling Out Camera Roll: A New Way to Browse, Edit, and Organize Your Shots

Flickr is rolling out a new feature called Camera Roll that’s designed to make it even easier for users to browse, edit, and organize their photos. …


I used film to shoot the future of photography

“You’re crazy,” a senior manager at a major camera company told me today. We were talking at CP+, Japan’s biggest photo event, and I’d just shown him the camera gear that I was using for the day's coverage. It all used film — not a digital sensor in sight.

If this were my first day at CP+, and if …


Eight Sexy Valentine's Day Cocktails: Various spirit concoctions perfect for a day of love and spice

While making no promises about love potions or secret tonics, what we can guarantee is the quality of taste in the following eight drinks. Made with care and concern, they exemplify many ideals surrounding the holiday of love: spice, smoke and flavor. Whether you prefer a vodka or rum, or venture …

Vancouver coffee shops thrive in a crowded marketplace (with video)

VANCOUVER — The first thing coffee entrepreneur Barney McKenzie does is introduce Norm.

Norm, it turns out, is a six-foot 16-year-old potted coffee …

Studio Visit: Photographer Jill Greenberg: Inside the workspace of the celebrated artist, whose upcoming gallery showcase blurs painting and photography

On the fifth floor of a joint residential/workspace building in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, photographer Jill Greenberg set up shop back in 1997. While she would leave in 2000 for the West Coast, 12 years later she returned and the studio itself has had a resounding impact on her latest …


Expanded Thoughts on Coffee as a Luxury — Medium

Expanded Thoughts on Coffee
as an Affordable Luxury

I tweeted today something that seemed to become a popular retweet:

“Let’s put something in …

Why I’m Just Not Feeling the ChefSteps Coffee Love

If you are a coffee lover, you’re probably already well aware of the online coffee courses offered by Seattle’s ChefSteps. That is, unless you’ve …


Barrel Aging Cocktails at Home… Without a Barrel!

A big trend in fancy bars is barrel aging premium cocktails; a trend started at Clyde Common in Portland. It brings new dimensions to a cocktail, but …

Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R First Impressions Review


Canon EOS Rebel T6s/T6i (760D/750D) First Impressions Review

Olympus Air is a wireless camera for your smartphone

Sony’s QX lens cameras, which wirelessly and physically attach to your smartphone, didn’t turn out to be all that great — performance was painfully slow, and at their price and size you might as well just carry a decent Wi-Fi-equipped compact camera. But Olympus seems to think there’s the germ of a …