Principles Aren’t Free.

My lovely and talented wife Nanelle Newbom has one of my favorite life truths ever:   It’s not a principle until it costs you something. Until then it’s just an ideal.   Ouch.   But true.   Principles are easy to spout, and even easier to flout.   Definition of Principle¬† 1a: a comprehensive and […]

The Coffee Lifers Are Dead

For everything there is a time and a season. For Nanelle and I that season started in 2001. And ends today.   The coffee lifers are dead. We are calling it quits after almost 17 years of living and breathing coffee. We are selling off all of our massive pile of coffee equipment and supplies. […]

Three Important Words That Don’t Make Craft Beer Taste Better

But nevertheless should guide your every purchase decision. Small, Local, Independent. It’s true that none of these three words directly affect the taste and quality of your Craft beer (or Craft Coffee). But they absolutely affect your community, your life, your city and your planet. Large, far away breweries can make fantastically tasty, high quality […]

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