The demands of day job and family life have been such that I haven't been able to lounge, lizard-like at my favorite haunts, much less visit new places to review. I hope to have some new postings by early next week. Particularly now that coffee is good for me. http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050829/LIFESTYLE18/508290320/1025
In the meantime, I'm can't recommend enough the book I'm currently reading... "The Devil's Cup", which journals my favorite vice's humble beginings in Ethiopia to it's subsequent virus-like domination of Europe, to it's maltreatment in the states, "stewing" in roadside diners across the country -- to it's current redeption, which the author, a sort of bohemian Indiana Jones, begrudgingly attributes (at least in part) to Starbucks.
His round the world adventure makes the pre-ground, single pot, vacuumed packed Starbucks stewing in the breakroom that I'm drinking from my Pablo's travel mug (decorated w/ an Ink! Coffee sticker) seem that much more bland. Gotta hit some new java joints this weekend!
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