Operating Principles

September 21, 2010

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I am currently working on a post about my trip to Atlanta, but in the meantime, here are some thoughts from Mike Ferguson about his operating principles. I want to live like this… Honor commitments to such a degree that those to whom promises are made feel highly valued. Exceed expectations for quality and service. Demonstrate […]

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Why we drink

September 16, 2010

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I currently pay my bills by what can only be referred to as a second wave coffee shop. I say “only” because its what I’d prefer to call it to what it actually is. Nonetheless, it pays my bills while I live in a city that is completely devoid of any “third wave” specialty coffee. […]

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Volta

September 9, 2010

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A trip anywhere in Florida is always accompanied by a trip to Volta Coffee in Gainesville. On this trip back to Tallahassee from Zack and Kelly’s wedding I had a chemex of El Salvador, followed by a macchiato with the last of 49th Parallel’s Epic Espresso and finished with a syphon of 49th’s Yrgacheffe. What […]

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Cafe Crawl #2 – Austin’s Coffee

September 5, 2010

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Special Edition! Live from Orlando. So, I have trouble finding coffee in Florida. There is Volta in Gainesville (which I will visiting tomorrow) and then there is everything else. But right now I am sitting at Austin’s Coffee in Winter Park, Fl based on the recommendation of three different people. I ordered a small cappuccino […]

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Holy Crap On Mom’s Shoes!

August 28, 2010

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I miss Coca-Cola Blak. Does that make me weird? I was just reminded of it because of Octane’s drink which is similar. I hadn’t even thought about the possibility of making it for myself. It was just here and then it was gone. And I thought it would only exist as a part of my […]

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rest>caffeine

August 25, 2010

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I moved last week. It is a good move because the apartment we lived in last year was terrible! Now we have a nice apartment and it is coming together nicely. Another change that is welcome is that I might be transferring to a different store. These are both changes that make the heaviness of […]

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It’s A Brick House

August 15, 2010

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First and foremost, I want to thank those of you who continue returning to this site to read the thoughts I share regarding coffee, life, faith, etc. Each time you come to my blog a baby is rescued from a burning building. Speaking of rescue and buildings, there is a building, it is made of […]

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