I love wintertime — the cold and snow (but not the wind), wearing my ridiculously warm hat, boots, colourful scarves, and a coat that makes me look like an Eskimo or the Michelin woman, as well as the excuse to over use my French Press making coffee all day long.
Posted 19 January 2018
I am still in “holiday” mode (hence my holiday-themed headshot) because as I write this, Christmas decorations are still ubiquitous in my current – albeit temporary – suburban location.
Posted 5 January 2018
Christmastime is my favourite time of year, and it has nothing to do with gifts. The chill in the air, the lights and decorations, the holiday pop-up stores, the many seasonal events, and of course, the food and festive beverages, I enjoy it all!
Posted 14 December 2017
I’m not one to beat the proverbial “dead horse,” but sometimes coverage of a specific topic bears repeating, or follow up in this case.
Posted 30 November 2017
I was going to discuss aspects of Sintercafé (9-12 November), this week as I have just returned, but during the conference the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) released its long-awaited decision regarding the World Championships in Dubai in 2018.
Posted 15 November 2017
I know in my previous blog I said I would discuss Host Milan in my next blog, but I’ll have to cover it another time as I must talk about my recent trip – my first – to Brazil.
Posted 2 November 2017
I stopped eating pasta and cheese for several weeks – quite torturous – in preparation for over-indulging while in Italy for Host Milan.
Posted 24 October 2017
I am starting to write this column en route to New York from Singapore (trying to be productive during the 23-hour flight), which played host to this year’s Tea & Coffee World Cup.
Posted 5 October 2017
I do not usually drink iced tea. However, after walking into a quick casual restaurant the other day—another steamy, summer day—the imagery for the “Famous Iced Tea” was so appealing, I had to try a glass.
Posted 7 September 2017
I have been spending a significant amount of time this summer in a hospital visiting a family member who has been a patient.
Posted 24 August 2017
“Time to make the donuts!” When I learned that Dunkin’ Donuts is planning to drop “Donuts” from its name in a test, the phrase “Time to make the donuts!” immediately popped into my mind as it is from my favorite old Dunkin’ Donuts commercials.
Posted 15 August 2017
Is there an equitable solution to raising coffee producers’ profitability? A few weeks ago, I attended the World Coffee Producers Forum in Medellin, Colombia (I recapped the event in my blog that week).
Posted 31 July 2017
This week I attended the inaugural World Coffee Producers Forum in Medellín, Colombia. The conference, which took place 10-12 July, was conceived by coffee associations and organisations from producing countries around the world and organised and hosted by the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC).
Posted 14 July 2017
It’s a good thing I attend only one Fancy Food Show per year — my waistline could not handle a second show!
Posted 29 June 2017