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Kopi Luwak and the Secret Horrors of Civet Suffering

Kopi Luwak and the Secret Horrors of Civet Suffering

Kopi Luwak is the world’s most expensive coffee, often retailing anywhere from $100-600 per pound. Most everybody knows the punchline of this coffee, of course – it’s the “cat crap coffee” from Asia that may or may not taste like shit. Kopi Luwak has been featured by Oprah, CNN, Pawn Stars, and, most recently, in...
$4 Toast and Specialty Coffee Shops

$4 Toast and Specialty Coffee Shops

There is a new food fad that has already taken one major U.S. city by storm and is now starting to show up elsewhere in the country, and you might be surprised to learn that it’s toast. Then again, considering the nature of fads, you might not be surprised at all. But you will be surprised...
Best Coffee of 2013...So Far

Best Coffee of 2013…So Far

Dear Reader, at the end of last year, against my better judgement, I compiled a Best Coffee of 2012 list. I think, in 2013, I’ve already had pretty darn close to the same amount of coffees as I had all of last year, so I wanted to sort of rank them in list format once...
Bad Coffee > No Coffee?

Bad Coffee > No Coffee?

Acclaimed-director and coffee lover David Lynch was once asked to explain his obsession with the beloved brown brew. He responded by authoring an op-ed piece on The Huffington Post‘s blog entitled “Obsessed: Coffee” (of course he did). In this post, he makes a bold statement (no pun intended): “Even bad coffee is better than no coffee...
Top 5 Coffee Shops in Northeast Wisconsin

Top 5 Coffee Shops in Northeast Wisconsin

This is a guest post by Brice Sturmer, of Coffee Buzz. If you are interested in writing guest articles for the Table, feel free to contact me. Since the launch of my blog, Coffee Buzz, we have had the pleasure of visiting some really great coffee shops in the area. We have also done some reviews...
Friday Feature: Best Coffee of 2012

Friday Feature: Best Coffee of 2012

Dear Reader, the Table proudly presents the best coffee of 2012. 25) Hullabaloo Holiday Blend, by Metropolis Coffee Company (Chicago, Illinois) Metropolis Coffee Company, with their Hullabaloo Holiday Blend, proves that in some cases, change is good; it certainly was for them. “Hullabaloo” is defined as “a clamorous noise or disturbance; uproar”—Metropolis’s holiday blend of the same name definitely provides a...
Friday Feature: Top of the Pops - the Best Albums of 2012

Friday Feature: Top of the Pops – the Best Albums of 2012

Every year,at the end of the year, I look over my iTunes collection to review the year’s releases and decide which of them deserve to claim rank in my annual Top of the Pops list. I typically did this sort of thing on my personal blog, but now that I don’t have one anymore, I’m...
Holiday Gifts for Coffee Lovers

Holiday Gifts for Coffee Lovers

Seasons greetings, fellow coffee enthusiasts! Welcome back to my table here in the… middle of this cafe. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get a table in the corner this time around because there’s a giant Christmas tree in it right now. So, grab a pen and notepad to jot some things down, and feel free to pull...

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