I’ve written many articles about coffee, and have appeared in several newspapers, magazines, and even on television, talking about my favorite topic: Great Coffee.
…the coffee industry is just beginning to tap into smarter farming practices that allow for higher quality production, better stewardship of the land, better living conditions for workers, and ultimately even higher rates of production. This is all still in its infancy….
Then one day at the Coffee Fest trade show in Seattle, a barista named Daniel Humphries of Victrola Coffee pulled me a shot of their Streamline roast in one of the earliest Synesso machines.
“It was like nothing else I have ever tasted, a phenomenal and complex layering of flavors. Yes, it was coffee, but with a richness and complexity unlike those of any coffee I’d had before — unlike anything else I’d ever tasted, for that matter. … I walked around the rest of the day haunted by that taste; it was with me for hours.
“I’d had my first God shot.
Here’s my somewhat comical but still enjoyable appearance on the Today Show with Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb.