The Pros and Cons of Used Grounds

When you make a decent cup of the Amazingly, Freakishly Good coffees that Klekolo sells, you have 1/3 of a cup of grounds that sit, spent – exhausted even – in the filter expressing their sacrifice. “Dammit man, we gave our all for you!” And they did. Don’t know about you, but I always wonderedContinue reading “The Pros and Cons of Used Grounds”

The Importance of Belt Size

I did some checking and found curious coincidences between Middletown, home of Klekolo, and London, Ontario, Canada, where I imbibe my Klekolo coffee. Both cities have the nickname, “the Forest City,” presumably about our shared affection for Tom Hanks movies. Both cities featured largely in Middlesex County, well at least until 1960, when county governmentContinue reading “The Importance of Belt Size”

How Bad’s The Coffee?

Whoa! I don’t mean Klekolo’s. It’s just a sad day. I asked last week if anyone had cause to blend their own beans. Today I am drinking such a blend, using the last of my Café Mam and Papua New Guinea beans. Also a refinement from last week, I found an old glass coffee carafeContinue reading “How Bad’s The Coffee?”

The Poetry Of Coffee

Damn. I’m late. I skipped coffee yesterday. It’s like how I imagine putting your underwear on backwards must feel. Something, throughout the day, feels wrong, but you’re otherwise too distracted to pinpoint what it is, precisely. Fortunately for me and my underwear, I’d grown accustomed to putting the tag in the front years before IContinue reading “The Poetry Of Coffee”

Barista Savant

Hi. Me again. Scott. Scott’s the name. There won’t be a quiz or anything, I just wanted to remind you. If you’ve read previously, you know that in the world of Quality Coffee, I am what is technically known as a “Dork.” Yvette of Klekolo took pity upon me and delivered unto me salvation inContinue reading “Barista Savant”