Blue Bottle Coffee

While in San Francisco last week I stumbled upon the best cappuccino I’ve had in ages at Blue Bottle Coffee—purveyors of beans and beverages made from fair trade, organically grown coffee. Blue Bottle has sort of a make-shift store front on the street side of Earl Gonzalez and Tad Longmaid’s Linden, a custom furniture workshop at 315 Linden Street. The beans are roasted, exhaled and …

Caffeine Nation

When a cup of coffee just isn't enough to satisfy your caffeine needs, check out these amped products: Shock Coffee pumps up your joe with supercharged beans that provide an additional 50% increase in caffeine than standard roasted beans. They claim this increase is achieved both from the beans they use and how they roast them. A single shot espresso using their beans or grounds …

Cheers to Earth Day

Producers are responding to the increased demand for organic beer and spirits. Here are a few that caught our eye. Papagayo organic rums (plain and spiced), the world's first, come from a remote region in Paraguay. A project started in 1993 helped the local farmers, now some 800+, cultivate organic sugar cane. Because their crops are now ITFA certified the farmers benefit from higher prices, …