Coffee culture perks up
Time to wake up and smell the coffee. At the recent New York International Gift Fair, buyers were keenly checking out grinders, pots and brewing equipment, which means coffee-related gifts will be as hot as a frothy latte this holiday season.
Coffee culture is, naturally, intense. On YouTube, helpful fellows offer video tips on buying, storing and preparing everything from a humble cup of Americano to a perfect macchiato. Bloggers discuss “mid-palate chocolate tones” and “smoky back ends” with the same authoritative enthusiasm as oenophiles. (You can learn a lot: Never store coffee in the fridge or freezer, for example, since condensation on the beans or grounds spoils the flavor.)
Here’s what’s up in the cup:
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