L.A. Times Covers the Clover

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L.A. Times Covers the Clover

Postby Marshall on Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:46 pm

The cover page of the 3/14/07 Food Section has a big feature on the Clover at Groundwork. The unnamed future Clover-ed shop in Silver Lake will be Intelligentsia.

The always quotable Tim Castle comments "It remains to be seen whether it can find a place outside the lunatic fringe."

Article here (may require free registration): http://www.latimes.com/features/food/la-fo-clover14mar14,1,4322055.story?coll=la-headlines-food&track=crosspromo

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Postby Mike Gregory on Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:55 am

The barista's job will be to spark interest in the beans, offering an estate blend, an Ethiopian Yergecheffe just bought at auction, or a single-origin bean from a Fair Trade farm in Venezuela.


Is anyone out there sourcing great coffee from Venezuela? Geographically dead-on, and high local consumption... I can't imagine why the only spot to find Venezuela in the US is Coupa Coffee in Palo Alto (Venezuelan-owned).
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Postby Matt Milletto on Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:06 am

cool article. I spoke with the reporter for almost an hour about the clover but no mention, oh well :(, glad to see ric and doug in there. watch out LA!

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Postby rob mcdonough on Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:14 am

I would like to see a breakdown of all of the clovers in the world. clovermap.com???
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Postby Marshall on Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:50 am

trabant wrote:Is anyone out there sourcing great coffee from Venezuela? Geographically dead-on, and high local consumption... I can't imagine why the only spot to find Venezuela in the US is Coupa Coffee in Palo Alto (Venezuelan-owned).


I am informed there are no green exports at this time because of Pres. Sanchez's disruption of their coffee market. Coupa (now in Beverly Hills, too), only has it because Paul Coupal roasts in Venezuela and expresses it to California.

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Postby barry on Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:15 pm

Marshall wrote:I am informed there are no green exports at this time because of Pres. Sanchez's disruption of their coffee market.



...which is really unfortunate as there are some excellent coffees in Venezuela.


Is Chavez going to pull a Mugabe?
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Re: L.A. Times Covers the Clover

Postby Brett Hanson on Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:22 pm

Marshall wrote:The always quotable Tim Castle comments "It remains to be seen whether it can find a place outside the lunatic fringe."


Mildly related...
Has anyone read The Great Coffee Book? I wasn't aware of it and always thought Perfect Cup was his great achievement. What's in TGCB?
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Re: L.A. Times Covers the Clover

Postby Marshall on Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:56 pm

Brett Hanson wrote:
Marshall wrote:The always quotable Tim Castle comments "It remains to be seen whether it can find a place outside the lunatic fringe."


Mildly related...
Has anyone read The Great Coffee Book? I wasn't aware of it and always thought Perfect Cup was his great achievement. What's in TGCB?


Yes. Lots of photos, more intended for a general audience. It was co-authored by his wife, Joan Nielsen, who is a noted food writer.

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