Archive for July, 2004

Daddy’s Socks or Fancy Cheese: Monsooned Coffees and the Perils of Evaluation

Daddy’s Socks or Fancy Cheese: Monsooned Coffees and the Perils of Evaluation

Some foods and beverages that are greatly valued by culture do not respond to the simpler expectations of gustatory pleasure. They offer quirky, ambiguous sensory experiences that typically appeal to those in the middle to late years of life. I still recall the moment, sometime in my early twenties, when I suddenly realized I enjoyed […]

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Mysores and Monsooned Malabars: Coffees of India

Mysores and Monsooned Malabars: Coffees of India

People are often surprised India produces any coffee at all, much less fine coffee, given the country’s indelible association with tea. In fact, India is a long-time coffee producer, and a very substantial one (sixth in the world in 2002). Furthermore, Indians drink a lot of coffee, particularly in the south of India, where most […]