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San Vicente, Its either real new or real old

“This is the mother tree!” Gustav Villa, the enthusiastic farmer was pointing at a particularly tall and lovely coffee tree up the slope from a winding path along side semi-separated sections of the coffee farm. We had just walked past a section of the farm that held the shorter Caturra variety. The Mother stood out, […]

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First Coffee Trade Mission to Peru

“I do these trade missions all the time, but this one is different” Ricardo Romero, Director of the Trade Commision of Peru is a slender, spectacle wearing man with a demeanor that at first appears reserved and studious, but eventually his strong opinions and genuine character slip out. He is what some young men might […]

Balls and Restraint, a Beer Tasters View of Stone’s Enjoy By IPA 10-25-13

In a market where the sky is the limit, are constraints the answer to ongoing success? Think about it in the context of beer San Diego is blessed with an unfair number of Craft Breweries. We are in the happy position of being able to compare not just quality but also style choices. How amazing […]

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Coffee & Tea Collective North Park Rocks It Crisp & Funky

At 2911 El Cajon Blvd, Coffee and Tea Collective is another North Park project that serves an exceptional product. The whole area is getting richer and richer in local crafts people actively shaping the character of the city. At Coffee and Tea Collective in North Park San Diego there are just a few simple chairs, in […]

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters Will Make You A Coffee Geek

La Jolla has it great in so many ways, and one of them is the presence of Bird Rock Coffee Roasters an excellent example of Direct Trade sourced,  artisan roasted, and well prepared coffee served in a beautifuly designed and proactively educational environment. Its worth it to ask more of your coffee, and more of yourself in […]

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Freshie Freshie Gnar Gnar – Modern Times Beer Rocking It

Modern Times opened their tasting room, and I couldn’t be more delighted. Can you go wrong with a cartoon wall? Probably, butI think it would be difficult. More important is the beer. This is San Diego, and increasingly, having a cool naming scheme, and hairy hipsters working for you isn’t enough to keep you on […]