Archive | December, 2012

Stalking Martin

This may sound creepy, but I’ve been stalking Martin for a long time. Following him, turning up unannounced, making demands. It’s not as scary as it sounds – we’re talking about Martin Benn (of Sepia fame), and I’ve been a big fan of his cooking since the Tetsuya’s days (when Tets was in Rozelle – […]

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Berlin baristas on fire

Can we blame the Europeans for Starbucks being so bad? Maybe I’m being a little unfair, but please bear with me. The Italians and Scandinavians have got coffee right, but much of Europe seems trapped in a love of filter coffee and burnt, watery espresso that tasted like someone emptied their ash-tray into your cup. […]

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Mon dieu! Good coffee in Paris

For a culture producing the finest food and wine in the world, the miserable standard of French coffee can come as a surprise. To make coffee this bad cannot be accidental – it’s a case of murdering coffee beans, not manslaughter. But another French revolution has been brewing (sorry) over the last few years. As […]

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Coffee Perfection

I must confess – I’ve been unfaithful. Especially when I’m out of town. And we’ve had our rocky periods. But I always come back. I never thought I’d fall in love with a Newtown girl, but for ten years, we’ve been going steady. I can’t remember who introduced us, but Campos has been my favourite […]

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