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Espresso with a TWIST

Here's the link to my Spill the Beans coffee column in yesterday's HTR. The article is about a cool new espresso gadget called the Mypressi TWIST. I need to point out an important error in the edited version (or more properly, altered version) of the article that went to print. In the article I submitted I had written the second sentence to read "Unfortunately, the price of a quality machine forces many more people to assign such units wish list-only status." I also ended the article with "The Mypressi TWIST offers excellent value at its $170 price tag."

In the published version of the article the staff, for whatever reason, combined the two sentences so that the second sentence erroneously reads "Unfortunately, the $170 price tag of a quality machine forces many more people to assign such units wish list-only status."

Quality counter-top espresso machines do not cost $170. They are quite a bit more expensive than that. The intention with the original last sentence was, of course, to make it clear that the $170 cost of the Mypressi TWIST is a very good value and well under the cost of a good counter-top machine.


Spill the Beans column: Haiti and coffee

Click here to go to yesterday's Spill the Beans coffee column in which I wrote about purchasing Haitian Bleu coffee as one small way to do something positive for Haiti.

Here's another article I just came across on the same subject, published this past Saturday in the Ethiopian Review.


Spillin' da beaners

BTW, here's my column from this past Wednesday: The link is good for a week or so (I don't know why they make articles accessible online without having to purchase them for such a short period). I'll be accumulating all of my newspaper columns and putting them on one of the tab links above fairly soon. I know you're dying to read them all...right...


The Presidential campaign fueled by coffee

Today's Herald Times Reporter coffee column, "Spill the Beans," by yours truly, is a very brief chat about a Presidents past and their relationship with our favorite drink. Click here to go to the site and read it online.

I've meant to keep the articles available on the blog, via the "My HTR Columns" links in the right-hand column, but you'll notice I haven't added any for over a month. I learned that the links to the HTR site are only temporary; that after a certain duration the articles are no longer accessible via their site unless you pay to access them. Well, I'm afraid that just won't do, so I'll figure a way to add them to the blog directly (via PDF, image, a separate blog link, whatever...) and will let you know when I've got that issue rectified.

But for now, you can check out my current column if you so wish, via the HTR site here.