28 Dec '12, 3pm

Reading: blends

Reading: blends

Last week brought us yet another coffee article about wine analogies and making the “perfect ” (groan) cup: The Art of the Perfect Cup of Coffee | CulturePOP | Ingredients for an Artful Life . What was different about this one is it consisted of an interview with reigning WBC champ Michael Phillips of Chicago’s Intelligentsia . In response to the question, “What should you look for when purchasing coffee beans?,” Mr. Phillips added: Also, don’t buy blends. These extra flavors are often used to cover up the taste of bad coffee. And there you have it: a rule of thumb that makes sense when you’re dealing with the mass-produced, supermarket-shelf coffee out there, but yet it makes absolutely no sense when you’re dealing with high quality coffee supplies. Spoken by someone who supposedly represents quality coffee to the American public. Someone who, ironically, won the WBC last...

Full article: http://theshot.coffeeratings.com/2011/01/the-war-on-blends/

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