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Twenty Minutes With James Freeman

Blue Bottle is probably one of the best known specialty brands in America. Being a major league player they get mentioned in news fairly frequently; still my knowledge of Blue Bottle and James Freeman had been limited to their Japanese brewing styles, minimalist branding (they were branded by… 188 more words

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Why Mid-Size Coffees Have Mysteriously Disappeared From NYC Coffee Shops

I have long harbored the not-so-revolutionary belief that a medium coffee is the best and most sensible coffee one can order. Like a mid-size sedan, it’s a civilized, fuel-efficient option. 1,222 more words

Music of the Starry Night

I just got in from the Orchestra 2001 performance of George Crumb’s Music for a Summer Evening. Nearly 41 years ago to the day, James Freeman, Gilbert Kalish, Richard Fitz and Ray DesRoches gave the first performance of the piece for the opening of Lang Hall at Swarthmore College, and tonight Freeman and Kalish were reunited to perform the work, alongside percussionists William Kerrigan and David Nelson. 277 more words

Thank you, George

It’s certainly not summer here in Philadelphia, in fact it barely feels like spring. But there will be Music for a Summer Evening tomorrow night at Swarthmore College. 624 more words

Fair warning: Pandoland is not that kind of conference

Most people take for granted that the 21st century Western world believes women should have a voice. And yet, as America starts to become a place where white, straight men are a minority– a small but significant group of those men are doing everything they can to smack women back down. 1,875 more words


Atoms over bits: SoulCycle and Blue Bottle founders join the insane Pandoland lineup

Some of the coolest stories in entrepreneurship right now, don’t involve bits —  sites like Facebook or LinkedIn —  but rather a new wave of companies leveraging the startup ecosystem, tools, and mindset to remake the world of atoms. 688 more words


Coffee as Art

I have never been one to drink coffee.  I never understood how someone could drink such a bitter drink without being forced to drink it.  However, since reading this book, I have grown to love it!   158 more words