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The Intertwined History of Peet’s and Starbucks

          Few people realize that the owners of Peet’s once owned Starbucks and that the Starbucks we know today was created when Howard Shultz (Starbucks current Chairman, then a disgruntled executive) bought out the original Starbucks owners (who then purchased Peet’s) after a dispute as to whether or not to include espresso bars in their

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Starbuck with Starbuck at Starbucks

I thought these pictures of Dirk Benedict (the original Starbuck from the 1978 Battlestar Galactica series), with Katee Sackhoff (the new Starbuck from the 2004 ‘reimagined’ Battlestar Galactica series) at Starbucks were compelling. I snapped these from the BattleStar Galactica Finale Special that aired on Space TV on March 20, 2009. It looks like they

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Perfecting My Bodum Chambord Brewing Technique

Coffee Geek: Bodum Chambord Reviews | How to Use a Press PotMore than a month of testing has passed since I wrote my “Bodum Chambord – Not What I was Expecting” post. I have experimented with different grinds and techniques every day since that post. The changes discussed below have resulted in much better coffee.I

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Bodum Chambord – Not What I Was Expecting

Coffee Geek: Bodum Chambord Reviews | How to Use a Press Pot [July 28, 2008 Update: I have had much better results with the Chambord since writing this original post. See my "Perfecting My Bodum Chambord Brewing Technique" post for details.] After a couple years of immense satisfaction with my Aerobie Aeropress, I decided to