Pets and Families

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I'm Sending My Dad To Norway

Yup, that’s right. Dr. Steve Allen has got to pack some bags, because I want him to compete in Tim Wendelboe’s 2nd Annual World Aeropress Championship. My dad is bananas for his Aeropress. And Tim, 2003 World Barista Champion and owner of the successful roasting company Tim Wendelboe in Oslo, … Read more →

Dr. Todd Whiskers

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! Both yesterday and today have been absolutely beautiful Portland fall days: bright sunshine, oh-so-crisp air. I just got back from taking the dog to play tennis ball at the park, and now we’re both warming up from the briskness. Ken and I spent Thanksgiving day at his … Read more →

Caffeine Kids

  There are two thing in my life which are very dear to me – one is coffee, and the other (and the favourite!) is my 2 year old son, Oscar. As a typical offspring of a coffee industry person, Oscar has spent much of his life around roasteries, espresso equipment and coffee in … Read more →

Best Wishes

I’m getting excited on behalf of Ken and Sarah for the impending wedding which is only days away! So this is me wishing you guys all the best for your wedding day, lots of love, beer, dancing and coffee with your family, friends and pets! From a gal half way around … Read more →

The Littlest Blogger

Spacey the cat says we have been doing a piss-poor job updating the blog on a regular basis (sorry dude — we’re kinda spent from Sweden and the magazine)… So, being the resourceful kitty that he is, Spacey took over this morning. .

Beach House

I’ve been without Internet for almost a whole week. It was insane for the first few days, then totally awesome once I got used to it. I was in Waldport, Oregon, with my parents and my sister. We rented a house right on the beach and I got to bring … Read more →

R.I.P. Li'l Ussie

When I was 16 years old, my Siamese cat, Tashi, had five kittens. My mom let me stay home from school to watch the birth, and it is one of my best pet memories. I was studying Greek tragedies at the time, so I named all the kittens after different … Read more →

Kiss my ass, Vick

No, I don’t mean Stephen. He’s a nice guy. I’m talking about Michael Vick, Atlanta Falcons QB who was indicted on felony dogfighting charges. Me and my dog, Cade, say, “You’re going down, Michael Vick! Or should we just call you Scum of the Earth? No wait — you don’t … Read more →