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Since Perfect Coffee at Home #4: From the Ground Up

This is part four of a four part series on what we’ve learned and what we’ve been up to since publishing Perfect Coffee at Home. Previous articles are listed here: Since Perfect Coffee at Home #1: Starting a Roastery and

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Since Perfect Coffee at Home #3: Remarks at the National Coffee Association

This is part three of a four part series on what we’ve learned and what we’ve been up to since publishing Perfect Coffee at Home. Previous articles are listed here: Since Perfect Coffee at Home #1: Starting a Roastery and

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Since Perfect Coffee at Home #2: Compass Coffee and a Lucky Break

This is part two of a four part series on what we’ve learned and what we’ve been up to since publishing Perfect Coffee at Home. Read the first post here: Since Perfect Coffee at Home #1: Starting a Roastery and

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Since Perfect Coffee at Home #1: Starting a Roastery and Cafe

This is part one of what will be a four part series on what we’ve learned and what we’ve been up to since publishing Perfect Coffee at Home. Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.

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On the Value of Time

Clocks in Shanghai. “Space I can recover. Time I cannot.” —Napoleon Bonaparte The Afghans thought time was relative. Not in any sort of metaphysical sense. They believed it literally, that things would happen when they happened. As the saying went

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Perfect Coffee at Home at #1! (And answers about other platforms)

If you’re just coming to the site, welcome. And thank you for stopping by. One of the questions we’ve been getting asked is whether Perfect Coffee at Home is available on another platforms besides iPad. Right now, it isn’t. The technology just

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By Another Name

An acacia tree outside the base of the Masada. Then I had another thought: Physics disgusts me a little bit now, but I used to enjoy doing physics. Why did I enjoy it? I used to play with it. I

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Learning from Mistakes

“Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.” ― George Bernard Shaw Making mistakes is a critical part of life. You don’t know the market, the terrain, the product, the technology,

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The Book Unveiled: Perfect Coffee at Home

Lately, we’ve been writing about renewal and starting over, and as many of you know, we’ve been in the process of starting a digital publishing company. Without further ado, we present our first book! Thousands of cups in the making.

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Book Review: Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

This is the first in a series of book reviews we’ll be writing. Going forward, when we find something particularly striking, we’ll share it.  Antifragile, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, is a special book, one of those works you come across

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