Tuesdays with Tim
As reported on the latest podcast from portafilter.net, the WBC Board of Directors converged on NYC for a couple days of meetings followed by a NY cafe crawl. Doug came by early to scope the scene, slyly ordering a shot before his brand new t-shirt gave him away. We chatted briefly before I called him a car to visit Grumpy up the street, where Owens happened to be. Meanwhile Tim Wendelboe was landing at JFK and caught up with Chris and Doug a little later. Since Tim and Chris had spent some QT together over yonder in Oslo, we all caught up again that night back here at gimme for shots. Doug took off and Tim, Chris, M'lissa, and I, took the opportunity to get Tim drunk. The agenda? Tequila. Apparently tequila isn't so big in Norway and Tim was interested in doing a "cupping" of different tequila's. Several shots later it was clear Tim had already found his passion in coffee. After a day and a half of meetings at the NYBOT, the crawl started. I was caught off guard with the timing, but was at Grumpy when they left Gimme and headed there. Caffeine fueled discussion ensued around Grumpy's big square table, and critique and compliments flowed. Since Nick came up to party with his fellow rock stars, we had a chance to reconnect over our shared passion in pda/smartphones. We both had the new MDA last time we met but he's since moved on. To what? The E-61 of course. Not the faema...The Nokia. Niiiice. I'm holding out for one of the 4 hot new ones that are being released this winter.