CatchThis Blog / coffee naming

Leena Mehta

August 16, 2012

So, we’re sitting on the runway for a Southwest flight to Idaho (friend’s wedding in Sun Valley), and I’m flipping through anything I can find in the seat back pocket in front of me. Why not bring my own reading materials? Oh, I did. It’s just that my book is on my Nook, and ALL […]

Laurel Sutton

February 7, 2012

Is your coffee female or male? You’ve probably never thought about it, but Starbucks has now forced your hand. Their new, lighter coffee roast is called Starbucks Blonde – and that’s “blonde” with an “e”, which normally means it applies to women (as “blond” applies to men). It debuted in January 2012 and was designed […]

Laurel Sutton

December 16, 2008

I was in a 7-Eleven over the weekend and got some coffee. The store near me has a huge self-service coffee station with all kind of cups, flavors, creamers, sweeteners, and additives like cinnamon and chocolate (they know to whom they must cater). I ignored the hazelnut-flavored coffee (ick) and the decaf, since I had […]

Mark Skoultchi

August 13, 2008

I am happily addicted to caffeine – until I skip my normal morning dose. There follows an inevitable sluggishness and an afternoon headache. As this is immediately cured by a cup of coffee I haven’t seen much reason in the last few years to quit. Scientific findings oscillate between praise for coffee’s health benefits and […]

Laurel Sutton

July 23, 2008

We here at Catchword Global Headquarters are big fans of caffeine – we never got that diet Coke dispenser installed, but we do have an espresso machine onsite. Via Craigslist, we bought a high-end Nespresso machine for the low low price of $20! Since we have to buy their proprietary coffee capsules, we get hit […]

Laurel Sutton

July 27, 2007

I just saw this linked from a friend’s LiveJournal – an online coffee purveyor called Les Beans. What a great company name! It’s a woman-owned company that sells organic and Fair Trade coffee – and they varieties also have fun names, like Salvador Dolly, Costa Rita, and Mocha Lisa. They also donate 10% of their […]

Mark Skoultchi

September 14, 2005

I don’t drink coffee, but every once in a while I’ll visit a Peet’s, Tully’s, or Starbucks to buy some tea or hot chocolate. I was looking at the menu at Starbucks the other day and noticed, maybe for the first time, the ridiculous names of their cup sizes: Tall (small), Grande (medium), and Venti […]