Culture Icarian

Coffee Art: The Oscar for Best Barista

If coffee art had its own category in Academy Awards, “Coffee Artist of the Stars” Michael Breach (@baristart) would certainly rank a nomination if not sweep – especially this year for his coffee art creations for the … Read on.


Coffee Money – A Writer’s Addiction

I closed out the books for my media empire last week and this is what I learned: I spend far too much money on coffee. I mean, hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, a year. On coffee. This is money … Read on.


F’queu: The Art of Waiting in Line in Sonoma

It used to be Napa and Marin — counties historically assailed for propagating cultures of entitlement, privilege and general snobbery — that bred expectations of social superiority among the chattering classes. Turns out, there’s a homemade breed which, to the … Read on.