Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Paper Tiger Coffee Co. Aceh Gayo Sumatra Honey Process in Review "Mainly-mostly Shy of Utter Harum-Scarum"

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Paper Tiger Coffee Co. 
Aceh Gayo Sumatra

ORIGIN: Aceh, Northern Sumatra
VARIETAL: Catimor, P88

PROCESS: Honey Process
BREW METHOD: French Press
INTENSITY: Medium-Full

WEBSITE: papertigercoffee.com

NOTES:
Honey | Melon | Tropical fruits

A substantial looking coffee. Thick to the eye, dense w/ matte finish. The appearance of consequence and slightly of brick-red under prune juice. Noses of thin-strong-fuzzy avocado honey, dusty spices, fruits. Melon, sipping now. Feels like it looks. Sturdy and a more-bit fuzzy. Peaches. Big & sudden, everything is a top-note kick in the mouf. Piles of soft. Bags of sand, bracing. Caramelized sugar.

Not complex but a whole lot happening at once & on-par. Nuanced deeply like in how 8secs. is a long time... on a bull. Delineation is an issue. Structure doesn't even try to ward off the bum-rush. Cantelope, watermelon, more tropical candied melange stuff, dried -- apricot, papaya. Spices subdue as the cup cools. I wanted more thems, & maybe some wood. I get table syrup. Yarn?

{nethers}Suede, richly, not hidey tho. More earthen-so, & alongside barnyard notes. Not cloudy, not sunny. Also somehow a dog day of summer stillness. Weight. Wait. It's the humidity that gets ya. Grains, barley & oats. Balanced in how the eye of a storm behaves itself. But really, a brawny brew mainly-mostly shy of utter harum-scarum. Serious hi-stakes fun. "Oh, what a rush." RIP Road Warrior Animal.

FINAL GRADE: A-
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

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Monday, September 28, 2020

disILLUSIONE dePROGRAM "Tea for Two"

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On children's games & high tea.

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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Kaplowitz Radio. EP195 "Course Untainted"

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This week? We will NOT be focused on the Kaplowitz Media. Cigar of the Year unfolding as this is being recorded. We will instead have chats w/ #Kappys2020 cigar critic of the year Phil Kurut & perennial no-prize winner, Mike Weinstein. Also, a bit of Shakespeare, Kaplowitz Reads Kaplowitz, and a cigar preview thrown in, too. The Adventura cigars Royal Return Queen's Pearls. BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE: a preview of Let it Bee, a white port dessert wine from Meadowcroft Wines.

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HVC Cigars Edicion Especial 2015 in Review "Tasty All the Live-long"
https://kaplowitz.blogspot.com/2020/09/hvc-cigars-edicion-especial-2015-in.html

Broadside Wine 2018 Printer's Alley Proprietary Red "Interesting if Not Totes Delish"
https://kmwine.blogspot.com/2020/09/broadside-wine-2018-printers-alley.html

Paper Tiger Coffee Tanzania in Review "Calloused Hands, Well-lotioned?"
https://kmcoffee.blogspot.com/2020/09/paper-tiger-coffee-tanzania-in-review.html

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Kaplowitz Radio. ETC. for EP194

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Courtesy of Illusione Cigars, this week's ETC is a fun one, for sure. I hype the days-away Kaplowitz Media. Cigar of the Year naming. Then I quick-review a GTO Cigars offering. Then you get to relive a classic bit of audio from the Kaplowitz Radio. archives; a vintage disILLUSIONE dePROGRAM podcast. yw

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Paper Tiger Coffee Tanzania in Review "Calloused Hands, Well-lotioned?"

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Paper Tiger Coffee Tanzania

ORIGIN: Tanzania
PROCESS: Fully washed

BREW METHOD: French Press
INTENSITY: Medium

WEBSITE: papertigercoffee.com

NOTES:
Carob | Caramel | Earthiness

Malty-toasty & savory. Well rounded and of a powerful refrain. You know, yummy af. Cereal grain & carob. Caramel. Well behaved fruitiness, a softly delivered muskmelon which don't rock the boat. Beefy at the corners of the tongue, nigh au jus. Smooth as in talc. Maybe a bit less than cleanly delineated. Calloused hands, well-lotioned?

Undertones are predominantly composed of drippings from up-top. A bit mottled. A tick more of carob, cocoa butter. Creamy & grainy. Balanced but achieved in a broad across the tongue manner. Flat, lacking in backbone/structure -- but in a comforting way. An evening cuppa post-meal. Some spiciness, reminiscent of a far-away curry. 

Finishes well but not clean, a bit baggy on the back-end. Complex but compressed if not linear. Earthen, clay & dirt trail. Well-lit not sunny-bright; soft glow. Cools to a cocoa powder entry, that's nice. Drinks finer than it grades. Sturdy & serviceable and excellently-so. Flinty mineral on the even further back-end. 

FINAL GRADE: B+
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

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Monday, September 21, 2020

disILLUSIONE dePROGRAM "Unflappable"

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This week we talk mafia murders, breakfast cereals, and house painting.

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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Kaplowitz Radio. EP194 "Summer's Lease"

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I recap & review the 2020 Kaplowitz Guide. Also, I share some cigar coffee wine news via various articles. Then some Kaplowitz Reads Kaplowitz. Finally, an art section including dramatic readings of the song Do Anything You Wanna Do from Eddie & the Hot Rods then a poem from John Ashbery, Anticipated Stranger. Not necessarily in that order. Want more reason to tune in? Sorry, that’s all I got. So let’s get to it. Oh, also some Shakespeare, natch.

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Gracianna Wine 2017 Mercedes Riverblock Estate Pinot Noir in Review "Just Prior/Alongside"
https://kmwine.blogspot.com/2020/09/gracianna-wine-2017-mercedes-riverblock.html

All Saints Cigars Dedicacion in Review "Creamy. Dreamy."
https://kaplowitz.blogspot.com/2020/09/all-saints-cigars-dedicacion-in-review.html

Rock-A-Feller Dominican Blue in Review "Pick to Critical Bits"
https://kaplowitz.blogspot.com/2020/09/rock-feller-dominican-blue-in-review.html

Portlandia Vintners Pinot Noir 2018 in Review "Wanna See my Doilies?"
https://kmwine.blogspot.com/2020/09/portlandia-vintners-pinot-noir-2018-in.html

Kaplowitz Media. 2020 Kaplowitz Guide

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Kaplowitz Media. Weekly Recapitulation Vol. 195

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    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

    Kaplowitz Radio. ETC. for EP193

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    What am I about to be on about here? Well, this Sunday’s Kaplowitz Radio EP194 will be all about recapping the 2020 Kaplowitz Guide post among other things… but that doesn't answer the question. I just wanted to sneak that in. 

    How about this: Kaplowitz Media Coffee is kicking back on after a short & unannounced hiatus while I got Kaplowitz Media. Wine underway. So that’s nice. I have samples on the way & will be stoked as soon as caffeinated properly. Chuffed, even.

    Also here: a classic something from the Kaplowitz Radio. archives. 

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    Monday, September 14, 2020

    disILLUSIONE dePROGRAM "Pickles & Parma"

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    We discuss: Reuben sandwiches, pickling, Bob Ross as pitchman supreme, & trash vs. garbage.

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    Sunday, September 13, 2020

    Kaplowitz Radio. EP193 "Intro x10"

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    No new show this week due to wildfires. thx Instead, please listen to the intros from shows 183-192. In reverse order. Really. For more Kaplowitz Media., don't just stand there -- help me hose down the roof of my house, dammit. www.Kaplowitz.xyz REMEMBER: if any of these intros tease you into wanting to hear their full episodes, they can all be found rather easily, yes?

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    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

    Kaplowitz Radio. ETC. for EP192

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    Listen as I hype the next part of the September-long Kaplowitz Media. Cigars 5th Anniversary celebration… The 2020 Kaplowitz Guide. Then hang around for a rebroadcast from the Kaplowitz Radio. audio vaults; a recap of 2019 Kappy Awards. Find out all about the month's festivities HERE.

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    READING LIST

    Kaplowitz Media. Cigars SPECIAL REPORT | Fifth Anniversary Celebration Schedule | #Kappys2020, Kaplowitz Guide, Cigar of the Year 

    Crowned Heads Cigars Awarded One Star | A Kaplowitz Guide Update

    The Kappy Awards (Index)

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    Monday, September 7, 2020

    disILLUSIONE dePROGRAM "Pairings & Crooners"

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    In this episode of the Illusione Cigars podcast, Dion Giolito and I dive into pairing wine, coffee, cigars. Plus, we talk pizza vs hamburger. Finally, we discuss the crooners of the Great American Songbook.

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    Sunday, September 6, 2020

    Kaplowitz Radio. EP.192 "Heaven Knows"

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    A complete wrap up of The Kappy Awards #Kappys2020. Also, some Kaplowitz Reads Kaplowitz, and an Art Segment featuring dramatic readings of House Plants by Squid and All Nearness Pauses by ee Cummings. All me, flying solo. While my house is being painted. What could possibly go wrong? For more Kaplowitz Media., shut up and paint, god damn it. (+ bonus content from the Kaplowitz Radio. archives.)

    READING LIST

    Tabanero Cigars Maceda Torpedo in Review "A SunnyD Sort"
    https://kaplowitz.blogspot.com/2020/09/tabanero-cigars-maceda-torpedo-in.html

    Gracianna Wine 2016 Zinfandel in Review "A Bit Later in the Evening”
    https://kmwine.blogspot.com/2020/09/gracianna-wine-2016-zinfandel-in-review.html


    Squid - Houseplants
    https://genius.com/Squid-houseplants-lyrics

    ee Cummings - All Nearness Pauses
    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse?contentId=25957

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