BEHOLD –– The prickly thistle that Zeus is rumored to have wrought from a scorned lover. The globe upon which Henry the VIII and Catherine de Medici famously gorged. The flowering vegetable that propelled Marilyn Monroe’s career to new heights. The ancient. The green. The enchanting –– THE ARTICHOKE...

Peaberry from Kenya

April 25, 2014 in

It’s no exaggeration to claim that our new Peaberry from Kenya is rare and exceptional among coffees available anywhere. What makes it so extraordinary? Most coffee beans are twins. That is to say that 95% of all “cherries” (the fruit of the coffee plant) contain two seeds, side by side. These seeds or “beans” mature into “flatberries,” which are round on one side and flat on the other. The remaining 5% of coffee cherries worldwide contain only one bean. Without a twin, single beans have more space and grow to resemble the shape of a pea. Peaberries are not only...

Meet Guacamole’s “slimmer” half-sister—Guacamame. Equally green, she is made with a blend of edamame (soy beans) and tofu (also pretty much soy beans), so she boasts 40% fewer calories and 70% less fat than her avocado-based brethren. Because of her link to the legumes, Guacamame’s verdant hue is more of a virtue—i.e., even when exposed to air, she stays bright and very green.In spite of her svelte profile, Guacamame is full-flavored and bold. Like a true Guac, she's...