TEDActive gets a buzz from "slow" coffee

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Slow Coffee, the perfect Cup

Originally posted on TED Blog:

We visited the Intelligentsia Slow Coffee Bar in Bing’s Innovation Lounge to learn what slow coffee is, and hear about the simple approach that brews a perfect cup.

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“‘Slow coffee’ is an attempt to tackle the notion of quantity and convenience as what defines good coffee. We think the quality of the cup is the most important thing. … We’re trying to elevate coffee to its overdue culinary status. Specialty beer and wine are kind of out there in the public; what coffee gives us is, in your hands you have the opportunity to interpret through many different brew methods: the siphon, Chemex. … Depending on what you like, you can articulate that differently: body, heft, mouthfeel. You don’t have the same level of control or personal choice in other specialty products.” — Stephen Morrissey

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“These gizmos are all intriguing to look at, but they’re just ways to marry coffee…

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