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Costa Rica

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Eclipse's James Lake: Featured Bartender of the Week

    Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Eclipse bartender James Lake. Below is a Q&A with Lake, followed by a video of him mixing a Cuddle.Alissa NelsonEclipse bartender James Lake​A light rain is ... More >>

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    July 30, 2010

    Man Accused of Killing St. Louis Woman in Nicaragua May Be Criminal From TV Show

    amw.comWilliam Holbert, or is it William Cortez?​The suspect arrested for killing St. Louis native Cheryl Lynn Hughes in Nicaragua told authorities in Central America that his name is actually William Dathan Holbert -- a U.S. citizen featured on the show America's Most Wanted for fraud, car theft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Blago to Compete on Next Celebrity Apprentice

    It's been years since "You're fired!", accompanied by a cobra-like flick of Donald Trump's right hand, became a national catchphrase, so long, in fact, that Trump has resorted to casting celebrities instead of regular old celebrity-whores on his reality show The Apprentice.But now we may have a reas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Java Enabled: Lo Mejor de Monserrate

    Lo Mejor de Monserrate. It means, "the best of Monserrate." This perhaps presumptuous claim is the name of a tiny cooperative nestled high in the mountains of Colombia's Huila coffee region. Last month Tyler Zimmer and Mike Marquard of Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Company visited Monserrate. This was a r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Java Enabled's Best of St. Louis Coffee, Part 1

    With the release on October 1 of the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2009, I decided this is a great time to set the stage with Java Enabled's own Best of St. Louis Coffee. I've decided to break up my Best Of into two umbrella categories: Cafés and Coffee. In this post, I'll list my picks for th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Java Enabled: Coffee's Big-Ass Red

    ​In What to Drink with What to Eat, sommelier Steve Beckta writes about the challenge of finding that perfect bottle of wine to meet the different tastes of every diner at the table: "Scientifically, there may be a bottle of wine they 'should' have. But...they're not going to like that at all. Wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Java Enabled: Is Yirgacheffe a Coffee or a Brand?

    Like Champagne and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Ethiopia's Yirgacheffe coffee takes its name from the region where it's grown. Sweet, fruity and well-balanced Yirgacheffe has become a household name among coffee aficionados. Now, due to changes in how Ethiopia regulates its coffee market, Yirgacheff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Java Enabled: 15th Avenue Coffee and Tea, Starbuck's New Detour

    15th Avenue Coffee and Tea opened in Seattle last weekend. While a coffee shop opening in Seattle hardly qualifies as "news," this was different, thanks to the "inspired by Starbucks" etched on 15th Avenue's front door. This is Starbucks' latest attempt to return to its roots with a greater focus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Java Enabled: On the Road, Coffee-Style

    There was a time when Alex McCracken was the most quoted man on coffee in St. Louis. When he was Kaldi's trainer, McCracken was regularly interviewed by St. Louis publications whenever they had a caffeine-related question. But you can only field questions about someone else's café so long before y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Java Enabled Visits Kaldi's Barista Jam

    Crowds, kegs out back, live music and coffee -- lots of coffee. While it might sound like that college party you don't remember very well (the one that ended up at Uncle Bill's at 4:00 am), it was, in fact, Kaldi's Summer Barista Jam.Last Friday, Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Company hosted its third bar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Java Enabled: Coffee Farmers in the Mist, Pt. 2

    Zach Dyer is a writer living in Saint Louis. He did his thesis research on coffee farmers in Southern Mexico. Since then, he has visited coffee plantations in Costa Rica and Mexico as well as roasters and cafés across the U.S. He blogs about coffee for Gut Check every Wednesday.In last week's arti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Java Enabled: Portrait of a Coffee Farmer

    Zach Dyer is a writer living in Saint Louis. He did his thesis research on coffee farmers in Southern Mexico. Since then, he has visited coffee plantations in Costa Rica and Mexico as well as roasters and cafés across the U.S. He blogs about coffee for Gut Check every Wednesday.One Saturday morning ... More >>

  • News

    October 1, 2008
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    March 29, 2006

    The Split from Hell

    Vinson v. Vinson: It'll be a cold day in Hades before you see another divorce trial this bizarre

  • News

    January 26, 2005

    Flower Power

    Nearly 900 botanists are working to chronicle our biological heritage. And boy are they a wacky bunch.

  • News

    January 5, 2000

    EYE OF THE NEEDLE

    Kellwood's taking fashion forward by making virtually all our clothes in the Third World. But the St. Louis giant carefully cloaks its operations, its plant locations and its monitoring of labor conditions.

  • News

    November 3, 1999

    PETER AND THE WOLF

    Why Missouri Botanical Garden's Peter Raven, world-renowned environmentalist, courts Monsanto's favor, boosts its biotech and takes its money

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