The Shapiro Files

Thursday, February 15, 2007

This Week in Coffee

Film director David Lynch recently announced the launch of his own “Signature Cup” brand of organic fairly-traded coffee. As a huge Twin Peaks fan (coffee figures heavily throughout the series), I enthusiastically placed an order for a package of Organic House Roast in whole bean form via Lynch’s predictably surreal website. Arriving in a very cool black container imprinted with the director’s signature and a grainy ultra-close-up image of his face, I couldn’t wait to — well — wake up and smell the coffee.

My verdict: Surprisingly flavorful. Very good stuff.

I was expecting something a bit darker (especially given Special Agent Dale Cooper’s proclivity for strong black coffee), but was very impressed with its combination of complementary flavors that made for a most enjoyable and well-balanced cup of joe. If you don’t mind the slightly steep price tag, it’s definitely worth a try.


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