Colin Newell is a Bean Lover
I thought I would start doing interviews with ‘Bean Lovers’ to really encompass the variety of coffee lovers out there today. Interviews with young Canadian students in their dorms, mothers with twins, wise grandfathers and serious 'Bean Lovers'. Everyone has a little coffee story and I would love to showcase yours. If you think you’re a Bean Lover, tell us why and you could very well be our next interviewee!
Our first interview is with Colin Newell, a Bean Lover from Victoria, BC. Colin is the Senior Editor and Creator of www.coffeecrew.com . His first cup of coffee was at his father’s diner café in 1975. When it comes to coffee, Colin has 25 years of experience. He knows exactly what he likes. We asked him a few questions about coffee, and he really is a Bean Lover.
Hi Colin, What makes you a Bean Lover?
The ritual of producing a good cup of coffee - and the calm and mental clarity I achieve with a great cup of coffee...
Do you have any out of the ordinary routines or habits when it comes to coffee? Anything that your friends would say, "you're crazy!" when it comes to preparing your favourite cup of coffee?
Attention to detail. Measuring the beans and water very carefully and timing the brew time to the second!
What is your most exotic coffee experience?
Thai civet coffee from Doi Chaang Coffee of Thailand...
What is your favourite coffee song or scene from a movie or TV show?
Twin Peaks - directed by David Lynch - where "Agent Cooper" says... "This is one, excuse me, damn fine cup of coffee..."
What is your dream destination to savour a cup of fresh coffee?
Ethiopia or Yemen - the birthday place of coffee. Or Cafe Florian in St. Marks Plaza, Venice.
If you can give one tip about coffee to our readers, what would it be?
Never stop searching for a better cup of coffee.
Do you drink instant coffee?
How do you take your coffee?
Black – for almost 17 years!
What is your Van Houtte Coffee Profile?
Bold & Woodsy
You can visit Colin's website at www.coffeecrew.com.