Kevin Knox

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About me

Location Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico
Introduction I'm a semi-retired veteran of the specialty coffee and tea trade. I spent extended time at Starbucks (1984-85 & '87-93), where I had broad responsibilities for coffee quality, brewing equipment, recipes and training, and I was Senior V.P.& Coffee Buyer for Allegro Coffee. I've written extensively on coffee for the aforementioned companies as well as trade journals, and co-wrote the book Coffee Basics (John Wiley, 1997). This blog is a place for occasional posts about specialty coffee and tea that I hope offer an informed and critical perspective on today's scene.
Interests dharma, yoga, meditation, hiking, world travel, cuisine, music, art, poetry, contemplative Christianity, Tibetan and Theravada Buddhism, the Integral path, simple living, deep ecology, building a sustainable future, high aspirations and low humor
Favorite Movies Outsourced, Office Space, Fearless, Across the Universe, Amores Perros, My Father's Glory/My Mother's Castle, American Beauty, Jesus of Montreal, Fierce Grace
Favorite Music U2, Jeff Beck, Patricia Barber, Richard Thompson, Bireli Lagrene, Shakti, Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Scott Henderson & Vital Tech Tones, Buddy Guy, Derek Trucks, Ali Akbar Khan, U. Shrinivas, Uwe Kropinski, Ustak Aladdin Khan, Prince, Paco de Lucia, Rufus Wainwright, Bach, Beethoven, Bela Fleck, Seamus Egan, Renaud Garcia-Fons, MIles Davis
Favorite Books God Laughs and Plays, Open Mind, Open Heart, The Wisdom Jesus, The Cloud of Unknowing, The Heart of the Matter (Tsele Natsok Rangdrol), Prayers of the Cosmos, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, As it is (Tulku Urgyen), Jitterbug Perfume, The Wings to Awakening, Poisonwood Bible, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, Lessons from the Dying, The Green Mile, Radical Acceptance, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Hartranft tr.), Tibetan Book of the Dead (Gyurme Dorje), anything by Alan Wallace, Handmaid's Tale, Paris to the Moon, Selected Translations (W.S. Merwin), Riven Doggeries, poetry of Rumi, Small Boat, Great Mountain, Father Joe, Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva, Fearless Simplicity, Insight Yoga, Yoga and the Quest for the True Self, Creation and Completion, Holy Cow, Omnivore's Dilemma