I have many vices: sleeping in, single malt scotch, extra-dark chocolate, and repeatedly watching pretty much any movie starring Kristanna Loken, no matter how dreadful it may be. But perhaps my single biggest vice is good coffee. Freshly-roasted and preferably whole bean. So I was thrilled to get to the office on Friday and discover that my awesome client Kelly Gay had sent me a pound of the absolute best coffee on the planet: Kaladi Brothers, an amazing coffee company located in Alaska. Thanks, Kelly! You rock!
I first learned about Kaladi Brothers by reading Dana Stabenow's wonderful Alaska-set Kate Shugak mystery novels. Then, when I was working at Del Rey, I had occasion to talk to a bookseller in Anchorage, Alaska, who assured me that not only was Kaladi Brothers real and - indeed - the best coffee on the planet, but that her roommate also worked there and would I like to try some? A week later, a pound of fresh Kaladi Brothers coffee beans arrived arrived in the Random House mailroom; the next morning an addiction was born. It really is the best coffee on the planet!
By the way, you now know the one thing that Sarah Palin and I have in common: our favorite coffee. Here's a pic of the almost-Vice President holding onto her Kaladi Brothers coffee cup: