Thursday, July 17th, 2014


Best Recipes for Iced Coffee at Home

BY Gersh Kuntzman NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 2:00 AM Iced coffee is like the weather: Everyone complains about it, but no one ever does anything about it. So even as the price of New York’s official humidity antidote rises like hemlines on Cinemax, too few of us are taking matters into our own hands and out of our wallets. The reason? Iced coffee snobs make the process sound so complicated, throwing around terms like “cold-brew concentrate” and “Japanese hot-brew style,” singing the praises of machines likeRead More

Merger to Reshape Industry?

By: Richard Davies Where there’s smoke there’s a merger. Reynolds American says it will buy its smaller rival Lorillard for $27.4 billion. The complicated cash and debt deal will reshape the U.S. tobacco industry with more significant competition for Altria Group, which makes Marlboro, by far the best-selling cigarette brand. The merger will also give Reynolds a stake in the e-cigarettes and menthol, the fastest growing parts of the tobacco industry. But the companies say they will sell the Kool, Salem, Winston, Maverick and blu eCigs brands to Imperial TobaccoRead More

Kansas City Pipe Show Report

A guest post from Pipe Industry insider Nathan King of Nate King Pipes. Nate is perhaps best known for his Steampunk and Gearpunk works. Nate was an exhibitor at the show, so we asked him to share some thoughts on this year’s event.   Middle of the ‘pipe season’, everything is in full swing. Premal Chheda (Smoker’s Haven in Ohio) and I drove together to the Kansas City Pipe show. A full 8 hour drive ends up being a fun road trip! Upon our arrival in the evening we wentRead More