It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shaking, the shaking becomes a warning.
It is by caffeine only I set my mind in motion.
  - 02/02/2002

As I think all of you will's about god damn time. Well, bite me. But, here are the results for the Defcon 9 Coffee Wars, in its second year of operation. Now, before you complain, some of the entry forms I can't even begin to decipher the name of the contestant, so if I mangle it, I apologize.

Total score for each entry were judged on seven categories: bean aroma, brew aroma, brew strength, brew taste, bang for buck, brew acidity, and brew overall. The total score (each category going from 1-10) was calculated and averaged. The following are the 6 entries that had 3 or more judging forms filled out. Entries with only two judging forms were not factored in.

Entrant Name Coffee Name Total Score
Tim Lloyd Jamaican Blue Mountain 50/70
(name unknown) Muddy Waters 48/70
Al P. Kenya AA (Greens Beans) 44/70
Foofus Ancora D'Oro 43/70
Andrea E. Nicaragua Segoria 40/70
Decker Liquid Crack 27/70

I already congratulated Tim at the last 'Con, but congrats again, and once again, can we find anything that tops Blue Mountain? Coming soon is a very long writeup of the future of the Coffee Wars, that you will all find very interesting, I think.

- Rob