One of the most interesting trends to notice during the three years of this blog (how old is that in human years) has been Starbucks' change of course. I have to give them points and props galore for making the switch--at least in part--to brewing by the cup. This in light of the fact that "apple pie frappés" are, I kid you not, in demand among their customer base. (A woman just ordered one and left in an almost huff when told it wasn't available.) Though the focus changed quickly to a perhaps inevitable gender-based marketing campaign, the pourover program remains strong. I'm enjoying the Sumatra, and I must say it's killer.