Salim sez, "The latest podcast from the New York Academy of Sciences goes into rather more detail than you could possibly want about the chemistry and technology that goes into growing, roasting, packaging and then eventually producing a cup of espresso." Awesome -- just downloaded this for my morning walk to the office; there's about ten wonderful cafes on the way and I'm working my way through all their brews. Link, MP3 Link, Podcast Feed Link (Thanks, Salim!)
(Image: Coffee Beans, a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike photo from Jeff Kubina's Flickr stream)
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.