As of January 1, 2016, Gapers Block has ceased publication. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Jim Karr, a legend in the coffee industry who used to be director of brewing technology for Intelligentsia and more recently founded SteamVolt, died Saturday when a coffee machine fell on him in Grant Park. He was 48.

 
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