The man at the helm of the mighty Diedrich coffee roasting technology — located inside the sleek, aromatic Coffee Cat coffee house in Scotts Valley — is Rory Phares. Here he’s checking on the roasting temperature for a batch of Colombian beans. You can smell the intense perfume, can’t you? If you’re up anywhere near Coffee Cat on Saturday mornings, check out the roasting action — and don’t forget to try one of the superb house macchiotti. Coffee Cat – brought to you by the Lulu Carpenter’s javanistas – 255 Mt. Hermon Road, Scotts Valley (831/439-0700).