Cold press experiment begins…

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Trying something out with some sweet Beans from lsr…  Maybe tomorrow I’ll update results..  Has been a while 🙂

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Sip Coffee | Eat Cup

errrrrrrr ummmmmmmmmm is this real??? oh my.

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We do it with ice cream. Let’s do it with coffee.

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Alfred Coffee & Kitchen - Los Angeles Alfred Coffee & Kitchen – Los Angeles

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Crunchy Cup Crunchy Cup

Crunchy Cup Crunchy Cup

Gingerbread Cookie Cup Gingerbread Cookie Cup

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Shot of espresso. Biscotti Cup. Epic.

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Caffeine Isn’t Killing You Slowly, Is It?

oh wow…. its like everything good!!!

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Why do regular coffee drinkers seem to need more and more coffee to maintain the buzz? Can coffee actually kill you?

by Anthony Domanico

On the chemical level, caffeine is structurally similar to adenosine, a chemical that makes us sleepy. When we drink coffee, caffeine binds to our brain’s adenosine receptors, preventing the chemical from binding with the receptors and making us tired. For those of us who regularly drink coffee in copious amounts, our brains develop more adenosine receptors, so it takes more coffee to keep us awake. That also helps explain why we turn into exhausted monsters when we try to wean ourselves off of coffee, as having more adenosine receptors means more adenosine makes its way into our brains.

Caffeine also builds up the adrenaline supply, which increases heart rate, gets blood pumping, and opens up airways. And, caffeine prevents dopamine from getting reabsorbed into your…

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the third wave – demystifying the odd hair-do

the term ‘third wave coffee’ refers to the contemporary movement of high quality coffee production escalating the bean to designation foodstuff. with such upward movement in foodstuff status my favourite heated beverage required improvement in every stage of the production-process, starting from the plantation, harvesting, processing, and not the least marketing (some may argue this actually received the most attention). this fresh new approach from fine purveyors also entailed systemic communication among the cultivators and traders, who seldom figured in the equation previously, these parties considered moreso a supplier than a contributor or collaborator .

the concept of ‘third wave coffee’ was first coined in the year of 2002, a bold new break-away from the movement of ‘specialty coffee’. the concept of ‘specialty coffee’ came in 1974 and referred to top-quality beans that scored at least 80 points out of 100 in the coffee games, a contest to the death administered by dudes with those curly bits on the end of their waxed up moustaches. for the love of categories and labels third reich coffee was first espoused to the public via an article printed in a newsletter entitled ‘the flamekeeper’, published by authority of roaster guild. later in 2005 nicholas cho highlighted third wave coffee through an online article and his radio program. sniffing this trend international newspapers like los angeles times, the guardian, the new york times, la opinión, and la weekly et al started rabbiting on about this new movement. we arrive conveniently in the present where we are blessed through extended pricing with; fantastic coffee, and among other things the choice of top-quality-beans-with-an-optimum-level-of-flavour-and-user-defined-subtleties, latte art, direct trade, extraction from single-origin, lighter roasts, and alternative brewing methods like cold siphon, vacuum and the like. like how some people also like tea. tea-infusions, even with coffee.

wow, i do love coffee.

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Old School is the Way

Aw man …. wish my rig could roast that much at once!!!

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Inktense… i’m overdue..

Ink & Water

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Ink and Inktense on Moleskine Artbook. June 2014.

Work-in-progress. Warm-up.

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Bad news for coffee drinkers! You won’t like what’s happening to price of K-Cup single-serve packets

as if there isn’t enough rain coming.

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — More bad news for coffee drinkers. First it was Starbucks and grocery store brands. Now, even single-serve packets are getting more expensive.

Keurig Green Mountain said Thursday it plans to hike prices by 9% for the K-Cup packets used in its signature brewing system, as well as bulk coffee and other products beginning in November.

It’s the latest in a string of price hikes this year as coffee producers pass along higher costs. Coffee prices have soared 58% over the past 12 months, after a drought in Brazil dried up this year’s harvest of Arabica beans, the most popular bean in coffee production.

Starbucks said in June that prices would go up between 5 and 20 cents on average, depending on the order and where the purchase is made. J.M. Smucker also hiked prices by 9% for Folgers and Dunkin’ Donuts coffee that it makes for…

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starbucking. across the universe.

starbucks corporation is a us-based international coffee-supplier company and coffeehouse chain, headquartered at seattle in washington. starbucks is also the world’s largest coffee-making company with 20,891 stores spanning 64 countries. among them, 13,279 stores are placed in the usa, 1,324 stores in canada, 806 stores in the uk, 989 stores in japan and 851 stores in china. there used to be plenty of starbucks in australia, but they shut em all down cos of the gfc. starbucks coffee-houses serve diverse types of coffee, such as, hot, cold, bean, micro-crushed, instant beverages, etc. i personally developed a desire for starbucks beverages when champagne socialism was rife during the 2000s, kind of a rebellion against the rebellion sort of thing. my enjoyment of coffee in these coffeehouses flourished further with travel, as the promise of free wifi and a reliable brew drew me in, in several different languages, and made me warm.

turning back to the rich history of starbucks corporation, this company was jointly established by jerry baldwin, zev siegl, and gordon bowker on 30th march in 1971 at seattle. after facing some financial losses in 1980s the original owners sold this company to howard schultz in 1987, who contributed a lot for the world-wide expansion of starbucks corporation.

the first established stores outside seattle were in vancouver and chicago, and soon after all over the usa. by 1989, around 46 stores were placed throughout the northwest and midwest states within the usa. starbucks reached california by 1991. with 140 outlets, starbucks made ground breaking revenue of us$73.5 million in 1992, reaching a us$271 million company-value. afterwards, starbucks took on the world, and In 2003 acquired torrefazione italia for $72m, then in 2007 they also bought clover brewing system. oft criticised by anti-corporate coffee-ists, i’m not ashamed to indulge from time to time! 

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it’s been a little while. excuse me as i clearly stole this picture.

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hiatus. a little overstimulated from the bags of green beans that arrived at my house a couple of months ago…

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day of the bean

a whole heap of bean sacks landed on my doorstep today, from all over the world…. i am one very excited dude.

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