Showing posts with label coffee. Show all posts
Showing posts with label coffee. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Things to do with leftover coffee grounds

Don't throw out that leftover coffee grounds. There are plenty of other uses for them. Like using the grounds as a skin exfoliant, deodorizer, and hair shine solution. It is the natural WD-40. Here are some more uses:

11 Good Reasons Why Coffee Grounds are Worth Keeping

Friday, August 15, 2008

Sumo Coffee Table

When I start working on my coffee table book about coffee tables, this sumo wrestler coffee table is going to be on the cover.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Your Morning Coffee

We all wake up, and many of us reach for that amazing potion that we call coffee. I cannot live without it as part of my daily routine. But people are different, and here is a list of what people do while they enjoy their morning cup of coffee:

Coffee Habits: 10 Things People Do with the First Cup of the Day

What do you do when you are taking in your first cup of coffee?

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Caffeine Click Test

Check how caffeinated you are right now:

The Caffeine Click Test - How Caffeinated Are You?
Created by OnePlusYou

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Coffee Wallpaper

Here is a nice wallpaper of espressos from 10 Vancouver coffee shops. Brought to you by the baristas of

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

8 types of people you will find in Starbucks

These are some of the reasons why I do not go to Starbucks. Posers, interns ordering 20 coffees making the wait in line longer, hyper-active greeters, and the worst, the guy who makes the most complicated coffee order.

8 Types Of Annoying People You’ll Find Inside Starbucks

Also, if you ever order a cappuccino from Starbucks, order a short cappuccino. It is a stronger cappuccino that is not watered down like the regular cappuccino.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Solving the Food Crisis

Maybe we should start looking at harvesting up leftovers from animals? They throw away food too, and we could always find nutrients from that. Ok, where am I going with this? First, you may have heard about the civet cat. This is the cat that eats coffee cherries, and people gather its excrements to produce coffee beans that costs over $100 a pound. Kopi Luwak is the most expensive coffee in the world.

Now, there is a new type of coffee called the India Devon estate 795 Arabica. How are the beans harvested, you may ask? Well the short story is that monkeys pick the ripest coffee cherries off the tree and spit out the beans. Gold Jerry! We just pick up all the spitted out beans and sell it off as hand selected premium coffee beans. For those interested in tasting some of this fine primate reserve coffee, head over to 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The black finger

10 things that you may not know about your barista. The one interesting thing is the black finger. I have never noticed that the baristas had black fingers, but I am going to keep an eye out for it.

Barista diaries

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Cawfe Talk

As a self professed coffee junkie I have scoured the 4 corners of the globe in search of the perfect cuppa brew. Okay maybe not the 4 corners of the globe but in a city dominated by Starbucks, Blenz, Timmy's and countless other mediocre coffee joints, it's good to know there are a few gems out there. The names Prado Cafe, Elysian Room and 49th Parallel coffee roasters cafe may not elicit the same recognition among the masses but to the true coffee aficionado, a cuppa drip from them is truely a cuppa black mana from heaven. They are all nestled in nicely tucked away places never becoming too mainstream. They say drinking good coffee is akin to drinking good wine with hints of chocolate, peaches and apricots as flavours. So remember the next time you're at your local Blenz or Starbucks ordering a slo roasta notasta frappachinno with hints of soot and burnt ribs, I'll be at one of the noted cafes above enjoying a cup of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe.