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Stop and Smell the Coffee Coffee should be more than the morning drug or to gulp as you run out the door, briefcase in one hand and travel mug in the other. From its very beginnings as a beverage, coffee brought people together in the coffee houses in Vienna, Paris,

The Crema of the Crop It Makes Espresso, Espresso (above image used here with permission from www.EspressoMyEspresso.com) Crema certainly is something special. “True” crema only is created when espresso is made. As seen above, it is a viscous ‘foam’ that floats above the espresso liquid. During the extraction of a

Bitter or Sour Espresso? There’s A Reason Espresso is a very complex beverage. There are more identified taste elements in espresso than in wine, and we know how wine connoisseurs can be. Anyone who has spent any time studying espresso, even on a basic level, has read that there are

Home Espresso Machines – Operation, Benefits, and Handicaps Stove Top (Moka Pot) The stove-top espresso machine, also known as a moka pot, is a two-chamber device that, as the name suggests, sits on a stove burner to operate (there are also some that are self-contained electrical appliances). Water goes in

I have been out in my workshop for the last couple of hours. Lately I haven’t had much time for fun projects what with my job, this blog, my wife, and something we refer to as “life in general.” Start with twenty-four hours, subtract sleep and then the rest of

The 19th century was a tumultuous time for the United States of America, and no time was more so than 1861 to 1865 when we were engaged in a great Civil War. From New York to Texas, and beyond, the The Union Army marched, and feeding the troops was a

I could end this as one of the shortest articles I have ever written by simply saying, “Like Sasquatch, there’s no such thing.” You can call an elephant a dining room table, but that doesn’t make it a good place to set a dinner service for eight (even though there
Stale Coffee Mug

ONE: Use Old Coffee – You find a bag of coffee in the fridge, way in the back. You ask yourself, “How badly do I need a cup of coffee?” If you don’t remember when you bought it, then you must need it really badly! Once coffee is roasted the
Capresso Iced Tea Maker

Iced tea brewed fresh at the touch of a button. The Capresso Iced Tea Maker brews directly into the included 80 ounce glass pitcher. Loose tea or tea bags may be used. 18 recipe booklet ncluded, our favorite: Fresh Peach Iced Tea • 3 peaches, peeled and sliced • ¼

No coffee doesn’t talk, but nothing says “coffee” like “espresso.” But if it could describe itself, it might be something like, “You want some real coffee, Paisan? You use instant coffee? Fuhgeddaboudit! I’ll tell ya’ what you do. Take some of my cousins, the Beans. Ya, coffee beans. Don’t be a

Get a taste of Brazil with Illy Monoarabica Brazil. Bold and Flavorful from the Cerrado Mineiro region of Brazil. This whole bean coffee offers a full-bodied boldness and smooth, rich taste with subtle hints of decadent chocolate. The tropical climate and rich soil of Cerrado Mineiro give this coffee its

The new VertuoLine is a coffee revolution, it represents the next generation of single serve machines from Nespresso. The VertuoLine expands the capability of Nespresso’s single serve espresso concept by offering the ability to brew larger cups of crema coffee, in addition to classic Italian style espresso. Centrifusion Technology –