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Suit Guy

I am currently living with a 300 pound female artist who focuses mostly on painting portraits of naked people and cats. She doesn’t speak a word of English (only Catalan) but seems very nice. Our short conversations consist mostly of me saying “Bueno” and “Gracias” a lot (I am a very polite spanish speaker) and have on more than one occasion devolved into us talking to each other through Google Translate.

I think we both think the living arrangement is kind of fun. ;-p

At the beginning of the week, we had a chat that was different than the ones before it.

“Something something something, amigo, no cama, tres dias, something something something”, she told me with a huge smile.

Burr Grinder Coffee Adventures

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So, I'm exploring how to make great coffee.

The thing about making great coffee is that it means something different to everyone.  Here's what it means to me:  The coffee is dark and flavorful.  It doesn't taste like it's watered down.  It has a great aroma and makes me smile when I drink it.  I guess this blog is really about how to maximize the 'smile' factor.

I'm no coffee pro or snob.  Just a guy who wants better-than-average coffee.  My colleague Jeremia, who knows a heck of a lot more about coffee than I do, just informed me the other day that the lighter blends actually have more caffeine than darker blends, because the caffeine is roasted out of coffee the longer it roasts.  Now there's a guy who knows his coffee.  To thank him for that pearl of knowledge, I just bought him some raw Luwak coffee, straight from Indonesia.  We'll see what he does with that bad boy.

Today I tested three burr coffee grinders to figure out which one was best: the Capresso 560 Infinity Conical Burr Grinder , Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder, and Mr. Coffee BVMC-BMH23 Automatic Burr Mill Grinder .  Previously we had been using the Capresso 464.05 CoffeeTeam GS 10-Cup Digital Coffeemaker with Conical Burr Grinder but the coffee just wasn't coming out with enough flavor.

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