Monday, April 29, 2013

Childhood memories

What's your first memories of coffee?

Mine was distinctively the aroma of a fresh brew of coffee being made. My parents owned and operates a restaurant for 15 years of my childhood, during that time I would come and visit after school and there would always be a pot brewing. I don't recollect the taste, as I wasn't an avid coffee drinker, but having those early memories always transports me back I to time.

What's your childhood memory?
Care to share?

Friday, April 19, 2013

US Aeropress champ

Thanks Sprudge for this new method of brewing:

What's the rationale behind this...

I'm going to experiment this weekend

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Local: Best of ..... (NOW magazine)

Although I haven't been an avid read of the weekly free mag (NOW) in Toronto...

It doesn't stop me from sharing the survey to vote on your favourite local spot:

For the coffee in me, here are the categories to vote:
Best Cappuccino
Best Coffeehouse
Best Espresso 
Best Latte
Best Coffee Beans
*Te Aro is now Pilot Coffee*

.... and Best Barrista (wasn't here that Barista had 2 r's..)
*Matt Taylor is now with Manual Labour Coffee.........*
(PS: some heavy hitters here.... but definitely some missed names)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Kickstarter campaign: espro press

9 Days left:

(direct link:

Thoughts go out to Boston

As the SCAA 25th annual event wrapped up and the iconic Boston Marathon was well underway, two bombs exploded near the finishing line. (link)

My thoughts go out to the 3 confirmed deaths and the many injured in this tragic event.

As an avid runner and a lover of Boston, my thoughts are with you.
Let's help out where we can.

(photo credit:  John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe/ AP)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

SCAA // USBC events this weekend

Everyone is descending into BOSTON this weekend for the 25th SCAA.

I know I'll be following smdlr  and her live tweeting feed!

Local news:
RI Coffee sharing their new space in the Grove? found here:

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Visuals for a coffee menu: East London (UK)

Looks like there is an uproar happening from the comment box.
Alienation and being "over-exclusive"....
but I quite like the visuals and even "easier" self-explanation of  ingredients making up their drinks:

Here is how I interpret the menu.
(The prices shown are in GBP)

1. Double shot of espresso (£1.50)
2. Long Black (£1.50)
3. Cappuccino (£2) 
4. Latte (£2)
5. Moccaccino (£2)
6. Mocha (£2)
7. Tea (£1)
8. Hot Chocolate (£2)

(Full article here)
What are your thoughts?