Archive for the ‘Coffee’ Category
Yummy Yum Yum.
I recently discovered Small Batch Roasting Co. after searching for some coffee filters and had to buy some coffee as well. It was seriously delicious !!
On our way back to Australia we stopped by San Francisco and had a look in Four Barrel
I couldn’t believe it when I walked into Four Barrel, & saw on the wall a Boar head missing !! I instantly remembered this hilarious turn of events that I read about a while back, I didn’t remember which coffee shop that happened at & here I was standing right were it went down… the Boar Heist !! check out what I’m talking about here & here
here’s all of ’em
Yama – Syphon
Out of all the cool coffee gadgets to come out of the last few years the most unusual and the most special to look at, is the Syphon. Made famous in Japan, it adds element of magic to a coffee shop experience. They would set up a bottom lit bar & while your wait for your coffee you watch in amazement as the water bubbles up a small glass & then down again with coffee in toe (see this video).
because of the filter system it employes, the coffee is clean but fully extracted in what they call “full immersion” and because the extraction time is nothing compared to our French press it has left Caffeine. So if you’re entertaining and want a party trick after dinner and at the same an awesome tasting coffee, there is nothing like the Syphon.
Check out this site we just made, inspired by my random doodles on my coffee cups
The light box
The Photo’s page (it’s long)
Yeah last friday (the 3rd of Aug 07), I tasted all my home roasted coffee, YEAH !!
We tasted 8 different types, 3 Costa Rican’s, 2 brazilians, 1 India, 1 Panama & an Ethiopia Harrar. It was miles of fun, everyone got a bit to Caffeinated though & went crazy, it was interesting seeing everyone get into it, it defiantly wouldn’t have been as fun if i did it by myself. Plus i get different opinon’s on coffee’s. A lot of my friend’s that where not there/ invited, got all annoyed though, so I’ll have to have another one some time soon.
Coffee is awesome, but it’s a creation of God’s not to be worshipped, but i can worship God FOR creating coffee & BY drinking coffee & enjoying people’s company.
So my logo for the roasting business I’m starting up is called “Wind & Cloud”. The cloud representing the actually Coffee, because a friend of mine said ” Cloud’s are like God’s poetry” & the Wind represent’s the experience around coffee, the fact that it bring’s people together to talk & go deep. so that’s the name.
I’ve started selling them to my friend’s around the YWAM base & it’s not going too bad, except i feel like I’m dealing drug’s, the whole roasting process, putting them in bag’s and stuff it’s funny.
well enjoy life dear reader & go deep
That’s right. I read a tutoral on Coffee Geek (www.coffeegeek.com) & found out that you can roast coffee in a pop corn popper. So i set out to buy one, & the first 3 stores i tryed where out of stock !! Anyway so my awesome friend Sebby helped me out & i got a pocorn popper !!
my first roast was weird tasting but i just tryed it again a few day’s later & Bam the fullness is here. they say you should have coffee like 4 day’s after it’s roasted. Anyway it’s awesome fun to do too !!
Well after realising expresso has LESS caffeine in it than filtered coffee, I’ve wanted a Expresso Machine to limit my caffeine intake to a healthy 300 mgs a day. So i was going to go halves with mindy but a friend had one so we inherited it. It’s small and ghetto but make’s a decent coffee. Me and mindy had breakfast saturday morning to celebrate. She made scone’s that turned out really bad so her room mate helped her out and made some new one’s, it was great.
I’ve been reading the Caffiene article in the National Geographic a whie ago. And i found outt (I’d also known this from other sources) that Espresso as opposed to drip or french press coffee. Has 40mg’s in a 1oz shot (like a normal cup if it’s like a medium sized take away cup it has double) and a cup of Filtered coffee has 200mgs. That’s 5 times as much !!
I also found that caffeine supposedly affect’s introvert’s more than Extravert’s (like me). Also that a healthy does of caffeine a day is aaround 300mgs, which is 5 cans of coke or 7 espresso’s or 1.5 cup’s of filtered coffee and since INSTANT coffee (the bane of my existance) has even MORE caffeine than filter coffee (i don’t know home much more) onely about 1 of those a day.
So in the pursuit of a healthier less cafinated life, A friend gave/lent me there’s and i’m making esresso in the morning now. and a filter coffee at the base. (240mg’s)
this is a sybolic foto of me and my friends Kristina & Joanna. Who
have been my close friends for the last 6 months (more so the last 3 months).
They are both off to New Zealand next week (a trip i wanted to take but had neither
the time nor money). And then Joanna comes back for a few days then leaves while
Kristina leaves straight away. They take a bit of my heart with them and i just wanted to pay tribute to them with this entry. sigh* well until we meet again bon voyage. *sjb
Guess What !!
I’ve always wanted to take some time off to learn how to make coffee but i just couldn’t, I’m called to missions, not to Starbucks. But God know’s the desires of your heart. So this afternoon (the sarvo) I get the oportunity to get some training in making nice coffee, with a few other people from the base, so we can have a decent Friday night café. It’s with Café Dominion (as seen in this foto) down on flinders, they roast there own coffee, and helped us buy a Espresso machine, install it for free & train us in how to use it!
I’m very passionate about coffee, if you know me at all, I’ve even written songs about it. The challenge is to continually Keep God as my first passion, above everything.
So in short God is faithfull, good and I love Him!!