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August 31, 2005Posted by Chris Tingom
August 25, 2005Posted by Chris Tingom
I found some neat coffee related photos on Flickr (a photo site run by Yahoo). I enjoyed them and so decided to share.
Bean Comparisons: A colleciton of photos that compare roasts of different coffees.
First Cup: A catalogue of the cups that start off the day.
Espresso: The fetishistic respect due to the pouring of espresso.
August 16, 2005Posted by Chris Tingom
I was surprised to see a comment from Kevin saying that Areopagus Coffee had opened a Scottsdale location. Here’s the scoop. I’m going to have to check it out as they have free Wi-Fi. The owner also has a blog about coffee.
Address: (Scottsdale Road and Grayhawk)
20851 N. Scottsdale Rd, #103
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
August 11, 2005Posted by Chris Tingom
It’s because they brew it double strength. Yes, that’s why! I asked a good friend last night, Mr. Kent Downer, who is the coffee geek extraordinaire.
He explained that they have to brew it double strength so that when they pour it on ice it melts to the right consistency. Makese sense to me. He says it still ends up being a stronger cup of coffee than drip. Interesting though!
Here is a different take from Forbes Magazine.
This page backs up Kents claim that it is brewed double strength.
August 9, 2005Posted by Chris Tingom
…and I only ate a single piece of pizza all day long. Let me be the first to tell you that tomorrow I will be sure to eat something. I lost my appetite for a few days. Now it’s back! Yay.
Three great coffee shops I visited today: Coffee Plantation (24th & Camelback), Romancing the Bean (Indian Bend & the 101), and Common Ground Coffee (Shea & the 101). The last one on the list has free Wi-Fi (you have to ask for the WEP key) and a pretty good iced coffee. They’ll even make it sweetened and with cream if you ask.
August 8, 2005Posted by Chris Tingom
I’ve mentioned Hava Java (3166 E Camelback Rd) in the past, and I’m going to vote for it as one of the best places to get a cup of coffee. Nothing fancy, just the coffee which sometimes is the best thing to cure the Monday blues.
I had: Large coffee with vanilla flavoring, a big muffin (Unfortunately, I couldn’t eat the whole thing), and all for $4 even. That’s a lot less than I would have paid at Starbucks. Plus, they have free Wi-Fi and refills for 25 cents. I could stay here all day!
Have you seen this place? They have nice wood chairs and plenty of them. Lots of places to sit, halogen lighting and tall ceilings. The floors are solid wood and marble countertops. The decoration and ambience feels right for a coffee house.
The morning crowd is here as I write and they know the routine. The coffee is out in the public, not behind a counter. So if you order coffee they give you a cup. It can’t get any better than that. I mentioned that refills are 25 cents. They just put a tray next to the coffee center. Gosh, public trust. That says a lot in todays world.
August 5, 2005Posted by Chris Tingom
Has anyone tried Weather Coffee yet? I haven’t. It’s on the corner of I-51 and Bell Rd. Southwest corner. I don’t know anything else except that a local weatherman opened it last week.