About buying a generator. All I can say is if you think you need a 2000 watt generator go with a bigger unit and here is why. I have a Yamaha 2000is generator that is 7 months old. runs fine until you need power. I had the unit re-jetted for the altitude. Runs better but…. when I turn off the converter and all else I can think of and turn on a simple 850 watt toaster I get 99 volts and 597 watts. And this is when I go outside and turn on full power. This is for all generators. On any generator figure about 3% to 3.5% loss of power for every 1000 feet of elevation gain. So you are going to have to […]
First test was with Sweet Maria’s espresso sampler kit. Espresso Workshop Editions #26 Ethiopiques 2012. I am a rank beginner for sure. These beans were roasted for about 4 minutes 15 seconds. I must say I am very happy with the flavors that I am getting. Not that I know what I am talking about. The taste was a bit fruity, rich with a hint of nuttiness. I think it tastes pretty darn good for my first go around. I would put it up there with those $15.00 lb beans that sell in the gourmet coffee houses. And to think I paid $5.00 per lb. Amazing. I love roasting my own beans and saving money and getting a great flavor. Woof, woof!! Good stuff.
Roasting your own coffee beans. The next step in being a coffee enthusiast – I knew it would come. My good friend Brent a Roaster/Barista in Moab, Utah told me I would get there. Today was the day. I have watched many videos on YouTube and other web sites like “Sweet Maria’s” to learn as much about roasting your own coffee beans as I could before taking the plunge. I have learned a lot. First is to start off cheap as possible – in case you find out it is not for you. That meant a popcorn popper, a wire colander, a wood stirring stick, a timer. Check. I bought those items on Amazon for $50.00 total. I already had the android phone – timer is […]
Making a great cup of Joe with the Aeropress. I always have great and strange dreams. I love it. But when I get up I am anxious for a great tasting cup of Joe. Not Dunkin’ Donuts or other such commercial crap that they try to pass off as gourmet coffee. So this video gives you a bit of how I make a great tasting cup. Enjoy the video. I had a blast making it and tasting it as well. Woof, woof!
An amazing custom camping trailer. I was at my campsite and along comes this unit. I thought my eyes would bug out. This camping trailer is a combination of about 6 or 7 automobiles. The fellow sure knows how to do custom work. Everything is so slick you can’t believe it. Truly an amazing piece of work, I mean art really. Check it out below. Click on images for larger image to be sure.
If you love specialty coffee as much as I do then you will want to check out “It’s a Grind” coffee houses. They started in 1994 and started growing into a 7 state independently owner specialty coffee-house much like Starbucks with one exception, their coffee tastes fantastic. The key to It’s A Grind success is the local ownership and personal involvement of its owner operators. The atmosphere is laid back and cool as in a nice place to relax and enjoy conversation, work with laptop, meetings, etc. I enjoy the feel and enjoy their good vibes the staff puts out to make you welcome. If you run across one of their coffee houses on your travels be sure to stop in and have a cup […]
As you follow my site you probably notice that I am a Mac fanatic. But I love the android phone and tablets as well. I use and love technology. Technology helps us in so many positive ways everyday. With smartphones and tablets all over the place it is amazing all the apps out there that are powerful and help us in so many ways. I have found some great apps for specialty coffee drinkers that I thought I would share with you. There is a variety of apps available to download. http://www.androidauthority.com/best-android-apps-for-coffee-lovers-70491/. There are many apps some of which are for coffee recipes and others are to help find coffee houses. Some are worthless in my opinion. Check them out and download the ones you […]