My bride was in Jedi Chef model She ended up making this cake. I have no idea were the recipe came from or the idea. (more…)
Sometimes a coffee comes my way that makes me smile. This time it was the Waialua Estate – Select Reserve, from Kohana Coffee. It’s from the North Shore of Oahu Hawaii. It was farmed by Derek Lanter in rich volcanic soil, and warm sub-tropical climate. This coffee provided a bit of excitement for me. Kohana 100% Hawaiian Prime is one of my favorite coffees , so getting another coffee from Hawaii made me very happy. (more…)
Sunday, January 22, 2012, was the last Day of Coffee Common NYC. On that day an espresso class was held. It was early, on a cold morning and I was there (a gift from my bride). The class was well organized, with just the right amount of people. It also had different set up from the normal sessions. Breville’s new dual boiler espresso machines were setup at different stations to help everyone spread out and learn. Overall it was a great experience. (more…)
What you’re looking at is a bit of macro photography. Macro photography is one of my favorite things. I don’t think I could function in the photography world without it. While I’m not drowning everyone in macro photos, I do make sure I take them as much as possible. So while on my photo walk I did get a few frames, 3 presentable frames to be specific. (more…)
Recently I did my annual photo walk. When I do long photo walks I partially fuel myself with coffee. This year was no different. I visited 2 coffee shops, which I have been to before, and one shop which was new to me. My goal was to watch thebaristas work, and really focus on what they do. Oh yeah get caffeinated .
The First coffee shop visited was Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee @JacksStirBrew , 222 Front St (btw Beekman St and Peck Slip), New York, NY 10038, in the South Street Seaport area. It was my first coffee of the day was. I had a cappuccino (one shot of espresso, one-third steamed milk, topped by one-third foam. ) . While the cup had a decent taste, overall it was a little disappointing because it was in a paper cup. The last time I was at Jack’s Stir Brew, I got a proper porcelain cup. I hate drinking our of paper cups, especially at a coffee house.