Thoughts on Coffee Common’s NYC event


So Coffee Common came to A Startup Store in Chelsea ,  New York City. If you know my adoration for all things coffee, you know it drew me like a moth to a flame. For $5 I got to sip on great coffee samples and get some coffee questions answered in person. (more…)


Macro from Teh long photo walk


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…)


The Coffee of Teh Long Photo Walk

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.

A Macchiato at Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream


The Coffee of Teh Long Photo Walk
A Cappuccino at Jack's Stir Brew Coffee

2nd Pull

My second attempt, this time i had a little more time to think and note things. I adjusted the grind and the tamp, and got better cups. While the Crema was not perfect there was an improvement in the espresso pull. (more…)

Comments Off on 2nd Pull
2nd Pull
The Grind, here, still too course, this is what I use for my Aeropress, its not fine enough
Close Menu