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.
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…)
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January 7, 2012
The Grind, here, still too course, this is what I use for my Aeropress, its not fine enough
Sweet Yellow Brazil, from my most recent order from the Coffee_Couple . A great way to start the year. I made it Americano style using my AeroPress to brew. Nice Simple and clean way to start the year. (more…)