Monday, March 28, 2016

Rinse the paper before brewing your coffee

Usually when I brew my cup of coffee in the morning, the procedure is always the same. Put the paper filter in the coffee maker, put the right amount of coffee into it and press the start button. It never crosses my mind to rinse the paper filter. Not until one of my friends told me that she smells paper in my coffee.  I never put any paper in the coffee and wonder how she gets the idea of paper smell. She told me that it might be due to the paper filter that I’m using. I never did taste or sense the difference until I did a test. I brew two cups of coffee using the same coffee beans, water and procedure. The only difference is using paper filter straight from the package and rinse the paper filter before adding the coffee. This way it actually tastes different. The best my sensor can tell is the odd extra smell from the coffee using paper filter directly. From that day onwards, I tend to rinse the paper filter with hot water first before making my coffee.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

This is the kind of Website you should be getting for a coffee shop

The check out the coffee shop The Grand Café or shall I say the website of this coffee shop. Just for a few second going through the website I already have the intention to go visit the actual shop. In other words, this website has successfully persuaded me to visit the shop. Judging by the looks of it, it should be fairly expensive. But if the food and coffee taste great, I don’t mind paying it once in a while for an enjoyable moment. Especially if I’m trying to impress a special person of mine, this might just be the right café to check out. So if I’m planning to open a coffee shop or a café, I will try to create similar website for my shop. I suppose we call this branding.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

How to brew the perfect cuppa?

Check out the infographic on how to brew the perfect cuppa. I actually find this chart a simple explanation on how to get the cup of cuppa you want. You won’t find any secrets or special way but a normal regular way to brew cuppa. This infographic is for beginners and those who just starting to enjoy coffee.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

The coffee Chart

This coffee chart shows how to make different types of coffee with ingredient and ratio. I kind of like this chart because it helps me to search and try out different types of coffee. One thing I don’t like about this chart is the wording might be too small. The links are also a bit difficult to track. Perhaps I should just save myself the trouble and just let the coffee shop prepare the coffee I want.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

The shape of the cup and coffee content

Have you ever think about the types of coffee that can order in a coffee shop? Just by changing the amount of coffee mixing with milk will gives you several types of coffee. Again I still can’t remember their names. The coffee cup which comes along with the order too is different. At some coffee shop they even serve different types of coffee using different types of coffee cup. Unless you are having it to go with the same paper cup, the coffee cup presented on your table will be different. This is actually kind of interesting with each unique way of presentation. The problem that waitress will be facing is the amount of coffee pour into the cup and the ratio might be difficult to determine. Perhaps they can solve this problem by preparing all the coffee using the same coffee cup container before pouring into the cup for customer. It is actually a bit troublesome and causing more work for the waitress, but it can be a way to attract customers. Customers who come for coffee everyday will be wondering what kind of coffee cup they will be getting today. Check out the infographic below for the coffee espresso chart. I am currently trying to remember and memorize the names of the coffee espresso. Perhaps I should just copy this chart into my phone for reference.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Coffee names and the shape of the cup and caffeine

Honestly I am still struggling to remember the names of the coffee that I’m going to order in the coffee shop. I just couldn’t match the image of the coffee with the names. They don’t even call it small or big but instead short or tall. I just wonder when height ever applied to liquid. If you don’t find it strange, perhaps you can try walk into a restaurant or a bar and try this.

“Please give me a tall cup of water.”
“I like a beer, tall
“I would like to have a cup of tea, short
“I’ll have the orange juice, doppio

Just watch closely on how waitress react as they take your orders. Perhaps only those who visited a coffee shop understand exactly what you are trying to say.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Work begins from a slip of coffee

It might be healthy to just drink pure simple water but that might be a bit dull. Before we start work for the day we tend to have coffee. After a day’s work we usually go for a drink. Don’t you think life is a bit boring to just have water before and after work?

We begin our life by drinking water only. As we grow older we started to try and explore other drinks. Before we even notice how old we gotten, coffee has become part of our life or the way to start our work. How many of you still remember when is the first time that you take your first slip of coffee? When did you discover that your work is inconclusive without the present of coffee?

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The most expensive espresso machine

Honestly I think most people don’t buy these expensive espresso machines unless you are super rich. Usually company or coffee shop is the ones who will be purchasing them. It serves not just an espresso machine to make coffee but also an attraction to gain more customers. At this point a bad espresso will not be allowed. The person who operates this espresso machine will not allow him or herself to brew a bad cup of espresso because it will just be a waste of having the espresso machine. If you happen to see similar espresso machine in a coffee shop, you might want to stop by for a cup of espresso. It is definitely worth a try. Remember to watch the process while they prepare your cup of espresso.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The cheapest espresso machine

This is the kind of espresso machine that we can buy and place it in our kitchen. It might be the cheapest espresso machine but we are still able to brew some nice cup of coffee. Of cause it will take come practice and skill to actually master the proper way to brew an espresso. Honestly, it is no doubt much easier to get the cup of espresso from a coffee shop, but you won’t be having much fun this way. Getting your own espresso machine means you get to play around with the gadgets. When you have mastered the equipment and able to make a nice cup of espresso, which means it is time to call your friends over and show them what you can do with it. Your espresso will taste better when you enjoy it with your friends who appreciate your hard work and skill of brewing a nice cup of espresso. Remember that it won’t be easy because espresso machine is not the only thing that you need to invest in order to get a nice cup of espresso.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Jobs or professions that need coffee to survive

I think almost any job or profession needs coffee at some point. Unless you are able to stay awake and focus, you won’t need that caffeine. Occasionally you will encounter one of those days that you just can’t keep your eyes open. This is the time to get some coffee and hope that your boss won’t be asking what you did last night. Usually early morning before work is the best time to get a cup of coffee just in case your energy level is not sufficient enough to keep your awake and focus for the whole day work. But if you are the type of person who always has a cup of coffee every morning, sometimes a cup of coffee just might not enough.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

13 proven health benefits of coffee?

There are a lot of articles that state the benefits of consuming coffee. The 13 proven health benefits of coffee from Authority Nutrition is the latest article which I found interesting. As much as I love coffee, having too much coffee will make my stomach uncomfortable. Although I do believe that drinking coffee does have some effect on our health, I just don’t see it directly. Perhaps it takes a longer time to see the effect. Below are the 13 statement listed in the article which come together with some questions and comments before and after I have my coffee.

Coffee can improve energy levels and make you smarter.
I am still unable to solve my problems.

Coffee can help you burn fat.
I am still fat.

The caffeine can drastically improve physical performance.
I am still unable to lift the car like Superman.

There are essential nutrients in coffee.
Does that mean it is better to have coffee instead of fruit juice?

Coffee May lower your risk of type 2 diabetes.
Good, but there are still a lot of diseases and sickness out there.

Coffee May protect you from Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia.
Two down but still a lot of diseases and sickness to prevent in the list.

Caffeine may lower the risk of Parkinson’s
Three down… but wait. Lower the risk does not mean we are 100% free from the diseases and sickness.

Coffee appears to have protective effects on the liver.
Shields up for liver. What about other parts of my organs?

Coffee can fight depression and make you happier.
Nowadays it will take a whole lot of coffee to fight off depression, especially Monday.

Coffee drinkers have a lower risk of some types of cancer.
We are still at high risk for some other types of cancer.

Coffee does not cause heart disease and may lower the risk of stroke.

We are still getting stroke and heart disease.

Coffee may help you live longer.
Having a longer life might not be a good thing.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

A day without coffee

A day without coffee usually is a day that I do not need to work. When I’m resting, I choose to have something else rather than coffee. But sometimes I am still getting my regular coffee as usual when I’m not working. That means there are other important stuff which I need to attend to but not related to work. Surprisingly the coffee tastes differently on these days even if I’m getting the same coffee from the same coffee shop. I suppose the coffee taste better when I’m not working. Perhaps this is the only time that I can really enjoying my coffee.

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

The underwater mine coffee maker

That is the first impression when I look at the picture. The coffee maker sure looks like some sort of bomb. I suppose the spikes are for decoration only. Will I get this coffee maker? I will unless I’m using it to show off instead of just making coffee. It will be nice to show it to my friends when I invited them over for a cup of coffee.

Monday, March 07, 2016

I just cannot drink coffee from this cup

As much as I love coffee, I just cannot drink from this coffee cup. The toilet coffee cup is actually an interesting design but the question of who wants to drink from a toilet cup often rings in my head. If you don’t think about it, perhaps you are still able to drink from the cup. Unfortunately human is very good when it comes to imagination. Especially if you had a very unpleasant experience in the toilet, you won’t be able to get that cup near your face.

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Decaf might be healthy but that is not coffee

I will choose water if decaf is the only coffee that I’m going to get. Coffee without caffeine is just not for me. I need coffee because I need something to keep me focus and stay awake when I’m working. If a cup of coffee in the morning can help to keep me productive for the rest of the day, so be it.

Friday, March 04, 2016

The evolution of the transaction

How do you pay for your food or coffee? Cash or money is what we are using currently. Back in the old days we use barter system, which is basically exchanging goods. Before currency is invented we are actually having difficulties in getting the things we need. When currency or money came out, we saw a lot of different types which evolved from vary material to represent currency or money. Lately the most interesting currency is bitcoin. This is one currency which did not mention if the infographic. I suppose it will take a longer time before people can actually accept bitcoin as a currency. But first bitcoin will have to survive as daily basic usage to exchange goods. Another idea or theory about currency is that perhaps maybe one day the world will be using only one type of currency. In other words, instead of having US dollar, Japan Yen and British pound, we will be using only one currency for all. The concept is basically the same as the launching of Euro currency which combining several currencies of Europe.

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Having coffee at home is not the same having it at a coffee house

The same coffee will taste different when you are having it at home or at a coffee house. Different environment and different situation makes the coffee taste different. At home you are relax and comfortable. The coffee will be much easier to consume. When you are at a coffee house, you will be a bit alert because you are not alone. Your sensor will be up to prepare for the things that might be happening in the coffee house. Indirectly you will be able to taste the coffee better. If You are waiting for a person while having your coffee, your mood and emotion will affect your taste of coffee. I'm not sure about this but coffee seems to taste differently when you are waiting for your lover compare to your boss. Test it yourself and find out if this is true or not.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Did you feel the difference before and after having your coffee?

My personal experience is a boost to focus on my work after having my cup of coffee. Especially if you are feeling sleepy, tired and not in the mood to do anything, a cup of coffee can actually bring life and soul back to your body. Usually we won’t be able to see the changes or differences physically. Mostly it is the psychology effect. That means your speech, conversation, behavior and attitude will indicate a slight difference before and after having coffee. Especially if you are the kind of person which consume at least a cup of coffee every day, 2 days without coffee will make you a different person. In worst case scenario you might not know who you are after a week without coffee. You can say that coffee is a kind of drink which turns you into a super hero. Without coffee you will turn back into a regular ordinary person.

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

The idiot guide of smarter coffee drinking

Well, I’m not sure how to drink coffee the smarter way. All I know is that when I feel the need of coffee, I just have to get myself a cup of coffee fast. Depending on the taste of the coffee that I’m getting, it is going to affect my mood and working performance for that particular day. My life is seriously depending on the cup of coffee. Thus it is very important that I make sure that I get a nice cup of coffee.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Coffee mug design specifically for coffee lovers

Honestly, the longer I watch the video clip, the higher the estimation price of the products goes up in my mind. With the same amount of money that I’m going to pay for the coffee gadgets, I probably can get myself a lot of fine quality coffee for months. I am actually very impressed with the coffee mug, but I don’t think if I’m going to pay hundred dollars for a coffee mug. I understand that it is crucial to drink the coffee under the right temperature. I also know that it is very difficult to keep your favorite coffee within the right temperature for a long period of time. I will only consider buying this special coffee mug if I’m always on the go due to my job. I am the type of person who enjoys having coffee in the coffee shop. Perhaps it is because the window for drinking the coffee at the right temperature is short and limited, it makes me cherish the cup of coffee and try to capture the moment every single time.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

The coffee lamp post

This design actually makes me drive in for a cup of coffee. It basically says the coffee is served and ready for you to pick up. All you need to do is drive in. If smoke actually comes out from the coffee cup, it will make the design perfect. If I’m going to open up a coffee shop, I probably will consider getting a big size of coffee cup similar with this design. It should be sending the signal “We are brewing the coffee that you want. Come get it”

Saturday, February 27, 2016

The White and Black Coffee

This photo is impressive. I wonder if the man and woman post for the photo are actually able to maintain that position for the camera man to take the shot. The angle and color is just perfect. It looks simple but might not easy to produce such photo. It really does give a deep impression of coffee. Do you want to get a cup of coffee after watching this? I suppose there isn’t any coffee call White and Black coffee.

Friday, February 26, 2016

The great sea of Mac Donald Coffee

How much coffee do we need to brew a sea of coffee? If there is such a big sea of coffee, what will you do? Will you jump into the sea of coffee and drink as much coffee as you want? Will you swim around and check out how deep the sea of coffee? Will you take a bath in the sea of coffee? Perhaps you can try soaking your hair into the sea of coffee for the color and coffee smell. Or you can get a big tank and bring back as much coffee as you can for daily consumption. What else can you do with a sea of coffee? Build a coffee theme park?