Thursday, June 30, 2011

Simple Coffee for Me

Between Starbucks and McDonald, I still prefer McD's coffee. It's not because of the price but because of the taste. I've tasted so many plain simple black coffee from different Starbucks branches from different location and I still haven't encounter a taste I like. McD has just one simple flavor when it comes to simple black coffee, compare to Starbucks which has lots of flavors. I suppose brewing different kind of coffee needs skill, and it's not easy to make it taste good.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Having French Press Coffee?

What's so specially about French Press Coffee? We can have any type or flavor of coffee we like but the equipment used is the same. Sometimes the equipment are much more expensive than the coffee. Does the coffee taste better using the equipment? Can I brew my coffee using simple filter and still taste the same? Regardless of what equipment or method used, my only concern is  just the taste of the coffee. I just need my coffee to taste, smell and looks good.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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The magic of Christmas still there even if we are getting old enough to drink coffee.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Goodbye Blue Monday Coffee House

Other than just have a nice cup of coffee, I like to hang out in the coffee house with my laptop. Especially when you’re kind of doing it almost every day, a coffee house which opens almost every day is what you need. Of cause the coffee must smell and taste good too. A comfortable sitting with relaxing music is an add-on to make me stay longer. No heavy meals but simple easy sandwiches, muffins, cakes and cookies.
For a person who does most of his or her work online using a laptop, a nice comfortable coffee house is a great place to hang out. I personally love to sit by the corner with my favorite cup of coffee brainstorming my work. If I’m left alone, I work way better than staying at home staring at my laptop. The problem is sometimes it’s difficult to find a coffee house that you like and suits your taste. Perhaps I should just open up my own coffee shop. Something like Goodbye Blue Monday Coffee House.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Coffee related Affiliate Program

A lot of online businesses are starting to apply the affiliate program into their business. It’s a business strategy to help increase their sales and business by sharing a small percentage of profits with those who help promote and introduce their products. This includes selling coffee online too. I never heard of Koa coffee nor tasted it before, but I do know that it’s 100% pure Kona coffee beans. Also we have a chance to make extra money by participating in the affiliate program. Sign up is FREE. We get 20% commission on sales. Sounds good? Well, the extra money definitely makes life better. But still I was hoping to get some sample coffee to test out the flavor before I participate in the affiliate program.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Coffee Shake The Planet

I’m not sure if coffee will share the planet, but I do know if I don’t have my coffee, my hand will be shaking. I have to admit coffee has become part of my life. In the morning I need coffee to wake me up. Right after having lunch, I need coffee to keep my energy up and stay focus. At night if I’m still working, I need coffee to keep the sleeping germs away. That’s about three cups of coffee on every weekday. That’s three normal cup of coffee. When I’m rushing my schedule with an urgent task to complete, I’ll go for the biggest cup the coffee shop can offer to go. I’ll make sure that the cup has enough coffee to wet my lips until my work is done.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Monkey Joe Coffee Roasting

Monkey Joe Roasting Co. specialize in roasting single-origin, specialty-grade coffees. Actually it's not about the coffee that I'm interested. No matter how good the description explain about the coffee, I still have to taste it myself to declare good, normal or bad. What I'm interested about is the title of this coffee company. I just wonder how the name "Monkey Joe" comes by. I suppose the title of this company is good enough to draw lots of attention for advertisement.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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Being a dad is not easy. Lots of work need to be done. But I suppose it's not a problem for Tommy. All he needs is his coffee.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Trying out the most expensive Coffee – Coffee Luwak

Lately I happen to have a chance to try out one of the world’s most expensive coffee – Coffee Luwak. Yes, the famous coffee which required going through the animal body before process and brewing. Honestly, it does not taste as good as I expected. Perhaps maybe we don’t know the right method to brew this expensive coffee. Or maybe we don’t have the right brewing equipment. I suppose we should let the experts do the brewing and preparing. Sometimes it’ s best to pay for the extra services of brewing the coffee. If not you might just ruin the best coffee without knowing why. Actually I prefer to have a nicely brew regular coffee than having an expensive coffee but badly brew. The sense of turning something normal into extra ordinary feel much better than making something special into plain simple thing. I enjoy my coffee simple, easy and with just little bit of extra on the taste, smell and looks.

Monday, June 20, 2011

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Ok... Tommy is getting married...In Japan...and the marriage is complete by having coffee? Mmm...

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Birthday Google Adsense

Google Adsense was launched back in June 2003 and now has turn eight years old. In just within 8 years Google Adsense publishers has grow over two million signups worldwide. As a publisher of Google Adsense, I like to get a present for Google Adsense. Unfortunately my Google Adsense earnings are not enough to let me do so. I hope that next year my Google Adsense earnings are sufficient enough to let me purchase a birthday present. As for now...

Happy Birthday Google Adsense. Hope that you'll continue to stay on strong to let me make enough money to buy you a present next year.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

More than just coffee stain on the cup

At first I thought it’s just the coffee stain on the cup. But if you take a closer look and watch carefully, you’ll see something else. The design and creativity of this coffee cup art is amazing. I pretty much love to own one of this cups and I’ll never use it to have my favorite coffee.Watch the full piece of art at Tiny landscape in a coffee cup.

Friday, June 17, 2011

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Is it the jump or the coffee? Neither. I think the focus is still on Tommy Lee Jones.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Coffee and Bean

This is Bean style of instant coffee. I think we can not have hot instant coffee but only cold.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Espresso Cielo Coffee

Sometime I like to take a look at different kind of coffee house. I'm not sure about the taste of the coffee but the feeling of experiencing coffee other than Starbucks, Coffee Beans and other popular coffee house is fun. Take a look at Espresso Cielo. Do you feel like visiting the coffee house? 

Monday, June 13, 2011

Having Favorite Coffee without getting Disturb

This is how parents tell their kids they need to be alone to enjoy their favorite coffee. Just that I don't think this method works all the time.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

More than just Syphon Coffee at Full Of Beans Straits Quay Penang

Ever since I saw videos about syphon coffee, I started to go around places searching for coffee house which serves syphon coffee. As a coffee lover, I just have to try it out at least once. Most of the coffee shops I encountered are mostly franchise business like Starbucks, Coffee Beans, Old Town White coffee and so on. The coffee they brew are not bad but still it taste more like business than having the interest flavor.

After years of scouting, I found a coffee house at Strait Quay Penang name Full Of Beans. The coffee house Full Of Beans looks a bit different compare to other regular coffee house. You’ll know the difference once you visited the shop. There is a long marble table which placed at the middle of the shop with lots of coffee brewing equipment on top. Among the coffee brewing equipment, there is one which caught my attention and that’s no other than syphon coffee. Although it’s after dinner time but still I decided to give it a taste of syphon coffee. We took our seats in front of the long marble table and a list of coffee menu was presented. As we love to try out all the coffee but not sure which coffee is the best choice, we decided to let the brew master make the pick. This is where the fun part starts.

As the brew master starts to prepare the first cup of coffee, we witness a presentation of preparing a good cup of coffee. It’s not just the taste of end product we get but also the smell and visual sensation. The smell of the coffee is obvious because the coffee is prepared directly from grinding the coffee beans. Once we had a look and smell of the coffee powder, the brewing process starts. Watching the whole process of syphon coffee right in front is enjoyable. Finally a nice cup of coffee was presented. I might not be an expert of tasting coffee but I love the taste I’m getting at that moment. In fact the word sugar never did appear in my mind as I drink the coffee. That includes creamer too.

We had a lot of fun tasting different flavors of coffee that night. There is one interesting coffee call “Water Drip Coffee” which gives the strongest kick of all but it is serve cold. We also had French Macaroon to go along with our coffee. I have to point out that the French Macaroon and some other biscuits and cookies are homemade. You’ll know the difference when you taste a homemade food. Especially when the food matches the cup of coffee, the taste is just great.

At the end of the night we consumed more coffee than we suppose to. My friend who went along having more coffee than me ends up staring at the ceiling until the next day morning. There are lots of complains about not able to sleep but definitely not about the coffee. I suppose next time better have the coffee in the morning or afternoon.

P/S: Some of the pictures (by photographer Mr. Koji Nakata) above are from Full Of Beans Facebook fan page. Check it out and find out more about Full Of Beans coffee house.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Cute Coffee Cups

Mmm... looks familiar. I think it's the small eyes... Hello Kitty version of coffee cup!?

Friday, June 10, 2011

Open many file types for FREE with Free Opener

Free Opener is an interesting and useful tool. The program size is about 20 MB and it’s free. This is the kind of program which you want to keep it in your flash drive and bring it along any place you go. The main purpose of having this program is because you’re able to open almost any files including office files, video files, audio files, image files, PDF files and many more. Some of the example files which able to open using this program are DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, CSV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MPG, MOV, MP4, MP3, WMV, MID, WAV, PNG, JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, ICO, RAW and many more. Plus the program works on any Windows based system.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

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Politician just doesn't suit Tommy. I think the crowds actually recognize him as an actor rather than a politician.  

Monday, June 06, 2011

Operation Procedure for Making Coffee

Mmm.... I think they should just make this into a poster and sell it. Companies which consume a lot of coffee might be interested of getting this procedure. It's better to keep on reminding others to make more coffee when the coffee is out. Thanks to "Hey, look! A Coffee pot!".

Sunday, June 05, 2011

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Ramen to go with the coffee, maybe. I suppose the smokes are not because of the coffee.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Intelligentsia Coffee iPhone Coffee Apps

Intelligentsia Coffee iPhone application allows users to view current coffee offering from Intelligentsia. Plus users will be provided detail instructions and descriptions for preparing coffee with multiple brewing devices. Information, direction and maps about Intelligentsia coffee shop will be given too. I suppose we will find similar iPhone coffee apps for Starbucks, Coffee Beans and many other popular franchise coffee shop. If you love a particular franchise coffee very much and always in search for the nearest coffee shop around, it will be best to download the apps. Honestly I think the only information which I need is the location of the nearest coffee shop that I can get to. Unless the apps constantly send us digital discount for purchasing the coffee, then I’ll be glad to visit the same coffee shop always.

P/S: This is also a good marketing strategy to target iPhone users.

Friday, June 03, 2011

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It seems like having Tommy in any kind of work will increase productivity and help up a lot. No matter what kind of work we are in, coffee is the common drink.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Decaf Coffee is no good in work place

I suppose decaf coffee is not good in a working place. Coffee keeps us awake and helps improve work performance. We can have decaf coffee when we are not working.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

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I don't suppose Tommy also getting fired because he accidentally saw the truck. Which is why he is able to visit the young guy and have coffee together.