Coffee Review: Jacobs Kronung Coffee


Posted on January 4th, 2014 by Merlin.
Categories: Coffee, Food, Gadgets, Life.

Jacobs Kronung Coffee Review:

Jacobs Kronung Coffee

I received this as one of my Christmas Gifts and I have been loving every minute of this wonderful coffee. German Coffee or Jacobs Kronung Coffee – Who would have though that this would be as good as it is. I have been brewing mine in the Espro French Press Coffee Maker. Even with the very fine ground the Espro does a fantastic job of filtering out the very find grit and grounds with its double micro filtered pressing. The Kronung coffee is a little on the Medium to the stronger side however it lacks bitterness or acidity. It is a very smooth coffee it will not bite or have any bitter taste afterwards. Some would say this is a very good example of a northern European Mellow Coffee. Strong but smooth.

I have been enjoying every cup I have been drinking. The best part was when I first opened the bag. The aroma from the ground coffee was so enticing and rich. Again I was not expecting this from a German coffee. I was plesantly suprised with the wonderful aroma that was waifing out of the opened bag. As I measured the coffee into the press, added the water then waited for the coffee to be brewed. I was not sure what to expect from this brand of coffee. after I poured this into my cup and prepared my coffee. I took a sip and smiled. Yes, this coffee made me smile. I was so nice to relax and enjoy this brew. As I do quite frequently I grabbed my iPad and started to play a crossword puzzle. I might not be that good, however I really enjoy the challenge of a good word game. This was the perfect morning. No Work, some good music on the headphones, a challenging crossword puzzle and great coffee. Life could not get much better at this moment. Ahh.


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Portable Drip Coffee – Take anywhere drip system.


Posted on August 3rd, 2013 by Merlin.
Categories: Coffee, Food, Life.

Kalita Kantan Drip – This is a crazy, but very cool easy to take with you coffee drip system. Kantan means “Easy”, and this really is very easy to use. A fellow coffee lover gave me a couple to use, and they really work quite well. I will have to order me a some more to keep these on hand to take some in my to go bag.

To make a fresh cup of drip coffee with this
1) fold down both sides
2) fill with some ground coffee 14g of it. (I premeasured and put in a ziplock sandwich bag)
You can also portable burr grind with the Hario Mini Mill coffee Grinder
3) us a good kettle to heat up some water.
4) slowly pour into filter as this can only take a little bit of water at a time. Total time for it to drip is about 3 to 4 mins
5) ENJOY!

Now if I could find an easy to take with you water kettle. :-) I know that is asking a lot. The one I use is a Bonavita Bona Voyage .5 Liter Electric Kettle.

Still doesn’t beat the Aeropress coffee Maker – But this really is quite portable. This can almost be used as a bookmark in a hardback.

The Coffee Drip System – Very easy to take with you single serve coffee maker.


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Cool Tool: The Portable Burr Coffee Grinder


Posted on July 11th, 2010 by Merlin.
Categories: Camping, Coffee, Food, Hack.

Hand Coffee Grinder

This really is a nice Grinder for Coffee Beans – Portable and convenient.  I needed a easy to clean and something small and easy to stash. This fit the bill and works really well. I bought mine off of Amazon - As I do for alot of my items.

Some people call me a coffee snob as I like the best of the best coffee’s.  I still use my aeropress - I have a k-cup Brewer and I am trying my hand at roasting my own beans too.

This works so well for the Aeropress and for work when I bring in some fresh bean to all of us to try out. This is just such a simple grinder and so easy to use and works like a charm. Not much else to write about on this but go and buy one today for a nice Burr Grind.


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Andy Warhol: Eating a Hamburger: And was a Video Blogger


Posted on May 8th, 2008 by Merlin.
Categories: Art, Food, Human, Life, Pittsburgh, Video, Web Service, YouTube.

I just came across this video of Andy Warhol – Who happens to be one of my favorite artists. Another Pittsburgher like iJustine that started video blogging. This video below is just a small sample of Andy Warhol’s interest in everyday objects and making it art. Yes, it is a little strange – but no more stranger then what people do on a daily basis video blogging, podcasting, blogging. Real life recorded – Some art – some journalistic – and some just plain weird. But that is just me. Now my comment on this video – Andy didn’t know the secret of getting Heinz Ketchup out of the bottle – Holding it at a 45 degree angle and hitting the bottle on / around the Heinz logo on the glass.

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FOOD FIGHT: Zing it at them!!!


Posted on February 24th, 2008 by Merlin.
Categories: Food, Human, Movies, Video, YouTube.

Zing it at the ok Corel - Food Fight SpoonMy friend Bart just sent this at a tweet in twitter and had to share this.

This would be a nice un-fair advantage to the average food fight. But I think I finally found a good use for Brussels Sprouts. “I have some Brussels Sproots here do you waant anee” (Said in a Scottish Accent or a bad Sean Connery) I would love to have MK saying this right now….

I could just see the kids having a blast with these. Load them up with some mashed potatoes and Zing Away. I could see more food wasted them actually eaten.

That remind me of one of my favorite movies – Animal House – From National Lampoon – Ahh the good old movies. Will have to get it from Unboxed and watch it on the way to work.

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And in the mean time here is a clip I found on Youtube.

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Superbowl Ads – 2008


Posted on February 4th, 2008 by Merlin.
Categories: Anything Else, Beer, Communication, Food, Life, NFL, Steelers, Super Bowl, Video, YouTube.

Well – It is that time of the year again – The Super Bowl Just finished a few hours ago and all the ads are up on YouTube for you to vote on your favorite ad.

This year the creative ads were much better then last year. My votes goes to the following few ads.

5th Place – I loved the Pepsi -ad with Justin Timberlake because he gets hit, hurt and knocked out. :-) Sorry Justin – Just thought it was quite funny. Plus Anyone want to give me their Pepsi Points – Feel Free to Add them to the comments section. They will go to good use. (Wink Wink)

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4th place – I have to say the Breathing Fire with Bud Light was Good – First Romantic and then….

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3rd and 2nd – I would have to give it to Bridgestone for two of their ads:

Scream:

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and Unexpected Objects in Road – Loved the Ending well I like the ending in my mind better.

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And in 1st Place

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