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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