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.
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
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.
This has to be the ultimate Lego Block – and proof that geeks can sorta grow up and marry.
This Lego Ring (Via – Color Me Katie) – You must check out her blog – It is so interesting and full of life – I love it.
Not much can be said about this ring – other then it is really cool and a great way to incorporate your life and love into one meaningful moment.
I went to a wedding recently and the groom built the wedding topper for their cake out of Lego and I loved it
Congrats to Thomas and Roxanne! – May you have many Happy Years Together!
and one alternative look at the Lego Ring – In use.
Just overhear this being talked about on one of the PodCast I listen too. But I forgot to write down which one I was enjoying at the time. But this LaCie XtremeKey 16 GB All-Terrain USB 2.0 Flash Drive seems to be the cat’s meow.
With many features such as a 2mm thick full metal casing. It is hot, cold, water, pressure and drop resistant. But only when closed. This Drive has fantastic write and read performance. And this comes with a wear-resistant braided metal cable ring. And this device performs equally between PC’s and Mac’s.
As I mentioned the metal casing can withstand a truck up to 10 tons.
And this sturdy drive can survive 200° C or 392° F or survive the frigid temps as low as -50° C or -122° F
Plus up to 333 ft deep water resistance.
This is just a really cool drive and a 16GB Drive is $74 (9/13/2010)
I can’t wait to try one of these drives out. With the speed rated at 40MB/s Read and 30MB/s Write this could be a really nice drive to have with you. Having this when you need a some files or need to save files that you need to take with you or take back home can be a really life saver knowing they are really protected.
This can also be a great place to store all your confidential info and keep it with you at all times. What a better way then with something that is this disaster resistant. Yes you can keep some of your info in the clouds but what do you do when the connection to the clouds are severed.
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I have been looking for a good screensaver for my PC that will give me a nice looking flip clock on my desktop. And I finally found one. It is freeware from 9031.com. Check them out there are a few other screensavers and check out their wallpaper generators too.
fliqlo - is a quick and easy setup – and only has a few adjustments available the left right keys switch between 12 / 24 hour format and up down arrows increase or decrease the size of the clock.
I like this because I can see this from way across the room and even down the street if need be.
I like the clean simple look. Nothing fancy just a great looking flip clock.
Reading some of the latest blogs this weekend – I was catching up on VideoTVFilm.com and he Shared the video of Susan Bolye Singing on Britian’s Got Talent and I just had to share this video here on Merlin’s Tower as well – All I can say is WOW! – She is an amazing singer and really has some talent.
This relates back to a previous Post about Hacking your Brain – and One of the things that is mentioned there is to Follow your Passion and Susan did just that and it paid off for her. Take a look at it and use Susan as a inspiration to you to follow what you are passionate about. She has been singing for years and following her passion – Now use this to find what your passionate about and do something about it today.
Check out this video of her singing -I Dreamed a Dream (Almost 30Million Views on You Tube)http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8ymn0
and here is another one of her singing – Cry Me a River
Susan Wants to be as famous as Elaine Page – Here is her page on the internet – I would never had heard of her except because of Susan.
and here is a video of Elaine Page Singing the Same Song as Susan
And Here is one of Susan Boyle’s Fan Sites
Check it out – There are many other links to her videos and interviews that she has done over the past week.
Again Congrats Susan – Way to go!