Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Legal Grounds

Mug: Chinese generic. Very glossy clearcoat.

The Colombian, the usual. But the taste is off today, and that I believe is a fault with my system due to sleeping under an open window.

Note: This is a mug from the CycleDallas gift shop. Highly recommended.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

When in roam, do as the roamin'.

A Starbuck's stainless steel travel mug and a Starbuck's paper Tall cup with sleeve.

Coffee: Pike's Place Blend. Pretty mediocre.

Notes: Spent the weekend in Kyle. To avoid waking everyone, I drove into town to get my morning coffee at the Starbuck's (and coffee for Mrs. Summer). Crappy cellphone picture courtesy of my Palm Treo 680.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Body bag.

Mug: Not. Plastic bag.

Coffee: The usual suspects. 100% Colombian Supremo beans, medium roast.

Note: While getting coffee recently from Central Market, I had an idea. The new bean dispensers they have are more difficult to control than the old "scoop in a bin" way. I couldn't tell how much coffee was going into the bag (vertical drop hopper style), and so I've been overfilling the normal coffee bag.

The coffee is in the "bulk" area, with the spices and teas and candies. They have zip-lock plastic bags of various sizes for these. Why not use the zip-lock bags for coffee, instead of the opaque paper "coffee" bags? They'd have the bonus of sealing better than the fold-over paper bags, and the beans would stay fresher longer, holding their flavor, and the brewed coffee would have better "body".

So I did.

P.S. They weigh less than the paper bags, too, so they save a penny or two.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Old Faithful.

Mug: Waechtersbach "mud colored" mug. Purchased at the Container Store in 1977, made in Western-Germany.

Colombian Supremo. Locally roasted, ground a few minutes ago.

There are "standards" for a reason. These are some good ones.