Monday, July 28, 2014

Expercolate! Expercolate!

MUG: Chinese-made barrel mug licensed by the BBC.

COFFEE: Colombian Santander roasted by Frank at the Gateway Central Market.

NOTE: For years, before I knew better (mid 1960s to the mid 1970s), I used a percolator to make my coffee. I liked an avocado green ABS plastic model made by Regal that traveled from Grayson County to San Francisco to Austin. I preferred Seaport coffee roasted in Beaumont, Texas. It came in paper/foil vacuum bricks. It had a wonderful 1930's style graphic of an ocean freighter...not unlike the Dalek on the mug. Speaking of which, wouldn't a Dalek make a great design for a perculator?

Monday, July 07, 2014

Burns so good.

MUG: Chinese-made enameled steel cup. Nice for a sip of cold water. Dangerous for a cup of hot coffee.

COFFEE: I had an excellent Guatemalan slow-pour in a ceramic mug a the Pearl Brewery location (where you can't buy a Pearl beer) of San Antonio's  Local Coffee while photographing this foolishness. I feel hipper just typing this.

NOTES: Local Coffee makes excellent coffee. They love branded merchandize. Feel the burn. My lips are sealed, however.