Thursday, September 24, 2015

Car mug.

MUG: Eleven ounce barrel-style mug. Simple. Functional. Chinese imitation of the Waechtersbach original.

COFFEE: Colombian San Roque from La Colombe Torrefaction in Philadelphia. A truly superior Colombian coffee. A lighter roast than most commercial roasteries (I hear rumors and see evidence that Hipster-kulture™ has picked up on the benefits of lighter roasts), the strong chocolate and citrus overtones stand out (to my simple palate).

NOTES: The mug was free, modified with the addition of a picture of my car via Shutterfly as an inducement.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

A well rounded cup of coffee.

MUG: Chinese made ceramic bowl-shaped mug. White exterior glaze, dark green interior. Nice gripping handle, large (but not too large) capacity, good mouth feel. A nice mug.

COFFEE: Back to the Santander Colombian from Central Market Westgate. The La Colombe San Roque Colombian from Der Kuchen Laden and the Huila Finca Guadalupe Colombian from CM Westgate are all gone and unobtainable. :-(

NOTES: The mug's other side is shown below.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

How about a piping hot cup'o SCOTUS?

MUG: Chinese barrel mug. Too big (16 ounces), otherwise a good design.

COFFEE: The excellent La Colombe Colombian San Roque.

NOTES: I got this mug at Half Price Books. They have a whole series of mugs and t-shirts emblazoned with book jackets from the 1950s. Back in the mid-1960s, while most of my friends fixated on George Orwell's dystopian book 1984, I was drawn to Aldous Huxley's equally dystopian Brave New World, because its benign horror of a culture immersed in sex and drugs seemed to be closer to what our future as a culture was headed toward.

Well, it's a brave new world, indeed. 'Women's Health Centers' function as chop-shops for human (parts) trafficking. The Supreme Court invents laws that don't exist... just because they can.

I think I need more coffee. Maybe a larger mug is part of the solution. How much does a larger mug cost? $19.84, with tax.