• Siphon brewers and filters

    by  • April 7, 2011 • 7 Comments

    With the growing interest in non-espresso coffee, siphon brewers are making a come-back. But although far from mainstream, these coffee makers, sometimes called vacuum coffee makers, or vac pots for short, have had always had followers. I’m one of those followers myself, and have been using siphon brewers for over a...

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    Persepolis

    by  • March 27, 2011 • 0 Comments

    Zucchini, pepper & halloumi salad

    This shop has in recent months become one of my faves. It hasn’t gotten a lot of attention yet, so here’s a plug for a shop that I really like. It’s called Persepolis, located at the Twijnstraat in Utrecht. Show map Although there are a few Iranian specials on the shelves...

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    Coffee beans: the good, the bad, and the ugly

    by  • March 24, 2011 • 0 Comments

    Nicaraguan green coffee

    Even if you don’t roast coffee professionally, you may know what green, unroasted coffee beans look like. Colour, size, and appearance will vary, depending on the origin, the grade, and the way the beans were processed. Just by looking at the coffee, you can’t tell how the coffee will taste, or...

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    Limini Coffee’s Rwanda

    by  • March 19, 2011 • 0 Comments

    Rwandese bourbon coffee from Limini (UK)

    We never made it a secret we are partial to African coffees, and we certainly loved this Rwanda that Limini Coffee sent us. Limini had used this coffee in a blend at the UKBC. Rwandese coffee is relatively new on the specialty coffee market. Much of the current stock was planted...

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