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Brewing Tips | Equal Exchange

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By choosing Equal Exchange, you've demonstrated that your coffee is very important to you. As you brew with care, you continue to honor the hard work of our small-scale farmer partners and join a community of Equal Exchange coffee lovers. Download Brewing Tips brochure. Check out these videos starring Equal Exchange's Mike Mowry (Coffee Quality Coordinator) demonstrating how to use a French press, Clever, and Aeropress.

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Good and Bad, Part 1

good Post Road Pumpkin Ale Has more flavor than Dogfish Head Punkin' Ale
bad Wake-Up Call Coffee Set (Café Sugars) Utterly lacking flavor

Grinder and Chair

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Here's an snipit from an email from my mom.

Hope all is going well- how's the coffee grinder? Yes, I read your site. And the chair- is your ass in it yet?

Maybe this is why i like reverse polish notation.

I've got the grinding down to a science. And finally i've ordered a chair from HON.

The chair is the Park Avenue. It has wood trim and i selected a green crepe fabric. It should be available for pickup in 4 weeks.

Now go sign her guest book.

Coffee Grinder and Determinism

After finishing off my pre-ground coffee, i can now use my new grinder (thanks Mom). I don't usually blog about to things in one article, but i'm a bit caffeinated, so you're getting two for the price of one today.

Well i'm still learning how to use this grinder. The grinder itself is easy to use, measuring the beans is tough. So too many beans, a find ground, and using dark roasted beans, led Michael and i to a very strong brew[1].

In combination with this Irish Cream Syrup the coffee makes a fine morning beverage.

As i was driving to work the other day i saw a license plate DTERMND. This got me thinking about the word "determined", it's root "term", and committing yourself to something. I understand "term" as the end of a linear object. For example the bus terminal is the end of the bus route; likewise for trains. Grepping /usr/share/dict/words i also find exterminate, midterm, terminable, terminate, terminology, and watermelon. OK watermelon doesn't count.

Determined mostly means getting a result after some analysis. But for now i'm more interested in it's "devoting full strength and concentrated effort to" [WordNet] definition. This is in complete harmony with the the concept above. A person who is determined doesn't see an end, well a close end at least, to their actions.

Anyway, last weekend (or two weekends ago) i cleaned the apartment. Today, i'm determined to clean my other home. That is, my home directory on my computer.

[1] Doesn't this sound like a great title for a Wallace and Gromit film?