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Neat: The Mypressi “Twist”

April 24, 2010

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The Mypressi Twist (filled with hot water from the stove and pressurized by a  nitrogen cartridge): http://mypressi.com/ Reviewed by T Magazine / Oliver Strand: http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/18/ristretto-a-new-twist-on-espresso/?scp=1&sq=mypressi&st=Search

Tonight’s roast

October 30, 2008

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Ethiopia Harar Horse DP /  Lot 17406 at Full City (maybe Full City +) from Sweet Maria’s (Oakland, CA).

How to record like a one-man band* in your room/office/basement/garage for almost free

October 27, 2008

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“Yes, I think we’ve reached a statistically significant level of funk.” Anyway, the requirements for Mac OS X: Hydrogen, a free piece of drum sequencing software which works well;* Audio Hijack Pro, a beautiful piece of software that will rip straight from CoreAudio sources, so you can sample web page sounds, youtube videos…anything you can […]

Finally tried coffee from the Clover machine!

July 21, 2008

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…beans were Ethiopia Sidamo at a Starbucks in Madison Park. At $3 for a larger cup (16 oz? grande? whatever. i always forget the starbucks names), it was worth it. Starbucks coffee sucks so hard to begin with…so I’m totally willing to pay an extra $1 or whatever after tax for coffee that actually tastes […]

French press coffee raises LDL cholesterol. Damnit.

June 22, 2008

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See an informal summary here (from CoffeeGeek.com) …and it’s not just french press, either: any kind of “un-paperfiltered” coffee, even espresso, contains a significantly hazardous amount of diterpenes like cafestol; certain diterpenes have been demonstrated to promote vascular disease by interfering with LDL clearance via agonism of FXR and resulting negative changes to endosomal LDL […]

More on the benefits of daily caffeine dosing

April 3, 2008

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Yet another study praising the glories of one of the major components of coffee. The study (conducted by Chen, Gawryluk, Wagener, Ghribi, and Geiger of UND) was published online ahead of print on April 3, 2008; it presents results from humans and animals support the argument that the investigators… “…found that caffeine blocked high cholesterol […]

Caffeine and hypertension

March 6, 2008

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  (Above: The RNA expresion pattern of ADORA1 (more info here), representing only a fraction of the targets of the components of coffee. Image source: AndrewGNF/Novartis, via wikipedia.org.) Coffee is not a perfect drug delivery system; it exerts effects upon multiple tissues and there are many side-effects, any one of which may be experienced to […]