Tag Archives: coffee

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Haven’t had a coffee-themed post in a while, so here’s this.

Coffee 2014 from jayr sotelo on Vimeo.

h/t Scott Wegna

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Truth in packaging?

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Not Full O’Nuts?

Homemade energy gel, rev 1.0

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  • 100 mL brown rice syrup
  • 50 mL raw honey
  • 50 mL molasses
  • 50 mL strong coffee
  • 1.25 mL sea salt
  • 5 mL vanilla extract

Update: How is it?

First, as to taste, I think it’s pretty good. However, it has a pretty strong molasses flavor. I like molasses. If you don’t like molasses, you’ll probably hate it. It might also be good with a bit of ginger & cinnamon (i.e., gingerbread).

Second, as to how it works, it seemed to help. I’ve never used Gu or other energy gel before, so I have no baseline comparison (and the placebo effect may have been in full force). However, I set out to do 12 miles and felt good enough to do 15.4 (my longest run to date). I will definitely be mixing up a batch for the Tashka 25k.

Vietnamese coffee

Mmmm . . . Vietnamese coffee

How To Make Vietnamese Coffee from High Beam Media on Vimeo.

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Continuing with my recent #coffee theme, Mississippi John Hurt.

Continuing with my recent #coffee theme, Mississippi John Hurt.

Coffee: the greatest addiction ever.

Yay Finland.

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Coffee is the only thing keeping Uncle’s ancient heart beating.

Coffee is the only thing keeping Uncle’s ancient heart beating.

Coffee is the only thing keeping Uncle’s ancient heart beating.

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This week v. last week.

This week v. last week.

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over-roasted last batch; hope this one’s better. *fingers crossed*

over-roasted last batch; hope this one’s better. *fingers crossed*

The Austrian Stir

Sitting in a Viennese coffee house,
My aunt said to me, “Look at them stirring.
Slowly, unrushed. There’s no hurry at all.”
What was the rush? There was time to stir the cup
“That’s not how people stir coffee at home.
Slosh the spoon around the cup a few times,
And we’re done.There’s no time to stir slowly;
Slurp down the java and get back to work.”
That summer is past, and Nellie’s passed on,
But at coffee time, I still remember
The Austrian stir: take time to enjoy,
Moment by moment, pay attention to now.
Yet try as I might to slow down my stir,
Each cup brings another quick slosh.