Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Test print 2
Originally uploaded by pavasm.

I finally set up the cafepress shop to produce these shirts. www.cafepress.com/smallcoffee

If you want to buy one, you'd be helping me cover the cost of sending a few to Peter (his request in return for permission to print the shirts).

Try googling "cafepress coupon code" and you might be able to save a few bucks.

If there is a different color or something you'd like, just email me and I will see if I can set it up. (pavasm@yahoo.com)

Monday, June 11, 2007

portable espresso?

Originally uploaded by pavasm.

So we recently got a Prius. So far we are really loving the car. There is something aesthetically pleasing , engineering-wise, about watching the display as the energy is swapped between chemical (gasoline), kinetic, and electric.

As I understand it, the battery pack is about 200VDC. The internal combustion engine charges the battery pack. I saw some guy made use of this to have his prius serve as a UPS for his house while it is parked in the driveway.

I was thinkin, you could probably rig an espresso machine to run on 200VDC (especially a lever machine). That would be a really cool way to make espresso at a farmers market.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

signature drink day

matt and amber prepare signature drinks at the millenium park intelly

Posted by ShoZu

Friday, June 01, 2007

Tacos and Coffee
Lunch today consisted of the Extreme Beef and Cheese Quesadilla combo from Taco Bell. Very cheesey. A lot of food for $3.63. What do you chase such a repast with? A cup of coffee that costs twice as much as the meal, of course!
I wanted to try this exclusive and highly regarded coffee, but wasn't about to drop over $30 for a half-pound. I mean, I am not confident in my brewing skills to believe I would be coaxing the nuances out of the coffee. That's why I am so glad the Monadnock Intelly now has a Clover! I ordered the 12 oz ($7+tax). This Clover is much more visible than the Millennium Park one, so it was cool to watch my coffee brewing (and what is it that makes the squeegee at the end look so satisfying?).
My first few sips- very clean, sweet… "what is so special about this again?" Wait a minute, a few more sips- it really started to show off different flavors. I could definitely see why people use descriptors like 'silky' or 'creamy'. The subtle fruit and creamy texture made me think of a dreamsicle- maybe not what they actually taste like, more like what they should taste like. By the end of the cup I was really glad I had gotten a chance to try this classy and refined coffee.