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  • Posted on January 1, 2013 at 5:01 am

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The Filter Coffee Misunderstanding

  • Posted on July 4, 2012 at 9:13 am

We have to talk. We have to talk about coffee. Firstly because it’s not in the tag cloud yet, and secondly because I really like filter coffee. There you go, a blog posting about bad coffee’s coming up. No, it isn’t.

Usually in articles like these the second paragraph is reserved for some historical context. Since we got the introduction somewhat right, here’s the history (the conclusion will be in the next-to-last paragraph while the last paragraph is reserved for a witty pun such as “Or is it?” or similar). I grew up with this stuff. This is a good excuse. It doesn’t make the coffee better and it doesn’t excuse pouring hot water over crushed plant stuff (real coffee beans are optional given the taste of some cups I had). However once you use really good coffee material, ditch the milk and the sugar, you’ll really get something special. A big cup of filter coffee beats the crap out of any espresso or fancy café au bullshit any time. Filter coffee stays longer hot. This means you can drink it over a longer period of time. Yesterday I had a cup I could carry for over half an hour before taking bigger sips. You’ll experience the coffee through a wide variety of temperatures. The really good stuff can even be drunk cold. Try that with your stupid espresso!

So there’s the conclusion. Filter coffee rocks (even in German where it’s called Filterkaffee, easily recognisable). Throw away all the other coffee creations. End of discussion.

And here’s your witty pun: Go and get some!

Heat Waves

  • Posted on July 3, 2012 at 12:55 am

Writing tweets is more suitable for the hellish Summer temperatures that have turned Vienna into some North African Hell (no offence, just describing my hate for the heat). Focusing thoughts for more than 140 characters is next to impossible with a fried brain. A thunderstorm would be nice. A bit of snow and ice, too. Wishful thinking. So let’s write down some rants to bump up the blog’s July counter.

It would really be nice to know about a place where one can flee until the temperature drops below 25°C (for the uninitiated, Summer starts at 20°C and ends at 25°C; Spring is between 19°C and 7°C; Winter starts below -5°C; there really is no compelling reason to ever have temperatures above 25°C unless preparing coffee). Why is it that hospitality in the form of a cool place, not too bright, protected from the sun hasn’t discovered by entrepreneurs? Combine this wonderful refuge with an ample supply of power, Internet and coffee. People (like me) would really pay for it. It would be a welcome change to the abysmal coffee shops with open windows, scorching heat from outside and inside, and noisy people all around (yes, you can bring your child only if it knows how to shut up; and no, your kid is not special, no exemptions).

If graveyards had coffee and power supplies, we’d be halfway there.

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Note to restaurants and cafés

  • Posted on August 25, 2011 at 1:40 pm

If you run a restaurant, a café, a pub, a bar, or any similar business, then I have an idea for you: Please do provide a free Internet access, power sockets (for laptops) and coffee at reasonable prices. I’ve been doing quite some travelling, and getting online, getting decent coffee and getting work done can be very difficult. Don’t be afraid. People will pay for food and drinks while working, really.

For all of you who already have this infrastructure, lucky you! Finding a decent place to work isn’t that easy outside of big cities. Besides you probably get stoned for sitting somewhere in a laptop in rural areas. You might be up to something, and anything new is seen as dangerous by natives.

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