I Am Your Coffee

I would probably make coffee more at home if I had this. I would also probably have nightmares in that time period between the coffee maker coming on and the alarm going off.

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User Input: Personal Percolation Preferences

Yesterday, on engineerd’s post about the coffee-bags he’s discovered — which look brilliant, if you ask me — commenter Plecostomus noted that, while that was some kinda cool, it was missing out on a certain level of technology that should appeal to all of us. After all, there are dozens of ways of […]

Free Range Technology

Damn The Machines!


I love coffee. I can’t function until that first cup of brew is in my hands. I don’t even have to drink it. Just knowing I have caffeinated wonderfulness awaiting me is enough to let my brain start to work. I love the taste. I love the warmth…even in summer. I love everything about it. I’ll drink coffee from anywhere — Starbucks, Biggby, Second Cup, Timmy Ho’s, Double D’s. I have a Cuisinart Grind N’ Brew at home. Best kitchen invention ever. It’s a pain to keep clean, though. And an old timey coffee mill or even a newfangled electric one takes up too much space in my small kitchen. Plus, there are times where electricity isn’t available. Like when I’m camping or running from zombies. Or the man.

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User Input: Powering Up

Running out of coffee means that life is no longer worth living.

I hate mornings. There, I said it, let’s get it out of the way. It seems to be almost sacrilegious to imply that the morning hour isn’t the dew-covered pinnacle of happiness, and somehow the time when the sun is coming up […]

Deconstructing Technology

Brewing with Elegance and SCIENCE!

Yesterday, after the hoardes of pepper-spray wielding Black Friday zombies had dispersed, my wife and I went to the mall to get a few things for ourselves and to try to wrap up our Christmas shopping. Of course, that means a stop in the Williams-Sonoma store to drool over things like the Bodum Santos Stovetop Vacuum Coffee Maker.
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User Input: Reluctant Brand Whoring

A perfect example of what I am absolutely NOT loyal to…

I will freely admit that I am a brand whore. There’s no way around it, and there’s nothing surprising about it for anyone who knows me. I don’t like certain brands just for the sake of liking a brand, however. They have […]