A good coffee press can ensure that your morning cup of coffee is perfect. Bodum offers a variety of coffee presses, but the star of its line is their original: the Chambord Coffee Press. It's an elegant design that lets you see exactly what's going on with your coffee through the glass accented with stainless steel. It holds 12 ounces, enough for three cups of coffee--you can get larger versions of the Chambord Coffee Press. However, that can lead to coffee sitting in the press, cooling, and acquiring the bitter flavor of old coffee. The only reason to … Read more
The daily task of getting a cup of coffee offers a multitude of possibilities. We can simply go to the coffee shop, or we can dive into the world of coffee makers. Form stovetop espresso makers to the manual French press, there is no shortage of ways to brew a cup of joe.
One maker that has stood the test of time is the simple drip coffeemaker. Oster updates the familiar device with the Counterforms 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker. A host of features blends with the distinctive design to create a machine that looks good on the counter and provides for … Read more
Yahoo is trying to fight off being accused of low morals by protecting some user data from being subpoenaed in Europe. We also have a couple rants involving Amazon caving to the publishers over text to speech and Sony saying they made the PS3 hard to develop for on purpose. Even without Molly, it's a kind of ranty Monday.Listen now: Download today's podcast EPISODE 921
Amazon backs off text-to-speech feature in Kindle http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/02/27/amazon-backs-off-text-to-speech-feature-in-kindle/ http://news.cnet.com/8301-13512_3-10184974-23.html
Presidential helicopter details leaked to Iran by P2P http://news.cnet.com/8301-10787_3-10184785-60.html… Read more
If I cook brunch for a group, then setting out coffee with a sugar bowl and creamer pitcher is a necessity, but even if I eat alone, leaving the sugar and milk separate until I'… Read more
Living in New York, I get most of my coffee on the go. This means that I often feel the pangs of guilt that are associated with the amount of paper waste coming out of the city every day. I try to mitigate the problem by holding onto my cup through the day, refilling it with coffee or tea at work.
For hygienic reasons, this is probably not the best idea.
I use my French press religiously on the mornings that I can make time for it, but on my busy workdays, the coffee and bagel cart down the street … Read more
Yahoo names new chief executive http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7827518.stm http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-10142085-92.html http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10142275-93.html http://www.paidcontent.org/entry/419-yahoo-react-bartzs-selection-considered-safe-uninspiring/
AT&T spams 75 million users with ‘Idol’ … Read more
Sometimes, you want a kitchen gadget that just looks good. You want people to walk into your kitchen and say, "Wow. Cool." And when that's what you're looking for, the Bella Professional line delivers.
It's not that these appliances don't work well--they do. They're made by Sensio and designed with the most advanced features in mind including the same die-cast metal used in professional appliances. But in addition to their quality, these pieces are, simply, all about the pretty.
Imagine the coffee maker on your counter. With its built-in blue backlight analog clock … Read more
I've always assumed prankster-loving baristas might substitute decaf coffee for the real thing. I'm sure there are those out there who would not think twice about slipping some caffeine to an unsuspecting customer. Whether accidentally or on purpose, for some, this unexpected addition of caffeine could be a serious health threat--at least serious enough to warrant caution.
Those who have high blood pressure or a heart condition should probably be avoiding caffeine. However, as many people tend to do, the doctor's advice goes out the window when in the real world of cafes, restaurants, and soda pop … Read more
Because I married the greatest guy in the world, he understands my need for coffee. So for my birthday, he upgraded my Nespresso C190 to a fire-engine red D290 Concept machine. And I am in love. With the machine and my husband.
Nespresso machines use proprietary capsules (pods), which means you can make espresso drinks in moments, without the mess and effort involved in grinding and tamping beans. And the most shocking part of these nontraditional coffee makers is that you're not sacrificing quality for a cleaner kitchen. In fact, loyal Nespresso drinkers wind up preferring their brew to … Read more
Coffee is an essential ingredient to life as we know it. Maybe not chemically speaking (at least until our next stage of evolution, that is), but it is definitely essential for our social interactions. If you are not a coffee drinker and you guffaw at that remark, just imagine if for one day all the coffee in the world disappeared. You might not feel any ill effects, but most of those around you certainly would. And they would let you know it.
In case you are not sure what I am talking about, I should let you know I ran … Read more