June 2010 Blog Posts (9)

Coffee Roasting and Cupping right here in humble Singgpore

  • My first buddy roasting with Suhaimie Sukiman.Selected this 3 coffees to roast.

Cupped the coffees prior to roasting. Not much flavours developped yet but that was unexpected aromas. Sumatra Mandheling had a dried spicy chilli aroma and the two african coffees apparently had a…


Added by Noribsham Bin Ibrahim on June 29, 2010 at 9:13am — 1 Comment

Offer on the table.....

I have been offered a five year deal to buy an existing cafe I am currently managing. This August will be my second year as a manager there and just tonight, the ownership asked my wife and I (newlyweds as of 6-12-10) to purchase their investment. They gave us a very sweet deal, knowing we do not have any real capital to our names, as they do not plan on owning the shop forever. WE ARE THRILLED!!!
The plan is this:
We are given 95% control over the business for a year, starting…

Added by Andrew R. Tucker on June 23, 2010 at 9:50pm — No Comments

A little love affair...

(Written in the form of a letter)

Dear Companion,

It's always easier to say something in writing. I'm a bit nervous and my heart is beating through my chest as I think of the devastation that you may feel after hearing this truth that I have finally come to accept; I am having a love affair. At first it started off as just a friendly exchange. He was warm and comforting, extremely sweet at the time. Over the course of the next few years his sweetness faded away into… Continue

Added by Shellie Adams on June 22, 2010 at 9:43am — No Comments

Raspberry chocolate brownies & coffee

I came across this chocolate brownies recipe in one of many supermarket magazines diligently collected during my supermarket shopping trips. I’ve never baked chocolate brownies before so I was really looking forward to results anticipating nothing but pure success.

After all the recipe promises a lot. I followed instructions to the dot but the result was far from what I expected. The brownies where too “wet”, they were not even baked properly…


Added by Dominika on June 19, 2010 at 4:18pm — No Comments

It's strawberry time!

Oh, how I love the beginning of summer. The weather is getting warmer and the fruit season is on the full. Strawberries are definitely the biggest hit for a perfect…


Added by Dominika on June 16, 2010 at 1:33pm — 2 Comments

Messin' With Chemex pt. 1

In the spirit of experimentation, I've started to toy with my Chemex settings. After re-reading Rao's spirited questioning of the standard operating procedure regarding Chemex brewing, I figured I would shake up my ways a bit.

I figure I'll try a number of different changes, recording those changes

and the resulting brew. Today, the only change I'll make from my… Continue

Added by Simon Ouderkirk on June 16, 2010 at 4:31am — No Comments

Mocha mugs

This is one of my favorite coffee recipes from the book: The top 100 International coffee recipes (written by Mary Ward).

Serves: 4

You will need:

- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

- 1/2 cup sugar

- 2 cups hot, freshly brewed coffee (regular or decaffeinated)

- 2 cups milk (2%)

- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

- 1/2 cup whipping cream

- ground cinnamon


Stir cocoa and sugar together in a saucepan. Stir in hot… Continue

Added by Dominika on June 15, 2010 at 4:05am — No Comments

woot woot!

Added by scott satterwhite on June 13, 2010 at 10:42am — No Comments

Conversions, the frustrating side of baking

God, I just become so frustrated whenever I take a fantastic cookbook with great recipes and photos in my hand. It starts with

excitement when I choose one of the recipes for the day and then take a

look at ingredients...

Pounds, ounces, grams, cups, spoons, Fahrenheit, Celsius, gas marks, pints,... You see what I mean?

Before we moved to UK I only ever used metric units, so I didn't need to worry about all of this. But…


Added by Dominika on June 12, 2010 at 5:01am — No Comments

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