Rik's Ramblings

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Treating Your Espresso Right ...

... Courtesy of Barefoot Coffee Roasters, Cupertino

Thanks Paul for listening to recent rant about getting Espresso's to go.  Here's the skinny...
If you allow a properly prepared espresso shot sit for more than a minute, or let it get cold, it turns bitter-sour and nasty, and loses every good aspect it had to start with, aside from the caffiene.

The water in an Americano will capture and hold the crema, flavor, and aroma of the espresso shot rather than letting it evaporate. It will also provide a good deal of heat to help preserve these precious qualities.

Your freindly neighborhood Barefoot Coffee Roasters Barista,


Thanks to Paul for being responsive to customers needs. 

That said, I can't tell the difference between Americano made with fresh espresso versus 1hour old espresso. 

But like a always say, consumers don't care about quality, that's why Wal*Mart and Microsoft do so well.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

The Original Dog-Powered Scooter

Treehugger: The Original Dog-Powered Scooter: "The Original Dog-Powered Scooter"

Lucky would like one of these I'm sure!

Dog Powered Scooter

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Toys for the Boys - Palm T|X PDA

I've had to update the boy toys page.

I had a word with Santa last night and it seems he's already dispatched a couple of elves to make Ben his guitar and amp, so I've had to remove those from the list.

In a text message that Rudolf sent me this morning, it seems that the CD Boombox is already secured, provided Ben does all his homework on time in the next few weeks.

I'd still Ben would still like a Robot though :-) If you're wondering :-P

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Nextel Walkie-Talkie Feature. It's Cellular Telephony for the HARD OF THINKING

Who the fuck thinks it's a good idea to broadcast their cellphone call
to an entire 200ft radius? Moreover why do you think it's nice to
punctuating the conversation with a Deedip after every sentence.

Here's another observation I have, or theory maybe, call it what you
will. If you think Nextel Walkie-Talkie phones are cool, you're also
probably a middle-aged fat white male who always wanted to be a
policeman but never had the lung capacity to climb a flight of stairs.

Halloween Pix

I've posted a couple of pix of Ben in his costume...