RIP, Favorite Coffee Mug
After much experimentation, a thermally-compensated single point load cell was used for maximum accuracy and stability. A rechargeable lithium-ion battery powers the single-chip processor inside the injection-molded case which has touch-sensitive controls that are impervious to coffee grinds and dust as well as hot coffee. Connecting with Bluetooth 4.0 to an iPhone set of apps (Android apps should be available in time) you can keep track of your brewing and blooming time, which will help you to fine tune your perfect cup of coffee. Coffee bean and coffee brewing notes keep track of your recipes, beans, grinds and weights (of beans, grinds and water) necessary to reproduce that perfect cup of Joe! The Acaia Coffee Brewing App Check out the Kickstarter page for the Acaia Coffee Scale and become a part of the production team.
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In my closet, I have certain articles of clothing that most people would have given up on ages ago. I finally had to relinquish an ancient L.L. Bean woolen sweater because it was literally in tatters, and my wife wouldnt let me wear it in front of people, lest they think I was a beggar. When I find something that feels right a certain sweater, a particular pair of jeans, an ideal coffee mug I bond with it. I have plenty of other mugs that will deliver coffee to my lips in a satisfactory manner.
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When a Cup of Coffee Can Change a Life
Yes, I was happy. More importantly, though, he was not. He complained about the food, about the “old age” of the other residents and, then, one day, he let it slip. There was no nearby Starbucks. Apparently, entirely unbeknownst to me, my father revealed that each morning, he would walk to the Starbucks near his home.
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New Flint Coffee Company brings a taste of Peru to Genesee County
Theres very few coffee companies doing what theyre doing, he said. Not only do they own the land were the coffee is farmed from, but Teresas family has been doing it four decades. Its a real connection that almost all coffee companies dont have, so there is a real uniqueness. A $30 billion industry annually, coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world, Treter said, with large companies either having plantation-style setups for production or using middle men to buy coffee from smaller farms and selling it others who supply the product to companies. It cuts out the supply chain and middle men and (were) able to offer the highest wage possible to people growing the coffee, said Treter of companies like Higher Grounds and Flint Coffee Company. With the price of coffee dropping from $3 a pound in 2012 for growers to around $1 this year due to over-cultivation, Treter said many growers are exposed and have no control on the price.
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