When
· Naughties
· · 2004
· · · April
· · · · 25 (1 entry)

Salt Spring Coffee Morning · A good morn­ing to you; I’m hav­ing one. Genx is (fi­nal­ly) pass­ing al­most the whole XML test suit­e, a nice Bach can­ta­ta fills the air (Leonhardt’s take on BWV12, Weinen, Kla­gen, Sor­gen, Za­gen), and I’m drink­ing a damn fine cup of cof­fee. The coffee’s from Salt Spring Cof­fee, which is sub­stan­tial­ly bet­ter than the beans from the lo­cal Star­buck­s. Salt Spring gets a tip o’ the hat be­cause I was go­ing to write about them some­time last year but their Web site was to­tal­ly IE-centric and I couldn’t use it, so I sent them a note point­ing this out, and just checked it out and now it’s fixed; quite de­cent in fac­t. We lean to the French Roast, but some might find this blend a lit­tle too ex­u­ber­ant­ly dark. If you like good cof­fee, there’s no sub­sti­tute for buy­ing bean­s, keep­ing them in the fridge, get­ting a good grinder and do­ing it right. I re­main con­vinced that the clas­sic Melit­ta pour-through sys­tem can’t be beat, and al­so con­vinced that a well-done Norteam­er­i­cano fil­ter cof­fee is the equal of any fan­cy espresso-based drink, and al­so has twice the caf­feine, which is good. Not that you’d want to give up all those nice espres­so drinks, there’s a time and place for ev­ery­thing. When I fin­ish the cof­fee and knock down a cou­ple more test cas­es, we’ll go do some gar­den­ing. Life is good.
 
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