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

Salt Spring Coffee Morning · A good morning to you; I’m having one. <i>Genx</i> is (finally) passing almost the whole XML test suite, a nice Bach cantata fills the air (Leonhardt’s take on BWV12, <cite>Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen</cite>), and I’m drinking a damn fine cup of coffee. The coffee’s from <a href='http://www.saltspringcoffee.com/'>Salt Spring Coffee</a>, 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 <a href='http://www.saltspringcoffee.com/showcoffee.html?frenchroast'>French Roast</a>, 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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