Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Coffee Roasting Resources

The following are some home coffee roasting resources:

Sweet Maria's Home Roasting Basics

This is a fantastic resource that goes through all the major methods of roasting your own coffee at home.

Homeroaster Association

A nice resource and a discussion forum dedicated to homeroasting.

The Coffee FAQ

Everything you ever wanted to know about coffee and then some.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Red Wings - First Impressions

First impressions of the 2007-08 Detroit Red Wings: This is a good team. They should be able to win their division. The recent west coast road trip wasn't good for my sleep patterns, but from what I saw this team is impressing me already this year. The team is showing more toughness than in the past. Team speed looks to have improved over last year. Defensively the team needs to improve. So far this year the Red Wings are 17th in Goals Against. Some positives are team scoring (2nd in Goals For), and the improved power play (22.22%, 5th in the league) Overall what I see leaves me feeling optimistic and looking forward to the hockey season.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

New Element

Over on the left I've added an element for shared items. These are articles I run across that I feel are interesting enough to share with others. These will tend to be articles dealing with my interests of accounting, baseball, hockey, fly fishing, camping and kayaking. Occasionally I may comment upon an article in a post.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Accidental Blend

When roasting coffee the accidental blends sometimes turn out to be the best ones. The only bad part is that they are difficult to repeat. My most current accidental blend success is a 50/50 blend of Sulawesi Toraja grade 1 and Yemen Mohka Kadir. To make it better I broke a "rule" by roasting them together. Took them about 10 seconds in to second crack for a nice dark roast. After 36 hours of aging, yum! Very sweet and syrupy. It would probably make a good espresso as well, but I'm too busy drinking it from my pour over and my press pot to try.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Tax Reminder

Just a reminder for those that filed extensions last April. Your 2006 income tax return is due next Monday, October 15, 2007.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Fall Color

It's autumn in northern Michigan and that means the trees are full of color like this one:

This tree was along side the big-fish pond at the Oden fish hatchery. The kids had a great time feeding the big trout that reside in the pond.

Just Moving In

Pardon the dust and boxes. I'm just moving in to this space.