What I’ve Been Brewing: El Salvador Finca Santa Rosa, Burundi Gaharo, And 17ft Ceiling

What I’ve Been Brewing: El Salvador Finca Santa Rosa, Burundi Gaharo, and 17ft Ceiling

For an Aeropress, Chemex, or V60, I've been drinking a lot of an El Salavador Processed bean from the Finca Santa Rosa Coffee Farm roasted by Coffee Labs in Tarrytown, NY. Given the honey process (which has nothing to do with honey), this coffee has a distinct sweetness, slight acidity, and a syrupy body. The beans are gigantic (see the featured image at the top). I've had three pounds of this over the past month. I just went back in to Coffee Labs today to get another pound of it,…

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Preparing For Guests

Preparing for Guests

Amanda and I love having friends come stay with us. In fact, we have some friends coming to stay with us this weekend. This got me thinking about how I usually prepare for guests on the food & beverage side of things. My Grandma taught me that there is no faux pas worse than not having enough food or drinks for guests. I thought it would be a good idea to get my checklist down on paper. Food How many meals should I prepare for and how many are we likely…

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Four Hot Sauces That Are Better Than Sriracha

Four Hot Sauces that are Better than Sriracha

I consume a lot of hot sauce. It is rare that one of my meals doesn't have some sort of hot sauce on it. Frank's Red Hot and Sriracha are good. Both are widely available and pretty tasty. I actually have a bottle of Frank's in my fridge right now. I had some yesterday! That said, there are better hot sauces available. Here are four that I keep on hand and regularly consume: ABC Sambal Extra Hot Pedas This stuff is what Sriracha could be. It is pretty spicy and delightfully…

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