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Saturday, July 31, 2004

A supermarket close to where I work has a couple of blends for sale as whole beans (bag with one-way valve). One of them is "Lavazza Crema e Aroma". I had noticed it a couple of times while shopping, but hadn't tried it because it was expensive (179 kr/kg), but when Audun told me he likes it a lot, I decided to literally give it a shot. It was quite pleasant and easy to work with. Rich and powerful enough to give a satisfying cappa and nice as espresso as well, even though some people probably will prefer to add some sugar. I was surprised by this since I have not been impressed by some of their other blends, like for instance the Lavazza rosso. Fun to try, but too expensive to buy often.

The Imex CR-100 roaster I ordered last week has arrived in Norway, but needs to go through some customs handling by the norwegian postal service. I got a letter today with a form to fill out with some personal information etc. I returned that form today, but I guess it will take some days before I get my package. My guess is next thursday. Customs handling of packages is really frustrating here in Norway and expensive too. If you want the postal service to do it, it costs 150 kroner (1 euro = 8.5 kroner). 70 if you do the customs handling yourself through an internet service, but that is too much work to save 80 kroner. Sigh, well this didn't come as a surprise.

Have a nice weekend.

7/31/2004 03:17:00 PM  

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