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Friday, May 06, 2005


I am really enjoying the espresso I am getting from my E2K and the Ottolina Classica blend. By tweaking the boiler pressure down to 0.95-1.10 and flushing the group more, I've entered the sweet zone of this coffee. Now it has a nice mouthfeel and a smooth taste. I am brewing doubles at 1.25-1.5 oz. Happy days.

Lots to do at work. We're doing a complete ebusiness site in like 4 weeks so I will be spending a lot of time in front of the keyboard. I am very motivated since I like the project and the customer a lot. Still, I wouldn't mine more time to play and rest.

Besides coffee I always have a couple of other projects going at home. Currently it is learning to stretch and baking sourdough breads.

The book I am reading about stretching is by Bob Anderson. It is a classic with good explanations and nice illustrations of all the techniques. The best thing is the programs included for different sports and for everyday life. I try to do the "everyday stretches" program every day. It is a real energy booster that only takes 10-15 minutes to complete. I warmly recommend the book.

Sourdough baking is a lot of fun, well as much fun as baking breads can be :). I've always been fascinated by craftmanship, and baking definitely is. Especially when you have to care for a starter, and spend extra long time letting breads rise. It really pays off in the end. And like coffee, breads are highly appreciated by friends and family.

5/06/2005 09:29:00 PM  

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