an espresso lover's blog

Saturday, December 02, 2006

December is here and life is quite ok. Loving my new job with its endless stream of interaction design puzzles, and the nice people who work there. Coffeewise I am brewing the occasional espresso at home and stopping by Java espressobar a couple of times a week. The stuff they serve there is always top notch. I had a lovely cappa the other day, and while looking around I noticed that they're selling the price winning "Hacienda la Esmarelda, Geisha" for 348 kr / 250g (!), as well as offering a clover cup for 48 kr. 6,5 norwegian kroner is about 1 us dollar. So it is quite an expensive coffee. Can't but wonder who buys it, but I have the utmost respect for the work they do to offer us these great coffees. The Esmeralda is not the only great coffee they have on the menu. I tried a Kenya "Leana" last week which had a wonderful aroma of blue berries. Will definitely try the Esmeralda from the Clover next time.

Coffee at work is horrible :), and I am not saying it because I am a coffee enthusiast. It just plain is and people are pissed off. The machine we have is "Bolero XL" and it is a disaster in every respect. Thank god we have a Moccamaster drip maker next to it.

Besides coffee I am really into artisan bread these days. I love the texture, aroma and flavour of the type of bread they make at "Åpent bakeri" (sourdough french style). It is strange how a loaf bread of bread can really make my day.

12/02/2006 08:17:00 PM  

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