Brew, Rinse, Repeat

For my third installment of Adventures in Cold Brewing I offer a quick note on repetition. For this experiment I started with my usual Mason jar cold brewing routine. After my standard 12 hours I filtered the coffee, reset the mason jar with fresh coffee grinds, and poured the coffee back in instead of fresh water. I …

More on Coffee Brewing

I’ve been playing with cold brewing and changing the technique and recipe slightly with each batch. Here are some of the things you can control when brewing coffee: Grind (Turkish – Coarse) Grinding Method (Burr, Chop, Pound, Roller Grind) Roast (Cinnamon – Spanish) Species (Arabica vs. Robusta) Bean Source and Freshness Water Quality (Hardness, Purification Method, …

The Italian Diet Problem

I’m pretty sure the genetic cards have been stacked against me when it comes to diet.   Okay, maybe not genetic, exactly, but close enough. Any real, useful, lasting diet I’ve ever heard of requires a certain amount of boredom. Dr. John Berardi says if you examine the diets of the world’s top performing athletes you’ll …