Thursday, October 14, 2010

Coffee and Technical Problems

Recently, my laptop went on a bender, and by "on a bender" I mean kaput. In these hard times, I will be reinstalling Windows tomorrow. Unfortunately this his has impacted my ability to blog and do other academic work. This issue will be rectified soon so I can post more pictures of my initial forays into coffee roasting.

In other coffee news, my Yemeni coffee with its rooty, spicy taste made a unique espresso, but truly shined as Turkish coffee. Last night, I brought out the ibryk, spooned in two heaps of coffee, stirred, and brewed two delicious cups of coffee. While I can't post any pictures of it yet, I heartily recommend every coffee lover to buy a Turkish coffee pot and a grinder capable of grinding very finely.

In the mean time, enjoy this photo of Turkish coffee that I can only dream of making.


  1. Hope your computer comes back up soon. I've been there and there's no other way to put it than to say it sucks.

  2. Thank you for the condolences. I contacted a collegue who had a windows vista restore CD, and will be getting that tomorrow. Hopefully it should go smoothly, but I have to do some research at the Library of Congress on Saturday, which requires me to log at the online database.

    Nevertheless, I also look forward to roasting a Rwandan coffee on Saturday. The Yemen coffee was an odd duck, but certainly enjoyable.