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Buy The Cup Papua New Guinea

I brewed the last batch of the Tanzania Peaberry on Friday so Saturday morning I picked up a half-pound of coffee from my Buy the Cup. This week ( will it last the week ) I am drinking Papua New Guinea. This was a delightful cup. I like a light roast because I think it brings out the unique flavour of each coffee. I’ve also tweaked my brewing process. I’m using a new ration of 1000⁄64 mL of water for…

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Buy The Cup Sumatra Mandheling

coffee mug, bag of coffee beans

Today, I'm drinking Sumatra Mandheling. I get most of my coffee from Buy the Cup in Rocky Hill. I've seen the place go through at least three owners in the last twelve years. The current owner, Vitaly, has run the place for at least seven years. Over that time he's come to know my whole family and which coffees I prefer. He knows my purchasing habits so well he even reminds me when I've drunk the same thing for too…

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Allegro Coffee Roasters Sumatra Lintong

In 1824 Thomas Jefferson deemed coffee "the favorite drink of the civilised world." Monticello.org Thomas Jefferson was born April 13, 1743, at Shadwell, Virginia and died July 4, 1826, Monticello. I started reading more about him recently. Just because. I found some of the information fascinating. Thomas Jefferson -- author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, third president of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia -- voiced the aspirations…

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Buy the Cup Ethiopia Yirgacheffe in Princeton

I like having "Live View" on my D5100. It's allowed me to get different perspectives with my camera. It was mostly rainy this week and without Live View, I would have avoided taking certain shots. Instead of lying down in the mud or wet grass I can place the camera low and use Live View to compose my image. The coffee is freshly brewed Ethiopian Yirgacheffe from beans I bought on Monday in Rocky Hill at Buy the Cup. Roaster:…

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