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Single Serve Coffee Not Nespresso or K-Cup

21 October 2019 - 07:52 PM

So in my most recent shipment from Counter Culture, I was sent a sample.








This has beans roasted darker than the single origins I get from CC. It's got the right amount of coffee for an 8 oz. cup - right around 14 grams.


And I'm drinking it as I'm writing this post - not something I'd go out of my way for, but somewhat better than quite a few pour overs I've had at shops.  At $2 per, I won't be buying them, but I've been thinking about making my own version using empty tea bags, which are inexpensive. But nitrogen flushing and vacuum sealing them individually is beyond my current capabilities.


I also now realize that a normal size tea bag probably won't hold 14 grams of coffee.


If you can see the small print, they're being packaged in Scotts Valley, CA - which is on the road to Santa Cruz from San Jose, so a long way from Counter Culture's home.  Maybe that person in Scotts Valley should just grow weed.





15 October 2019 - 09:37 PM

First I've heard of it, but it's a two-star...



Roadside Stands Now Selling Oysters on the North Fork

08 October 2019 - 01:17 PM

There is a new way to get local oysters on the North Fork. Roadside stands are popping up around Southold Town thanks to a new law that paves the way for oyster farmers to sell directly to consumers.

$15 a bushel?!

Theatre and Concert Etiquette

07 October 2019 - 10:41 AM

Right up Sneakeater's alley...to be frank, although I do take some pix at concerts, I wish cell-phones could somehow be disabled, at least until a performance is complete.




Ginger Baker

06 October 2019 - 12:13 PM



And how he ever made it this far is beyond me.


RIP to one evidently miserable bastard.  But a huge influence on many "rock" drummers.