ways people enshrine their brew

June 13, 2007 – 12:36 am

it’s at times like these, frankly, that this blog has trouble striking the right tone (there’s a tone to this blog? you ask) — or rather, avoiding the complete alienation of those readers (both of them) for whom good brew is simply a beverage, desireable, appreciated and on aesthetic par with filet au poivre.

it’s times like these when this blog simultaneously has trouble keeping its face straight and not going completely fanboy hang-jaw over the notion of, well,

examining ground coffee particles
coated in gold
under an electron microscope
at a cost of $200 per hour
.

this IS, of course, an important piece of the advancing body of grinder knowledge relative to conical versus flat burrs and the resulting populations of fines contributing to puck-build dynamics affecting extraction ratios and times, not to mention development patterns, all of which may well eventually earn commercial notice, some r&d, and ultimately a more keenly tuned product that disallows such colossal design blunders as are known to … ahhhh, never mind.

it simply must be seen to be believed. coincidentally, there happens to be a very lucid explanation floating about as to what drives people to do these things. hint: omputer-cay eeks-gay!