Archive for category ‘bioluminescent cypriot’

tale of woe: studio spro gets mo’ and mo’ po’

Friday, August 15th, 2008

it's come to this: cashew fingers and an aperitif to sandwich the spro down the gorge at the studio of the bioluminescent cypriot. alas, our favorite mid-afternoon haunt for the kind of spro fixes vital to surviving cubicle land has become a dungeon of very, very dark liquid arts. this blog, ...

the case of the sycophantic cypriot

Saturday, August 11th, 2007

another in a series: tales of coffee woe you, too, could experience were you enough of a self-flagellating masochist. it was just the sort of gripping social dilemma that pits yourself against someone you love. the cypriot's brother-in-law had caught the coffee snob's bug and needed mentoring. of course, he still ...

for the troops

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

the smooth 'n groovy parts the not-as-smooth-but-no-less-groovy parts this blog never said it was a beauty pageant. what it did say is that the memorial day gaggle was a mash of machines, tubing and burrs. also, swim trunks. also, a ne'er-before-experienced highlands sumatra, designed to assault our virgin tongues through each of ...

cloy, blinged

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

this blog guesses that, no matter how deliriously stoked you may be about those ridiculous hand-spun, platinum-trimmed, plank-thick tulip espresso cups you aren't as stoked as the bioluminescent cypriot, who not only snagged one in nearly every stunning color, but has taken to photographing them around his house in conjunction ...

muddy money

Saturday, May 5th, 2007

attempts at citizenship took the cypriot to charleston (to the naval brig, you ask? well, no.), where, upon taking the oath, he promptly became a money-centric, eagle-eyed 'mericun consumer! his observation outside muddy waters: you know you're one of those kinds of coffee establishments when the atm is immediately adjacent. in a ...

CI intrudes on trendy atlanta quasi-hipsterism

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

atlanta's octane is the abercrombie & fitch of southeast coffee bars -- where being ignored is part of the ambiance! (note: those people on their web site look downright preppy compared to the playas who mumbled in the general direction of this blog. you may not address us. you wait for ...

CI eschews meaty content for e-mailed filler!

Friday, November 17th, 2006

nothing like mindless idle diversions from the eternal fount of inanity that is the bioluminescent cypriot: find the man hidden in the coffee beans -- within three seconds! if you did it in three seconds or less ... you are assuredly hyper-developed in the right brain. if it took up to a ...

your idle hot-summer diversion here

Friday, August 11th, 2006

just when we thought we were done flogging the bioluminescent cypriot for awhile, he charges directly into the fan with this submission of some seriously aerated latte art reminiscent of a giant back-scratching iguana: or a leaping lake trout, if you prefer. on the one hand, it represents dramatic pour ...

coda

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

"Eef dat coffee was around and Napoleon knew about eet, he would have conquered Russia. Beethoven would have rewritten the feefth symphony." ...

CI‘s morals: always stand next to someone with bigger shortcomings

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

the latest sign that the home espresso volume has burgeoned decidedly out of control: the brew screen, it hath been profoundly compromised of calcified poo. which is of course highly embarrassing -- a violation of purist clean-machinery triple-waveism and all that. ("you've been doing what for cup improvements? whining about whom?") ...

this is how this blog advances itself

Monday, April 17th, 2006

returning to this blog's primary pursuit of needling the cypriot, let us take this opportunity to inquire: whose auspicious profile, exactly, were you attempting to portray? this blog has its suspicions, but hates to name any names for fear of embarrassing the individual. let's just say it's a quasi-recognizeable espresso/roasting ...

SCAA/USBC: what we risk for palatial fixations

Monday, April 10th, 2006

driving home in the bioluminescent cypriot's jag, an actual yawn was experienced and noted. when you've ingested 10 or 11 shots on the day, it's an encouraging sign not unlike the relief one feels when ducking into the men's room to discover that the kidney stones, they haven't started ...

this blog has friends who toil

Friday, March 31st, 2006

the bioluminescent cypriot's trade being rife with extra wood and exceeding opportunity, it would appear that some recent shop scraps may have become mazzer accessories: must be nice to run a biz where, you know, a shot is never more than a flush routine away and walnut grinder accents sort of ...

actual studious follow-up

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

the aforeshadowed research has consumed days of data-logging, acute grind-performance observation and vocab-busting soul searches for more apt terms to describe the conundrum of what makes some beans and blends more tangibly "workable" in the shot-building process ... yet is still wholly unlikely to satisfy the CG curmudgeons formerly loathe ...

shrouding the pad

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

the long-promised pics of coffee-oriented window shrouds below. that means fishbowl life has now ended (and, truth be told, crab-walking to the shower with one's bedding pulled tightly around one's shoulders was getting old). you'll recall this is the second set of curtains, the first being brilliantly conceived by my ...

now: more orderly chaos

Thursday, October 6th, 2005

some new blog categories, if you care. the long-used "primary chemicals" tagline had become all-encompasing and of no special use, so there are now new subheds: "elsewhere" for riffs on and links to other people's stuff; "games with fire" to denote roasting discussion; "mad jaunts" to corral all my trips ...

sackloth and chaff

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

NEWLY ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE: a bad idea for living room curtains would be to riff on mark rothko's canvases for a chunks-of-color scheme evocative of ... well, it was evocative of a nursery school. could have been the use of primary colors. could have been the preponderance of yellow that garnished a ...

linkage fixage

Sunday, August 14th, 2005

for some, the cypriot's birthday video was not only tasteless and soporific, it wasn't even watchable! quite literally! apologies. the link is now fixed, at http://ben.szobody.com/sarkisbd.mov. (for those prone to gnawing pinecones and trimming fingernails with a belt sander.) UPDATE: you 'missing codec' people should go get your stupid missing codec ...

celebratory verdure

Monday, August 8th, 2005

so this blog went and bought an arabica plant for the bioluminescent cypriot's birthday, the persistently hideous nature of his latte art notwithstanding. why videoblog it? i don't know. suffice to say that when you combine haphazard footage, poorly spliced background music, a 45-minute editing time limit, a wretched spate ...

what could be more tedious than calibrating brew pressure?

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

deftly avoiding past aesthetic horrors, the effulgent cypriot has produced, with the help of szymon the pollock, a bewitching bit of tastefully stitched time-accelerated stills from his back yard. watch it. it makes you want to shimmy. then, when you realize he took a single photograph every minute for, like, ...

holy hideous schnaikes

Monday, July 11th, 2005

the bioluminescent cypriot cruelly sends us this bit of frankensteinian artwork. we think it resembles the unfortunate and mysterious collusion of snoopy and the mask from 'scream 3.' come to think of it, we think we'll have some tea for breakfast. but hey, keep it up sarkis! you'll be doing cartoonish ...

apparatus alert

Wednesday, May 11th, 2005

the pallid-toothed cypriot tells me he found an isomac tea (the preferred apparatus of CI) for a meager $800. we paid $1,200 for ours. and not only that, he somehow procured a gleaming mazzer mini for some cut-rate price. send us the links, sarkis! we want to know where you got ...

everything’s faux…

Thursday, April 28th, 2005

doubtless the effulgent cypriot took offense at the post below. because, you know, his day job somehow entails faux finishing. meaning, basically, that he didn't even have to save up before buying the expobar office. ("wasn't he supposed to take offense?" well ... yes.) so he e-mailed: Take a look at ...

incremental cypriotic strides

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005

"am i close?" said the Incandescent Cypriot by way of electronic missive. 'twas a mere five-day after the infamous smackdown d'espresso, and i beheld as evidence: "a bit more even-handed of tampage," i say, "and lesser of grind." and then, as if to spike such pompous levity with his trademark cypriotic whimsy, he ...