I was doing some research for my thesis when I happened to stumble upon a full half page article in the New York Tribune from July 1918 about one of my favorite subjects: coffee. What really caught my eye was the image of a siphon coffee brewer, so I gave the article a read.
Imagine my surprise to find out that in 1918, a mainstream press article was recommending many of the same things CoffeeGeeks recommend for brewing good coffee!
There was solid advice about owning a grinder and only grinding fresh. This got me thinking: If experts have been recommending this for over 100 years, why hasn't this simple concept about great coffee caught on with the masses?
There was also some serious advice about why boiling coffee was bad, and why percolators are bad as well for good tasting coffee. But the really interesting part about this article for me at least was the focus on siphon coffee brewer - and specifically, siphon coffee makers in a US mainstream newspaper article almost 100 years
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I was doing some research for my thesis when I happened to stumble upon a full half page article in the New York Tribune from July 1918 about one of my favorite subjects: coffee. What really caught my eye was the image of a siphon coffee brewer, so I gave the article a read.Read More »from How to Make Coffee
How many people do you know with tattoos? I know plenty of them, and they represent almost every different ethnicity, age group, level of education and set of interests you could think of. According to a 2003 survey by Harris Interactive, more than 16 percent of Americans have tattoos. With over 300 billion people living in the U.S., that rounds out to at least 48 million tattooed Americans. That's a lot of people.Read More »from Is that a Tattoo?
But what are the first images that come to mind when you think of tattoos? Even though I think they are incredibly cool, I tend to think of large and intimidating people, sketchy tattoo parlors and gang activity. This isn't accurate, and I know that. So why do I think that way?
Maybe it's because both of my parents disapproved of tattoos and raised me that way, or maybe it goes deeper than that. There is some sort of strange stigma attached to tattoos in our society that is difficult to explain.
Recently, for instance, there has been a bit of outcry from the public about