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A bit about Coffee Varietals.

“Dear Tim: I hate to be a dipshit, but would you please remind me: What are some of your favorite “breeds” or “species” or whatever the word is, of coffee beans? Favorite locations they originate from?’ This is a fine question from a friend and client of mine who, for the record, is not a…

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The Semi-Crabby 2018 Gift Guide!

I won’t bore you with an intro here folks. You are probably thinking about what to get your loved ones, and also the people you don’t give a crap about but are expected to give stuff to. Here are some ideas for you, biased toward coffee liking people, according to how much you like them:…

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All Dis Stuff

Hey everybody it’s Tim! Welcome to today. It’s Sunday, and I got a really great question from my good friend Rocky Lalvani. Rocky asked me, “Why do people put all this stuff in their coffee?” And it’s a great question. Because people associate coffee with things like cream, sugar and flavored syrup, and those of…

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An Approach to Grinding at Home

The biggest win you can give yourself when you’re brewing at home is using just-ground coffee. That means buying a coffee grinder and actually using it on the daily. For some folks it’s too much trouble: too messy, too noisy, just a pain in the ass. Other folks realize the taste advantage is unparallelled and…

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The 2018 San Francisco Pen Show. Pens and fun and fins and pans.

Back in July I was chatting with my buddy Dan Smith, original FPGeek and renowned Nibsmith. Out of the blue, he asked if I’d like to give him a hand in San Francisco. Thanks to my indulgent wife and selfless mother-in-law, we made sure the chilluns would be cared for and transported appropriately. Thursday the…

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How Tim Brews at Home! Gear choices EXPOSED.

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note: nobody’s paying me to recommend these products. I actually use them every day. The product links *are affiliate links* In the day-to-day in-n-out of being a coffee guy I get lots of questions from customers and strangers. One question I get is “Do you drink a lot of coffee?” Yes, I do. 5-10 cups…

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