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GreenwayBarista

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  • Location: Houston, TX
  • Favorite foods: Coffee, Pho, Pasta, Localvore
  • Last bite on earth: Pho Binh Trailer on Beamer and Beltway- Pho Nam Gau Gan

Micro-sized Texan Coffee Roasters Making a Global Impact

Just saying that for a state so small Oregan gets much more pub for being a thriving state for the entrepreneur. Texas is a great state to do business in, it just doesn't get the reputation, even though it's giant compared to Oregan. May not be famous for does not mean bad! Either way the article is geared towards focusing on positive upstarts here in Texas!

What to Do with Cocoa Nibs

My buddy makes Cocao Nib Rye Whiskey using 4 oz. of cocao nibs in 750ml of Rittenhouse Bonded 100 Proof Rye Whiskey. Let the nibs soak for 12 hours in the rye whiskey then filter with a cheesecloth. The results are amazing! I made a drink called the Jakarta- 2oz. Cocao Nib Rye, 3/4 oz. Cherry Heering, 2 barspoon Batavia Arrack - Strain and served up. Delicious! Cocao Nib Rye is also great for sours and flips.

Cook the Book: 'The Tex-Mex Grill and Backyard Barbacoa Cookbook'

Robb is such a great story teller, and when you buy the book, check out the awesome picture of Fidel Castro eating Tex Mex form the 50's! holy mole'!

Coffee Review: Intelligentsia's Anjilanaka Bolivia San Juan Ocho Estrellas

@wunami the V60 is really cool because the induced channeling (spiral veins) and different opening seem minor, but the effect is major. What this does is create a "Venturi", hence the "V" in V60 which is basically the twist the coffee makes as it exits the filter. This venturi helps regulate the brew time on the V60, no matter who is pouring or how fast they pour. This is cool because it eliminates one variable from disturbing the brew cycle. I was right there with you about being skeptical how tornado shaped ridges could really make such a huge difference, but its best to pick one up and try for yourself! I was really impressed and now brew these multiple times a day.

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