We've got a use for your old drip coffee maker - use it to poach chicken. That's right - Gizmodo's MacGyver Chef series shows you how to poach chicken breasts and couscous in a coffee maker. We can't say we're game to try it (and we haven't had a drip coffee maker in house for over 4 years now), but it does in fact work.
Gizmodo has been featuring an in-house gadgeteer to basically test out different methods to cook most things. One such feature recently is the "How to Actually Make Coffee" - which we found both insightful and amusing. What's odd is how they leave out making coffee the right way - the single serve coffee way. We do agree on one thing - the basic elements, no matter what voodoo you're invoking to make coffee: beans, roast, grind, dose, water, temperature and brew time are the "WHY" you might have a great cup or awful cup of any coffee regardless of the method.
Designed by Brazilian designer Lucas Vieira, this coffee cup cubicle may be the ultimate work space for any single serve coffee drinker. We imagine an integrated Nespresso in this cubicle, along with plenty of different blends to enjoy throughout the day. Lucas calls this space the Coffee Office Workstation, and it features a touchscreen computer, space for your laptop and a spot for coffee (just a regular mug - no travel mugs). Not sure if it will ever be made, but if it does get made we're changing out our boring cubes for some cool coffee ones.
This story is kind of funny and kind of sad. Most modern scoots have plenty of room to hold a cup of coffee, but at least if you want to drive through on your scooter to get food or coffee you should be allowed to. Geez!
Here's pretty much the same story about a customer on a motorized scooter not being allowed to use the drive through, this time at a Tim Hortons coffee establishment in Nova Scotia. He's not going to sue, but plans to appeal to Nova Scotia's Human Rights Commission.
The attendant wouldn't serve him because of a company policy banning pedestrians, bicycles, and wheelchairs, including motorized scooters, from using the drive-thru. Matthews says that means no coffee for him, because he can't manoeuvre his scooter through the front door.
"It would take three people to get me in. And I don't even know if I'll be able to turn around when I get inside. And, if I don't run over somebody inside trying to back this up, it would be a small miracle," Matthews said.
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Wondering what to do with all of those leftover coffee filters since you switched to Single Serve Coffee? Well wonder no longer - you're going to clean all of those ethernet connections in your life. Yep - coffee filters can be used to clean the tips of ethernet cables if you're having troubles with the line.
After reporting some issues with their internet connection, technicians advised the folks over at Unplggd to wipe the tips of their ethernet cord with a coffee filter. Apparently the filters are excellent at catching loose impediments like lint, plus the technician reported witnessing more than on instance where installers had left cheeseburger grease on cords. Gross.
According to a study we found over at the Consumerist - arriving early to a job interview is just about as bad as missing it or being late. Their advice? Take a coffee break or perhaps a single serve coffee break and get there on time instead of early.
Sure, we all know that it's as disastrous to arrive late for a job interview as it is to submit your resume written in crayon. But have you ever thought about what happens if you arrive early? According to resume consultant Adam Sterling, arriving early disrupts your interviewers' schedules and creates tension.
Our Canadian correspondent, Shawn (a.k.a. "SH") recently wrote in to advise us of a new item which started appearing in most Superstore & Loblaws grocery markets the past few weeks. The grocery chain’s national brand is "President’s Choice" and this year, they added a new flavor to their line-up of Italian Sodas… coffee. Here’s what he had to say:
I’m sure most of you have had coffee in just about every imaginable form one could think of and the only thing which could compare to this would be "Coke Blak", however, this is not a coffee-flavored cola or a coffee-based energy drink. This is pure 100% Arabica coffee extract added to carbonated water without any added flavorings other than caramelized sugar to help sweeten things up.
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This robot uses about 20 digital servos in the body and a ton of robot magic to make a perfect cup of coffee. We can only wish our robot masters in the future make such an amazing cup of coffee, and don't make us serve them.
Jamey Hinds: There is nothing beneficial for the consumer with this new read more Thomas Davie: One of the reasons (or selling points) for me to read more Thomas Davie: What benefit do I get from the Keurig 2.0 that read more AO: No thanks. read more Gary: Hope the new 2.0 machine does not have the troubles read more