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gra_farmer

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Brilliant things, really the best portable espresso. I sold mine to Toddy because I’d replaced it with the Nanopresso which is pod friendly, but I miss the inbuilt cup on the Mini.
I got one of those based upon your thread on ROF.....
 
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Nice65

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Running the contents of Keurig pods through a Lagostina press is a nice way to start another -5C snowy day.
Been following what’s happening around you since the fires and 50° heat last year. Man, the mudslides and what’s happening is crazy, is it mainly deforestation that’s letting all the soil slide about like gravy? I read that Canada is feeling the worst of the climate change situation, you’re getting very extreme weather changes.

According to our forecasters we‘re about to get the first sniff of winter next week. Of course it’s often referred to as The Beast from The East, or more sensibly for this one, a polar vortex. I tend to call it Winter, a cold time of year, but we should be in the negative temps too. The dripper pot sits and keeps warm on the stove.
 

Robson Valley

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Logging practices are very careful to conserve all sorts of root systems. As fast as the trees come down ( just a "fiber crop" in most circumstances), summer replanting is always well up into the millions. Billions total by now. Yes, you are being watched.

The biggest issue has been the tremendous range fires over the past couple of summers which have killed all the plants so soil cohesion is gone. We don't have soil or dirt like you do. 6-8" needle duff organics (burnt now) on the forest floor and clay/sand/rock under that. Does not take much water to grease that up and away the mountain side goes. 70kph wall of rocks, mud, water and smashed logs, here it comes.

Some of our highways have stretches carved into quite steep mountain sides. A few days of local big rain to grease that up and trees or no trees, the entire highway takes off down the mountain side. A friend of mine lives a charmed life. She has witnessed that **** happen in her rear view mirror.
 

Robson Valley

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Historically and today, what are the top brands of tea? I bought some very expensive oolong. The card said I could steep 4-5 cups from one unit of leaves. I'm not going to suck on the bottom of a compost heap. One cup and out they went.

The Keurig pods are good. The dark roast made east of me in Jasper National Park is fine.

Your BBC has excellent online coverage of the doo-doo happening south of me in BC. My kids say you can't imagine the noise and the 50-70kph flood speeds. Jeez! And I had a day of +44C at the end of June.
 

TLM

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I am using a small mortar for chaga, #1 son has taken his great grandmother's coffee grinder into use, still works as intended. It is from late 1800.
 

Robson Valley

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I inherited an ancient(?) coffee bean grinder. All brass fittings and dark woods, quite elegant. The electric takes 20 seconds. This thing, I can finish just as the kettle comes to a boil. For lazy days, just rip open a Keurig pod and be done with it.
 

Robson Valley

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Naan bread lying around. Found 1/2 a Sha-Li/winter pear and a regular Bartlett just coming on sloppy ripe. Needed local dark coffee beans, in the electric, ready in seconds while the kettle came up and I ate some pear.
Not another sound in the house. Silence. Not even the big shipping container trains 2 blocks away.
The clouds lifted maybe 10,000', lots of fresh snow. Makes for fabulous drinking water in my kitchen tap.

Yeah, it's coffee time.
 

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