Hello, and welcome to my coffee page. My name is Stephen. I drink coffee; lots of coffee. But I mostly do espressos; lots of espressos. I like to do other things with coffee as well, like roasting it, blending it, and eating it. I'd like to take a paragraph or two to give you some of my insights into coffee.
Following are some of my "favorites":
-Favorite double blends: Kenya/Ethiopia, Mexico/Sulawesi, Costa Rica/New Guinea
-Favorite triple blends: add Columbian to any of the above !
-What kind of roaster do I have?: My new Hearthware roaster and two or three Westbend Hot Air Poppers !
-Where do I get my beans?: Sweet Maria's - Hi Tom !, Palo Alto Coffee Roasting Co., City Bean (L.A.)
-How many states have I had coffee in?: 50
-What's the best state?: Alaska, by far
-What's the highest elevation?: 14,000 ft. in Colorado (try it some time!)
-What's the lowest elevation?: Death Valley -282 ft.
-Favorite coffee memories: many. Coffee on the hood of a rented Ford Explorer in Alaska, getting attacked by bugs; Fresh coffee at 40,000 feet; Pot of old, burnt, black, bitter coffee in a small cafe in the Yukon territory; Coffee at the top of the Grapevine, shivering; Fresh espresso on a mountain biking trip in Canyonlands N.P., Utah; nice Hot coffee in Phoenix in 110 degrees (stove not necessary !); First espresso in French restaurant, c.1980; Getting my La Pavoni Pro in the mail, c.1998 :-); Getting my girlfriend (now wife) a Gaggia Pro grinder, c.4/99 :-); having an espresso in Mozart's favorite cafe in Vienna
As much as I love coffee, I do have other hobbies. Check out some family photos and some kool pages below ! (But check out the coffee stuff first !) ...
NEW My favorite Coffee House - Cat's Caf !
NEW Constanze's Bridal Shower - August 25th, 2002 !
When do Stephen and Constanze get Married ?
When does Constanze Leave SLO ?!
Lots of Coffee Stuff !
Coffee Funnies Page ! (small, but growing ... :-)
La Pavoni - Holy Grail of Espresso Machines :-) - Resources
Coffee Maps of The World !
Stephen and Constanze's Favorite Food Sites. Yum.
Various Technical Solutions for Desktop Support Professionals.
Software ! Shareware ! Freeware !
Converters, Reference Sites, and Stuff Finders (more interesting than it sounds !
Some of Stephen's Favorite web sites
On Sociology ... various essays
On Politics ... various issues and links
On Current Events .... various World Newspapers and Websites
Media Pages-Television and Print
Friends and Family
Constanze and Stephen's Europe 98 Vacation !
Constanze and Stephen's New York 99 "Engagement" Vacation !
Slideshows of various Pictures !
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