A Summer Where I Visit THREE of the World’s Top 11 Coffee Cities

According to Lifehack: World’s Top 11 Coffee Cities Every Coffee Lover Should Visit

I read this article on LifeHack and as I live in one of these cities I visited two more and tried the coffee shops listed here.  It at least gives one somewhere to start.  Now I have to try the rest of them both in my home town and around the world.

Here are 11 of the best cities for coffee across the globe:

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Portable Steel Coffee Grinder

I was in Athens, GA, home of UGA and @petebikes showed me his Porlex JP-30 Stainless Steel Coffee Grinder and this is going to replace my Braun which is common but relatively less useful being neither adjustable, useful (as it heats the coffee and packs it), or manual.  Without it being manual it is useless for a bike trip!

I doubt I am going to have the same hack that is used in this picture:

Ocean off Oregon Polluted With Coffee – SHOCKER

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People aren’t the only ones getting a jolt from caffeine these days; in a new study published in Marine Pollution Bulletin, scientists found elevated concentrations of caffeine in the Pacific Ocean in areas off the coast of Oregon.

Yes, the details include the percentage of metropolitan wastewater treatment centers vs. home (septic) treatment centers and a variety of influences.  And yes, one does worry about the serious implication of not only caffeine but also all of the medications and drugs that are being pumped into the ocean.

But I find myself grinning when I think that the Pacific NW is indeed somewhere one might legitimately expect to find elevated levels of caffeine in the ocean.  I have heard the function of a worker is to convert caffeine to urine.  

Coffee Brewing Principles

Coffee Brewing Principles is worth the watch, now does it count at Professional Development?

The Video and the blurb:

George Howell of George Howell Coffee gives coffee enthusiasts insight into the science behind achieving ideal extraction and flavor balance. Learn how water-to-coffee ratio differences contribute to a vast variance in coffee strength. George explains other variables that affect the final brew, such as origin and altitude of the beans grown, and the roasting process.