Coffee to go…

My wife says I have a bad coffee habit. I am always making detours to get a cappuccino. At least for my travels, I don’t have to use heavy engineering to design my own coffee cup.

On the space station, zero gravity means drinking from a straw in a bag. One coffee addict figured out how to use a cup with surface tension and capillary action (or some fancy engineering). The Coffee Cup video was beamed from the space station to NASA.

Now, for those of us facing scorn for the price of our beverages, astronauts are over the top. At $10,000/kg to put anything into low earth orbit, those are some expensive beans. (, as of 2000. The price per launch is way higher today.)

Relative to those prices, I feel better about spending $15 on some good fair trade espresso beans tomorrow. Look for another review soon.

Seize your coffee before you seize this blog

The Blog name is consistent with our company name – Two Old Beans.  We drink a cappuccino or latté before starting anything. 

I consume a lot of espresso drinks.  I have a decent espresso machine (Breville Cafe Roma), and a conical burr grinder.  Add in some good beans, and too many mornings of figuring out what works or me.  Some people will downplay my espresso machine, but I am happy with the results for the price.

For me, I also have 2 stove-top espresso machines, a couple manual frothers, too many Bodum (French Press) to count, and I think there is a filter-based coffee maker in the basement somewhere.

This blog will be about life, focusing on coffee since each day starts with feeding my coffee addiction.