Iced coffee notes

August 3rd, 2012  |  Tags:  |  Leave a comment

Iced coffee

Marco Arment’s Aeropress iced coffee technique has my total endorsement.

I usually prepare hot espresso drinks even in the most ridiculous parts of summer and have never cared for typical iced coffee, but this is different. I have enjoyed a few small glasses over the last two days, mixed at about a 2:3 ratio of coffee concentrate to whole milk. (I did invert the Aeropress while preparing the concentrate, contrary to Arment’s suggestion.) As a bonus, drinking what is essentially a small caffĂ© macchiato out of a rocks glass instantly makes one’s afternoon appear slightly more like a scene from The Big Lebowski.

Bad things happen to people who don’t drink coffee

September 17th, 2009  |  Tags: , ,  |  Leave a comment

Bad things happen to people who don’t drink coffee in these brief and surreal Jim Henson-designed TV ads from the late 1950s. Specifically, they happen at the hands of a misanthropic proto-Kermit the Frog figure, who commits acts of increasingly elaborate violence to shill for DC-based Wilkins Coffee: