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有想过剪开两个粘在一起的莫比乌斯环会得到什么好玩的形状吗:

时枝正的人生经历非比寻…
acoustic  idea  coffee  video  explained 
december 2018 by aries1988
梁文道:講究

景從

南方人對於北方人喝茶習慣的整體印象。在我們這裏,有人喝茶,喝到能夠分辨出一款茶到底是產自武夷山某座山峰的向陽面,還是向陰面的地步。而北方人呢 ,我們總以為他們所謂的喝茶,就是抓一大把茉莉茶碎丟進大缸,然後不管三七二十一地把熱水猛灌進去了事。

我看來最簡單的辦法就是看他講不講究。真正的酒鬼,是不必去多理會他在喝甚麼酒的,酒的味道和品質也不重要,最重要的是酒精的存在。

在正派人士看來,煙酒都不是好東西,為良人所不取。那我們就專心說茶跟咖啡好了,這今天世上最通行的四大致癮農產品當中比較健康,也比較正常的兩樣。

注水的動作。其他人多半都是手臂轉動,把水壺的壺嘴朝着盛載了咖啡粉的濾杯,由內向外一圈一圈轉出去。可他卻手臂不動,用上了整個腰部的力量,站在原地像是跳韻律舞一樣的打圈。

所有人聚精會神,先是有點裝模作樣地先聞一聞它的香氣,然後恭恭敬敬地用雙手舉起杯子淺吮,再長長吁出一口至福的嘆息(他們是日本人,你懂的)。

請不要誤會,我不是主張甚麼品味上的區隔,搞一些沒必要的歧視。我衹是簡單的以為。茶跟咖啡反正是我們常喝的了,與其漫不經心的把它們吞進肚裏。我們其實可以稍微講究都那麼一點點,讓它們為我們的生活帶來一些間歇的美好,暫時中斷乏味日常的庸碌,泛進一股色彩別樣的幽香。真的,一點點就好,不必太多。
anecdote  tea  coffee  howto  culture 
december 2017 by aries1988
How to Sleep

While no one knows why we sleep, it is a universal biological imperative; no animal with a brain can survive without it. Dolphins are said to sleep with only half their brain at a time, keeping partially alert for predators. Many of us spend much of our lives in a similar state.

If coffee does have an effect on longevity, it is likely a result of something more global than the potential effect of antioxidants—such as the fact that constant exposure to caffeine, even at low levels, suppresses appetite (in a world where most people eat more than is ideal). Or that it encourages social interaction—it inclines us to go out and do things with people—which itself is generally beneficial to health. These are legitimately positive results. But as with all chemicals, the comprehensive effect of caffeine on our health depends on how, and how much, we use it.

the vitamin/caffeine/amino-acid concoctions known collectively as energy drinks

When light enters your eye, it hits your retina, which relays signals directly to the core of your brain, the hypothalamus. The size of an almond, the hypothalamus has more importance per volume than any other part of your body. Yes, that includes the sex organs—you would have no sex drive without the hypothalamus. This almond is the interface between the electricity of the nervous system and the hormones of the endocrine system. It takes sensory information and directs the body’s responses, so that the body can stay alive.
sleep  coffee  health  debate  research  body 
december 2016 by aries1988
From relativity to quantum theory – our physical world explored through coffee | Aeon Videos
From relativity to quantum theory – our physical world explored through coffee — via @aeonmag
Physics  coffee  talk  life  discovery  thinking 
june 2016 by aries1988
The Case for Bad Coffee

Bad coffee is the stuff you make a full pot of on the weekends just in case some friends stop by. It’s what you sip when you’re alone at the mechanic’s shop getting your oil change, thinking about where your life has taken you; what you nurse as you wait for a loved one to get through a tough surgery. It’s the Sanka you share with an elderly great aunt while listening to her tell stories you’ve heard a thousand times before. Bad coffee is there for you. It is bottomless. It is perfect.

When I spent a semester in Italy during my senior year in college, I made sure to follow local customs—to never order a cappuccino after 10 a.m., to stand with confidence at the local cafe counter as I downed my umpteenth espresso of the day, perfectly paired with a rum-soaked baba or, in most cases, a cigarette.

Lately, I've been reacting to fancy coffee the same way a child reacts to an accidental sip of red wine mistaken for grape juice.

Cheap coffee is one of America's most unsung comfort foods. It's as warming and familiar as a homemade lasagna or a 6-hour stew. It tastes of midnight diners and Tom Waits songs; ice cream and cigarettes with a dash of Swiss Miss. It makes me remember the best cup of coffee I ever had. Even though there was never just one best cup: there were hundreds.

High-end coffee doesn't usually lend itself to such moments. Instead, it's something to be fussed over and praised; you talk more about its origin and its roaster, its flavor notes and its brewing method than you talk to the person you're enjoying it with. Bad coffee is the stuff you make a full pot of on the weekends just in case some friends stop by. It's what you sip when you're alone at the mechanic's shop getting your oil change, thinking about where your life has taken you; what you nurse as you wait for a loved one to get through a tough surgery. It's the Sanka you share with an elderly great aunt while listening to her tell stories you've heard a thousand times before. Bad coffee is there for you. It is bottomless. It is perfect.
coffee  story  life  money  buy  bonding 
november 2015 by aries1988
Insight: Building China's coffee capital
Hou Jiazi, a Nestlé Agronomist, tells the story of how the Nescafé Plan has helped farmers in the Yunnan province of China improve the quality and sustainability of coffee.

When I first arrived in Yunnan in 1997, I started working on an experimental coffee farm newly established by Nestlé to select the types of tree best-suited to local conditions, from plants crossbred by the company’s R&D centre in Tours, France.

China is home to 1.4 billion people and coffee sales are already significant, but the average person only drinks four cups a year – compare that with 150 in Hong Kong! There’s still massive growth potential, and it excites me to think that, here in Yunnan, we’re playing a vital role in China’s new coffee culture.
coffee  china  market  future  story 
september 2015 by aries1988
为什么意大利没有星巴克
世界上的第一杯Espresso诞生于公元900年——当然,毫无悬念的,第一杯Espresso诞生在意大利。从那时开始,意大利人对Espresso的热爱就没有中断过。意大利人每年要消耗掉7千万杯Espresso,平均每人要喝600杯。但在意大利,你很少会听到Espresso这个词,大多数时候,意大利人只简单的说咖啡(caffè)。

每个人的面前摆着自己的杯子——通常爸爸的最小,因为他只喝咖啡;孩子的最大,因为他们需要倒进大量的牛奶来和咖啡混合。意大利人从来不觉得小孩子不能喝含有咖啡的饮料——卡布奇诺(cappuccino)是意大利小朋友早餐的第一选择。

这些咖啡馆往往以美式咖啡体验为卖点:现代简约的店面设计、大容量便于外卖的纸杯、加了牛奶和糖浆的咖啡、以布朗尼为代表的美式甜点和免费的WIFI……这些咖啡馆受到了意大利年轻人和游客们的喜爱,通常的赞美声也都会类似简直就是意大利的星巴克、感觉比星巴克还好喝之类。
explained  coffee  italia  today  numbers  business 
august 2015 by aries1988
Coffee May Protect the Liver
Researchers found that compared with people who drank no coffee, those who drank three cups a day were about 25 percent less likely to have abnormal liver enzyme levels.

Should those who do not drink coffee start doing so? “This is an observational study and not designed to determine cause and effect,” Dr. Xiao said. “So based on this study, I wouldn’t make any recommendations. But it is reassurance that coffee and decaf are not harmful to liver function.”
drinking  coffee  health 
october 2014 by aries1988
咖啡装腔指南
雕光也是豆瓣Ber的挚爱,眼下据说已开到40余家,算是星巴克与Costa等洋品牌的挑战者。这些连锁咖啡馆用的原料与设备通常会比小店好些。就拿雕光来说,豆子基本用illy,咖啡机是La Cimbali,磨豆机也是Mazzer。再以星家为例,所有店员受过严格培训不说,还有《绿围裙手册》指引,不论是全自动Mastrena或Verismo,还是老款的手动La Marzocco,均能娴熟操作。标准化出品的缺点是惊艳难求,优点是质素稳定,因此深受追求中庸的商务Ber追捧。若是更进阶的Ber,就不能只满足于一般的咖啡豆,这时就得靠猫屎或蓝山来提升逼格。只是在猫屎被炒得火热之后,东南亚土著为提高产量,在麝香猫之外还找了竹鼠上阵,如果你想喝正宗的单品猫屎或蓝山,像珈露梦与Jamaicablue之类馆子才是安全的首选,因为他们自家就是高等级原豆的贸易商。
http://www.instapaper.com/read/362804371
http://www.instapaper.com/read/358975585
coffee 
february 2013 by aries1988
Why Apple Has Already Pwned the Gaming Market | Cult of Mac
That’s what Apple does with gaming. They’re not going after the console gamer. Just as Starbucks got non-gourmet coffee drinkers to drink gourmet coffee, Apple is getting non gamers to play games.
game  device  apple  starbucks  coffee  market  strategy  comparison 
august 2012 by aries1988
Why Apple Has Already Pwned the Gaming Market | Cult of Mac
That’s what Apple does with gaming. They’re not going after the console gamer. Just as Starbucks got non-gourmet coffee drinkers to drink gourmet coffee, Apple is getting non gamers to play games.
http://www.instapaper.com/read/275232418
game  device  apple  starbucks  coffee  market  strategy  comparison 
august 2012 by aries1988
贝贝咖啡 | 细细品味,多多珍爱!咖啡爱好者原创群组博客。
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cuisine  life  blog  chinese  coffee 
november 2009 by aries1988

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