Category: serious Kape

My (unqualified) thoughts about Lilydrip (this one the GIO)

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“You will never want to not be upgrading”. Now that saying can be used either as a positive or a negative, depending on the agenda of who’s saying it to you. It’s mostly associated with tech (because it’s the most obvious area of application for it) but when you really think about it, that applies to almost everything – even ourselves and yes, coffee. At the end of the day, being stagnant about something is almost as bad as chasing every upgrade you don’t need.

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Lilydrip: So much upside from such a small package
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Early thoughts about the Timemore (White) Black Mirror Scale – by someone not qualified to review it

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The closest things to reviews I do on coffee equipment is when I write one of those “My (unqualified) thoughts…” and they are what the title implies: thoughts about the product by someone unqualified to do a review about them. I want to use whatever equipment as much as I can before I write my thoughts about it, but I just got this Timemore (white) black mirror scale and I just can’t wait to share my initial thoughts. So now, if I haven’t used an equipment for more than 10 times (and I’m too excited about and have nothing else to write), I’ll just write one of these. Here are my initial thoughts about the Timemore (white) black mirror scale – basic version.

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I’m not going to lie, I love how the look of this scale
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The Haunting of Coffee Shops

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I only have pockets of time every day to do research, so you may have better luck than me in finding stuff like these, but I’ve only ever found two locations for possible “haunted coffee shops” and both of them are in the States. If you know any shops in the Philippines that have some paranormal activities, and while it’s still October, hit me up. I won’t mention the shop, it could drive business away, but I fancy a haunted coffee shop and might be compelled to visit it once it’s safe to go out again.

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My (unqualified) thoughts about the “Hello” Coffee Scale

It only says “Coffee Scale” on the box. Also sometimes referred to as the Shopee Scale, though I bought mine through Lazada, the “Hello” scale is my first scale to have a built-in timer. I would have loved to tell you I thought hard about buying this, even weighing in on the Pros and Cons, but it wasn’t. I was in Lazada during the 8.8 sale to buy a replacement aircon unit and this scale was suggested to me during checkout. My first scale, that small  chrome bugger, had a bit of water damage. Though it still eventually worked again, I reckoned a new scale would be a good idea as a backup plan.

“Hello” scale with a bag of filter coffee from SlowMov

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Coffee On-demand?

UK-based Sandwich Empire Pret a Manger (or simply Pret) has rolled-out a new monthly coffee subscription service. This coffee subscription, from a sandwich shop, allows members to get cups of coffee everyday (capped at a certain number per day) by just paying an upfront amount once every month. American Sandwich shop, Panera bread, also came up with something like this only difference was that it was rolled out before the pandemic we are currently going through. Heck, now even Leon (healthy food shop also based in the UK) has also rolled out a coffee subscription service – reportedly even cheaper than Pret’s.

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