Am I rich because I coffee? No. Am I successful because I coffee? Absolutely!

#shareyourkape Cubao Expo Third Wave Coffee EXT. Cafe

Everyone has their own definition of success. Most of these involve money. Everyone needs money. Money makes our lives comfortable; Money enables us to enjoy the things we love; Money makes the world go round.  “I’m successful because I have an iPhone 11 Pro Max”; “I’m successful because I drive an SUV” (or a luxury car but SUV is more relatable); “I’m successful because I can travel wherever I want” – you get the point.

#shareyourkape Flat White Satchmi Store Megamall Coffee

Stopping for a few minutes on my way to work to enjoy a flat white from Satchmi, what does that mean? Read on

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Kapihan issue 2

ShareYourKape weekly coffee news Kapihan

Happy Valentine’s Day 2020 everyone! Here are some coffee stories you may use to break the ice with your date. Yes, it’s back:

ShareYourKape weekly coffee news Kapihan

Here we go!

Breaking News: Coffee can prevent bone fracturing when you grow old!

  • A study out of Hong Kong has determined that regular coffee drinkers had “significantly higher bone mineral density, a marker of strong bones”.
  • 12 metabolites (read the link below, I have no idea what this means) “were significantly associated with coffee intake, including 6 caffeine metabolites”.
  • Three of these were further associated with Bone Mineral Density (BMD). Simply put, these are “associated with both coffee consumption and strong bones that were less likely to fracture”
  • The study involved 564 adults who self-reported their coffee consumption.
  • Sources, including the published study itself, did not mention if the subjects consumed black coffee or with milk/cream. Wonder how many of the 564 only actually drank black coffee

 https://www.businessinsider.com.au/coffee-may-be-good-for-your-bones-study-2020-2

https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/study-the-diseases-prevented-by-having-a-cup-of-coffee-a-day

Link to the study: https://academic.oup.com/jcem/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1210/clinem/dgz210/5637088?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Snails can help save coffee?

  • Zachary Hajian-Forooshani found bright-orange poop on the underside of coffee plant’s leaves in Puerto Rico, poop that oddly had the same color as coffee rust
  • Yes, I am now writing about poop. Read on, this is actually interesting
  • The poop were from the invasive Asian tramp snail and he observed that these little things were actually eating coffee rust without damaging the leaves themselves.
  • However, scientists and Hajian-Forooshani himself have reservations about utilizing these little pests on a large-scale to battle coffee rust. The small f***ers are notorious for eating anything.

 https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/what-is-coffee-rust

Link to Haijan-Forooshani’s study: https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ecy.2966

Actual Stove Espresso, can anyone test this please?

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Credit: 9Barista

  • Coffee brewed using a Moka Pot was said to be almost espresso like. This product from the UK, the 9Barista, is supposed to actually make espresso from a stovetop brewer.
  • It bears a lot of resemblance to the traditional Moka Pot, just taller (and more pretentious). It features a dual-boiler design able to accumulate 9 bars of pressure when heated.
  • The makers, led by Jet Engineer Will Playford, claims it can yield espresso “akin to what’s made on commercial coffee bars”
  • I’m just going to wait for someone to review this.

https://dailycoffeenews.com/2020/02/13/9barista-ushers-in-a-new-generation-of-actual-stovetop-espresso/

https://9barista.com/

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Your coffee is Loud not Strong

Proper coffee is so hard to come by but it is here in the Philippines

I’ve been thinking about the topic for this post since late 2019. I’ve even drafted something, but reading through that now it doesn’t capture the message I really want to put out to everyone who reads this blog. So this is an entirely new draft of an idea I have been thinking about for a long time: Your coffee is loud not strong.

Manila Hotel Coffee Cafe Ilang-Ilang

Maybe why Hotel coffee is generally bitter?

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Gridiron Kape

It’s been two days since Kobe Bryant’s sudden death, tragically also involving his 13 year old daughter Gianna ‘Mambacita’, and here I am writing something connected to a Sport entirely different from Basketball: American Football. Specifically, arguably the most dominant figure in the NFL for the past two decades: Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. or simply Tom Brady.

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This is just an excuse to write about Apple’s The Morning Show but it’s my blog anyway so whatever

If you’re following me on Instagram you would have seen me praising almost every new episode of “The Morning Show” (which shall be referred to as TMS moving forward) in my stories. Even when critics were deriding the first three episodes (they were all released at the same time), I was already a fan. And when they started to praise every new one released after that, I couldn’t help but think “I told you so!” but also be happy it’s getting the positive recognition it deserves.

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Kapihan

ShareYourKape weekly coffee news Kapihan

Let me explain this new series. If you haven’t noticed yet, although this blog is coffee themed, not a whole lot of its content is actually about coffee. I’m looking to change that but I also have this actual job that I have to consider (take note; ‘consider’ not ‘prioritize’). For the meantime, and I’m taking a page out of that actual job in doing so, I’ll be publishing these newsletter types of articles every week. These will round up coffee news from anywhere in the internet, with me writing a short summary. Of course the links to the actual articles are provided, if you want to read more about it (also, so I won’t get sued).

If you have any news stories that you think are interesting, please feel free to send it to me at shareyourkape@gmail.com or tell me about it on the comments section below. Local news about coffee is absolutely welcome! Continue reading “Kapihan”