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Friday, 14.Feb.2003

7:17 - It is by will alone I set my mind in motion...

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Ah, yes, the gift of caffiene.

This morning's batch turned out a little weaker than it normally would be. I'm not too sure how that happened, but I do know that the sweetness level is accurate. And the caffiene content is just fine (leg be twitching without choice from me). So, I need to experiment (yet again) with these new grinds and try to figure out how to get the flavor back up without also increasing the caffiene potency or letting the bitterness overcome the sugar.

Ah yes, this is an art form indeed. An art form which I can happily devote my life to.

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From:ox_number_10
Date:9:13 14.Feb.2003 (UTC)
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I think there was enough caffine in the kawphey's(sp?) aroma that I snapped awake at 6 in the morning and couldn't get back to sleep.

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From:gregory_geiger
Date:9:22 14.Feb.2003 (UTC)

hahah!!

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thats funny..

But Lograh, isn't it more of science? you are looking for the EXACT combination.. like Chem. and if I remeber, didn't you have a mad scientists cackle when you used to make it??
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From:lograh
Date:10:12 14.Feb.2003 (UTC)

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And you use a specific ammount of red in the mixture of colours when you want to get an orange in your painting. My father measures out specific ratios of chemicals when making glazes for his pottery. Just because specific ratios or ammounts of ingrediants are used, that does not make it a science.

While I am looking for a particular ratio that I find most appealing to my tastes, I will still vary it with each batch depending on my mood and the effect I'm trying to go for. This batch, for example, is strict Turkish Coffee with the only deviance being half a spoon of honey for sweetness. I was in a mood for a more traditional flavor, also I was trying out the new grinds to see how they behaved.

Moreover, there are often times when I toss all specifics out the window and go for something truly new. Like once when I made a batch with only one spoon of sugar instead of 9, and then poured it over a cup filled with vanilla ice cream to make a sort of coffee-float (which actually tasted REALLY good).

As for the cackle of demented anticipation, mad scientists aren't the *only* people who use it.
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From:gregory_geiger
Date:10:17 14.Feb.2003 (UTC)

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well, for me, there is an element of science in painting. If I had an effective way to measure this or that color to make so-and-so color, I would. Whoof, let me tell you, it's a drag when you run out of that great red you just made.

hurmn, so pencil me in for some turkish man. ;-) Cackle or no.
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From:lograh
Date:10:13 14.Feb.2003 (UTC)
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Ah yes, there is that aspect of Turkish that cannot be hidden. It is far more potent than most other variations on the coffee theme.

Sorry I woke you, some things cannot be helped. At least it wasn't much earlier than you would normally wake up. :)
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