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A smooth Espresso for beginners

Dear Reader As you know from following diablog, Glynsky and I love espresso. He prefers illy and I usually buy from a local roaster, their house blend. Glynsky uses a French press often, I use real espresso machines and sometimes a Moka pot. The best way to make espresso you can find here. Once in […]

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Moka pot – an Alternative to an Espresso Machine

Dear Reader, Earlier on diablog I wrote about my love of espresso, here and here. The main difference between coffee and espresso is water versus pressured steam. Only an espresso machine extracts the delicious coffee aroma with steam, which is pressed through the coffee powder, ideally at ~9 bar. The other methods use hot or […]

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Bad luck – good luck

Dear Reader, My love for espresso is well documented here on Diablog. A few weeks ago my espresso machine died. First the gasket went. I had pushed too much, my fault. Yet, after some hustle I bought a new gasket from a small lovely store. The gaskets I had ordered online previously never arrived. So […]

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Sunday Morning Classic

Dear Reader, At diablog we play a lot of music, and from various genres. With one exception, there are not too many pieces of classical music. In ‘meat space’, aka offline, I like to start my Sunday mornings with classical music. Usually I have a glass of orange juice, a glass of pineapple juice, my […]

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Small French meal

Dear Reader, When I feel like celebrating with a little meal, the choice of food places is tremendous. Always a safe bet is one of my three favorite brasseries. And a good selection for a small meal is sautéed Foi Gras with a slice of an apple on brioche as an appetizer, with a nice […]

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Going south

Dear Reader, As you know from here, Glynsky traveled again, for pleasure again, to Vienna again. Did he invite his slave? Of course not. As Pete Townshend sings: “Give blood, and there are some who’ll say it’s not enough.” Luckily, there are people who appreciate my work, and – strange enough – seem to enjoy […]