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A roast-tinted take on coffee

In Dubai, Travel, Video on September 7, 2012 at 6:15 pm

A different take on Ethiopian coffee at Make contrasts with the coffee ceremonies of Addis Ababa. And makes me think about coffee in general.

This morning I went to Make Business Hub for a coffee morning. Not a coffee morning with gossip about family and work, but a coffee morning dedicated to, well, coffee.

It was hosted by Matt Wade, of Coffee Planet Roastery, whose business card reads “roast master”, a coffee expert.

He was showcasing one coffee, an Ethiopian roast, that had lemon hints, and tones of chocolate and caramel. He filtered it into a large decanter that looked like it had been taken from a chemistry lab, added some lemon peel to it, and a bit of sugar syrup “to balance it”; that is, to bring out the chocolate tastes. It was served poured into a glass with ice and a slice of lemon peel.

Ethiopian coffee at Make Business Hub. It was filtered into the glass cafetiere, lemon peel and a little sugar syrup added, then poured over ice. (Photo taken with my HTC One X)

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Living on the sledge

In Video on February 4, 2011 at 4:28 pm

A couple of days before Christmas (2010), I went sledging in the Braid Valley in Edinburgh with my brothers, Joe and Pete. We videoed the trip. Now, using all my Final Cut skills (which are at toddler level still), I’ve edited the video together, complete with a soundtrack. YouTube tells me it’s not available in Germany. Damn you, Harry Connick, Jr.