Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Opus 2013-211: Firsts: Stone Ground Coffee

I am on vacation and have time to investigate new things.  Couple that with the coffee snob book I picked up used and you have a whole world to investigate.  Currently we have on order a hand grinder for the beans.  This is still in the mail, with the check.  As I wait my son pointed out that he had a mortar and pestle decorating his kitchen window.  Mortar and pestle are used to grind things.  Coffee needs to be ground.

I gave it a try.

I hope the grinder arrives today because I don’t want to be forced to do this again. 

It can be done but it is a lot of work.  There are probably great techniques that develop from experience.  I don’t want to go through that process.  I ground the beans once and sifted out the finer parts.  I ground it again.  And again.  I finally took refuge in the directions on the French press that I was to use coarse ground coffee.  I heated my water and got ready to brew.

It was a lot of work.  It came out okay.  Tomorrow I hope to have the real grinder to compare results.

I do not recommend that you try it.  Learn from my mistakes.

homo unius libri


  1. Yes, but you are now a caffeinated and wiser man.


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