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.

Monday, June 12, 2023

Opus 2023-164: Imperial Coffee

I am wondering if Coffee Snobs are examples of the Emperor’s New Clothes.

A lot of claims are made.  On occasion I will watch a video by someone who has a channel on coffee.  I have seen these gurus prepare two brews with slightly different technique, taste them and comment on the subtle differences.  I have listened while they explained the chemistry of the “bloom” of coffee.  It is interesting but they tend to conflict with each other.  How long do you let a French press brew before pouring out the result?  There are many opinions.

I can tell differences but they occur between different brews of the same coffee as much as between different varieties of coffee.  I am aware that I lack discernment in my taste buds as well as my fashion sense.  I can tell the difference between a really good cup of coffee and a really bad cup but not much distinctiveness in between.  

I am ready to ask, “Why is the coffee naked?”  I am ready to question if there is really that much difference.  In the mean time I will just keep enjoying it however it comes out.

homo unius libri

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