Saturday, November 11, 2006

My Coffee Pictures

flickr coffee sets
Originally uploaded by Mr. phelps.
Writing coffee articles on ye old blog takes time, uploading pictures on flickr takes substantially less. Hence, there are many more coffee pictures than blog articles.

Check them out at:


Sunday, October 01, 2006

How To Make A Great Cup Of Coffee Without A French Press

If your small french press is broken and all you want is a single cup of coffee utilize the utensils from around the kitchen to create a delicious cup of coffee. First find a cup (preferably stainless steel but porcelain will work the one in the picture is 16 oz). Next grind your coffee (I use 3 – 4 coffee-scoop scoops). Pour in hot water 30 seconds off the boil, let seep for 4 minutes, then strain into either a small wire strainer or multiple strainers to catch unnecessary grounds. Delicious (and it makes cleaning so much easier and faster)

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Coffee Picture Bombanza !

nine leaves in a cup
Originally uploaded by Mr. phelps.
“Nine Leaves in a 12 oz. Cup.” Make sure to swing by my Flickr page to check out a barrage of constantly updated coffee related pictures:

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Zippys Java Lounge in Everett !

zippys java lounge 2
Originally uploaded by Mr. phelps.
Everett has traditionally been a drive-thru espresso town. Today it primarily is dominated by the overwhelming amount of drive-thru stands. Despite the majority of quick espresso service stations there are sit down coffee shops where an Everettite or visitor can sit and comfortably pass the time away. One such coffee shop is Zippy's Java Lounge purveyors of Hines Public Market Coffee and crusaders of coffee enlightenment. A community center where artists and locals can gather to enjoy a cup of coffee, food, or an ice cream soda. Wonderful. [stop by to see Zippy the dog of inspiration] (click for more pics)

Friday, July 21, 2006

A Taste of Italian Espresso Near Wallingford !

My co-worker Karl and I ventured out on a coffee excursion to N Allen and Stone Way near the base of Wallingford to ``Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria & Espresso'' for some fine Italian Cuisine. Word on the street was that Tutta Bella was one of the few places in town that had a manual espresso machine (a rarity in Seattle) so we had to verify the rumor. We were greeted with very hospitable service and Attibassi Coffee pulled (like our sources told us) from a manual espresso machine in complete suave style. Very impressive! (Click for more pics) (a member of

Monday, July 10, 2006

I am a friend to coffee beans everywhere

bean boys
Originally uploaded by Mr. phelps.
I love coffee beans

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Three Coffee Caballeros!

three coffee caballeros 2
Originally uploaded by Mr. phelps.
As Sarah the barista said "say tea!"