Posts filed under “Food and Drink”

Cuisinart Grind&Brew Coffee Maker $59

Whenever I mention one of my favored coffee makers — such as the Capresso 465.05 CoffeeTeam TS 10-Cup Digital Coffeemaker with Conical Burr Grinder and Thermal Carafe — invariably someone will email complaining about the $216 price tag.

The Capresso is an awesome machine. You can get modestly better coffee from a French Press — I use one on occasion — but its nowhere near as convenient as the combination of a grinder/timer/thermos. Sleep late? No worries, piping hot coffee is waiting for you downstairs.

This morning, I see that Amazon is running a one day special on the Cuisinart DGB-550BK Grind-and-Brew 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker for $59. AMZN list price is $189, but I have seen more typically  at $129 — and you can easily find it online for $99.

Regardless, $59 is a good price for a decent grind & brew coffee maker. The Capresso equivalent (w/o the thermos carafe) is about $162.

I just ordered the Cuisinart for our weekend place . . .



Your Coffee Sucks!

Category: Food and Drink

Japanese Slow Brew Coffee

Williams-Sonoma is nowcarrying a selection of specialty brewing equipment and accessories from Hario, a glass-manufacturing giant from Japan, including the unusual iced coffee slow drippers. They also have the more standard pouring kettle, grinder and filter cone and woodnecks. The Japanese coffee gear is stocked at most of the company’s stores, and on > Graphic…Read More

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend

How U.S. Income Groups Get Squeezed By Food Prices

> Take a look at the chart above constructed from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics 2009 Consumer Expenditure Survey. It conveys a sense of how Egypt’s poverty combined with the sharp rise in food prices sparked the political revolt against the Mubarek government. The chart illustrates how the lower income groups in the U.S….Read More

Category: Commodities, Food and Drink, Inflation

Let the Ritualized Turkey Massacre Begin!

In the US, we eat almost 300 million turkeys per year. About a third of them are consumed in the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Let the slaughter begin! hat tip Flowing Data > See also: • The Genetics of White Meat and Dark Meat from Scientific American (Thanks, Erin Biba!) • Tyrannosaurus Rex Had…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Food and Drink

Sugar: The Bitter Truth

Relevant to our soda post (“Pseudo-variety”: Soft Drink Industry Structure) JWagner points us to this video from Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology.



Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin. Series: UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public [7/2009] [Health and Medicine]

Category: Food and Drink, Video

Capresso 455

Way back in April 2004, I discussed why most people make bad coffee (Your Coffee Sucks!). In 2006, I got a Capresso 455 grinder/brewer/thermos for a B-Day (it was $300). Since then, its dropped to about $200 (Amazon), but I noticed in today’s NYT that you can pick one up for $119 (refurbished) at J&R….Read More

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend

Food Poisoning . . .

Well, THAT was no fun. I seemed to have eaten something yesterday — breakfast and lunch from the same deli — that caused quite a bit of intestinal distress. I thought I might actually go to the hospital last night to check for Appendicitis. Flushed out my system with lots of liquids instead. Will return…Read More

Category: Food and Drink

New SuperDawg Opening

Superdawg has been a Chicago institution for more than half a century. Its owned by friends of our family in Chicago  (Congrats on opening your second shop!) Here are the photos of the opening, and of Maurie and Flo getting installed on the shops roof: My inlaws can be seen in picture 3 here >…Read More

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend

The Conception of Wine

The Conception of Wine – Infographic from Tiago Cabaco on Vimeo.

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend

The Coke Bottle Redesigned

A design student’s eco-friendly and edgy reworking of the Coke bottle. This is only the first quarter of it — the full piece was 3 megs — too big to post here. > Click for full graphic Hat tip GMSV

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend