Along with today's Crafty Blogger links I am including an inside peek from The Art and Craft of Coffee that includes a bunch of fun facts about manual coffee grinders that are really interesting.
“In the decades that Kevin Sinnott has spent meeting with and interviewing hundreds of coffee professionals, rather than crossing over to the dark side and becoming one himself, he has taken what he has learned and translated it from coffee geek-speak into English. Why? For the sole purpose of allowing you to better enjoy your coffee. In short, if you like coffee, you will love this book.” —Oren Bloostein, proprietor of Oren’s Daily Roast
There is no other beverage that gives you a better way to travel the world than coffee. You can literally taste the volcanic lava from Sumatra, smell the spice fields of India, and lift your spirits to the Colombian mountaintops in your morning cup of joe. The Art and Craft of Coffee shows you how to get the most out of your coffee, from fresh-roasted bean to hand-crafted brew.
In The Art and Craft of Coffee, Kevin Sinnott, the coffee world’s most ardent consumer advocate, educates, inspires, and caffeinates you.
Inside you will find:
How green coffee beans are farmed and harvested Insight into single-origin coffee beans and worldwide coffee harvests A photo guide to roasting your own coffee at home How to choose the best grinder for your beans A complete, visual manual for 9 coffee brewing styles, including French press, vacuum, Chemex, auto-drip, Turkish ibrik, and espresso Delicous recipes for dozens of coffee and espresso beverages
Kevin Sinnott, host of the how-to video Coffee Brewing Secrets and curator of the www.coffeecompanion.com website, is the United States’ foremost consumer coffee authority. His latest project is www.missioncoffeecan.com, a web series following college students determined to win a national competition marketing their own brand of Guatemala coffee.
Click on this page from The Art and Craft of Coffee to read about how good manual grinders are.
Now on to Linky-Love!
Enter the giveaway this week at Craft Buds to win a Slice Fabrique cordless fabric cutter from Making Memories! Great for sewing applique and also paper crafts! (Ends 8/9)
Crafty Princess Diaries
Tammy shares a super easy baby afghan to crochet for that special baby boy.
Eileen - The Artful Crafter
How to make a tubular wine bottle tote from a cardboard mailing tube.
The cathedral windows quilt is unique in that it requires no batting or backing. It's an all-in-one quilt block! Check out Lindsay's cathedral windows mini quilt in bright solid fabrics.
Mixed Media Artist
Remember when altering altoid tins was all the rage? Cyndi shares an accordian book that she made using a tin as the cover! It's still a lot of fun!
About Family Crafts
Learn how you can make back to school fun with all of these crafts and activities.
Stop by and read Aileen's book review on Margot's new book New Dimensions in Bead and Wire Jewelry: Unexpected Combinations, Unique Designs and enter to win a book of your own!
Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi showcases the cards she made with a free Crafters Companion download.