5 more traditional ways to brew coffee (Matador Network)

Anne Merritt

Title & Link: 5 more traditional ways to brew coffee

Date Published :  12/14/2011

Publication: Matador Network


The addicts have spoken.

LAST WINTER, WE RAN an article on Six ways to brew coffee around the world. The guide became one of Life’s most popular features of 2011, and the truth became clear: Matadorians love the brew.

As a former barista, I’ve met my share of coffee snobs, and was bracing myself for the usual guff of “how can you bring yourself to drink x?” Instead, I was floored by the comments and retweets, full of tips and kind words. Any trace of snobbery was self-deprecating, any trick or gadget shared eagerly with fellow javaphiles.

Matadorian coffee drinkers, you’re my kind of people.

In the comments, we culled more worldwide means to a perfect cup.

Kyoto (cold drip) coffee

The machine is bulky, intricate, and looks like a relic…

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For the Love of Wanderlust


Me in Monument Valley pointing at the formation featured on the book cover

While traveling through Arizona and Utah I read Edward Abbey’s book Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness. In this book Abbey, who lived and worked in Arches National Park, describes his life there and describes his love for the Southwest. He has moments where he’s very harsh on the National Park Services and the tourists who frequent the National Parks, but he feels this way out of love for preserving nature. You can tell by his loving descriptions of the desert and the flora and fauna that live there, that what he cares about most is preserving this beautiful country. It’s a really great book and I highly suggest reading it if you’re visiting the American Southwest. Here are some of my favorite quotes from the book:

“If Delicate Arch has any significance it lies, I…

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Police threaten an evangelist for preaching on “Hell”

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A Rock Island, Il. Evangelist was threatened by police officers for preaching on “Hell” and accused him of cussing. Yet, if this Evangelist was using the term in reference to a particular place, (which he was), then there was no profanity in his speech.

Here is a portion of an article describing the events that surrounded the threats by local police:


“A Rock Island, IL, street evangelist has filed complaints after local police have twice threatened him with arrest for preaching about “hell” and informing people that they must die and face judgment. The court also required the man to justify his use of the word “hell,” asking why the alleged cuss word was a necessary part of his message.”



Read the rest of the article here:



Nevertheless, Dan Savage was allowed into a public school in order to bully, cuss, and ridicule those…

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I identify so closely with these definitions of an introvert. It’s not that I don’t like people, I just prefer them in small doses! I don’t like my personal space invaded too often for too long. I don’t enjoy spending time with shallow people who have nothing interesting to say or people who are just out to impress.

What category do you fall into? Can we define ourselves that simply? My guess is that most of us are a combination of the two with a tendency to lean more towards one than the other.

Extrovert vs introvert

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