10 places in Los Angeles to get a damn good cup of coffee

In the last few years Los Angeles has found its coffee roots. After a slow start the city is booming with exceptional baristas serving high quality beans 다운로드. And that includes all the features coffee drinkers love: expensive machines, specific dairy options, local roasters, fair trade, and even vendors at farmers markets 공인단기.

There is also a competition to create the perfect coffee experience. Shops are experimenting with interior design and culture programs – like banning laptops, offering no seating, and – in true LA spirit – wide open outdoor spaces 다운로드.

This makes visiting the top ten coffee shops in Los Angeles a fun adventure. Here they are, from LA Weekly, with the address included – for more details on each shop read the full article 다운로드.

 

1. Espresso Cielo – 3101 Main Street, Santa Monica

2. Balconi Coffee Company – 11301 W 기타교본. Olympic Blvd #124, Los Angeles

3. Coffee Commissary – 801 N 멜론 2018년 6월 4주차 top100. Fairfax Ave., #106, Los Angeles

4. Farmers’ Markets – at the Crenshaw market, USC market, Hollywood Yamashiro market

5. Cafecito Organico – 2 locations in Los Angeles – 534 N Squirrel sql download. Hoover Street & 710 N. Heliotrope Drive

6. Spring for Coffee – 548 S 유플레이 다운로드. Spring Street, Los Angeles

7. CoffeeBar – 600 S extjs 엑셀. Spring St., Los Angeles

8. Intelligentsia – 3 locations:

  • 3922 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles
  • 1331 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice
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9. Cognoscenti Coffee – 3156 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles

10. Cafe de Leche – 5000 York Boulevard, Los Angeles

 

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Beethoven drank buckets of black coffee – Creativity advice from 90 artists

It’s nice to have creative friends, especially when you hit a creative block. You can call them up and ask them for advice. That’s exactly what Alex Cornell did and he turned it into BreakThrough sftp 폴더! 90 Ways to Spark Your Imagination.

Each one is a personal thought from an artist, writer, or musician – like the one below from Alexi Murdoch 다운로드. Browse the book on Amazon or visit Brain Pickings for more quotes Fifa 12 apk download.

From Alexi Murdoch:

Beethoven drank buckets of strong, black coffee Unifying downloads. Beethoven was creatively prodigious. (He also went deaf and, perhaps, mad.) Sound syllogism here? I’d like to think so.

The idea that creativity is some abundantly available resource waiting simply for the right application of ingenuity to extract, refine, and pipe it into the grid seems so axiomatic at this cultural juncture that the very distinction between creativity and productivity has been effectively erased 다운로드.

And so it is that, when faced with a decreased flow in productivity, we ask not what it might be that’s interfering with our creative process, but rather what device might be quickly employed to raise production levels easy2boot download. This is standard, myopic, symptomatology-over-pathology response, typical of a pressurized environment of dislocated self-entitlement.

At the risk of going off brief here, can I just ask: What’s wrong with creative block 가판대? Might it not just be that periods — even extended ones — of productive hiatus are essential mechanisms of gestation designed to help us attain higher standards in our pursuit of creative excellence 다운로드?

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Have you used Fab yet? – The design site has 7 million customers and is booming

If you can, imagine the intersection of Ikea and Etsy. Industrial home manufacturing meets quirky internet designers. That is Fab.com 인사이드아웃 더빙 다운로드.

From the CEO:

There are now nearly 10,000 products on Fab every single day. (Btw. Ikea boasts having 9500 products on their website.)  We’re building the world’s greatest design store 다운로드.

 

And it seems to be working, the site hit 6 million visitors in August and a month later has surpassed 7 million 백발백중 apk. Definitely, worth visiting.

Here are a few of the products:

 

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The Zero Waste coffee maker

One of the keys to living Zero Waste is to find those genius products that reduce your waste and offer a superior product. I’ve found just that for my coffee and it’s called the Moka 다운로드.

I like this coffee maker because there are no filters to change or pods to throw out. There are only a few moving parts and it lasts forever (4 years and counting) 식극의 소마 1기 다운로드. In fact, it is such a genius design that it was first patented in 1933 and hasn’t changed all that much 램페이지 2018 다운로드. Over 200 million of them have been sold, making it one of the most popular coffee makers ever.

Here it is:

 

It comes in several sizes and starts at $20 for the 1-cup version 다운로드. This is the one my family uses because it serves one person perfectly. We occasionally run into trouble when two people need coffee at the same time, and there is a 3-cup version for only $22 다운로드. Which sounds like a good deal, but maybe not.

If you’re going to buy one, start with the 1-cup version. If you find that everyone is wanting coffee at the same time (this rarely happens in my household) then go for the bigger one 다운로드. We actually own both but never use the larger one. Whenever we did a lot of coffee would be wasted and we would always switch back to the 1-cup.

Now, for those coffee experts out there, comes the taste 안드로이드 인터넷 동영상 다운로드. In my opinion, the Moka offers a superior taste and consistency to any other home coffee maker on the market. The coffee is a blend between drip and espresso, giving it a creamy consistency with a little extra water that enhances the flavor 다운로드. The only thing that beats it is a professionally prepared espresso, though, many times I find those are inferior as well (the quality depends on the barista) 눈이부시게 8화.

The Moka is a heat based system, meaning you will have to put it on your stove. The process of setting it up is real easy. You unscrew the bottom and add water and coffee 삼국지 시리즈 다운로드. Screw it back together and then put it on the stove. The water will steam up and then shoot through the coffee (like espresso) as it rises and then condensing in the top. During which a nice smell of coffee will waft through the house and it is ready to serve when the bubbling sound stops (like popcorn in a microwave!).

I have fallen in love with my little Moka and I bet you will too. It is the perfect Zero Waste coffee machine for the eco-minded, or even the coffee snob. And, for the price it can’t be beat.

Logitech creates a keyboard you can spill coffee on

A true innovation. Everything should be made waterproof.

The New Logitech Washable Keyboard K310

Today, we’re excited to announce the Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 – the keyboard that loves a wash 다운로드. From a light dusting to a rinse in the kitchen sink, this keyboard is easy to clean and easy to dry.

We’ve all experienced that moment of distraction, followed by panic, resulting from a cup of coffee or soda, or anything else, spilling all over our keyboard 다운로드. That’s life. Spills, messes and mishaps will happen, but that’s okay because this keyboard can handle whatever life throws at it. That’s why we call it life proof 다운로드.

 

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The iPhone as your wallet – Apple creates Passbook for iOS 6 – check-in to flights, buy a Starbucks coffee

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The best way to learn about Passbook is to see it in action, the video below auto-starts at 1:32:55 (except on mobile devices):

 

In my personal quest to shrink my wallet, maybe even get rid of it, I love this feature 삼성전자 메뉴얼 다운로드. No more loyalty cards and gift cards, just my phone.

More on this new app from Apple:

 

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The Art of Fermentation in coffee, bread, beer, cheese, yogurt…

The list of fermented food in our lives is staggering: bread, coffee, pickles, beer, cheese, yogurt and soy sauce are all transformed at some point during their production process by microscopic organisms that extend their usefulness and enhance their flavors 다운로드.

The process of fermenting our food isn’t a new one: Evidence indicates that early civilizations were making wine and beer between 7,000 and 8,000 years ago — and bread even before that 다운로드.

But was exactly is fermentation? And how does it work? Those were the questions that fascinated Sandor Katz for years. Katz calls himself a “fermentation revivalist” and has spent the past decade teaching workshops around the country on the ancient practice of fermenting food 지방의 누명 다운로드.

“If you walk into a gourmet food store and start thinking about the nature of the foods that we elevate on the gourmet pedestal, almost all of them are the products of fermentation,” he tells Fresh Air‘s Terry Gross 킹스맨 유료 다운로드.

 

Listen to the full interview on NPR’s Fresh Air‘Fermentation’: When Food Goes Bad But Stays Good

 

The book – The Art of Fermentation 다운로드.

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Starbucks to improve its baked goods – purchases artisan bakery, La Boulange

Starbucks got the coffee right. Now, it is trying to do the same with the food.

The world’s largest coffee chain announced on Monday plans to acquire for $100 million a small artisan bakery chain, Bay Bread and its 19-unit La Boulange bakery brand 꽃보다 청춘.

The move comes just months after Starbucks (SBUX) purchased the tiny Evolution Fresh juice brand and at a time Starbucks is pushing hard to expand beyond coffee and vastly improve its baked goods and other food offerings 봄의왈츠. Food is one of the chains fastest-growing businesses, now accounting for $1.5 billion in revenues even as its sales have grown by double digits over the past two years 웨이보 영상 다운로드.

“After more than 40 years, we will be able to say that we are bakers, too,” says Howard Schultz, CEO at Starbucks.

via USA Today

 

The bakery chain, La Boulange, reminds me a lot of Le Pain Quotidien 다운로드.

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Start-up perks – the standards, impressive ones, & no way that’s amazing

We asked more than a dozen startups (Thrillist, Fab, Tumblr, Jetsetter, StumbleUpon, Asana, Eventbrite, Warby Parker, Rent the Runway, Coloft, ZocDoc, GetGlue, Foursquare, Birchbox, Modcloth, Evernote) what perks they offer and we’ve grouped these perks into three tiers, giving you the sampling of who offers what and why these companies think it wise to spend money on them 한강체 다운로드.

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  • Catered lunch every day.
  • Paid vacation day on your birthday.
  • $100 Uber car credit each month (StumbleUpon) or car service for late nights (Tumblr) 다운로드.
  • A “Fun Committee” to plan company outings, such as ice skating, scavenger hunts.

Really? That’s Amazing

  • Unlimited sick and vacation days, because “we believe in treating everyone like an adult,” says Braley 유튜브 삭제 된 영상 다운로드. (Thrillist, ZocDoc, ModCloth, Foursquare).
  • A tab at the local coffee shop, so teammates don’t have to eat the cost of networking (Jetsetter) 기타 프로 5.
  • In-office massages, chiropractor and acupuncture sessions every week (Eventbrite).

Just small selection of the perks from the articleAre These the Best Startup Perks You’ve Ever Seen 타이틀고딕 다운로드?

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Growing coffee trees in California

In this day of the $6 cup of coffee, when bragging rights mean knowing not only the varietal but the beans’ latitude, anything exotic gets the antennae waving 다운로드. Which may explain why Jay Ruskey of Good Land Organics is inundated with requests to visit his north Santa Barbara County farm, where he is the only person cultivating coffee in California wget 디렉토리. He’s been turning down the requests—until now. This month the curious can sign up online for an agritour and the chance to see how Ruskey coaxes a plant inextricably tied to Latin America and Africa to flourish on U.S verdana 폰트. soil.

The coffee-growing experiment is part of the UC small farms initiative, which supplied Ruskey with bushes and an expert, Mark Gaskell, who has worked in Central America 다운로드. While coffee is normally grown at altitudes approaching thousands of feet, Ruskey’s farm sits at 650. The beans thrive in his coastal canyon largely because of the lack of extreme cold or heat and the low winds 다운로드.

via Los Angeles Magazine

 

Ruskey's Coffee Trees

 

He now has 470 trees in the ground, which would fill half an acre if they had been planted in a continuous block 다운로드. By chance, he planted the young trees among mature avocado trees and found that the two were good companions, as the coffee benefited from the rich soil generated by the avocado trees’ mulch Smartstart download.

…his mature trees are mostly Typica, the Arabica type from which most others developed, and Caturra, a mutation of Bourbon discovered in Brazil outlook 2013. He also has 100 young trees of Geisha, a rare Panamanian strain of Ethiopian origin, legendary for its superb quality.

He is sufficiently convinced of the feasibility of his project that he and Gaskell are working to organize a Santa Barbara coffee growers association with several other farmers who have planted or committed to planting coffee trees 다운로드.

via Los Angeles Times

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