How to Get the Best Cup from an Auto-Drip Coffee Maker from LifeHacker
The auto-drip coffee maker is ridiculed by coffee snobs (and for good reason—plenty of other methods make consistently better coffee), but the auto-drip’s no hassle, automatic brewing still makes it the go-to choice for a lot of homes and offices looking for a quick caffeine fix. While you may not be able to get the “perfect” brew from an auto-drip, you can make it a whole lot better with a little know-how.
An auto-drip coffee maker is handy because you can set it and forget it, but the fact you can’t control the temperature or the water ratio as it pours over the beans means you can’t customize the brew as much to fit your liking. The key to good auto-drip is to do skip any silly tricks and keep it as basic as possible, starting with the right coffee beans and roast.
Start the Process Right: Whole Beans, a Good Grind, Filtered Water, and the Right Temperature
Since you can’t control a lot of the variables that make a cup of coffee good with an auto-drip it’s important that you start the process right. This means fresh-roasted whole beans, getting a good grind, fresh water, and trying to get the temperature as close to right as possible.
via How to Get the Best Cup from an Auto-Drip Coffee Maker.
Donuts, is there anything they can't do?
Roll up the Rim starts today and that has some people thinking, why is Tim Hortons so successful? They are still making huge profits even in this global economic turmoil. Mike’s top five real reasons why Timmy’s is so successful.
#5. Let’s see – it’s addictive, it tastes good and it’s cheap.
#4. $74 million in free advertising alone, from that morning show begging for coffee all the time.
#3. You get to line up for 20 minutes in your car to get something you could easily make at home.
#2. It’s food you can spell! BITS, BELTS, BAGELS, BISCUITS (Okay – I have a tough time with Biscuits)!
#1. [Homer was right] “Donuts.. there really isn’t anything they can’t do.
Please play again. Again!?
Mike Benny presents Roll Up The Rim etiquette. With Tim Hortons Roll Up The Rim starting next week, there are a few points to remember before you start rolling.
#5. No using teeth on cups found in trash.
#4. If you paid for it, the prize is yours; take it. If you don’t, even the small prizes, you’ll just make it harder on yourself later. “Oh you said I could keep the free muffin I won with your cup; so I assumed you were setting historical president for future prizing.”
#3. If you throw it away, it is no longer yours (Bridal bouquet rules apply).
#2. Roll up the rim applies only to Tim Hortons coffee cups, not other household items and sundry bathroom fixtures that may or may not have rims!
#1. That whole looking surprised as you roll up the rim and then saying “hey I won a play again”, ya that’s funny, really funny.
No Jedi powers on premises
If you’re in line in front of me at Tim Hortons, you are going to need to know what you want to order before they say “what can I get for you?”.
This is surprising I know, but it’s what they do. I’m not sure why they don’t just use their Jedi Horton mind reading powers to tell exactly what you want, but they don’t. So just as a heads up, you may want to think about what you’re going to order while you’re waiting in line.
FYI, it says what the soup of the day is right in front of you on the menu board. Right below the part of the menu board that says “Soup of the day”. You can see it from the back of the line.
One more thing, you will have to pay. I know this also comes as a total shock. [Here's you: "What? $3.25? Okay, I will now remove my wallet from it's secure compartment and look through it to see if I have that much money in there. It's just I didn't think I would need to pay today."]
On behalf of all of us behind you in line – we really don’t want to watch you search your wallet for the exact change either, even if you’re really really sure you have another dime in there somewhere.