Monthly Archives: July 2012

And – Action! (or what you can use olive oil for, as well)

So after describing to you guys how my beautiful new coffee machine is oh so great, I have to admit, I needed advice. Hence, what follows will be the conversations I am currently having with the guys at, who seem to be more into the machines than their makers…. the people at, the makers […]
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The Olympic Coffee Games – or: welcome to coffee geek world

My father had bought a Swiss espresso machine back in the eighties, when hipsters had no clue what a lever machine is or how important the grinding and tampering is for crema (or, for that matter, what crema is). He paid something like 800,- DM for it, which was quite outrageous, but just as he […]
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the infamous kochklub – or, how to make too much food and eat it, too

So these three great friends of mine and I initiated a kochklub, a cooking club. Originally one of these friends cooked for two of the others since they were leaving to study abroad in London. This was 1999… Upon their return, the cooking was established as a regular thing. The rules (of course there are […]
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berlin, du bist immer eine reise wert

I spent a week in Berlin – and even though I only had a few hours per day to walk the city, and even though the weather was mostly terrible, and even though I announced Sendling as the new Brooklyn recently, I have to admit: I love Berlin (and that’s something for a born and […]
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