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Zappa coffee

'Frank Zappa made the best fucking coffee I've ever tasted in my life. I've never before or since tasted coffee as good as I had at Frank's house. I asked him about it and he said it was some European blend that he had picked up. It was great! He'd say "I'm gonna go build a pot of coffee." He had the best coffee and we sure drank a lot of it.'   Arthur Barrow interviewed (3/2/2002) by Tom Brown, reprinted in Tom Brown's new Book "Confessions of a Zappa Fanatic"  ________________  A friend comments: "Arthur implies this was happening around the time they were replacing the original bass parts on the Money album, after the new studio was built so in the early 1980's (CD was released by Rhino in 1986, studio was built 80-82 I think). So this was long after the log cabin days with the old pot on the stove being heated and reheated. We are finally clos

Mahlkönig Vario Home Modhopper

The guys at http:// made me a fun mod, replacing the plastic hopper with something more industrial looking. The hopper is replaced by an aluminum tube in a ring, actually cut from one solid block of aluminum. The first idea was to fit a tube in a flat ring with a hole in it but the way it is now is way more solid. The measuring cup slides on top of the hopper to close it off and prevent any beans popping out of the tube, also preventing anything to fall down into the hopper that's not a coffee bean. Roemer Overdiep and I got permissioon to look around in the factory:  30 seconds cutting the edge snapshot from Roemer Overdiep on Vimeo .  The picture below is by Roemer Overdiep:  The amazing picture below is also by Roemer Overdiep -- masterful!! Now there's a table that won't topple over quickly. Starting price for these is 5.500 Euro's and not one is the same as another.