Mr. Coffee Versus Bunn-o-Matic - The Coffee Maker Battle Heats UpWritten by Jon Butt
For coffee lovers, there are few things more appealing than being met in early a.m. hours by a perfectly brewed pot of coffee. That first cup sets mood for your entire day, doesn't it? If it's brewed up right, you'll feel that extra zing in your step from morning till night. However, if that first cup is too strong or too weak, too hot or not hot enough, you quickly find yourself spiraling into a first-class coffee crisis.
So, how do you avoid a coffee catastrophe? It's simple, buy best coffee maker on market made especially for your coffee-drinking needs! Sounds simple enough, right? But, who makes best coffee maker today? In other words, who is All-Time Champion of Coffee Makers?
Ladies and gentlemen, we'd like to welcome you to our title bout of day where two mighty coffee making titans - Mr. Coffee and Bunn-o-Matic - will meet in kitchen to crown undisputed coffee making champion of world.
Introducing The Coffee Maker Contenders
In green corner, we have Mr. Coffee - long-recognized as undisputed champion of home coffee makers. Affordable with many models to choose from, Mr. Coffee currently has over a dozen models on market retailing from between $24.99 to $89.99. With makers serving up between one and twelve cups, he'll be hard to beat. In fact, Mr. Coffee is in great shape with an amazing array of features and settings, including single serve, speed brew, switch, programmable, and thermal models.
In red corner, we have Bunn-o-Matic - king of commercial coffee making market. Found in restaurants and chosen by baristas around world, Bunn-o-Matic is known for his professional-grade machines. With a limited variety (e.g., currently seven models, with one single serve and 6-10 cup models), judges will need to pay close attention to details to see what kind of punch Bunn-o-Matic packs. One thing is for sure: with a starting price of $89.95, Bunn-o-Matic definitely tips scales as a higher-priced option for home consumers.
For those of you who are new to clash of coffee makers, here's what judges will be looking for during brew-off:
Cup size How many cups can your coffee maker cook up (say that five times fast)? Most brands today have single-serve and multiple cup models, with 10-12 cups being upper limit for most home coffee makers.
Mindfulness and Eating: Divine Desk DiningWritten by Maya Talisman Frost
Are you stuck eating lunch at your desk again?
You see, staying put can be surprisingly soothing compared to making a mad dash to cafe for a sandwich and running back to your office, all while worried that you’ll miss an important call.
If you feel chained to your desk, try viewing it instead as a powerful anchor that keeps you from drifting mindlessly.
Desk dining can be epitome of mindlessness—or a remarkable opportunity to slow down, reconnect, and enjoy a delicious moment or two. You can choose a chug-and-chew cubicle lunch or settle in for a session of mindful mastication.
Mom always told us to slow down and chew our food properly. She was more worried about choking, indigestion and bad manners than she was about possibility that we would grow up to be disconnected from our experience of dining.
As usual, Mom made good sense. New research indicates that becoming more mindful of every mouthful is a powerful way to reduce our food intake, increase our meal satisfaction, and savor more than just taste of our veggie on rye.
Jean L. Kristeller, Ph.D., is professor of psychology and director of Center for Study of Health, Religion and Spirituality at Indiana State University. Over last ten years, she has been working on ways to help overweight individuals develop greater awareness of their eating triggers using mindfulness meditation. Her program is being applied in a number of different settings, and results have been quite promising.
There’s even a fancy term for her technique of paying attention to what you put into your mouth—Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training, or MB-EAT for short. It’s not rocket science—just a simple way to assess your needs and attend to process of eating slowly.