Percolators vs. ADM'sWritten by Cathy O
When I was a college student, coffee was my stimulant of choice. I spent many a night right beside my electric percolator, carefully measuring water and ground beans to insure only best cuppa joe.
Now that I am a busy working woman, I use ADM (Automatic Drip method). Though more efficient than old trusty percolator, there is something missing, something that only can be found in those percolated cups of yore.
There is a certain richness that only a percolator can provide. Let's briefly explore method that each uses to illustrate this point.
According to website Fantes.com, "the Percolator is one of most familiar methods of brewing coffee. It works by filtering boiling water through coffee grounds over and over. Many people still enjoy this old favorite, especially when it is used with very mild coffees."
There are three types of percolators, Stovetop, Electric and Cordless Electric. There is a drawback to using a stove top percolator. If not carefully attended to, there is tendency toward bitterness from "prolonged overboiling."
ADM's work by simply dripping a stream of water over filtered grounds so that coffee "leaches" through and into pot below. The drawback here is that you can use too little or two much of either coffee or water making either enought bite to put hair on your chest or not enough of a bite to sprout peach fuzz.
Once gaining expertise in use of either one, however, and drawbacks disappear. Your hooked on one or other and search world over for machine that will give you best cuppa joe you can get outside walls of Dunkin Donuts.
Inuit Stone Sculptures From The Arctic NorthWritten by Clint Leung
When most people think about stone sculptures, itís probably giant pieces of abstract art located outside large buildings or perhaps inside a famous art gallery or museum. Sometimes people think of stone sculptures as ancient Roman or Greek mythological characters like Apollo, Venus or Zeus. For contemporary fine art, many see stone sculpture only for serious collectors or for rich and famous to display in their well kept mansions. Most individuals, even avid art fans, rarely think about or are even aware of Inuit stone sculptures from Canadian Arctic north.
The Inuit people (formerly referred to as Eskimos in Canada) have been carving stone sculptures for thousands of years but it was only introduced as fine art to modern world on a significant scale during 1950s. Today, Inuit stone sculptures have gained international recognition as a valid form of contemporary fine art. Even so, most people who are aware of Inuit stone sculptures are those who have visited Canada in past and got exposed to this interesting form of aboriginal art while visiting Canadian museums or galleries.
If you havenít seen Inuit stone sculpture, thereís a lot to offer from Canadian Arctic. The Inuit do some very realistic sculptures of Arctic wildlife they are so intimately familiar with. These include seals, walruses, birds and of course, mighty polar bears. Human subjects depicting Inuit Arctic lifestyle are also popular as stone sculptures. One can see pieces showing hunters, fisherman and even Inuit mothers with their children. The stone sculptures can come in a variety of different colors including black, brown, grey, white and green. Some pieces are highly polished and shiny while others retain rougher, primitive look. Styles can vary depending upon where in Arctic Inuit sculptors are located.