Kaffesnobben: My coffee blog
In a recent post I mentioned that I was working on a side project. Well, I’ve gone ahead and launched it so I thought I’d just write a little bit about it here.
The side project is called Kaffesnobben (“The coffee snob” in English) and is all about espresso-based coffee. I’ll be reviewing coffee shops, coffee books, coffee machines, coffee beans – pretty much anything that is related to coffee.
Being a sucker for really good coffee, I’ve been wanting to have somewhere to write about coffee for a long time. Even though many web developers consume large amounts of coffee, I think whole articles on that subject is a bit too far off topic for 456 Berea Street, so it had to be somewhere else.
I also think it will be refreshing to be able to write about something completely different. Something that does not involve angle brackets or curly braces. Another reason is that I wanted to write in Swedish. Reviews of local coffee shops seem more useful when written in the local language.
A few words about the design and technology. I wanted a really simple and basic design, and I’m quite happy with what I came up with. For a while anyway. I did not come up with the logo design though – my good friend Tobias Nilsson helped me out there.
For the backend I went with Movable Type after considering other blogging systems. I know Movable Type pretty well, and this project is all about the content. I didn’t want to spend lots of time learning new stuff right now. Keep it simple, focus on writing, that kind of thing.
So if you’re into espresso style coffee, go check it out. Just remember that you’ll need to know Swedish to read the articles. Well, I suppose you could read this automated translation. Warning! Reading the translation is very likely to make you laugh :-).