Dubai 2020

I’ve been back from a two week trip to Dubai for over a week, so it’s time I posted all of the photos and videos!

Coffee

I had my first flat white on the very first morning and fell in love with the drink. I also had plenty of other coffees.

Food

I always like to eat a variety of things when I travel.

Night Golf

Without a doubt, the coolest thing I did was play night golf.

I also have a video of me playing an entire par 3, which I posted several weeks ago. So  go check that out.

Desert Safari

Dune bashing as part of a desert safari was also a lot of fun!

Sights

Other views from the trip, including trips to the Dubai Miracle Garden and Burj Khalifa.

Mostly Gyms

Finally, some random other things.

The travel time and jet lag from a 9 hour time difference was pretty brutal, but it was well worth it. I’d definitely go back some day.

Better Coffee 

I’ve been using a Keurig for a years. It’s fast, easy to use, and I rarely want more than one cup of coffee. During a trip to Puerto Rico a few years ago, we made coffee using a French Press and I’ve never been able to forget about it. The flavor and experience was completely different.

I have a hard time coming up with a Christmas list anymore, so I asked for an AeroPress this year and got it. I’m really enjoying my new morning ritual.

1. Measure out 15-18g of coffee beans.

2. Grind the beans.

This JavaGear Aromata Grinder works well and is easy to do while the water is heating up on the stove.

3. Insert the plunger, flip it over, and dump in the coffee grounds. Fill with water, stir, and let stand for 1 minute.

4. Place the filter and screw cap on the end.

As shown below, I’m using a mesh filter. If you’re using paper filters (1 or 2), get it wet with hot water and place directly in your end cap.

5. Flip it all over, placing on your coffee cup in one motion. Be quick!

6. Press!

When the sound of dripping coffee changes to air hissing it’s time to stop.

7. Enjoy!

A big change is that I’m only getting a 4 oz cup of coffee each morning, but to be honest it hasn’t been an issue. I’ve never drank coffee for quantity and the quality improvement is hard to beat.

Blue Bottle Coffee has been on my radar for years. I signed up for a sample and loved it, so I quickly subscribed to get a 12 oz bag every 2 weeks ($19). The difference from the Starbucks beans I was given is unbelievable. If you have any other recommendations, please let me know.