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What Mistakes to Avoid When Getting Coffee Beans

For anyone who plans on getting their hands on some good coffee, there is an ocean of options available that you can check out and the best part is that it might allow you to finally develop a taste, as well. The thing with coffee that I love and sort of getting annoyed at is that there is just so much variety to choose from that you can easily get lost in the mix and might end up making the wrong decision, as well.

coffee-beans-sellThat is why it is always better that you are avoiding certain mistakes when getting coffee beans because let’s be honest, you don’t want to be in a situation where you are just buying something random. If you wish to know more about coffee and beans in general, you can visit us at Bean Advisor and we can help you decide and enhance your knowledge as well.

For now, let’s look at the mistakes you should avoid.

Buying The Wrong Roast

Honestly, buying the wrong roast is one of the worst things that you can do to a coffee. I say this because I have been in that situation in the past and it never is a fun thing to do because it just messes everything up. If you are really willing to be aware of these things, you should be fully aware of what you are about to do and what you want to do, in the first place. That way, you will not have any problems that might come your way.

Not Having The Equipment

Honestly, what is the point of buying an amazing roast only to realise that you don’t have access to the right equipment to make use of that roast? That is why always be sure that you have everything readily available.

What to Consider When Opting For a Good Business Opportunity

business ideas

It is safe to say that in the modern-day and age, people prefer creating their own jobs than working for someone else and in most of the cases, these involve starting a business out of something that they are good at. My friend was really good at taking care of her hair through organic means so she started an all-organic line of hair care products. I was good at writing, so I opened a writing firm. See, opportunities are always here for you.

Now, as far as the business opportunities are concerned, finding them is not going to be hard, but you will have to consider a few things before you go ahead with it because after all, no one really wants to be in that situation.

Is Business Your Type?

Let’s just believe that you have given a business opportunity that shows great potential but it is not something that you would be interested in. Are you going to take it? Well, you see, this is what most of the times people face, and it is important that you understand this so you don’t have to worry about. Because if you are investing in something you are not even passionate about it, you may not want to take it too far.

What Are Your Aims?

Another thing that you need to understand here is that you have to have clear aims and goals as far as you want to take your business. If you don’t, then there is no point in getting into a relationship, in the first place. Because most of the times you are running a business, and the business needs to have specified goals or else you will not be given a proper choice.

FROM FIRST TO LAST – Dear Diary, My Teen Angst has a Body Count

 

While at the Warped tour browsing along the tents, I decided to find the best deal on cd’s. I came across From First to Last, and they surely convinced me that this was an album to buy, and seeing as how it wasn’t going to be released until the next day, I decided to give it a try.

There are a lot of positive things to say about this band. Their creativity level is definitely present, ranging from a use of xylophone, acoustic, and varied harmonization. It’s not just another double bass pedal hardcore/screamo band. They even start off with a 25 second soliloquy, something that really pulls you in. The Vocalization is really nice, ranging from smooth clean vocals, to hardcore screaming. Something different than most albums, they added a Minuet towards the end of the album that contained a complicated, but smooth acoustic guitar solo.

Something that I thought was pretty cool was the very last song, an added bonus track that remained untitled, but definitely showed their creative fun side.

For those who enjoy rap along with this genre of music, you will also get a small taste of their rap side with a twist, by guest rapper Major League Playa. They show not only their strong, painful side, but add their sensitivity and gratitude into this album. I really enjoyed the variety of style in this album.

FRIENDLY FIRE – Initiative

 

I could pretty much tell the style of music this band played just by looking at the cover. The CD is filled with heavy metal and hardcore punk guitars accompanied by some double bass at times. Some of the songs are very enjoyable to listen to like the song, “ Morals Motivate.” I can’t say I enjoyed the whole thing though.

The singer’s voice is a bit annoying as he growls through just about the whole CD. The singer fits the music but I think this band would be better off with a different singer. The band itself plays many heavy parts followed by single notes. I am always a sucker for that. I recommend this CD if you are into the heavier side of punk. If metal/punk hardcore is your thing, I think you will really enjoy this CD.

FILTHY THIEVING BASTARDS – A Melody of Retreads And Broken Quills

Within 15 seconds of listening to this CD I thought “Oh no, not another Irish folk punk band.” Then I heard the singer and remembered something about a band made up of 3 members of Swingin Utters, including their lead singer, Johnny Bonnel. Well, this must be the band I read about on Punkmusic. So, what makes this CD different than the Utters?

Not much really, except for the fact that by the 5th song, “Wasting,” a strong country twang takes over The annoying twang is over with the end of that song, and by the 7th track “After Thoughts,” a little electric guitar is thrown in to make things a little interesting. , which is particularly annoying when you start hearing “Yea haw” yelled in the background. I’m not saying that the music sucks just because it’s primarily acoustic; quite the contrary.

Surprisingly enough, the album is easy to listen to. Before I even noticed anything, I was already on song 8. The saving grace of the Filthy Thieving Bastards is a combination of amazing songwriting, talented musicianship, and above all Johnny’s voice, which one of the coolest punk rock voices out there today. Too bad it’s going to waste singing this style. What’s up with them being so stuck on the Irish sound? If I’m not mistaken, the last release by the Utters had more than it’s fair share of folk punk stuff, as did the previous spilt CD w/Youth Brigade.

Looking past it as best I can, I admit the CD is a songwriting masterpiece, like most of the material released by the Utters. I just wish they’d put out some rock music. So, why did ó of the band record a CD under a different name? Because Max is living in NYC? Or maybe the Utters will be recording harder material in the future, and using this project as an outlet for the mellow stuff? Who knows.

F-MINUS – Wake Up Screaming

 

Ugh screamo bands that can’t pull of the screamo thing really annoy me, and this is one of those bands. Screamo isn’t that bad usually and it isn’t always “screaming emo” it could be just a band with a lead singer screaming for no possible reason other then to completely and utterly annoy me.

Seriously why do you have to scream why!?!?! You know A Static Lullaby has screamo but at least you can make out the words and Joe sounds good screaming. And it’s not just the screaming it’s the music it has no rhythm what so ever. All you have is someone playing a guitar and drums seriously where’s the beat where’s the urge to jump into a mosh pit? Is this suppose to be some new kind of approach F-Minus is taking, because if it’s new I strongly suggest they move back to the old style.

ENDLESS STRUGGLE – Till The End

Well here’s some straightforward street punk for you. I have to admit I am not a fan of this style of music. The CD, “Till the End” only fuels my dislike for street punk. This genre of punk seems to be ripe with repetitiously bad music played really fast and some singer who could not sing a note if his life depended on it. Endless Struggle is all of the things I hate about this genre thrown into one. I had to admit I was a little disappointed as I enjoy many A-F Records bands.

A-F bands seem to be a little more polished then your average indie band which is something I can not say for this band. The lyrics don’t live up to the A-F name either. Don’t get me wrong they are not all necessarily bad; they are just half-and-half. Some songs do have their moments there were some hardcore parts in a few songs that I really enjoyed. Bottom line is that this is just another street punk CD that follows a tradition of being unoriginal and boring.

EMERY – The Weak’s End

Well out of the ridiculous amounts of emo and scremo music I get to review I was bound to find a winner. Emery is Tooth and Nail’s next big thing. T&N; describes Emery as, “Capturing the real essence of what is means to be an emo band.” I am incredibly impressed with this bands ability to write an album full of catchy and heart filled songs. The sound of the singer’s voice reminds me of another T&N; band, Hangnail.

There are catchy hooks and wonderful vocal harmonies through out the whole CD. While it tends to drag a little towards the middle the CD itself is and overall great listening experience. It’s about time for a band to get this scremo thing right and Emery is that band.

DUVALL – O Holy Night

 

When it comes to records in the punk scene that put you in the Christmas spirit your options up until now have been:

The Vandals – Oi to the world

Now we have a second option. Asian Man’s Duvall have taken a different route than the Vandals, they’ve covered ten traditional Christmas tunes and remained faithful to the season.

Duvall is made up of Josh and Eli Carterer from the Smoking Popes along with Rob Kellenberger from Tuesday and Colossal. The Smoking Popes sound really comes though on most of the tracks with their innocent and vulnerable sound.

The song choice is commendable, instead of covering Frosty the Snowman or any other overplayed holiday favourites, they’ve chosen to focus on traditional Christmas songs that emphasize it as a Christian holiday. Picture the Smoking Popes doing “Angels we have heard on high” or “Jesus Christ”. In theory it sounds weird but it actually come together quite well as a full CD. (Also the Smoking Popes comparisons are unavoidable)

The two most standout tracks are “O Holy Night” and “Do you hear what I hear” (Which has what sounds like a six year old girl singing at some parts) I could have done without “Away in a manger” but that’s just personal preference.

As a Christmas album, Duvall delivers! It’s well produced and arranged and won’t offend your gramma and grampa like “Oi to the world” would. Pick it up and remember what Christmas is all about.

Dropkick Murphys as leading punk band

DROPKICK MURPHYS – Blackout

It’s their sixth album, and it’s out now! These guys bring a new meaning to the word Irish. This CD has got to be the BEST one they’ve recorded yet!

The music still energetic, playful, the kind of punk sound that just makes you from time to time want to mosh too. The rockabilly sound along with bagpipes make theses guys hard to really categorize, but one thing is for sure they kick major ass. What more do you want me to say?

Got complaints? Hey lets see you try to categorize these guys. And really what’s with categories? All you need to know is that this is their best album yet and you should be skating your lazy bum to the store to buy it!

The lyrics playful easy sing along to hey lets all get drunk what ya say, especially in “Kiss Me I’m #!@* Faced.” Comical singing in a bar, the leads voice is harsh and horse but ehh with this band it all sounds great together.

Along with all the great weird catchy tunes and lyrics you get da da da a bonus DVD! OOOO shiny! With the DVD your get Music Videos! That’s right who needs Mtv or any of that commercialized junk when you can see it and get the album at the same time! It also includes live footage of the Dropkick Murphys from St. Patrick’s Day 2002, and more! What a deal I say!

I’ve said it all through this review, buy this album…as unusual as it maybe its one that your most definitely love. You can also check these guys out on tour with The Sex Pistols!

DROPKICK MURPHYS – Warriors Code

The new release is finally upon us, everyones favorite irish punks the Dropkick Murphys Warriors Code is nothing impressive. These guys have impressed us in the past, which might explain how huge they are getting. I saw a commercial for this cd on ESPN, what does that tell you/ Still i love these guys, but they need to remember how to write a good drinking song.

This cd may or may not be better than Blackout it’s close either way you look at it. The songs don’t have the melodies that pervious albums saw. Understand this cd is mainly a tribute an old boxer of Boston named Micky Ward, honorable by all means but they’ve had better songs about fighting than the track “Warriors Code”. I can say that as a band they do sound tighter than they have before, which is great, let’s hope they use that to write better stuff next time.