Wiser Web Wednesday

Wiser Web Wednesday – a semi-regular link to posts of interest from around the web, by those far wiser than myself:


Market Inspector
Although published earlier in the year, I became aware of this list after it was shared by Bean Brewding recently. I have a little browsing to do:
Our Selection of the Best Coffee Blogs – 2015

The Australian – Life
From what I have read, there has long been disagreement over whether Australian grown coffee is of high quality. For every opinion saying it is, there is of course another disputing that fact, and this article is no different. Coffee can certainly be a viable crop, though economically viable? Perhaps another matter:
Australian coffee and chocolate: can they ever be viable?

Vimeo – Pilot Coffee Roasters
Although not to the letter of how I brew mine, I’ve always been a sucker for a well produced coffee how-to video, and this series up on Vimeo from Pilot Coffee Roasters fits the bill nicely. Be sure to check out the Chemex and Aeropress Guides as well:
How to Best Brew a Pourover

Heidi at fourfiftytwo reviews that iconic instrument — the Lamy 2000, and does a great job. The most interesting thing I find in reading Lamy 2000 reviews is the descriptors used by those who write about it. In saying that, I think this sums it up pretty nicely:

The Lamy 2000 is understated, timeless, sleek, and a joy to write with.

Not sure when, however I’m sure to tackle putting a few words together about the one in my collection — eventually:
Lamy 2000

The Gentleman Stationer
With so many great blue inks out there, how could I resist taking a look at this post from Joe. To concur on the sentiment of best ever I’d have to see it in person, however I must admit, I certainly like what I see in these images:
Ink Review: Bung Box Sapphire (or, the best blue ink ever!)

With much discussion around the possible success (or not) of this entry-level piston filler from TWSBI, reviews are now beginning to appear. Upon first sighting the Eco when images began to surface, I remember thinking — I’m not sure if I like the look of that. So again, I’ll leave it to another reviewer to hit the nail squarely on the head:

The TWSBI Eco is not a looker; but there is something about its utilitarian stance that is very appealing

TWSBI Eco Review – smiling!

Too Many Inks
On a blog which could just as well be titled Too Many Birds, some great photos of what amounts to (if my calculations are correct) a little more than half of the Pelikan pens in David’s collection. Simply stunning looking pens masterfully grouped for these images:
Pelikan Pen Porn

Ed Jelley
Although I’m not likely to seek these out online to add to my own collection, I do appreciate the combination of two of my biggest passions. And the white staples? Love it:
Field Notes Starbucks Reserve “Coffee Origins” Review

Banana Moon
…aka Ian Hedley on Instagram. You will easily find Ian’s Instagram account through his blog Pens! Paper! Pencils!. Given the enjoyment I get from this very talented man’s sketches regularly gracing my Instagram feed — I thought you might too:
banana moon

My Productive Mac
Now almost through my reading of the new edition of David Allen’s Getting Things Done, and an avid Omnifocus user, I still read posts such as these. I do find it interesting how others use both the GTD system and Omnifocus:
My OmniFocus Contexts Explained

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