Friday, August 5, 2016

real coffee

Got a nice gift this week from BULLSHIRTZ Rick.  A pound of Davis Mountain Blend from Big Bend Coffee Roasters...and a slick stainless steel strainer.  Now the best part of waking up... 91.100,72,0,B

11 comments:

THORNWALKER said...

Go juice..gotta have it.

Margery Bills said...

Omg, you are making coffee the way my son fanatically informed me is the Only way to make real coffee. Today I bought some more Biscotti and instant Folger coffee I make in the microwave and some half and half. At the store someone commented about that and I told them morning ritual was an important thing. I let my dogs out and sit in the yard with the coffee and sometimes give them a taste which they like. My DNA says I should not drink coffee so I don't drink much but I am a coffee junky.

Dizzy-Dick said...

I love good coffee, but only if it is extra, extra, extra strong.

rj said...

“I shall mention in passing just one example of a gift from the Arabs that I for one am rather grateful for: coffee -- especially as it was originally banned in Europe as a 'Muslim drink.”
― Jim Al-Khalili

rj said...

Comedians in Cars with Coffee, Larry David

remmij said...

great little A.M. picture you painted Margery Bills…
Calories 1 – that can't be bad
in this instance, coffee
the back&forth debate, this one pro
Ethernopian
appetizers, what you eat before you eat…
from the Wikipedia font of 'formation:
"The Ethiopian ancestors of today's Oromo ethnic group were the first to have recognized the energizing effect of the native coffee plant.[1] Studies of genetic diversity have been performed on Coffea arabica varieties, which were found to be of low diversity but with retention of some residual heterozygosity from ancestral materials, and closely related diploid species Coffea canephora and C. liberica;[7]however, no direct evidence has ever been found indicating where in Africa coffee grew or who among the natives might have used it as a stimulant or known about it there earlier than the seventeenth century.[1] The original domesticated coffee plant is said to have been from Harar, and the native population is thought to be derived from Ethiopia with distinct nearby populations in Sudan and Kenya.[8][9]

Coffee was primarily consumed in the Islamic world where it originated and was directly related to religious practices"

remmij said...

… a couple of bits… thanks for the Al-Khalili point… always learning new stuff off John's blog & commentors…
Jameel Sadik “Jim” Al-Khalili OBE

since JW is a Prime guy…
The Boeing 767-300 jet is part of what will eventually become a fleet of 40 planes, transporting cargo between Amazon’s distribution centers for delivery to customers.

Margery Bills said...

Yes, and for someone who is hard pressed and stranded somewhere in the north, one can boil dandelion roots at a campfire and have some sort of a coffee version. For a hot beverage, one could also boil some types of pine needles. Did you hear about the woman who was so stupid that she returned doughnuts because they had holes in them?

Todd said...

Ethiopians consider their Coffee ceremony to be standard practice when visitors come over. It is a bit more Afro-centric but not dissimilar cultural practice to high tea in England. There are YouTube videos if you search Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony.

Confession: I am a big Believer in both Haile Selassie and Bob Marley's Rastafari doctrine which advocates a return of African Americans home to the true motherland, Ethiopia. Hopefully BLM stone throwers will one day embrace this doctrine and let us help them to achieve their goal.

Janet said...

Margery -- Dandelion root is exceptionally good for the liver and for cleansing the blood. I prefer to take it in capsules when I need it. We have a few dandelions in the spring and I pick off the yellow blossoms, soak them in a salt water solution to get rid of the tiny critters, and then steep them in hot water for ten minutes. It is actually pretty tasty and nutritious. I add a little raw honey too. I don't imagine John has any dandelions, but he probably has some pretty tasty cactus?

Janet said...

Green Dean at www.eattheweeds.com says no one should ever starve if they are knowledgeable concerning weeds, leaves, berries, etc. He has amazing information on his you tubes.