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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 12, 2012 - 03:08pm PT
It's a double blessing any time we get to help another, a blessing both ways, for the one helped and the helper. This is a lesson which I shared in learning with Fletcher in one instance, and with BooDawg in another. At Facelift 2012.
This demonstrates that phenomenon.


I was able to thank nita and Karen the flyy girl for their assistance with the rocketry and stovery involved in making Mousie's morning ritual. I wish to call to everyone's attention their willingness to share. Thanks again.

I think back to the day and here's Mathis arising, or attempting to do so, and I'm up and at the stove, boiling coffee. We had this ritualistic thing we went through every morning we made coffee. I guess it was a ritual, no, more of a silly routine. The tag line involved was:

"Mousie, I want some caw-fee. I shore would like some caw-fee, Mousie. Mousie? Make me some caw-fee, OK?"

I've mentioned before that Mort hempel, leaving the Valley to seek other things, gifted the Reverend Mathis with a Chemex caw-fee maker, the next thing to sliced bread, IMO, but by then my life had led to Berkeley, home of wondrous coffee offerings.

Credit: mouse from merced


http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2012/07/23/peets-coffee-tea-sold-to-german-conglomerate-for-almost-1-billion/

On Solano in Berleley. Wish I had purchased shares way back in the past.
I could afford to get a Starbuck's daily fix.

How many of you resemble Dan, the coffee-playing guitar drinker?


My coffee hang-out of choice is the Coffee Bandits, located on Main in the Merced Theater arcades, next to the yoghurt shop. They have a beautiful establishment and it's a homey place, with a piano, a guitar, bookage, gameage, and an outdoor seating area, because you can't drink coffee without smoking a cigaret. I've tried. It sucks.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Bandits is no less expensive than Starbuck's a block further up Main, but it has soul.

Then there's this: http://www.camp4coffee.com/

And this guy, too:
The Rest Step
The Rest Step
Credit: Mark Hudon
I'd like to extend my warmest wishes for a hot cup of coffee on a cold-ass rainy day like today. I'm sure Mark will provide one for his angel if he asks, too.

What's your coffee shot?

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Oct 12, 2012 - 03:12pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson


CUSTOM blend yeeeeahhhhh....mmmmmmmmmmm...coffeeeeeeee.....i just need to give up the SMOKE with it...;-/
ladyscarlett

Trad climber
SF Bay Area, California
Oct 12, 2012 - 03:17pm PT
need?

oh man, but the combo smoke and coffee is one of the best things ever!

Even better than...butter on bread if you ask me...;)

good luck with that one, I've given in to the pleasures of the two at once!

Heh

Cheers

LS
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Oct 12, 2012 - 03:20pm PT
Right across from Cafe Med - studying Der Spiegel - Kaffee verboten.



Cody himself (and hangers on)



Leggs

Sport climber
A true CA girl, who landed in the desert...
Oct 12, 2012 - 03:21pm PT
oh man, but the combo smoke and coffee is one of the best things ever!

So very true, LS!

~peace, Leggs

Edit: the combo also aids in "gettin' things movin'"
(yep, I went there.) :)
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Oct 12, 2012 - 03:22pm PT
locker

Gym climber
DUH!!!...
Oct 12, 2012 - 03:24pm PT


So long as some animal didn't sh!t it out...

it's pretty much ALL GUD, to me...

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Oct 12, 2012 - 03:29pm PT
Driven to drink the stuff.

locker

Gym climber
DUH!!!...
Oct 12, 2012 - 03:34pm PT


Posted by my Son...

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 12, 2012 - 03:39pm PT
Funny you should mention that, Locker.
My favorite bean is the Sumatran Mandehling, "...a strong distinctive flavor. Rich and bold, a sure workout for the senses, thi one will leave you very satisfied."

I remember when I first found this variety of bean that I described it to her in these terms, "It remkinds me of what the forest floor might taste like if you strained it, boiled that. It's good, though."

I was blessed to instruct her in the ways of making good French Roast, Sumatran, and to experiment with blending. And to enjoy it without sweeteners. She reciprocated in delightful ways (I can't go there). The net effect, cribbage and coffee and cigarets. Then she quit smoking. The games continued. I kicked her butt because my smoking distracted her, I like to think.

I would drink many cups of joe a day at virtually all the jobs I had where it was practical. And the coffee break is an established ritual in our culture.
Credit: mouse from merced
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Oct 12, 2012 - 03:50pm PT
It's all French to me

S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Oct 12, 2012 - 05:42pm PT
more coffee talk

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=703091&tn=0&mr=0
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 12, 2012 - 06:07pm PT
That's a good one, Sleepre, is it meant to be ironic?

Here's to "I, Ronnie, do solemnly swear..."

Because I looked for the topic in a search! I don't like to duplicate threads.

It's like walking into church, for a lady who just got a new dress, and seeing her friend wearing it! Sorry, lad. But is it grounds?

"A twelve ounce regular coffee with an added shot of espresso." That would be the notorious "Depth Charge." When adding the second shot, call it a "Red Eye." If a third is added, it's called "I need a larger cup, please." Add shot #4 and it's a "Jose Cuervo," because he always brings along several of his little friends. If you get bold, add number five, call and ambulance! Number six and it's a "Firing Squad." And




























































Yer gonna die!
The Call Of K2 Lou

climber
Squamish
Oct 12, 2012 - 06:14pm PT
Am I the only one who's getting a little verklempt?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 12, 2012 - 06:25pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=roast+coffee_in+popcorn+popcorn+popper&oq:
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Oct 12, 2012 - 06:31pm PT
nope not trying to be moronic...er I mean ironic.
I think there is plenty room for 2 coffee threads.
I'll bet a large percentage of routes were put up fueled with strong coffee, that or weed.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Oct 12, 2012 - 07:07pm PT
das kaffee

doesn't talk
it swears
obscenity?
who really cares

walk upside down
after a couple
a cups
kick my legs
to crash it off

OK - what else can you provide to me?

If you'll just gimme weed, whites and wine
I'll be fine

http://vimeo.com/7980975


kaholatingtong

Trad climber
the green triangle, cali
Oct 12, 2012 - 07:26pm PT
wherever its fresh ground. i gotta say though, i been drinking my coffee without smoking cigarettes for years, and it works for me.

just went into surgery this morning and the hardest part of no eating/drinking after 10 the night before was not being able to drink my coffee in the morning.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 12, 2012 - 07:54pm PT
$100 cuppa joe:
Credit: Reilly

Some have paid the ultimate price for this coffee - Catalina prolly has the
highest accident rate in California.
gf

climber
Oct 12, 2012 - 08:18pm PT
I wrote this little intro about my favorite morning beverage for our company, that, among other things related to travel, designed a collection of tumblers and mugs suitable for different variations on a cuppa joe

http://www.innate-gear.com/category/stainless-steel-mugs-tumblers

Coffee stranger? We love coffee and are proud to introduce our modest contribution to furthering the enjoyment of this civilized global drink. According to the Oxford Dictionary, the origins of the word coffee come from the Turkish word Kahveh which is their pronounciation of the Arabic name “qahwah” which originally meant ‘a sort of wine’. Coffee culture is believed to have started with tribes in Ethiopia and travelled via Arab traders to Constantinople where, again according to the Oxford Dictionary, in 1475, Kiva Han, the first recorded coffee shop was opened. The concept of hanging out and drinking coffee appealed to Italian traders who introduced coffee to western Europe in the early 1600’s. In Italy coffee preparation became an art form via the espresso method where the brewing process is done by forcing hot water under pressure through finely ground coffee. Espresso coffee is often served in 1 ounce shots, but we like the 2 ounce version, the Doppio. The espresso migrated to the new world via super-charging a cup of drip coffee with a shot; enter the Americano.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Oct 12, 2012 - 08:21pm PT
I LOVE coffee!I have a motto: No Coffee, no workee.
I thinks we should all post our faves here:

Mine is Tanzanian Peaberry, which is awfully hard to find these days. I, first place by my taste buds is Arabian Mocha, but I haven't seen any for 4-5 years. Ethiopian Sidamo is always a contender. You may notice that these are all East Arfrican coffees. The world's best!
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Oct 12, 2012 - 08:28pm PT
just entering this parlor. no one speaks in my house until I have coffee; but then again it is just me, two dogs and a snake. none the less everyone respects the house rule. It is a family tradition.



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 12, 2012 - 08:47pm PT
Dingus, get yer mug outa my face, unless that's for me.

Don't you drink coffee on your approach drives?

I know I used to and spilled quite a few cups of joe on the road. there wasn't a cuholder in the van, nor the pickup.
Useful for a variety of things.
Useful for a variety of things.
The "Commuter" is the most popular by far.
The "Commuter" is the most popular by far.
The "Full Race" cupholder, cups have remote tracking devices.
The "Full Race" cupholder, cups have remote tracking devices.
If you need to figure how big a cupholder you need, here's this piece of arcane knowledge that every bra-ista should know.
http://www.sheknows.com/how-to/beauty-how-to gallery/how-to-determine-your-bra-size/step-3-determine-cup

In 1983, when I moved back to the Central Valley, there was one espresso machine that I knew of and that was in the vegetarian restaurant on Hwy 140 in the center of Mariposa. Nowadays, cosi fan tutte.
The main drag in Mariposa had the only espresso machine in three count...
The main drag in Mariposa had the only espresso machine in three counties in the seventies and early eighties, it semed to me. I think it was in this building or one close by.
Credit: Just Plain Mike or justplainmike, it's just plain Mike
Peet's, the billion-dollar firm, now has a firm hold in the Yosemite L...
Peet's, the billion-dollar firm, now has a firm hold in the Yosemite Lodge Food Court.
And who could forget this scorching revelation about greedy corporate giants who...Never mind. It's the coffee.
Remind me to p.m. that guy, what's-his-name.
Remind me to p.m. that guy, what's-his-name.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 12, 2012 - 08:47pm PT
Today I joined the Aeropress movement. There is no going back!
gf

climber
Oct 12, 2012 - 08:52pm PT
hey jaybro -can you send a link to the one you are using?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 12, 2012 - 09:58pm PT
"Enter the Americano."

Non, monsieur gf. Non, non, non, non, non.

Correction immediately called for so referral to the John Dill Dikshinairy, or Wikipedia as you all know it, is forthcoming.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caff%C3%A8_Americano

I can understand the confusion. Just blame it on too much coffee and fergeddaboudit.



sac

Trad climber
Sun Coast B.C.
Oct 12, 2012 - 11:30pm PT
My brother turned me on to the aeropress awhile back.
He sells them @ his coffee joint in Vancouver
Elysian Coffee on Broadway
Ask for Alistair, and he'll set you up w/ the 'climber's discount".
He's a roaster, be sure to sample the goods.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Oct 13, 2012 - 12:06am PT
Taste of Java (no chikoree) is like volcanic rush!!

Money is nothing compared to a fired up day.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2012 - 03:17am PT
I guess zBrown drinks it black as a whore's heart.
Or is that an Angus bull's ass?
...a crow?
...a raven's wing?
...ink?
...tar?
...soot?
...pitch?
...the grave?
...death?

As black as one of Weej's sulks?

gf

climber
Oct 13, 2012 - 04:26am PT
Good eye Squire Merced -Actually we took the lead from the CEO of Illy, who in a guest spot in the NYT titled "the boss" dismissed the wiki (and correct definition) as "hot brown water". Consider it a subversive attempt to put the coffee back in the swill.
Naitch

climber
Seneca area
Oct 13, 2012 - 08:58am PT
My new post-modern industrial strength Pharos hand grinder. Wow! Didn't know that coffee could be so good - whether aero-press, pour-over, or espresso.

Pharos grinder by Orphan Espresso
Pharos grinder by Orphan Espresso
Credit: Naitch
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 13, 2012 - 09:13am PT
gf -http://aerobie.com/products/aeropress.htm

And, when im on the road. I've been using the same hand grinder I got at rei for almost twenty years now.


"I take it black as the sky on a moonless night" - special agent Dale Cooper
Naitch

climber
Seneca area
Oct 13, 2012 - 09:25am PT


The AeroPress along with Orphan Espresso's Lido hand grinder make an incredible travel setup

http://www.orphanespresso.com/OE-Lido-Design-Study_ep_646-1.html

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2012 - 10:17am PT
Impressive sh#t, Taco dwellers.

Nobody impressed with Taco Bell coffee, I hope!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2012 - 10:26am PT
Yet what before my wondering eyes should appear
But this little review in my local papeer.

No, acutally, this is from Chowbella, the website: not to be mis-matched with Chowchilla, the city south of Merced, home of all that's good and rare...

Let's count downthe menu offerings from absolute best to absolute worst.
7. Seattle's Best Coffee. If the line at Starbucks is too long, you could do a lot worse than Taco Bell's coffee. Granted they haven't sunk as many dollars into their brew as McD's, but it's hot, full of caffeine, and cheap. If you're feeling fancy, they have vanilla and mocha iced lattes too.
With coffee being the best thing on Taco Bell's new "First Meal" menu, abandon hope all ye who enter here...
Kenygl

Trad climber
Salt Lake City
Oct 13, 2012 - 10:38am PT
When I worked the kitchen crew in Toulumne Lodge in the late 80's there were a couple women who had Pete's mailed in. I wasn't much of a coffee drinker at the time but things change. Now I love the stuff and always look for more robust and flavourful beans. Climbing and coffee the enduring legacy. I think Nita was working there during that time period as well.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Oct 13, 2012 - 12:13pm PT
Coffee causes cancer. Ironic that he delivers the java to a cancer center.

Is he drumming up business?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2012 - 12:28pm PT
He's just drumming up smiles.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 13, 2012 - 12:40pm PT
I'm surprised that some hoser hasn't waxed effusively about the joys of Tim Hortons wonder brew.
sac

Trad climber
Sun Coast B.C.
Oct 13, 2012 - 12:46pm PT
You wanna talk coffee??

Check out the Behmor 1600 Yo!!
http://www.sweetmarias.com/sweetmarias/coffee-roasters/drum-roasters/behmor.html


I roast my own coffee once a week on my deck, whilst supping an ale.
it's kinda like making popcorn... but cooler. It takes 1/2 hr. of my time.

Get green beans from here: you can choose beans/growers you prefer.
Por exemplo:
http://www.sweetmarias.com/coffee.central.costarica.php#3500


FRESH roast... weekly... to your taste... without the trucking, packaging, etc.

Just seems like a good idea to me.

These guys have all the info you need.

Naitch

climber
Seneca area
Oct 13, 2012 - 01:03pm PT
Would love to roast my own, however...the other half of the household has put her foot down at the espresso machine and grinder. Maybe someday...

Consolation prize is, my son roasts and lives an hour a way.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 13, 2012 - 01:09pm PT
Top secret recipe for prospectors' coffee.

1. Boil water.

2. Throw coffee into water; boil some more.

3. (Important) Strain coffee through a sock. For extra flavour and points, use a dirty sock.

4. Drink.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2012 - 01:12pm PT
But that's how Tim Hortons stores have always done it. Great rule of thumb for them: Use a fresh dirty sock each day.

Hint: Filtered cigaret butts, though dear, add further "authority" to the cheapest of coffees. Try it. Chock full o' Butts. Clean climbers do their thing for a taste of that nec-toer.
Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Oct 13, 2012 - 01:27pm PT
Somebody say coffee? Waxing poetic????

Wait, lemme go have another sip.

Eric
Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Oct 13, 2012 - 01:37pm PT
OK, I'm back.

Drinking drip Defiant Bean Roaster's Blend X right now (http://www.defiantbean.com/);.

But I do everything. From Turkish to Nescafe (not the US stuff, but the old school kind that you seem only to get overseas... it has it's place when when you're getting down and dirty, looking over the abyss about to go into Gonzo/HST/Neuromancer mode, or maybe you deep in already). But kids, don't try this at home!

Yeah, yeah, the snobs will get all over me for that, but I'll wack 'em with my dear, sweet lady friend Pavoni (to get her to produce the right stuff, you gotta romance her... so Italian). And if you give her crapola, then her buddy, the Gaggia MDF is gonna help you sleep with the grounds in the compost heap... get my drift? Ha ha!

Mmmm.... coffee....

Eric
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2012 - 01:59pm PT
It lives! Welcome back to vertical.

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Oct 13, 2012 - 03:00pm PT

gf

climber
Oct 13, 2012 - 09:37pm PT
Thanks J-friends tell me it is significantly superior to french press and with not grit -i wonder if a guy could do one with no paper filters just another micro filter on bottom end? better for the road and all that

g
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 13, 2012 - 09:42pm PT
It sure seems possible. I'd get one.
Naitch

climber
Seneca area
Oct 13, 2012 - 09:43pm PT
There's a permanent stainless steel filter that you can get for them. I haven't tried it personally but I've heard they're good.

http://www.sweetmarias.com/sweetmarias/coffee-brewers/aeropress/coava-disk-stainless-steel-filter-for-aeropress-brewer.html
gf

climber
Oct 13, 2012 - 10:17pm PT
good one -thanks
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Oct 16, 2012 - 05:09pm PT
Jaybro, never heard of the Aeropress coffee maker before, i may have to get one...reasonably priced.

Dang.....Hey Kenygl glassc!! ..Andy figured out who you were before me.....Howdy.
Didn't you have a young son back then ?...Hope you both are well.(-;


GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Oct 16, 2012 - 05:20pm PT
Careful with shitty coffee - it poisons you.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 18, 2012 - 03:07pm PT
Get a load of this crap!
Get a load of this crap!
Credit: Motown Bee

Then you'd best stop drinking shit!

So that's what stuck in my teeth!
So that's what stuck in my teeth!
Credit: Peet's Poots
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Dec 18, 2012 - 07:40pm PT
Speaking of coffee.....The Black Sheep in Bishop has moved to Main Street, right next to Wilson's....



MH, I have always just let the grounds settle to the bottom of the pot and poured it off the top. Still have dry socks that way...

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 20, 2012 - 08:22am PT
hey there say, mouse...

a neat taco friend sent me some:

kick ass coffee (that's the name, not me being 'un-neebee-like)
and well, seems it lived up to it's name...


the ol' coffee cup--a neat glass masonjar one, with a handle--now, sorely missed--seemed to kick on out of hand, as i tried to set it down for to
fix a windchime, outside (not the one from you, john, it's a-okay) AND:
WELL, I LOST the rest of the coffee to the cement sitting-stone below, and, to the dirtiness of the grass--after but a few lovely sips...

yep, lost the ol' cofffee cup, too (as to the read, above)...

wow--powerful stuff and not even whiskied-up...
:)

well:
it's from 'kicking horse' company(?)
and roasted in canada...

aha aHA!--northern hard-trail-needs, NEED robustness...
THAT explains, it, :)
:)

yep, for sure, that may explain it...

good to last drop if you can get it...
and strength for whatever hardships the ol' trail offers,
even if only fixing windchimes... :)


*which by the way are swinging wide-and-wild now--not due to
fighting-off gettng fixed ,mind you, but:

winter storm, first of season,
is a'blowing in right about now...
yep--i need some powerful coffee, though i'm staying indoor today:
one MUST brave the ol' yard, at least, for the ol' pup-dog's
needs...
*she likes company, as she THEN thinks to get
play time after her 'needs' are done...

seeems like 'play time' is an equally needed need...

let's hope the kicking-ass-type of coffee (by name only, not an uncouth neebee)is powerful stuff in a more subtle way, this time... ;)
being that i just love it...:)



well--happy good supertopo morn to you, and may you enjoy
a good cup of coffee.. any or all of you, (unless you prefer, tea, orange-juice or coacoa) :)
...
and, may--the fellowship of family, friends, or just 'being
ready to just due a job well done' for some good or decent pay, be yours...
say--or even some holiday bonus pay, ;)

* can then buy some of this powerful coffee, ;)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 25, 2013 - 06:15pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Apr 25, 2013 - 06:32pm PT
COFFEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i need some NOW!!!!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2013 - 04:31am PT
Credit: mouse from merced

Credit: mouse from merced
I can wait till morning.

It IS morning!

Sumatra here I come!

Know what I mean, Coffee Bean?
gf

climber
Apr 26, 2013 - 07:45am PT
Anyone use those stove top rigs for camping -have a hateful time with getting them to sit between the burner plates?
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Apr 26, 2013 - 11:20am PT
I'm so sick now that I don't want coffee today. That's a first. Usually when I come down with something, I still like to brew.

Well, give me an hour and we'll see!

Eric
10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Apr 26, 2013 - 11:33am PT
oh man, but the combo smoke and coffee is one of the best things ever

Agreed, but you have to have the right kind of smoke, and the right kind of coffee.
Speaking of which, that Hood River coffee is great.
Thanks Mark
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Apr 26, 2013 - 01:51pm PT
I didn't even make it an hour. More like five minutes.

Yeah, Hood River is great coffee! I got a couple of bags in, I think, the ASCA charity auction. Signed by Tommy Caldwell and that Alex guy.

Eric
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2013 - 04:14pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
the doppio effect ~ :) :)







nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Apr 26, 2013 - 05:00pm PT
Wow, people pay extra for that elephant coffee. I wonder what they would pay for a special serving of my cream corn? Maybe I could produce sesame seeds too.

Edit: I'm not a fan of coffee, but I should be more respectful of those who appreciate it. Sorry for sh!tting on this thread.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2013 - 06:26pm PT
Don't mean beans nor nuttin', coyote.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 4, 2013 - 07:07pm PT
I'm so sick now that I don't want coffee today. That's a first.--Fletcher, before he realized the error of thinking before coffee

In a Finnish study from 2000, those who drink more than 7 cups of coffee have an increased suicide risk compared to moderate Finnish coffee drinkers. The Finns have some of the highest coffee consumption in the world and one of the higher suicide rates.
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evolutionary-psychiatry/201308/coffee-and-suicide

So what? So don't leave before you try this coffee cake of Ree's.
http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2010/06/the-best-coffee-cake-ever/
Credit: mouse from merced
yee-haw, that's good coffee! Giddup!

Question: Do Finns enjoy iced coffee?

Swede

Swede is a root vegetable that is a big source of vitamin C. It is also known as Rutabaga or Swedish turnip. Its root is used in various types of dishes and its leaves are used as a separate leaf vegetable. These are widely used as non-food items as well, like for Halloween.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 4, 2013 - 07:10pm PT
Well, duh, if ya drink that much coffee then yer gonna run out sooner and since they don't have 7-11's in Finland then life won't be worth living, right?
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Aug 4, 2013 - 07:22pm PT

I thought Finnish people are big milk drinkers.

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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 4, 2013 - 07:26pm PT
Kinda twisted, Reilly, but there it is.

BTW, Ree's recipes are in a book. "This is not a paid advertisement. It is a public service announcement."
--the cook herself

I like gals who take lots and lots of good pictures, cook like an angel and expect you to eat it all, and look like she does with no apparent effort.

I think that maybe I'm dreamin'.--Eric Burdon & the Animals

Finns frequently drink milk, just as the Irish frequently drink water.

I hate ice milk in any flavor. It is the pallid invention of desperate dairymen and profiteering Pateurizers, a response to a call from He Who Lives in Little Kids' Toilets, namely, Nick. Sssh...he's on his coffee break.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Aug 5, 2013 - 01:41pm PT
coffee,

yes, to me it means this

go-juice
go-juice
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but it also means this

Coopronnaranjo farm
Coopronnaranjo farm
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I'm lucky to live in a place where coffee is king. This is practically in my back yard

Tres Marias de Naranjo
Tres Marias de Naranjo
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and when I need to recreate the easiest option is to take a walk through beautiful coffee fields. We live right on the border of a big Cooperative farm and there are kilometers of farm roads. The cafetales are great for birding as there are still plenty of trees and small forest patches. I'll occasionally run into a Jaguarundi (small wild cat), Coyote, Gray Fox, Coati, or Aguti (big rodent).

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Credit: little Z

Credit: little Z

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looks like it is going to be a good harvest this year, which will start in December here. There appears to be little effect from the rust fungus, so far.

Credit: little Z

Credit: little Z

Naranjo is one of the top quality producing regions in a country known for good coffee. A local farm just won the annual coffee taste-off. Here's a blurb from the local English language newspaper, the Tico Times:

Twenty international judges evaluated more than 30 Tico coffee samples and determined that Costa Rica’s best coffee is produced in Naranjo, Alajuela, at 1,650 meters above sea level, and in San Marcos de Tarrazú, south of the capital.

Two coffee processing centers, or beneficios, located in these cantons took the top spots in the "2013 Costa Rica Cup of Excellence" Friday evening.

Of the 30 samples tested, 22 surpassed the minimum qualification of 85, needed to participate in a worldwide online auction that will take place on June 19.

Oldermar Arrieta and his wife, Marlene Brenes, are the owners of “Beneficio Vista al Valle" in Naranjo, where they sell their coffee. Now they expect to sell it across the country.

They were extremely happy for the win, especially since the company is 100-percent family-run. The couple operates the farm and beneficio with only the help of three children.

Last year’s Cup of Excellence was won by Beneficio Brumas del Zurquí, from Heredia. Representatives of Costa Rica in the global auction were able to obtain up to $45 a pound for their coffee.

Judges said they were impressed with the quality on display at this year's competition, especially since a decrease in international coffee prices and losses caused by coffee rust fungus have affected many coffee farms in Costa Rica. It is estimated that more than 90 of the farms affected are run by small farmers.


so, ya, keep the Jo flowin'
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 5, 2013 - 01:51pm PT
$45 per pound? Who pays that? Anything that good must be illegal. ;-)

Nice shots.

Sadly, bean stocks are still at an alltime high so combined with the
expected record harvest in Brasil prices for the average producer will
remain low, as in about $1/lb. I don't get how that translates into $8-10
per pound at the store. Well, I know but it isn't right.
MikeL

climber
SANTA CLARA, CA
Aug 5, 2013 - 02:04pm PT
When I wake up in the morning, I feel this way:

"Ok, . . . give me coffee, and no body will get hurt."
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