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Do you like coffee?
June 17, 2001 6:43 PM   Subscribe

Do you like coffee?
posted by RylandDotNet (11 comments total)

 
Beautiful. The best quote in that: “Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love.” That’s the recipe for coffee, according to the utterly French statesman Talleyrand (1754-1838).
posted by Davezilla at 7:04 PM on June 17, 2001


Yes, yes I do like coffee. Thanks for asking!
posted by jjg at 7:56 PM on June 17, 2001


I believe I've found my new home page.
posted by dong_resin at 8:51 PM on June 17, 2001


i used to work in a coffee shop and thought, because my clothes smelled perpetually of it, that i hated the stuff. after quitting i realise that i now needed the stuff.

last night i was in a diner and over heard some people at the next table stating, ' i hate kona.' they don't know that kona is so expensive because it's grown in a part of the world not well-suited for coffee, hence, the high cost of production and thin, acidy taste. i don't know if anyone really likes kona. a general rule is s. american beans are more likely to be grown in colder, higher altitude, and taste more acidic. arabica beans has an aftertaste like armpits, although that's the seal of quality. this is all stupid shit, though, and i know some fucking snob is going to read this all and turn around and show off to their friends at. you like what you like, and who cares, right? it's not like you're going to sumatra to buy the stuff.

yes, i am high on coffee.
posted by elle at 12:15 AM on June 18, 2001


Coffee is the vice I happily embrace.
posted by vanderwal at 4:15 AM on June 18, 2001


I still haven't experienced anything quite like the fresh-off-the-bush beans that a friend roasted for me when I was living in Guatemala. Whoah.

By the way, is it me, or does the San Francisco/Pacific Northwest crowd roast their beans *too* dark? It's gotten so that I can barely take it - I can't even taste the coffee beans themselves. It just tastes like dank ass "roast" flavor.
posted by preguicoso at 7:11 AM on June 18, 2001


"It's MOUNTAIN GROWN! The richest, most aromatic kind of coffee!" Yes, and it's the ONLY kind of coffee.
posted by crunchland at 7:17 AM on June 18, 2001


Ah, yes. I, too, have had the fresh-off-the-bush stuff in Guatemala, when I stayed at a finca for three days, the guest of the owners. It was very much as described in the article, armed guards and barbed wire, vast difference between the haves and the have-nots. There was a harvest while I was there, so I got to see the whole process, from picking to processing to drying to roasting. Very cool.
posted by MrMoonPie at 7:36 AM on June 18, 2001


Stop, you're giving me an erection.
posted by dong_resin at 11:00 AM on June 18, 2001


What's really sad is that the recent trend is to grow coffee in the lowlands since the crop output is larger, due to the ridiculous amount of sun.

Problem is, coffee isn't supposed to grow at low altitudes, nor is it supposed to get full sun. It's a high altitude shade plant.


posted by preguicoso at 12:13 PM on June 18, 2001


Yeah, and the trees providing the shade at Finca Oriflama were macadamia nut trees. Bonus!
posted by MrMoonPie at 2:11 PM on June 18, 2001


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