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URLove it Link: Live Free–Drink Coffee

June 30, 2011

Fireworks soaring, bands playing, flags waving and coffee percolating are symbolic of festive July 4th celebrations.   Dear readers, coffee is the ultimate All-American beverage.  Founding fathers met over a cup of coffee (or two) to craft the American Revolution.  Abigail Adams, among other women, choose coffee over tea as a symbol of independence.

In honor of coffee’s patriotic role, Coffeesnoblogy prepared Coffee Marinated Pork Chops.  The tantalizing sweet aroma of chops roasting in red wine and coffee filled the kitchen.  Ohhhhhs and Ahhhhhs were heard all around.

Coffee Marinated Pork Chops
6 pork chops
3 TBS olive oil
2 mashed cloves of garlic
2 tsp minced parsley
2/3 cup (150 ml) of red wine (save some to sip)
2/3 cup (150 ml) of strong black coffee
3 tsp honey
Salt and pepper, freshly ground
Juice and grated pulp of a lemon or lime

*Put chops in a large, low stewpan.
Mix remaining ingredients and pour over chops
Let marinate overnight, stirring every now and then
Grill until browned
Replace browned chops into stewpan and bake in the oven 360 F or (180 C) for 30 minutes.

Last word,
At our July’s URLove It Link www. describes the patriotic activism simmering in Boston’s Green Dragon Coffeehouse and Merchant’s Coffeehouse.

A revolution was brewing.



Wordless Wednesday

June 7, 2011

Coffee Fact Friday: Coffeehouse Events for Human Rights

May 26, 2011

May 28th is the 50th Anniversary of Amnesty International.  With over three million supporters, members, and activitists in 150 countries and territories advocating to “end grave abuses of human rights,” coffee and college have become partners.

Coffee houses are the meeting places of co-eds, test crammers, and free wi-fi surfers. And for many students, coffee and college go hand-in-hand, or, ahh, to-go-cup in hand to to-go-cup in hand.  But there is a movement afoot….and its not just about caffeinated stimulation for the overworked undergrad senses. It’s about sensitivity to human rights.

Amnesty International sponsors “coffeehouse” social awareness events, which take place in, yes, coffee houses and are orchestrated by activists from colleges across the United States from Wellesley to Claremont. The events might feature art, music, dancing…and coffee…with the gathering’s purpose of focusing on a particular issue. Between latte’s and espressos they may speak to elevate awareness on maternal mortality, orchestrate a Write-for-Rights letter campaign, or fundraise for legal support.

Wordless Wednesday: Lucky Leprechaun

March 16, 2011

Coffee Facts Friday

December 24, 2010

This is known with great certainty—elegant Kaffeehausers flourished in Austria as social institutions where coffee drinking was believed to inspire clear thinking and deep discussions. Patrons gathered to sip coffee with milk and honey along with little cakes while listening to string quartets.
Perhaps, and coffeesnobology does believe, that it was in one of those coffeehouses that Father Joseph Mohr wrote the poem that today is the famous carol Silent Night.

Silent Night, Holy Night
All is calm, all is bright…….
Throughout the world people are gathered together in homes and churches singing this beloved carol.  The words are known by heart, but perhaps the full story of Silent Night is unknown.
One Christmas Eve in 1818, Fr. Joseph Mohr tucked a poem he wrote two years earlier in his pocket and made his way to a nearby village where his friend Franz Gruber, a musician- schoolteacher, lived in an apartment above the school.  The young pastor played the guitar and he asked Franz Gruber to write a melody suitable for guitar accompaniment.
At the midnight mass St. Nicholas parishioners in Oberndorf, Austria, thrilled to Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht! sung by Franz Gruber and the choir to the accompaniment of Father Mohr’s guitar.  Silent Night is now cherished throughout the world.

URLove It Link: Pour-Over Method

December 2, 2010

Coffee lovers, do you desire sweet, clean tasting coffee? And who doesn’t.
Do you wonder what’s happening in all the cool coffeehouses? And who doesn’t.
Do you feel snubbed when seeking brewed coffee?  And who doesn’t.

Read Leslie Cole’s “Enter all-analog coffee, hand-brewed by the cup” in The Oregonian.  Read it via.

Shop Small this November 27

November 27, 2010

Small Business Saturday is the day coffee enthusiasts can give favorite coffee houses a java jolt of appreciation.  I’m off to The Grind, a Coffee-house and Roaster, in Fort Myers, Florida, where the Barista knows your name. Coffee lovers make a list and check it twice.  Two packages of freshly-roasted Brasil Bourbon beans are on my list.  On my wish list….a new coffee maker.

Wordless Wednesday: 3 for 1

November 3, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: 3 for 1

November 3, 2010

 Start and Run a Sandwich and Coffee Shop | Ebookee Free eBooks Download!. John Montagu, 4th earl of Sandwich (British first lord of Admiralty) — Britannica Online Encyclopedia.

Wordless Wednesday: 3 for 1

November 3, 2010