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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.



URLove It Link: Grounds N’ Roses

May 30, 2011

“What’s in a name?  That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”  We all know who first penned that memorable line.

June is National Rose Month

At our June URLove It Link coffeesnobology readers can learn heaps and heaps of helpful information on growing roses by using coffee grounds.

URLove It Link: Ahhhhhhhh, Coffee

April 30, 2011

National Sense of Smell Day is always the last Saturday in April.  Really? Well, it does makes aromatic sense to coffee enthusiasts.  Understand how our sense of smell works has many followers.  Our sense of smell enhances our alertness and improves our mood, two facts coffee lovers have always known.  Cupping Coffee at home is a popular way to discover flavors and nuances of coffee.

At our April URLove It Link, provides stimulating thoughts on cupping.

URLove It Link: Home Coffee Roasting 101

January 30, 2011

According to Sweet Maria’s, roasting coffee beans isn’t just for kitschy cafes and mega market retailers. What’s more, it’s nothing to be afraid of. If you can make popcorn, you can roast coffee…no, really. You know that Hot Air Popcorn Popper you were going to sell for fifty cents at your Memorial Day yard sale?  It’s actually a coffee roaster in disguise.

At our January URLove It Link,, you can access a virtual coffee library, take a sip back in time for a peak at the history of the home roasting tradition, and learn how to roast your own coffee. Sweet.

URLove it Link: For Canuck Geeks

December 2, 2010


Canadian Martin Short as Ed Grimley Martin Short embraces greasy Saturday Night Live geek Ed Grimley.

Ya, you’re a coffee geek, eh? How ‘boot a site just for yoo? It’s got articles and reviews, plus podcasts and forums, okay.

(PS: Our condolences, Martin.)

URLove It Link: Sleepless in Stumptown

October 12, 2010

Coffee snobs, are you wondering…

  • Latte art – sure it’s pretty, but what does it reveal?
  • Why won’t a snobby barista let you take your espresso to go?
  • Where does one go to get a stellar cup of coffee in New York?

The answers to these and other brewing questions are in this informative New York Times article by Oliver Strand. We think URLove it!

via New York Is Finally Taking Its Coffee Seriously –