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Coffee Culture

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The coffee plant, which was discovered in Ethiopia in the 11th Century, has a white blossom that smells like jasmine and a red, cherry-like fruit. Back then, the leaves of the so-called "magical fruit" were boiled in water and the resulting concoction was thought to have medicinal properties.
More important is the culture of the coffee, the coffee cultivation, production and the coffee business , the innovation and the creativity of serving the cup of coffee, the cup of coffee and the diverse discussion taking place around
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  1. ProducerJuan Imaz

    Juan Imaz

    03/08/2017
    Coffee market growth set to continue
    Coffee market growth set to continueThere's something special about the power of coffee and it’s effects on the body and mind. Coffee is drank around the world throughout the day for it’s benefits, buzz and taste. Coffee is so popular that it is consumed as a drink, as edible products...
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    David B. Grinberg
    04/08/2017 #12 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for another buzzing blog post, Juan. I always wonder how much coffee is too much? I suppose it depends upon the person. My morning ritual involves drinking two mugs of coffee, albeit with ice. Yes, I'm a rare breed who loves ice coffee. My favorite coffee is cafe latte. However, I think there are too many Starbucks around, as no single chain should have a monopoly on the business. I also think Starbucks is overpriced and overrated. I still don't understand why so many people swear by it, other than because it's trendy? Although they do have good PR, marketing and advertising.
    Moreover, another thing about coffee shops is that they've turned into such hangouts for people to spend hours upon hours. Shouldn't there be a limit on how much time one can spend in a Starbucks, for example, based on how much money they spend and how many other customers are waiting for a table? Why don't some of these folks who camp out with laptops for half the day just go to the local library instead?
    Pascal Derrien
    03/08/2017 #10 Pascal Derrien
    a comprehensive take on coffee I actually am a coffee addict but have reduced my consumption grandly recently and switch to green tea after 12 AM :-)
    Sandra Smith
    03/08/2017 #9 Sandra Smith
    #8 ditto
    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    03/08/2017 #8 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    I have personally contributed heavily to the coffee market growing. Buzz On!
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    03/08/2017 #7 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    let's make some publicity :-)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ylqijdfkJU
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    03/08/2017 #5 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    I just discovered a new taste 'Nescafe Frappe': you take ice cubes, add coffee powder of Nescafe Frappe, and then cold milk, it is delicious!!!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    03/08/2017 #4 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Have a cup of coffee or tea and bee happy !! :-)
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    03/08/2017 #3 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    I was just thinking of coffee and then my eye caught your interesting post! Thank you @Juan Imaz for having created it and then shared with all of us!
  2. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    29/07/2017
    The Boomer In The Morning
    The Boomer In The MorningThis is, or at the very least could be, the start of a new series of posts about the writer’s life. This writer in particular. Part of the reason for doing this is to wean myself off writing about American politics, which has become so absurd that...
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    Jim Murray
    30/07/2017 #19 Jim Murray
    #18 Merci bien M Walters.
    Paul Walters
    30/07/2017 #18 Paul Walters
    @Jim Murray Ah the dreaded, boomers, we had, and still are having a ball. Of course you need a pool!!! Of course one should be in the South of France "writing the definitive novel ( yeah right!!! , sloth and procrastination seems to be here as well.! ) Great post as always !! Boomers...irs what we do!!
    Shelley Brown
    30/07/2017 #17 Shelley Brown
    @Jim Murray read again and really just adore this!
    Jim Murray
    30/07/2017 #16 Jim Murray
    #15 Thanks @Connie. Insights like yours are a big part of the reason that I write these pieces. That and, of course, the compulsion.
    Connie Limon
    30/07/2017 #15 Connie Limon
    Jim Murray, floating around here on this site, I am finding many interesting reads, like hidden gems of some kind. I like this of yours as I am reading along: "He’s not retired because writers don’t have that luxury. Instead he just floats through the day" I am much this way now in my life although I do not live in the luxury you describe here in your article, and I am far from the expert in writing that I see come through your writing, "I am a writer," and not always am I able to write, but always things are churning in my head that eventually go down in writing. I am retired, but never retired from the scripts that go through my head that very often to end up mainly on this internet now that I have been exposed to it. Typing skill is a great plus to a writer and something I taught myself around the age of 10 or 11 believe that or not....a skill that has come in handy being a writer of some sort or another.
    Jim Murray
    30/07/2017 #14 Jim Murray
    #13 Very funny, @Jerry Fletcher
    Jerry Fletcher
    30/07/2017 #13 Jerry Fletcher
    Jim,
    Just slightly rewritten from a 1981 Grammy winner:

    Just call me boomer of the morning, (boomer)
    Just brew the coffee before you leave me, boomer
    Just call me boomer of the morning, (boomer)
    Then slowly write a blog for me...
    Jim Murray
    30/07/2017 #12 Jim Murray
    #11 Boomur....ha ha ha. Witty and sexy.
    Shelley Brown
    30/07/2017 #11 Shelley Brown
    #1 @Jim Murray it's honest and I love it!!!!!!! xoxoxox Keep going!!! I want some MUR BOOMUR!!!
    Shelley Brown
    30/07/2017 #10 Shelley Brown
    @Jim Murray BOOMUR!
    Jim Murray
    30/07/2017 #9 Jim Murray
    #5 Thanks @Sandra Smith. I never knew how much I would love it until it finally got one. They're not cheap, though and most of the stuff we need to make it go was a little oldish. But we're doing updating it all now so it will cost less in summers to come. This is the house I leave in a body bag.
    Jim Murray
    30/07/2017 #8 Jim Murray
    #3 Thanks @David B. Grinberg. I was flatter to be referred to as a budding entrepreneur, since I have actually been working for myself since 1989, More like a wilting one. LOL.
    Jim Murray
    30/07/2017 #7 Jim Murray
    #2 This won;'t be without its political tangents, because I have been writing about that stuff for quite some times.
    Jim Murray
    30/07/2017 #6 Jim Murray
    #4 There are better things and it took me a while to kick the political habit. But then this Scaramucci creature came along and that clinched if for me. Anybody who is taking this administration seriously after he showed up is as crazy as they are.
    Sandra Smith
    30/07/2017 #5 Sandra Smith
    I smiled all the way through this one Boomer, i mean Jim. Wish i had a pool still ☺
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    30/07/2017 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Good for you, Jim. I look forward to your new series if you decide to do so. I don't read posts about politics because it gives me a headache plus there are much better subjects to read about.
    David B. Grinberg
    29/07/2017 #3 David B. Grinberg
    Sounds like a nice life to me, Jim, especially for a prolific writer and budding entrepreneur.
    Interestingly, my morning routine is similar to yours in some ways-- per rolling out of bed, downing coffee and seek solitude (albeit on my balcony) -- and I'm a Gen Xer, thus perhaps we are more alike in this regard than you think.
    Oh yea, I strongly agree with you that there are much more important topics to write about for beBee than American politics. Been there, done that, time to move you (and you deem appropriate, of course). Thanks for considering and keep buzzing!
    Pascal Derrien
    29/07/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    Noiiccccce :-) I don't really follow US politics more than I should so I am glad you are moving in this writing territory :-)
    Jim Murray
    29/07/2017 #1 Jim Murray
    This post series was inspired by my bebee Weird Girl-friend @Shelley Brown. It won't be as weird, but hopefully it will be as honest.
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    Projeto Boteco Central - SP
    Projeto Boteco Central - SP Bar / Restaurante estilo retrô com espaço voltado ao Futebol Cozinha Preparada para servir pratos...
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  8. Netta Virtanen

    Netta Virtanen

    17/03/2017
    Interesting that on a per capita coffee consumption basis, the USA is medium sized beverage, in a sea of extra large coffee drinking nations.
    Netta Virtanen
    Top 10 Coffee Consuming Nations
    www.worldatlas.com The top coffee consuming nations in the world, based on per capita...
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    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    17/03/2017 #1 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    Would be interesting to.map these onto coffee producing .nations . Thanks for the link
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    Edificando Sonhos.
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  11. ProducerKyle Kumpf

    Kyle Kumpf

    17/01/2017
    The Coffee Habit: What can you learn from your coffee obsession?
    The Coffee Habit: What can you learn from your coffee obsession?Preface: Even if you don't enjoy coffee, please read. I think you'll still be able to get something valuable from doing so.I drink a cup (or four) of coffee every week day without even thinking about it. It's like my brain subconsciously urges my...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    17/01/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Nice way to approach changing a habit you want to break @Kyle Kumpf. I do enjoy coffee but I'm lucky, I only drink 1 maybe 2 cups per day. I did give up smoking over 4 years ago. When I did it, I told no one. I found in the past I would tell others I was going to give it up and I added more pressure to myself. After 4 weeks of not smoking I felt safe to share it with others. I am proud that I've been smoke free for over 4 years now. On another note: Exercise- I find if you have a partner to go with and hold each other to it well, it makes exercising more bearable for one and both people are accountable. Nice buzz!
  12. ProducerFlávio Rodrigues Vieira
    WHAT MAKES A COFFEE CUP ON YOUR BODY?
    WHAT MAKES A COFFEE CUP ON YOUR BODY?Most of us do not think much about coffee runs. We know that it makes us feel better. But although the coffee certainly have a huge impact on your brain, there is much more than that. In fact, a cup of coffee causes effects that spread throughout...
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    Anandhi Krishnan
    02/10/2016 #10 Anandhi Krishnan
    I don't think anyone has researched coffee as a drink in this manner. Coffee is an integral part of us south Indians, it's our wake up call, I didn't know it could lull us to sleep as well. So very well elaborated. Thanks for this cuppa.
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    01/10/2016 #9 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #8 Flavio I must say, I love coffee & I agree with you when slow or tired it provides the necessary surge. Hope you have a good Saturday too!
    Flávio Rodrigues Vieira
    01/10/2016 #8 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira
    @Sushmita Thakare Jain thank you, it helps me a lot when I'm feeling slow, have to see me taking a test after taking a cup. kk have a nice saturday. :)
    Flávio Rodrigues Vieira
    01/10/2016 #6 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira
    @Paul Walters everything depends on how we see, I said here about the benefits that a good coffee can bring you, if we come to the point, also consider we stop eating meat the way it is consumed and produced.
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    01/10/2016 #5 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira thanks for sharing, wasn't aware of the mode of action of coffee.
    Paul Walters
    01/10/2016 #3 Paul Walters
    @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira Coffee, it used to be a hot beverage taken maybe twice a day now its a bloody status symbol!
    Flávio Rodrigues Vieira
    30/09/2016 #2 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira
    @David B. Grinberg my favorite is the American coffee, with a dose of water, coffee made here is very strong, so every time I have put a little hot water, it makes a very strong effect on my body and mind, so that take it after 17 hours will be signing a contract with insomnia. kkkk thanks to you my dear.
    David B. Grinberg
    30/09/2016 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for the good info @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira, which I read while, of course, drinking a mug of java. Personally, I prefer ice coffee (probably because I'm so cool - lol) Buzz on, my friend!
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    Joel Anderson
    03/07/2016 #14 Joel Anderson
    Nicely done.
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/07/2016 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    Great poetry and great work @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador. I value this Buzz and always look forward to it. A big THANK YOU.
    Anees Zaidi
    03/07/2016 #12 Anees Zaidi
    This is wonderful @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador. So many shades on one plate. Excellent composition.
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    03/07/2016 #9 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Dear @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador- coming late to the discussion leaves little for me to add. Wonderful effort and I appreciate the thinking behind the hives. I am flattered to have my name mentioned in your buzz.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    02/07/2016 #8 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    #7 Yes, and it is people like you, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher that make us happy.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    02/07/2016 #7 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #6 I agree @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador! It's great to have all these hives. Like you, I try to keep up but it can be challenging at times. I really enjoy beBee a lot! People are happy here :))
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    02/07/2016 #6 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    #3 Thank you @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. There are so many hives and so little time. :)
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    02/07/2016 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    #4 You are most welcome @Qamar Ali Khan. Thank you for commenting.
    Qamar Ali Khan
    02/07/2016 #4 Qamar Ali Khan
    This is a wonderful and very informative post @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador! Very well written and articulated. Thanks for the mention and including one of my own hive. You have brought some amazing hives to my notice. Thank you very much!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    02/07/2016 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    So creative @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador and thanks for the links to hives. I just joined a few!
  14. ProducerVincent Andrew

    Vincent Andrew

    23/06/2016
    The coffee shop in my town
    The coffee shop in my townI love going to a particular coffee shop in my town. It is unpretentious and it easily beats Starbucks and Coffee Bean in my view. It's managed by an Indian man. There are several workers in the shop. Two are waitresses, both from Indonesia. The...
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    Vincent Andrew
    06/07/2016 #12 Vincent Andrew
    #9 You're right Sir @Anees Zaidi. Making an emotional bond is not in the business curriculum as far as I know. Great point! It can be the subject of a new buzz!
    Vincent Andrew
    06/07/2016 #11 Vincent Andrew
    #8 It's called Harun @Kevin Pashuk. I am not sure if he has a website or anything like that but I can ask. Thanking him for the excellent service will be a great compliment indeed! He'll probably be surprised to find bees from afar thanking him!
    Vincent Andrew
    06/07/2016 #10 Vincent Andrew
    #7 Yesterday I went to the coffee shop but I found he was in the process of cleaning his shop for the 3-day public holiday of Eid Mubarak. He saw me and apologised for the closure. He gave his reasons. He has such good people management skills or is that customer management skills. No wonder I keep coming back!
    Anees Zaidi
    05/07/2016 #9 Anees Zaidi
    A great experience @Vincent Andrew. A relationship that goes beyond monetary transaction lasts long. Businesses who understand this and follow it make emotional bond with their customers and thrive. Normally we do not find such teachings in business schools curriculums.
    Kevin Pashuk
    05/07/2016 #8 Kevin Pashuk
    It all comes down to relationships, doesn't it @Vincent Andrew? Is there any reason you don't want to mention the shop by name? Those of us who are industrious might be able to find a website and email and send a quick note to tell the owner how much his customers appreciate him and the staff. I'm sure that would be excellent repayment for the great service you have received. As Mark Twain said "I can go two weeks on a good compliment."
    Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    05/07/2016 #7 Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    This human touch is what it is all about @Vincent Andrew. We have a local small Mexican restaurant in our community. The owner there sounds much like your coffee shop manager. He will often sit at our table and talk (and teach) spanish to the kids. He will occasionally drop off a new dish for us to try and ask feedback on when he considers changing the menu. His entire waitstaff has taken his lead and each customer is welcomed as family to his Casa. They have taken the time to know our childrens names, our favorite drinks and dishes. Supporting your local business certainly has its perks! Nice post Vincent.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    05/07/2016 #6 Laura Mikolaitis
    @Vincent Andrew that's what it is all about. We are here to support and encourage one another. Pleas do keep writing as I'm sure there are many who want to keep reading. #5
    Vincent Andrew
    03/07/2016 #5 Vincent Andrew
    Thank you for your kind words @Christopher Taylor @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador @Laura Mikolaitis @Qamar Ali Khan. This is one of my first few posts and your feedback has encouraged me to continue writing.
    Qamar Ali Khan
    23/06/2016 #4 Qamar Ali Khan
    Great post Vincent Andrew! So pure and so much human. A great and classic example of customer care -- no --- human care indeed. The basic social purpose of marketing is humanity, not profit, and you have shown it in your post. Stay great!
    Laura Mikolaitis
    23/06/2016 #3 Laura Mikolaitis
    I enjoyed this buzz Vincent and can relate. My favorite coffee shop is a tiny place and is locally owned. The owner is the only person who works there and she is a gem. She roasts her own coffee right there and from the minute you walk through the door you feel like you've entered a secret hideaway of relaxation. It's appropriately named as there is elbow room only, but wow does the place have character. Melissa always greets me with a smile and asks "the usual?" We exchange pleasantries and laughs, and it is evident that she truly cares about her customers. To me, it's not just a stop for coffee and breakfast - it's a stop to say hello, chat for a few minutes, and support a friend.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    23/06/2016 #2 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Vincent Andrew, this type of experience is what makes life more meaningful.
    Christopher Taylor
    23/06/2016 #1 Christopher Taylor
    It's rare but fantastic when you find these sorts of places Vincent @Vincent Andrew. These are the sorts of relationships that even the trendy hipster 'artisan' places can;t reproduce or fake. It's just small business going that extra mile to make your visit a great one.
  15. ProducerTiina Holli

    Tiina Holli

    22/04/2016
    - just realized ... - 11 -
    - just realized ... - 11 -| About coffee ... | in Finnish |    A    ( käy ylikierroksilla hosuu puhuu nopeasti ja kovaa, rikkoo survoo )    B    ( pysähtyy ja jää tuijottamaan A:ta )           Ooksä ottanu jotain ainetta ?    A    EN OO OTTANU MITÄÄN AINETTA MITEN NIIN OON...
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    Tiina Holli
    12/06/2016 #5 Tiina Holli
    This post is translated in English here :
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@tiina-holli/just-realized-12

    - just realized ... - 12 -


    | About coffee ... | in English |


    A ( over-RPM speeding talking fast and loud, breaking smashing )
    B ( stops and stares at A )
    Have you taken some dope ?
    A NO I HAVE NOT TAKEN ANY DOPE HOW SO TAKEN SOME DOPE WHATWHATWHAT
    B goddamnit ... you´ve been drinking coffee
    Tiina Holli
    23/04/2016 #4 Tiina Holli
    If coffee was invented today, it would get categorized as the most powerful drug there is, ever, and most harmful to humans ... and it would be sold only by official recipe with many stamps and by showing your passport and possible some other biological identification methods too, and distributed only in small dozes ... and the price would be huuuge
    Tiina Holli
    23/04/2016 #3 Tiina Holli
    #2 #1 .... : -) ) ) quicker than your mouse click ... : D
    Álvaro Beltrán
    23/04/2016 #2 Álvaro Beltrán
    I just realized you also published it in english...
    Álvaro Beltrán
    23/04/2016 #1 Álvaro Beltrán
    Translate :_(
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  21. Mohamed Amroussi
    Arabic Coffee Culture: An Introduction

    Throughout Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa coffee has played and always plays a major role in nearly every aspect of the region’s culture. Below you find a very brief introduction to Coffee's social significance in the Arab World.

    Throughout the last 1,000 years drinking ground coffee moved from a drink brewed to help the Sufi to remain awake and pray all night ,to become the signature gesture of welcome, generosity and sophistication. In time different parts of the Middle East region focused on different aspects of their culture in relation to the tradition of drinking coffee.

    In some parts of the Middle East marriages, contracts and even blood feuds were settled over a cup of the beloved Qahwa (Coffee). Coffee is always used to greet in certain parts of the Middle East, and it is still said today, that when a young man who is visiting a family household and refuses to drink coffee, it is a sign that they are about to ask you for something dear to your heart - for example, like your daughters hand in marriage or forgiveness. In either scenario, if their demand is accepted, the very best Qahwa is drank in celebration!

    In many Arabic societies the phrase "let's have a cup of coffee together" is code for getting together to discuss news, mutual interests and agreements. In more traditional corners of Arabic society, the head of the household would always drink the first cup from any freshly brewed Qahwa to make sure that the quality is satisfactory for others to drink too - the head cannot afford to have his reputation tarnished by serving poor quality coffee to others. This is known as "finjan al hail
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  24. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    06/06/2016
    Coffee. When Did It Become Such A Pretentious, Wanky Beverage?
    Coffee. When Did It Become Such A Pretentious, Wanky Beverage?Coffee, it’s just a drink is it not? To all the hipsters out there who have taken to the coffee culture with obvious gusto, one should remember that coffee has been around since the 15th century. It was the Sufis of ancient Yemen...
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    Grant Moxham
    30/12/2016 #24 Grant Moxham
    #23 Spot on. I have seen what is happening in the US market from an overseas experience that changed my city (Sydney) from thinking Gloria Jeans coffee (US chain) and instant coffee was good. Well now some 20 years later the average consumer expects nothing less than a fantastic product and experience every single time. Starbucks opened 80 stores in Australia and only 20 are left and they are visited by mainly tourists and people who don't like good coffee.

    For every chain store their is 10 local guys making a much better product with a better experience and no doubt less expensive. Starbucks have done a great job bringing espresso to the worlds largest coffee market but it is now time for others to raise the quality and experience and that is happening. Most folk will drink nice wine and craft beer at the end of a day so why would you drink a bad tasting and overpriced coffee to start the day?
    Brian McKenzie
    08/06/2016 #23 Brian McKenzie
    Seattle thinks we invented the US Coffee Culture - certainly we are the home of Starbucks. And that franchise has thrust upon the mainstream middle America a coffee as bland as a burger from McShack. Most locales, and all of my friends, boycott Starbucks - we wont drink the swill - when there are so many other grand choices for select, gourmet, premium coffee. Hold the fru-fru additives and give me my raw, strong, and killer caffeine
    Paul Walters
    08/06/2016 #22 Paul Walters
    #21 Frank, great to hear from you . yeah it was wonderful to see Sue. Start scibbling those pieces would love to read them! P
    Frank Bellerby
    07/06/2016 #21 Frank Bellerby
    Hi Paul. I feel you. Even though I too have stood amongst the Raglan hipsters and slurped with the best of them. Sue really enjoyed catching up with you guys. Enjoyed your coffee rant. Has inspired me to post a couple of me own rants. I used to write a bit for the local paper. Mainly to counter all the do good whining hippies. Wrote under the name of Albert Einsteinlager. Frank
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    07/06/2016 #20 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    From a bar of coffee that we used to break (a rich chicory mixed cake of it like a Bournville bar) in the days of yore into a hot cuppa milk, to the Coffee Bars of today...well the coffee business has indeed made hay! And yup, Jack Nicholson had a thing for that animal processed coffee in The Bucket List movie if I remember rightly! ;) Now how about some Tea? ;) Gin Tonic is another story altogether! :)
    Paul Walters
    07/06/2016 #19 Paul Walters
    #18 Thanks Teresa now theres a thought I think I should get onto that one. Living in Bali as I do I see the most absurd names for cocktails in virtually every bar I pass.
    Teresa Gezze
    07/06/2016 #18 Anonymous
    Hahaha. This post is great. Can't wait to read what you have to say about gin tonic nowadays, @Paul Walters! ;)
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    07/06/2016 #17 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Right ingredients for right taste of coffee. That's it for a lifelong, bold addiction!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/06/2016 #16 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Coffee with a twist and a Mongoose by @Paul Walters
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/06/2016 #15 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Hi @Paul Walters, as I was reading this I had to stop and make myself a cup of coffee at 2:30 am! So, I guess I may be up all night now. I have heard of the beans being excreted from the mongoose. I think I heard about it on Andrew Zimmern's show. I can't phantom drinking that [insert choice word] . Not appealing at all. I'm sure it must taste wonderful since so many do love it. There are times I want to purchase an old percolator coffee pot that we used to have brewing on the stove top!
    Denise🐝 Da Vinha Ricieri
    07/06/2016 #13 Denise🐝 Da Vinha Ricieri
    Great! But, two things about: (1) coffe is always my best partner to compose letters, projects, classes and great ideas; (2) because I drink brazilian's coffe (obviously the best one around the world. Ok, I have no modesty!). So, I suggest that you try it too, and more than that, I would like to invite you for share my favorite one: from Parana's plantations. :)
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    06/06/2016 #12 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #11 Done. See you there!
    Kevin Pashuk
    06/06/2016 #11 Kevin Pashuk
    #8 @Don 🐝 Kerr the 13th at gish works for me.
    Kevin Pashuk
    06/06/2016 #10 Kevin Pashuk
    #9 Frankly autocorrect I'm getting tired of this shirt!
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    06/06/2016 #9 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #7 Uh...that was supposed to be nineish - not gish!
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    06/06/2016 #8 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #7 Let's do it. How about the 13th at 9ish?
    Kevin Pashuk
    06/06/2016 #7 Kevin Pashuk
    #1 Speaking of coffee @Don 🐝 Kerr, it must be time to set a date for Kerr Street Cafe.
    Randy Keho
    06/06/2016 #6 Randy Keho
    Well, at least young office staffers are drinking a form of coffee in the morning instead of their once-traditional can of Mountain Dew. I never could understand that ritual. But, to each his own.
    Kevin Pashuk
    06/06/2016 #5 Kevin Pashuk
    "Without coffee I'd have no discernable personality" (Quote stolen from David Letterman)
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    06/06/2016 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Very amusing @Paul Walters. I am an avid coffee fan. I tell people I like my coffee to be clear as mud and strong enough that a spoon will stand up in it. I like my coffee black, but I also like lattes, cappuccinos, espresso, etc.