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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
  1. ProducerFlávio Rodrigues Vieira
    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...


    David Grinberg
    30/09/2016 #1 David 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!
  2. ProducerFranci Eugenia Hoffman
    Hive Talk 7- Featuring Hive: Nothing But Blues 🎷 🎺 🎸
    Hive Talk 7- Featuring Hive: Nothing But Blues 🎷 🎺 🎸Nothing But Blues Perhaps we should Muse Animals & Pets, yes we care About their welfare Ah, Ladybugs & Biology And our beloved Dr. Ali Anani Science and Research, and Recruitment for me and you Usability too!...


    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    03/07/2016 #17 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #13 Thank you so much @Sara Jacobovici
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    03/07/2016 #16 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #12 Thank you for commenting @Anees Zaidi
    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. 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. So many shades on one plate. Excellent composition.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    03/07/2016 #10 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #9 Thank you for your kind words @Ali Anani.
    Ali Anani
    03/07/2016 #9 Ali Anani
    Dear @Franci Eugenia Hoffman- 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
    02/07/2016 #8 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #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! 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
    02/07/2016 #6 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #3 Thank you @Lisa Gallagher. There are so many hives and so little time. :)
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    02/07/2016 #5 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #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! 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 and thanks for the links to hives. I just joined a few!
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    02/07/2016 #2 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #1 You are most welcome @John White, MBA
    John White, MBA
    02/07/2016 #1 John White, MBA
    Thanks for another great buzz @Franci Eugenia Hoffman!
  3. ProducerVincent Andrew

    Vincent Andrew

    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...


    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 @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
    23/06/2016 #2 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    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.
  4. ProducerTiina Holli

    Tiina Holli

    - 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...


    Tiina Holli
    12/06/2016 #5 Tiina Holli
    This post is translated in English here :

    - 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 ?
    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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  10. 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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  13. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    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...


    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 Teresa Gezze
    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
    06/06/2016 #4 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    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.
    Dean Owen
    06/06/2016 #3 Dean Owen
    Oh for a good cuppa coffee. Increasingly rare these days. Not the milkshake coffees of Howard Schultz. Only Clooney could make drinking that dainty little glass cup of Nespresso look good. My little pinky would be up in the air. Great read as always.