April 30, 2010

When Is the Best Time to Drink Coffee?

Middle of the night. Wake me up first thing in the morning. Mid-morning doldrums. Post-lunch. After dinner. All good times for coffee.

Illy roasted coffee beans. Box of six 8.8oz cans.

Plenty of coffee found on Twitter as I chat with roasters, cafe owners, fans of coffee, and your everyday coffee addict.


April 24, 2010

Barnes and Noble & Starbucks

A History of the World in 6 GlassesBarnes and Noble & Starbucks: Two corporate beasts simultaneously meeting my needs this afternoon in the world south of Brockeimia.

I wanted to hunker down into a book, which, in this case was a Rex Stout book, Fer-de-Lance. His first. My first.

While there, I looked into History of the World in Six Glasses and read the section on coffee (around 40 pp), and thumbed through a less than impressive volume called B is for Bad Poetry, which, in fact, is.

This is a medium cappuccino. They call it something else. That is, the medium part. I can never keep it straight. Visiting as many coffeehouses, cafes and shops as I do, with many extending their nomenclature outside of the norm, I have too much to track.

I am neither a fan nor detractor from Starbucks, for those who care about such things. I am thankful they exist, even if they are not my first choice. 

Search Amazon.com for Barnes and Noble (ironic, isn't it?)

April 21, 2010

Empty Seat Without a Book

I was there. 6:40 am. Supposed to be 6:30. I was late having had a busy night meeting out-of-town guests (and their dog) for dinner the evening before.

At 6:33 am, I called. No one answered. I left a voicemail.

At 6:50 am, I ordered. Raisin toast and coffee. Neither were very good.

At 7:00 am, my toast was finished. It was cold when I received it. I sipped my coffee.

At 7:10 am, my waitress came by. We discussed geese.

At 7:20 am, I sent some text messages to friends I have not seen in months. Maybe next time, we could have coffee.

At 7:30 am, I left. The seat across from me remained empty.

If you go to the restaurant next to the 7-11 gas station, and sit in the most-west booth, second one from the south, facing the church across the street. with your back facing the market few people shop at, bring a book.

COYOTE Decoy Replica Goose Repeller by BirdX

April 13, 2010

Locked and Loaded

Early, in the weeist part of the morning, I went to Dunkin' Donuts to buy a "Box o' Joe," as I was on my way to a meeting. While waiting, I noticed the cups looking as if they were cannons. And so they are. Full of energy, ready to explode.

Dunkin Donuts Original Blend Medium Roast Ground Coffee 40 Ounce Value Bag