In case you missed it, our growing coffee social network has been up and running for several months now and I could not resist sharing some of the great post that have been brightening up my mornings sat here having a coffee and moderating posts. Below is a "best of" - coffee jokes, anecdotes, posters, funny coffee ads and graphics ... in no particular order. Please share if they make you smile.
Visitors to Italy will immediately notice the absence of coffee bar chains, making it a coffee lovers paradise. Most of the bars are old, many have been around for over 100 years, and the coffee is usually very good.
Coffee arrived in Italy via the marine port of Venice, which is here we start this tour around Italy in 7 historical coffee bars.
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Hidden among the endless number of Italian eateries, gay bars, Caffé Neros and Starbucks coffee chains in trendy Soho, the Algerian Coffee Store is a one of London’s hidden gems. This year they are celebrating 125 years of business, and their experience shows. The Algerian Coffee Store is the coffee lovers wonderland, where even the hardcore connoisseur will find something of interest among the 150 types of coffee and shelves crammed full of shiny coffee presses, percolators, beans, teas (250 types), spices and luxury chocolate.
Recently ousting Jamaican Blue Mountain as the world’s most expensive coffee, around 700kg of cat-poo (or more commonly Luwak) coffee are produced around the world each year, and can fetch as much as $770 a kg in London.
The coffee is made by picking out and roasting partially digested coffee beans from the feces of the South-East Asian palm civet or Luwak, that live around the coffee plantations.
Stevia, the zero-calorie, 100% natural sweetener, is making its comeback. Banned around the world in the mid-80’s, Stevia Rebaudian (more commonly sweet leaf or sugar leaf), can now be found in food products on our supermarket shelves including teas, juices, cereals and ice cream. It has become so popular that even Coca Cola and Pepsi have gotten in on the act with over 30 of their own Stevia based-sweeteners. The all-natural sugar substitute has come a long way from its humble beginnings in the forests of Paraguay, but can it ever become coffee bar mainstream? We think so.