Today is Coffee Day

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bernjb56, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Administrator

    An essential day as far as I'm concerned.

    Coffee Day
    also marks the long history of the drink: the properties of coffee beans are thought to have first been discovered in Ethiopia. The beans are actually the pits found in the coffee berry or cherry. The story goes that a 9th century goat herder noticed their stimulating effects on his goats and began experimenting.

    Coffee drinking was originally popularised in the Arab world from around the 15th century spreading across Asia then to Italy and across Europe and to the Americas – and finally to your coffee cup.

    Today, coffee is one of the world’s biggest crops so buying ethically grown coffee is all the more important – be sure to be selective in buying your cup of coffee and supporting ethical trade.

    So when you drink your cup of coffee today, inhale its aroma, taste its dark and full-bodied flavour, think about its story – but most of all enjoy.

  2. On third pint so far. :thumbsup:
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  4. Dubs

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    Just stopped at Gregg's for this very reason....:oops:
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  5. I’ve had a coff but no ee yet .
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  6. Crisis! The coffee machine at work has broken down!
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  7. Not a big coffee drinker, I used to take cream in coffee but in Canada it tasted the same with or without so went back to a good old cuppa.
    I do occasionally take an espresso especially when on holiday.
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  8. Day


    I love coffee....

    Something here in Italy they do very well.
  9. You at a rave?
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  10. I like my coffee, like I like my women...

    Black, and with a penguin.
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  11. The sad thing is coffee is a mono crop, Arabica, I think, it's a single variety, thus very susceptible to attack from diseases, since it has no genetic variation between plants, if a disease were to strike, all coffee supply is under threat. We should enjoy it, while we can :)
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  12. Merlin Cat

    Merlin Cat Moderator

    I’m not a big coffee drinker, I much prefer tea.

    If I do drink coffee it’s usually baby coffee - decaf with lots of milk :)

    However, when I drive through France and ask for decaf I just get a look! :oops:
  13. "café de caf" = coffee of coffee ... No wonder you get a look :rolleyes:
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  14. My favourite coffe y:
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  15. Merlin Cat

    Merlin Cat Moderator

    Pah! I said the proper word for decaf.
    décaféiné I’m saying a big pif paf pof and au revoir!
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  16. "Ne par lay vooooo pas franglais mon sewer / mad ham?"
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  17. Ooh la la...
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  18. At a previous techenders I told my coffee related story to a few people at the bar.
    It got lots of laughs and led to other related funny tales.
    There is no way im posting it up here, but happy to elaborate at future techenders.

    Lets just say i'm not a fan of coffee.
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  19. Ah - Do not Adjust your set -with Denise Coffey - that was a long time ago - I had forgotten that David Jason was with that crew before Python
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  20. I may be getting on a bit but there's still some elephant DNA knocking about in there!
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