Monthly Archives: April 2005

Irish Coffee and the Essential Food Groups

    Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and fat.
    green guy coffee image Alex Levine
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Coffee Cherries

    Did you know that the fruit produced by coffee trees are called cherries? Inside each cherry are seeds, which are the coffee beans. Imagine that! coffee fact

Soldiers in Your Cup

    A Grandmother was surprised by her 7-year old grandson one morning. He had made her coffee! She drank what was the worst cup of coffee in her life. When she got to the bottom, there were three of those little green army men in her cup. Puzzled, she asked, “Honey, what are the army men doing in my coffee?”
    Her grandson answered, “Grandma, it says on TV, the best part of waking up is soldiers in your cup!”
    This morning humor was brought to you by: The Gospel Web .net

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Daily Quote –on coffee #02

    It was a pleasant cafe, warm and clean and friendly, and I hung up my old water-proof on the coat rack to dry and put my worn and weathered felt hat on the rack above the bench and ordered a cafe au lait. The waiter brought it and I took out a notebook from the pocket of the coat and a pencil and started to write.
    green guy coffee image Ernest Hemingway
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Blackberry Summer Dream Coffee Drink Recipe

Blackberry Summer Dream

Blackberry Summer Dream Coffee Drink


1 package frozen blackberries (10 oz)
1/2 cup extra fine granulated sugar
1/2 cup Water (spring water is best)
9 cups coffee (cold) I used a dark roast from a drip coffee maker
1 pint Half-and-half
1 cup sweetened whipped cream (or CoolWhip)
9 whole blackberries

Put frozen blackberries in a blender with the sugar and water and puree. Strain
mixture into a large mixing bowl. Add the 9 cups of coffee and the pint of half-and-half. Blend
well. Pour or spoon into 12-ounce glasses partially filled with crushed ice.
Top with whipped cream and whole blackberries.

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April 25th – May 1st Cup of the Week

    I have many, MANY cups for coffee and tea drinking. I thought that I would share a cup a week with you from my collection. I tend to stick with a cup for about a week before I change to a new one. I hope that you enjoy seeing them. The logo on this particular mug says: Decaf is the Anti-Christ and you know what? They may be right! *lol*
    Decaf is the Anti-Christ Mug

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Daily Quote –on coffee

    Coffee should be black as hell, strong as death, and as sweet as love.
    green guy coffee image Turkish proverb
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Caffeine Conent in Select Coffee and Teas

Double espresso (2oz) 45-100 mg

Brewed coffee (8 oz) 60-120 mg

Instant coffee (8 oz) 70 mg

Decaf coffee (8 oz) 1-5 mg

Tea – black (8 oz) 45 mg

Tea – green (8 oz)20 mg

Tea – white (8 oz)15 mg

How to Use a Percolator for Making Coffee

Personally, I do not recommend you use a stove top or electric percolator. The quality of the coffee is significantly reduced when you do. But if that is what you have or if you are looking for tips on percolating coffee on a camping trip, here ya go!

list dot Fill pot with water for the number of cups of coffee you want. Try not to over fill it as it will either boil over or seep out from the lid on an electrical percolator.

list dot Place coffee grounds in the basket. 1 tbs per cup of water is recommended.

list dot Fit basket into the urn and place on stovetop or plug into outlet.

list dot (for stove percolator) Heat the water to boiling. With an electrical percolator, nothing more will need to be done as it has a constant heat source. You may however, wish to lower the heat somewhat on a stove top percolator so it will not boil over.

list dot The boiling water will be forced up through the coffee grounds and the brewed coffee will accumulate in the pot which holds the water.

list dot You’ll be able to see the coffee bubble up through the glass dome to see how strong (bold) it’s getting. With each perk, you’ll notice the coffee in the dome darkening.

list dot Brewing should take about 5 minutes for a stove top percolator and about 7-10 minutes for an electrical percolator.

list dot (Important) Remove the filter basket with the used grounds and pour. If you do not do this, you will end up with coffee grounds in your coffee cup. You may anyway depending on the grind you’ve used. The finer the grind, the more chance you’ll have for grounds to filter through the holes in the basket. Obviously, you would not want to use an espresso grind.

Bonus Tip: Stove or campfire percolators tend to leave coffee with a cloudly look. If you allow it to settle for a few minutes it will reduce if not eliminate the cloudiness.

What Is It About Green Tea? Benefits

Green tea is rich in catechin polyphenols, (in particular –> epigallocatechin gallate *EGCG*. EGCG is a potent anti-oxidant. It has been impressive in lowering LDL cholesterol levels and repressing aberrant formation of blood clots which is a major cause of heart attack and stroke.

Green tea can suppress the growth of cancer cells and can kill cancer cells without damaging healthy tissue.

Amazingly, the rate of heart disease among Japanese men is quite low (who drink great amounts of Green tea). About seventy-five percent ( 75%) are smokers. EGCG is twice as powerful as resveratrol and could have a lot to do with such a low incident of heart related disease.

Resveratrol is an antioxidant found in red grape skins: a powerful antioxidant present in many plants and plant products, especially in red grape skins.

Tea on the Go — A Revelation in My Own Mind

Don’t throw away those 12 ounce bottled water containers……. make hot tea to go in them!

A few minutes ago I was about to throw away a 12 ounce Dasani (or whatever brand you like), water bottle. Then it hit me… I want hot tea and this bottle is the perfect size for a one bag cup. Give or take. Depends on how strong you like it. Two bags if you like. So I put purified water in the bottle and popped it in the microwave for a minute and a half, added a tea bag ( genseng and honey green ) and screwed the lid back on. yay! Instant to go hot tea. It was perfect.

I really would not leave it in the microwave for more than two minutes if you still want to be able to hold it without burning yourself or if you want to avoid melting the bottle. Anyhoo…. it really worked well and the tea tasted just fine.

I am sure someone, somewhere, has already discovered this but it was my first time. I hope you like the idea.