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Wow, $500 a pound for coffee!

Wow, $500 pound for coffee!

Wow, $500 pound for coffee! What is up with that???

Research expensive coffees and you’ll find the most bizarre harvesting for some of these coffee beans. For instance, there is a blend called Black Gold priced around $500 a pound and the coffee beans are harvested out of elephant dung. Another $500 a pound coffee is Finca El Injerto; a rare, rich very small coffee bean which is twice washed. It is not harvested from dung, but the beans are incredibly small. Harvesting coffee beans are done by hand and the smaller they are the harder it is to pick. Hacienda La Esmeralda coffee beans have sold at auction for $350 a pound. It is from Panama and grows in the shade of guava trees.

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What is the deal with Tea?

What is the deal with Tea?

Despite the popularity of coffee in this country tea is
still the number one beverage of choice worldwide.

There is a legend, because who could possibly know if it is true, of how the discovery of tea came to be. The story is that the Chinese emperor Shen Nung was enjoying the shade of a wild tea tree. He was boiling some water, why would he be boiling water under a tree is a mystery to me, but that is the story. Some leaves blew off the tea tree into his boiling water and voila Shen had the very first cup of tea. By accident.

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Cowboy Coffee / Pioneer Coffee

Cowboy Coffee / Pioneer Coffee

Back in the days of the wild, wild, west, life consisted of one bath a week, if you felt the need. Going to sleep when it got dark was the norm because there was no electricity. Precious coffee was made by dumping roughly ground beans into a pot, adding water, and letting it boil on an open fire.

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Stuck At Home, What To Do, What To Do??

Stuck At Home, What To Do, What To Do??

Stuck At Home, What To Do, What To Do??

Well, here we are, depending on where you live, stuck in the house. With the Covid-19 virus burning through the American public and the whole world at large, we find ourselves in a situation of self-isolation. We may be looking a the new normal for the next month or many months, which brings about many issues. The first is loneliness; the second is frustration; the third is impatience to get our lives back the way we knew them. There is no need to mention, fear, or anxiety, which goes without saying.

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