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Welcome to Badgett's Coffee eJournal
"All the Coffee That's Fit to Print"
Issue No. 6 - June 30, 2000

In This Issue:

1) Welcome
2) Coffee Field Trip to Costa Rica
3) Some Words From Our Sponsors
4) A Little Humor
5) Coffee Slang
6) Summer Coffee Tip
7) Home Roasting by Dung Truong
8) Coffee-Fest-Seattle
9) Patriotic History of Coffee and Tea
10) Links to Our Friends
11) Feedback


1. Welcome!

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2. Costa Rica Coffee Field Trip

We have a proposal for our trip we are considering. The cost per person for ten
days is approximately $880 and includes hotels, many meals , excursions, and
extras. We are also looking at a seven day trip that is a little less expensive.
Nothing is definite yet and we invite your input. We want to make this trip a
vacation to remember!


3. Some Words From Our Sponsors :)

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Small coffee roasters are perking up all over the country, recreating styles and
blends which were nearly impossible to find just a few years ago. The quality of
these blends remains unparalleled by those of the giant coffee companies. However,
it is difficult to experience these wonderfully fresh roasted coffees because the
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Also on special this month our Panama Boquette...Grown in the Boquette region of
northern Panama near the Costa Rican border. The plantation is located in the
oldest coffee growing area on the eastern side of Baru, an inactive volcano which
last erupted almost 800 years ago and yielded the rich, volcanic soils needed for
quality arabica production. The cool fresh climate offers ideal growing conditions.
"The green (raw) coffee beans are bold, wide and blue/green in color; when roasted
they yield a sweet fruity taste up front with an earthy undertone, low in acidity
but full bodied with a mellow chocolate aftertaste and aroma. Less acidity than
Costa Rican but with more body "...Timothy Tulloch....Roastmaster"
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4. A Little Humor


Because I'm a man, there is no need to ask me what I'm thinking about. The answer
is always either sex or football, though I have to make up something else when
you ask, so don't.

Because I'm a man, I do not want to visit your mother, or have your mother come
visit us, or talk to her when she calls, or think about her any more than I have
to. Whatever you got her for mother's day is okay, I don't need to see it. And
don't forget to pick up something for my mommy, too!

Because I'm a man, you don't have to ask me if I liked the movie Chances are, if
you're crying at the end of it, I didn't.

Because I'm a man, I think what you're wearing is fine. I thought what you were
wearing five minutes ago was fine, too. Either pair of shoes is fine. With the
belt or without it looks fine. Your hair is fine. You look fine. Can we just go

Because I'm a man and this is, after all, the 90's, I will share equally in the
housework. You just do the laundry, the cooking, the gardening, the cleaning, and
the dishes. I'll do the rest.

5. Coffee Slang

Many different slang words or synonyms for coffee have evolved over the years.
Here is a smidgen of samples.

The word Java has become slang for coffee. At one point, the Indonesian isle of
Java was the leading producer of arabica coffee in the world. This has lead to the
word java being used in place of coffee.

"Cup of Joe"? Urban legend has it that when Admiral Josephus "Joe" Daniels became
Chief of Naval Operations, he outlawed alcohol onboard ships, except for very
special occasions. Coffee then became the beverage of choice, hence the term "Cup
of Joe."

Cup of mud. This one we can't explain. Perhaps some very bad coffee can sometime
resemble mud, but why would you drink it. Wherever the term comes from it does tie
nicely with the name Muddy Waters.

Cafe is used interchangeably for coffee in many circles. This is a derivative of a
loosely translated word for coffee from a number of languages.

Give me a large "drip". The word drip is being used more and more by young and hip
coffee drinkers today to order a cup of coffee. For the slow, the term comes from
the method of brewing.

And of course there is "unleaded". This word provides a cool way for the older
crowd to order a cup of decaf.

Submitted by

6. Summer Coffee Tip.....

Try cold brewing for an iced concentrate that's smooth and full bodied but easy on
the stomach. Easy way is to use a French Press...let the grounds steep in cold
water overnight..(use abt 1.5oz in a large 32oz Press)...then plunge and pour over
ice...add a little water to taste if you need to...we prefer our Black Canyon
Blend JOLT!!


7. Home Roasting by Dung Truong

As far as the popcorn poppers for home roasting, the best that I have found are
the old WEAEVER Popcorn Pumper and the old Westbend Poppery (that many people
referred to it as the Poppery I). These are 110 V. poppers that were discontinued
probably 8 to 10 years ago.

The WEAEVER Popcorn Pumper is made with a white plastic top half mated to the
yellow plastic bottom half in a lightly flared out diamond (or flying-saucer)
shape, with a 1.5" tall white plastic vertical tube opening at the top for the
yellow plastic chute to fit in. There is a big rectangle opening on the side of
the upper white plastic housing for melting butter (with an especially shaped
butter-melting cast aluminum cup). There is an open 1/8" round hole insides this
opening area to produce extra heat for melting butter: Hot air escapes partially
from the heating chamber here to actively warm up the butter melting cup, but this
results in heat lost for coffee roasting:

If the roasting chamber was loaded up with coffee beans, more air will be
redirected out of this hole due to the back pressure at the beginning of the roast
cycle, and this reduces the heat and the forced air that is needed to move the
coffee beans around in the chamber. This hole can be plugged up entirely, or used
as a temperature and air flow control by opening and closing it when needed for
specific purposes (since heat and air are reduced with its opening, it can be used
for manipulating these elements slightly during different phases of the roast). I
tried both methods, and each has its own use and advantage.

Next Week...Modifying and Using the WEAEVER Popcorn Pumper

8. Coffee-Fest-Seatle


Coffee Fest, a specialty coffee and gourmet tea trade show, will introduce the
latest java trends at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center September
15-17, 2000.

The latest addition to the show will feature a new product preview to showcase
cutting-edge exhibitor products and services introduced in the last 8 months.
Attendees of the show can browse the new product area, located near the entrance
of the show, all hours of the trade show. Signs indicating the corresponding
exhibitor and booth location will assist attendees in obtaining further
information about the products displayed.

Coffee Fest Seattle, designed as both an educational and marketing vehicle to the
proliferation of the specialty coffee, tea and growing alternative beverage
industry, will be celebrating its 26th show and 10th Seattle appearance. The show
is designed specially for coffeehouse, specialty retailers, restaurant owners and

Focused 100 percent on coffee and tea, Coffee Fest Seattle will feature 200 booths,
representing all segments of the industry. Visitors to Coffee Fest Seattle will
have the opportunity to sample a variety of exotic specialty coffee blends, see a
wide variety of machines, equipment, appliances and supplies, and shop for
coffee-related ceramics, apparel and jewelry.

More About Coffee-Fest-Seattle Next Week

9. Patriotic History of Coffee and Tea

Before 1600, alcoholic beverages with enough alcohol in them to kill bacteria were
the safest and most popular drinks. Water was unsafe and unpopular. Coffee and tea
became very popular because they used boiled water, which killed bacteria, and
they tasted good and gave a nice caffeine mood boost.

Tea became so popular in England that the government, in order to offset falling
tax revenues from alcoholic beverages, licensed coffeehouses and levied a tax of
8 cents per gallon. The English East India Company had been given the monopoly on
tea in 1669 and its profits helped finance the colonization of India and brought
about the Opium Wars between England and China. The East India Company further
strengthened tea drinking in England in the late 1700's by a "Drink Tea" campaign.
Cheap tea, high taxes on alcoholic beverages, and patriotism all combined to
create the British tradition of tea drinking.

America was also part of the British tea drinking tradition, at least until
Parliament's greed and disregard for the American colonists' rights allowed
passage of the Stamp Act in 1765. The Americans boycotted English tea in 1767 and
switched to smuggled tea and increased their consumption of coffee. The East India
Company was hurt financially by the boycott so the British government gave it
permission to sell tea without the tax. This tax-free tea was shipped to America
in several ships and would have solved the "taxation without representation"
protest but for the fact that American merchants were prevented from making profit.
It was the American merchants who rebelled at this tax-free tea. Their rebellion
culminated when 342 chests of English tea were dumped into the Boston Harbor
December 16, 1773.

The same patriotism that turned England into a nation of tea drinkers had the
opposite effect in America. The choice of tea or coffee determined one's loyalty.
Those loyal to the Crown chose tea, and the Americans, in their attempt to rid
themselves of everything English, became a nation of coffee drinkers.

10. Links to Our Friends

Caffeine Archive

Coffee/PER, Inc.

1st Line Equipment, LLC

Di Francesco's

The Coffee Project

Caffé Roma


The Coffee Store

Café Campesino

Doxpress, Inc. - Commercial Printing Online!!!
Click Here:

For more coffee links to be posted soon, visit It's new
and sometimes "under construction", so bookmark so you can come back often.

11. Feedback

Tell me what you think. What do you want more of..less of...what would you change,
add, or delete? Your input is welcome!!!

Please direct all inquiries, comments, article submissions and suggestions to:
Robert Badgett

(c) Copyright 2000 Robert L. Badgett. All Rights Reserved


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