<b>Badgett's Coffee eJournal Issue No. 66</b>
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Welcome to Badgett's Coffee eJournal "All the Coffee That's Fit to Print"TM Issue No. 66 . . . . . . June 14, 2002 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In This Issue: 1. Welcome 2. Some Words from Our Sponsors 3. Moisture in Coffee Equals Quality 4. A Daily Dose of Wisdom from the Rebbe 5. Readers' Comments 6. AboutCoffee.net 7. Starbucks the Target of Arab Boycott 8. The Rebbe 9. Ownership of Caribou Coffee 10. Home Roasting Coffee 11. Links to My Friends 12. Feedback ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. Welcome and thank you for subscribing. Howdy folks, we're back. For anyone having trouble getting the links to work in the last issue, the full links are as follows: CoffeeCup html Editor: www.coffeecup.com/download/shareware.cgi?011 Coffee Books: www.badgettcoffee.com/books.html Chabad Online: www.chabad.org/ Charbucks article: www.badgettcoffee.com/blackbear.html TV Fix: www.aish.com/societywork/society/the_tv_fix.asp Doing Business...: www.deansbeans.com/ic/field_notes/progressive.html?id=dSJFJFeN Espresso Nirvana: www.1st-cup.com/education/theart.html Thanks to those readers who took the time to send feedback on the new format. Most were very positive. I apologize for "teasing" you with an article and then making it difficult to see the full article. Some of you opted for plain text and I should have done it right in the first place. Our goal with this journal is to promote good coffee. We want to learn, educate, and entertain. We publish every other Friday via email and readers include coffee consumers, home roasters, coffee geeks, retailers, growers, roasters, equipment dealers, and anyone else who shares our passion for our most wonderful beverage. If you want to learn more about the fascinating world of coffee, this is the place. We don't sell anything and subscription is free. If you want to advertise here or submit an article please contact us for the ad rates and deadline schedule. rb@badgettcoffee.com DISCLAIMER: All information contained here is obtained by Badgett's Coffee eJournal from sources believed to be accurate and reliable. Because of the possibility of human and mechanical error as well as other factors, neither Badgett's Coffee eJournal nor its publisher, Robert L. Badgett, is responsible for any errors or omissions. All information is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. BCE is sent only to a subscription list or by request. If it was sent to you in error, or if you would like to unsubscribe, please hit the Unsubscribe link at the bottom. If you have any problem in subscribing or unsubscribing, please email Robert directly: rb@badgettcoffee.com You have permission to forward (please!) or use this issue in its entirety, but you must have permission to forward or use any article. Back to Top ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2. Some Words From Our Sponsors Check out our fantastic summer frozen drinks, ThaiJava iced coffee and JetTea (fruit n' tea freeze). Order Frequently? Join our Free Flavor of the Month Club and save! www.gourmet-coffee.net?REFERER=badgett ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Custom Imprinted Coffee Mugs Fast Delivery - Competitive Pricing For Details Call Doxpress: 800-999-3676 http://www.formsonline.com/coffee.htm ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Coffee Books Dozens of great books about coffee. Unplug the TV and open a book. The coffee world is fascinating and complex and we all have much to learn. If you have a good book on coffee that should be on this list, please send the title and author and we'll check it out. www.badgettcoffee.com/books.html ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome." Isaac Asimov ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3. Moisture in Coffee Equals Quality (From the grower to the master connoisseur) Moisture in coffee beans is frequently a last minute item of concern. However, it is a significant factor in the quality and cost of coffee. Beginning at time of harvest, moisture is a key determinant of the maturity of the bean for harvest. This maturity has a continuing influence on the quality of the coffee at each of the next steps. It determines the amount of drying needed to stand the rigors of shipping. It is a principal economic factor due to weight loss of the green beans during storage and roasting. Understanding moisture is one of the keys to the art of roasting and allows the maintenance of a consistent roasted product from batch to batch. It is also a factor in the effectiveness and efficiency of the final step of the grind. Economics, processing and in the end, the taste of the brewed coffee result is influenced by moisture content in the bean, from green to roast to ground. For full article, please click here: http://badgettcoffee.com/moisture.html Back to Top ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "I'll sleep when I'm dead." Warren Zevon ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4. A Daily Dose of Wisdom from the Rebbe -Words and condensation by Tzvi Freeman B"H Inner Peace ----------- It is the greatest of struggles. But one who makes peace between his ego and his mission in life, he can make peace between the world and its purpose of creation. Between woman and man. Between earth and heaven. Brought to you by ChabadOnLine http://www.chabadonline.com Back to Top ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims." Aristotle ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Readers' Comments ................................................................ Hi Robert, Congratulations on 2 great years with Badgett's Coffee eJournal !! I've been reading it ever since I went online mid Sept/00, & always look forward to seeing it in the in box. I love the new look, this first HTML version, & having the links makes it easier to read. The new fonts with the Brown, Black & Blue are great & it now has a look & feel to it like your reading a larger font type book! All the best, Craig {;-) ................................................................ Hello, I like the changes you have made to the eJournal. Thanks, and keep up the good work! Lin ................................................................ I do not like the links to read the rest of the articles. IT's like reading a magazine article that starts on page 8, goes on for 2 colums and then sends you to page 182. Sorry, but I just never get there. Plus the fact that my company monitors which web site I visit. Can't be jumping all over the net to read an article. Too bad, I enjoyed your newsletter. Name omitted by Robert ................................................................ HTML email with no text alternative? No thanks. I've just unsubbed. Lara ................................................................ I absolutely detest HTML e-mail. HTML is for web pages. E-mail and newsgroups are for text. You've now made it impossible to read... a teaser paragraph and then a "More" that leads nowhere. Sorry to be such a downer, but receiving a newsletter full of teasers with no links to the articles is a bit ridiculous. Steve Edited by Robert ................................................................ Hi Robert Just want to say I have long enjoyed receiving your Coffee Journal and wish to laud you for your efforts in promoting specialty coffees and the subtleties in appreciating them.... Mark Back to Top ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ RABBI PLISKIN'S DAILY LIFT Daily Lift #45 Glad To Help Be grateful to anyone you help. They are helping you fulfill your life's mission. Be especially careful not to speak or act condescendingly when you try to help someone. The good you do can be offset by the damage caused by an insulting tone. (From Rabbi Pliskin's book Kindness) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Badgett's Partner Affiliates Page Help pay the costs of Badgett's Coffee eJournal by trading with these affiliated companies. For instance, if you buy from amazon.com, link to their web site through the BCE Affiliates page and they give you the exact same deals and they pay BCE a small commission. You get a good deal and BCE makes a little, so we both win. Please click: www.badgettcoffee.com/affiliates.html ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6. AboutCoffee.net Last issue had an article, "Wanted: A Few Good Coffee Publishers", and many of you sent messages expressing an interest. Thank you for your response. The project and new website are in development, but if you would like more information, please go to the FAQ's page: www.badgettcoffee.com/FAQ.html Back to Top ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so." Bertrand Russell ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7. Starbucks the Target of Arab Boycott Report: Starbucks the target of Arab boycott for its links to Israel By Ha'aretz Service Starbucks is among a list of American companies being targeted in a boycott campaign being launched in five Arab states, the British daily The Independent reported Friday. According to the report, Nestle, Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson and Burger King outlets are also on the list of companies to be boycotted. The newspaper reported from Beirut that activists handed out leaflets outside the city's four Starbucks shops, "detailing the pro-Israeli sentiments of its chief executive, Howard Shultz, and claiming he is 'an active Zionist'." For the full article, please click here: http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=176572 Back to Top ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." Samuel Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8. The Rebbe Robert's note: I have been including "A Daily Dose of Wisdom from the Rebbe" for quite a few months and many readers have told me they enjoy the articles. One reader said, "I also enjoy the 'spiritual coffee' you include in the journal." I thought it was time I gave some background on the Rebbe that many readers might not be familiar with. "The life story of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneersohn, parallels the story of our century. Born in the Ukrainian-Russian town of Nikolaev in 1902, the Rebbe spent the century's and his childhood in pogrom-ridden Czarist Russia, the 20's battling the Stalinist attempt to eradicate Jewish life in the Soviet Empire, the 30's in Berlin and Paris. In 1941 he escaped Nazi-occupied Europe and settled in New York, where for the next 50 years he transformed the very fabric of Jewish life in every corner of the globe." For more, please go to www.therebbe.org/ Back to Top ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it." Gilbert Keith Chesterton ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9. Ownership of Caribou Coffee An email is floating around that discusses the ownership of Caribou Coffee. I have received two of them in the past week. I sent the message below to Caribou Coffee and asked for their comment before I published the message in BCE. Their response follows the email message. (Beginning of email message.) As you will see from the links below, Caribou Coffee is owned 87.8% by the First Islamic Investment Bank which, among other things has the following philosophy: "Above all, ensuring that all activities conform to Islamic Shari'ah" The chairman of their Shari'ah supervisory board is: Dr. Yusuf Abdullah Al-Qaradawi, Chairman, Seerah & Sunnah Center, Qatar University; Professor, Faculty of Shari'ah, Qatar University. As you will see from the links below he is also on the supervisory board of "Union for Good" which is a charitable organization to support Palestinians. Nothing wrong with a charity to help Palestinians, but here is a quote from the Union for Good web site: 'The Al-Aqsa Intifada is the latest of a long line of affliction faced by the people of Palestine. Its ancestry dates back to the massacre of innocent men, women and children in villages such as Deir Yaseen and the illegal occupation of Palestine in 1948.' http://www.firstislamic.com/sharia.htm http://www.firstislamic.com/caribou.html http://www.interpal.org/web/supervisory.htm http://www.interpal.org/web/cbackground.htm As another follow up, quick web searching confirms that Caribou Coffee is owned by Crescent Capital, which is a subsidiary of the First Islamic Investment Bank of Bahrain. Of note, this same group recently purchased a small airplane manufacturing company in Duluth, Cirrus Design." (End of email message.) Caribou Coffee's reply is as follows: From: "Caribou Coffee Customer Care" CustomerResponse@Caribou-Coffee.com To: rb@badgettcoffee.com Subject: Ownership Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2002 12:32 PM Caribou is a classic American growth company, founded in Minnesota and now employing over 2,900 Americans in 9 states. Caribou has approximately 99 shareholders and option holders, including management, employees and the original founders John and Kim Puckett. A majority of our stock is owned by a group of international investors led by First Islamic Investment Bank,E.C., a highly respected and purely financial organization based in Bahrain and regulated by the government of Bahrain, a strong U.S. ally in the Middle East and the headquarters of the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet. The recent investment by this group has enabled Caribou to continue expanding its store base in the U.S. We are extremely concerned about accusations that an outside advisor to First Islamic has made statements that do not reflect the views of either Caribou or any of its shareholders, and we categorically reject any attempt to link such statements to Caribou. The person in question is not an employee or shareholder of either First Islamic or Caribou, and neither we nor our shareholders have any control over this person's political views. We have made First Islamic aware of the statements and understand that this relationship is under review. Any concerns that anyone involved in ownership of Caribou condones terrorism are totally unwarranted. Our ownership has no political agenda and is 100% opposed to terrorism of any kind, anywhere - period. Caribou Coffee Company Back to Top ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do." Jean-Paul Sartre ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10. Home Roasting Coffee It's amazing how many people do not know that many coffee lovers roast their own coffee at home. Just recently I mentioned this journal to a friend and he asked where I bought my coffee. I told him I buy green beans on the Internet and roast them myself. He asked, "you mean you grind them yourself." He wasn't asking, he was telling, as if he was correcting me. I had to do some convincing to make him believe me. He just couldn't believe that it could be done at home. Some people ask, "Why in the world do you do that?" My answer is simple, "because it just tastes better, noticeably better." Then they ask, "Isn't that difficult?" I tell them it's about as difficult and time consuming as boiling eggs. When people discover how much better fresh roasted coffee is and how easy it is to make a better cup of coffee by home roasting, they will wonder why they didn't do it sooner. They will wonder how they were ever satisfied with the swill they made from canned coffee. I admit, home roasting is not for everyone. It's a little more trouble than opening a can or a bag and it's a little smelly unless you roast outside or in the garage. It's hard to believe, but many folks do not enjoy the full, rich flavor of a fresh roasted cup of good coffee. I don't understand it, but I know it's true. A home roaster will never be as common as a toaster or microwave, but I think there is a tremendous potential for growth. Robert Back to Top ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street." Elbert Hubbard ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11. Links to My Friends You may now add your link to our links page. There are many categories (including Personal Pages)and you may enter as many as are appropriate. Check it out now. www.badgettcoffee.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "A witty saying proves nothing." Voltaire ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12. Feedback Tell us what you think. What do you want more of..less of...what would you change, add, or delete? rb@badgettcoffee.com Please direct all inquiries, comments, article submissions and suggestions to: Robert rb@badgettcoffee.com ISSN: 1534-4614 - Library of Congress, Washington D.C., USA This journal was made from 100% post-consumer, recycled, non-polluting, and non-trashcan filling electrons. (c) Copyright 2000-2002 Robert L. Badgett. All Rights Reserved. Badgett's Coffee eJournal www.badgettcoffee.com Email: rb@badgettcoffee.com Back to Top

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