<b>Badgett's Coffee eJournal Issue No. 67</b>
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Welcome to Badgett's Coffee eJournal "All the Coffee That's Fit to Print"TM Issue No. 67 . . . . . . June 28, 2002 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In This Issue: 1. Welcome 2. Some Words from Our Sponsors 3. Coffee and AL QAEDA 4. A Daily Dose of Wisdom from the Rebbe 5. Honeybees Boost Coffee Yields 6. Berkeley Seeks Politically Correct Coffee 7. Hotbed Of Jazz Now Brewing Cool Java 8. Scientists: Space Is Color of Latte 9. Coffee, Books Come Together At Library 10. Frost Watch is the Name of the Game for Coffee Growers 11. Coffee Company Gambling that People Care 12. Where Good Coffee is Served Up Without Mixing Politics 13. Matinee Idol 14. Links to My Friends 15. Feedback ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. Welcome and thank you for subscribing. Big issue this week, packed with good stuff. There are links to other websites for most of the articles in this issue. Linking allows us to present much more information to you without having to have such a large issue. I have given just enough at the beginning of each article to let you know what it is about, so you can decide if you want to read further. Past Issues Needed If you have any or all issues, 57 through 64, please forward them to Robert at rb@badgettcoffee.com Three things keep the Internet from being all it should be: viruses, spam, and excess shipping charges. Viruses: I just do not understand how someone gets a thrill from sitting at their computer and writing and sending out a program that causes millions and millions in damages to others' computers. Spam: It is annoying but even more damaging is its effect. It keeps us from wanting to read the worthwhile email messages. (such as this journal) We all get "delete happy" with any email that looks even remotely like spam. Excess Shipping Charges: Internet businesses have to wise up to the fact that consumers will spend $10 in auto expense going to a store to buy something that they could buy online but refuse because they know the $6.95 S&H is a rip-off. No one likes to be gouged by phony charges. Anyone can call UPS and find out that the actual charges on the $6.95 (for example) is often less that $4.00. And some items can be mailed for less than a dollar. Some S&H charges are more extreme than this example, but the point is that Internet businesses need to make their profit on the merchandise, not on the shipping charges. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Jest for Pun is not a jokelist. It's a horrible list which will make you groan each week, with puns, rhymes and groaners. The only good part - It won't cost you a cent. In fact it's total 'noncents' :-). Subscribe at your own risk by sending a blank email to pun-subscribe@topica.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Have you ever seen a deer crossing at a deer crossing? I haven't either but I keep looking. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3. Coffee and AL QAEDA By DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL June 17, 2002 -- IN the war on terrorism, choice of coffee may be definitive. First came the boycott of Starbucks by American Muslims for Global Peace and Justice - on the grounds that the firm's CEO is "using inciteful language to 'legitimize' Israel's actions" in the current conflict and that his "statements exude Islamophobia." The group sent out a "Global Action Alert" claiming that Starbucks CEO and founder Howard Schultz incited violence against Palestinians in a speech to a Seattle area synagogue. The boycott has now been picked up by activists in at least five Arab countries. For complete article, please go to: www.nypost.com/postopinion/opedcolumnists/50463.htm Back to Top ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." Mark Twain ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4. A Daily Dose of Wisdom from the Rebbe -Words and condensation by Tzvi Freeman B"H Morality Redefined ------------------ What's needed is not groveling compliance to accepted values. What's needed is a restraint born of a higher awareness, a sense of the Divine. A sense of awe for what lies within another human being and within the creatures we consume. An awareness of something higher than our own minds, of a transcendence within the very ground upon which we tread. A sense of right and wrong born of such awareness is more than just a goal for the future. It is the bread and water of humankind's survival right now. And it is humanity's step over the threshold of a new era. Brought to you by ChabadOnLine http://www.chabadonline.com Back to Top ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it." Jean Paul ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5. Honeybees Boost Coffee Yields NewScientist.com news service Honeybee pollination can double a coffee crop's yield, new research shows. The plants are primarily self-pollinating. But research by David Roubik at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama shows bee pollination is much more important than farmers thought. For complete article, please go to: www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99992403 Back to Top ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ RABBI PLISKIN'S DAILY LIFT Daily Lift #52 Build Relationships On Common Goals Two people who want to have a good relationship need to be aware of a basic principle: When each one tries to pull the other to his own direction, there will be conflict and constant quarrel. But when people focus on their common goals, the differences between them will not cause difficulties, and they will have a peaceful relationship. Whenever you find yourself about to quarrel with another person, ask yourself, "What goals do we have in common?" This way of looking at the situation will make it easier for you to find a solution that will be satisfactory to both. (see Rabbi Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler - Michtav MaiEliyahu, vol.4, p.16; Rabbi Pliskin's "Consulting the Wise") ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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. Berkeley Seeks Politically Correct Coffee ASSOCIATED PRESS June 18, 2002 BERKELEY - A Berkeley lawyer wants to make sure that everyone in town can drink coffee with a clean conscience. A new initiative proposed by Rick Young would restrict all brewed coffee sales in Berkeley to organic, shade-grown or Fair Trade-certified coffee. Fair Trade promises that the farmers who produced the beans received a fair price. For complete article, please go to: www.uniontrib.com/news/state/20020618-1307-ca-berkeleycoffee.html Back to Top ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila." Mitch Ratliffe ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7. Hotbed Of Jazz Now Brewing Cool Java New Orleans Coffee Company Wins Innovation Award for Coffee Products New Orleans, La.-- June 12, 2002 --/Xpress Press/ -- Louisiana is exporting more than hot jazz and the rich eats of Emeril and Chef Paul Prudhomme -- it's brewing some cool java too. The New Orleans Coffee Company this month received an Innovator of the Year award for its use of a patented cold-drip process that produces a liquid concentrate gourmet coffee. Called Cool Brew, coffee drinkers can now pour some concentrate into a mug and add hot water for a cup that tastes fresh brewed. Quest for a smooth cup turns up empty A pharmacist whose quest for a smooth cup turned up empty founded the New Orleans Coffee Company. By re-purposing the 150-year-old cold filtration process, Phil McCrory was able to produce the ultimate smooth cup that the consumer could quickly prepare at home. "My goal was to create a great tasting, fresh cup of coffee that could be prepared in an instant with out any bitterness," said McCrory. "Our signature ingredient, 'chicory' gives the coffee a New Orleans regional flavor. It's our version of "BAM" without the bite," he said. Until now, CoolBrew and the company's iced coffee product called Café Au Lait have been exclusive to Louisiana residents. Soon sections of the U.S. will see the products on supermarket shelves. What can't be found on the shelf, can be ordered online at the CoolBrew.com website. www.coolbrew.com CoolBrew is available in two blends: French Roast and Original (Coffee and Chicory). Lovers of flavored coffees have the additional choices of CoolBrew Original enhanced with Vanilla, Hazelnut, Mocha, Toasted Almond, or Decaf. A 16oz. Bottle of CoolBrew retails for $4.49 or consumers may purchase 32 oz. bottles for $7.59. Readers may order from the website or e-mail the Brew Master for more information at: BrewMaster@CoolBrew.com The New Orleans Coffee Company is family-owned and operated. Phil McCrory works along side his sons Greg and Jeff in a 30,000 sq. ft. plant. Always looking forward, the company's original offices were solar powered with stainless steel barrels converted into coffee extractors. New Orleans Coffee Company was voted the Overall Winner 2002 Innovator of the Year by New Orleans City Business Newspaper. www.coolbrew.com Back to Top ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "I worry about my child and the Internet all the time, even though she's too young to have logged on yet. Here's what I worry about. I worry that 10 or 15 years from now, she will come to me and say 'Daddy, where were you when they took freedom of the press away from the Internet?'" Mike Godwin ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8. Scientists: Space Is Color of Latte By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE (AP) -- Good news for coffee lovers: Space, the final frontier, is the color of a latte. So say astronomers Karl Glazebrook and Ivan Baldry at Johns Hopkins University. In January, the two determined that the universe was a sprightly pale turquoise, then after discovering a glitch in their software in March, they realized that the average color was actually a milky brown. Not knowing what to call it, besides beige, they solicited suggestions, prompting nearly 300 e-mails with ideas including Big Bang Beige, Cappuccino Cosmico, Galactic Gold and Infinite Sand. The winner? Cosmic Latte. For complete article, please go to: www.nytimes.com/aponline/science/AP-Color-of-the-Universe.html Back to Top ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still?" J. Paul Getty ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9. Coffee, Books Come Together At Library By ELLEN GEDALIUS Published: Jun 22, 2002 FAIR OAKS/MANHATTAN MANOR - Lattes and libraries, biscotti and books. So it goes at Jan Kaminis Platt Library, which opened Bookends Cafe earlier this month. The coffee shop is the first in a Hillsborough County library, but it is just the latest in a nationwide trend toward library cafes. For complete article, go to: www.tampatrib.com/News/MGA5TCOOQ2D.html Back to Top ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image." Stephen Hawking ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10. Frost Watch is the Name of the Game for Coffee Growers Smell Coffee! Brazil Holds The Cup KP Sethunath While soccer fans addicted to the Samba rhythm can't take their eyes off the amazing run of Brazilian stars in the World cup, a different set of enthusiasts are also keeping a close watch on the fortunes of Brazil in another area for which the South American country is famous for: Coffee! Now is the season of 'frost watch' in Brazil, the largest coffee producer in the world. Coffee growers and traders from all over the world are glued to weather bulletins to find out whether there is any indication of a frost hitting the coffee growing regions of Brazil. A frost in Brazil is the only hope in the short-term for the revival of the coffee industry, passing through one of the worst price crash in history. For complete article, please go to: www.financialexpress.com/fe_full_story.php?content_id=11361 Back to Top ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel." Carl W. Buechner ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11. Coffee Company Gambling that People Care By: Tristram DeRoma, Editor June 20, 2002 Perhaps you saw them last Thursday as you were making your way through the "Gourmet Foods" section of Stop and Shop. Better yet, maybe you heard them. Armed with an acoustic guitar, a pair of maracas and some vocal cords, Naren Sonpal, Virginia Berman and Bob Everts weren't just singing South American folk songs to sell their brand of coffee. As co-owners of Equal Exchange Coffee Company, they were also there to sell customers a couple of concepts, such as fair trade and environmental protection. According to news reports, the world is experiencing a glut in the coffee market. Since coffee is considered a commodity, this is causing a poverty crisis for small coffee producers throughout Africa, Asia and South America. With prices going for as little as 20 and 40 cents a pound these days, many of these farmers are being driven into poverty, since that price is far less than what it costs to even produce their coffee. According to Berman, the Equal Exchange Coffee Company has been helping to remedy this problem since 1986 by buying its coffee directly from farmer-owned co-ops at a guaranteed minimum price of $1.26 a pound, no matter what the market's doing. For complete article, please go to: www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=4502614&BRD=1637&PAG=461&dept_id=9180&rfi=6 Back to Top ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good, in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it." John Stuart Mill ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12. Where Good Coffee is Served Up Without Mixing Politics By Mohammed Alkhereiji, Arab News Staff JEDDAH, 16 June - Starbucks, the world's largest and most successful coffeeshop franchise, has had a turbulent year in Saudi Arabia. But business is now booming and its coffee is the talk of the town. There were Islamic protests over their logo and a wide-ranging if unofficial boycott that has left many American franchises in the Kingdom flat lined. Yet the company Time magazine credits with "making coffee-drinking fashionable" continues to expand at an incredible rate. For complete article, please go to: www.arabnews.com/Article.asp?ID=16056 Back to Top ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "If you're going to do something tonight that you'll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late." Henny Youngman ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13. Matinee Idol Our mocha homage to the finest flavors the concession stand offers. Ingredients 1/2 oz. Da Vinci Gourmet Buttered Popcorn Classic Syrup 1/2 oz. Da Vinci Gourmet Chocolate Sauce 1 shot espresso 10 oz. steamed milk Directions: Combine ingredients in a 12 oz. cup. Back to Top ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14. 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 your website into as many categories as are appropriate. Check it out now. www.badgettcoffee.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15. 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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