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Breville Cafe Roma Espresso Maker Videos

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100% Kona Coffee?

What you see is what you get? Not always. Always read the label carefully to ensure that you get 100% Kona coffee, and not just Hawaiian coffee beans mixed with other varieties. There are plenty of places to find Hawaii Kona Coffee online, but try to get it from a reputable Hawaiin company in order to get 100% pure beans.
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OK – I often think that people are loosing perspective as soon as they smell the possibility of compensation by suing someone. It is one of the great ailments of today, together with our dependency on pharmaceuticals and fossil fuels – to name but a few.

The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation is considering a law suit against the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mike Peters for a Mother Goose & Grimm cartoon he made for the January 2nd edition of the Dayton Daily News in Ohio. Agreed, the cartoon is syndicated to about 800 newspapers worldwide, but still. The cartoon jokes that violence is so rampant in Columbia, maybe “there’s a little bit of Juan Valdez in every can” of the fresh Columbia coffee beans.

The suit will be filed Friday and “would not seek any less than $20 million,” according to a note on the federation’s Web site. It will also demand a retraction from any newspaper that published the Jan. 2 cartoon, including the Toronto Star, where I found out about this controversy.

The federation, which represents more than 560,000 coffee producers, said that by linking organized crime and coffee, the cartoon “attacks the national dignity and the reputation of coffee from Colombia.”

Columbia Coffee In Da House?

In the offending comic strip, a character says: “Y’know, there’s a big crime syndicate in Colombia. So when they say there’s a little bit of Juan Valdez in every can, maybe they’re not kidding.”

The joke plays off a former marketing slogan used by the federation. The federation’s website?… Mike Peters is not allowed to poke fun at Juan Valdez, and we should be taking an ad THAT THEY CREATED with both Juan Valdez and his donkey in tuxedos seriously?

Mike Peters’ Themed Comic Series

The writer often pokes fun at products and the marketing campaigns that promote them. Some things he doesn’t even have to make up, because they are strange – but true. He writes his comics as a weekly series, and this week the theme is based on the fact that the inventor of the Pringles (canned patatoe chips) can had his ashes buried in a Pringles container. (Or so the Associated Press article says – I wasn’t there to verify ;o)

You can see where it all started…

December 30, 2008 the comic reads:

So, If the guy who designed the Pringles can had his ashes buried in one of these… [cans]

The maybe the other old advertising mascots could be scattered in everything

Well, I highly doubt…

[popcorn popping in the microwave] Hang on, Orville. I’m coming!

(see the comic here:

The January 1st comic pokes fun at Betty Croker ( and the January 3rd one is about “Mr. Pringles” (

If this case leads to a conviction we can expect to see all stand up comics apply for Employment Benefits! In my view this comic is rather harmless, and its publication should be guaranteed under the Freedom of Speech principle.

Let’s hope it’ll all just blow over.

I’m going to grab another cup of Java…


  • Article in the Toronto Star (with the cartoon):
  • The Associated Press Article:
  • A collection of the cartoonist’s website with the offending cartoon here: (it’s the 02/01/2009 cartoon)
  • The Columbian Coffee Growers federation website:

How To Start Your Own Coffee Business

Just like any type of business, establishing your own coffee shop may require a bit of planning and preparation. True, coffee shops may seem like an attractive business opportunity to get into, but success will depend on each step that you take.

Going blindly into a new coffee shop business venture can usually end up in failure. If you long for long term success, effective planning and preparation is essential. Here are some tips that that may be able to help you out.

Coffee Shop Business Plan

The first step that you should take is to prepare a feasible business plan. You should be able to map out what you want your intended coffee shop should become. You must make sure that you include in your business plan the direction that you want to take your coffee shop business.

It should also be able to enumerate the steps that you will be taking in order to get there. Your business plan should also include sound estimates such as the projected expenses involved in putting up such a business as well as the projected volume of business required to keep your new business venture afloat.

Once you have formulated a sound business plan, the next step for you would be to find a good location for your future coffee shop. Location is everything when it comes to business. It will be a big factor in the success and failure of any business. A good location would be somewhere that the usual coffee drinker frequents.

Malls may provide an attractive location for a coffee shop, but may cost you a lot when it comes to rent. You might also be able to find ideal locations in areas where there seems to be a high traffic of people going about. Try to check out corner rental properties which are the most ideal location for a coffee shop. Location will also depend on the type of customers that you would want to attract. You should also put this into consideration when looking for a suitable location.

Now that you have taken care of your business plan and have found a good location for your coffee shop business, you may now need to plan and prepare the layout for your shop and the ambiance that you want to create. Try also to come up with a great menu that you think will attract customers.

Aim to provide good customer service by formulating an effective operational system to apply on running your coffee shop. Try to prepare in the hiring of an excellent staff for your coffee shop. You should also prepare a marketing strategy to effectively introduce your business to your potential customers.

By: Jennifer Seaton

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Kopi Luwak

This is the most expensive specialty coffee in the world, selling for between $120 and $1500 USD per pound, mainly in Japan and the United States. Why is it so expensive? Because it is a little eccentric, and there is only a little bit of it, made in certain parts of Indonesia and the Philippines. Worldwide, only about 1000 pounds are being sold each year.

Kopi (Indonesian for “coffee”) + Luwak (Indonesian name for the palm civit)

And it should taste like shit…

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