#Coffee Savants Roundtable :: Google+ Coffee Hangout

 

Talking COFFEE in a G+ Hangout


I was honored to be invited onto a Google+ hangout with several other ‘coffee’ people, titled “Coffee Savants Roundtable”.  I don’t consider myself a coffee ‘savant’, but I do know a little bit about coffee, and how to bring new people into the world of specialty coffee.  I wasn’t sure what this was going to be, but I am always up for a new adventure, so I gave it a shot.  I was part of a group of people from across the continent who were a part of the coffee industry in some way.  The video above is a recording of the rich conversation that took place.  This was such a diverse group of coffee lovers, that there were several viewpoints to every topic.  The great thing about coffee is that it is so subjective.  While sometimes my view differed from others in the group, it didn’t make my… or their opinions invalid.  I am looking forward to joining these folks again in the near future!  Here is a list of those who were in the hangout with me… [Read more…]

Monday Morning Meme :: Folgers Conspiracy Keanu

 

Monday Morning Meme :: Folgers Conspiracy Keanu

monday morning coffee meme : conspiracy keanu folgers in my cup


Good Monday morning to you! I know, Mondays are not that great, but I’ve started this fun theme, designed to lighten your Monday blues! Monday Morning Memes will feature popular meme images, with a focus on coffee. This week’s coffee meme features “Conspiracy Keanu” questioning the validity of Folgers’ claim that “The best part of wakin’ up, is Folgers in your cup.” It appears that Keanu has had an epiphany! If you enjoy this image, I would be very appreciative if you could share this on your favorite social networks! Thank you so much for visiting CoffeeNate.com c[_]


For better coffee, try one of the brewing methods from our coffee brewing guides! They may take an extra minute or two, but you’ll be rewarded with exceptional flavor!

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Late Night Olympic 2012 Watching = Lots of Coffee

 
 

2012 Coffee Olympics

coffee olympics


Since the London 2012 Olympics began, I have slept about 4 hours per night.  This has resulted in an increased need and desire to down endless cups of coffee.  This phenomena has inspired this graphic!  I would be very appreciative if you could share this on your favorite social networks, because there are many who feel just like this!  Thank you c[_]


For  better coffee, try one of the brewing methods from our coffee brewing guides! They may take an extra minute or two, but you’ll be rewarded with exceptional flavor!

Leave your thoughts in the comments below, either Facebook commenting or Disqus, and I’ll reply 🙂

Here are some products that I love…

 
Find other products that I recommend in the CoffeeNate Shop!

Coffee Chat With Mike Crimmins, of “Daily Shot of Coffee”

 
 
 
life is too short to drink bad coffee


 
“4 ounces of burnt ashtray water”  Listen for this quote in the podcast below!  I had the honor of being asked to do a podcast about coffee by Mike Crimmins, from DailyShotOfCoffee.com, back in February.  I ended up getting pretty sick the day before we were going to connect, and my cough just hung on forever!  We were finally able to get together and chat about….wait for it….COFFEE!   From how people can start the transition from industrial preground coffee to better coffee, our angst towards the ‘healthy coffee’ people, and why I started CoffeeNate.com, we covered it all.  We also talked social media marketing, and what we’re currently up to.


I’d like to thank my friend, Mike, for inviting me onto his show, and allowing me to simul-post the podcast!  Mike is someone that I had never spoken to before this show, but we’ve been ‘talking’ online for more than 3 years.  We launched our coffee websites at nearly the same time, and Mike has always been an encouraging force in my business.  You can connect with Mike on Facebook and Twitter.
 
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Podcast resources:

GoCoffeeGo– A great place to buy excellent coffees from several different quality roasters.
 

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Where are you on your coffee journey?
Do you have a coffee related question?
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Maxwell House Is Clueless

 
 

Maxwell House Ignorance

Today, I saw this commercial for Maxwell House French Roast coffee, and I nearly cried from laughing so hard.  You have to watch it!!!!  There are several things that demonstrate the absolute ignorance of Maxwell House (Kraft Foods), when it comes to coffee.  The main character in the video is ‘Ted’.  Here is what Maxwell House puts as the description of the video.

Watch and learn how Ted puts a stop to ridiculousness and gets back to basics. -MaxwellHouseVideos channel

Ted wanders into an upscale restaurant with his arms filled with an auto-drip coffee maker, and a can of Maxwell House French Roast coffee.   He walks up to a table, where a


couple are seated and a waiter about to plunge a pot of French Press coffee.  He walks up to the waiter and lets out a “Kawshck” (that’s as close to typing it as I can get).  Ted obnoxiously states, “Is this what we’re doing now?” (motioning to the press pot) He continues “I love the French.  French fries, I love, French kissing.  They lost me at the French Press. ” The couple is obviously annoyed by this “Ted” dude.  He then makes another stupid comment, “I DON’T WANT A PLUNGER ANYWHERE NEAR MY COFFEE.”  As if the plunger from the press pot is somehow like a toilet plunger.  Then he pompously says, “Not in my house!”  He exalts the virtues of using Maxwell House, and letting “gravity do the work.”  What an idiot. I also love their tagline, “Stay Grounded”, no thanks I’ll stay whole bean thank you very much!

I left this comment on their YouTube channel and Facebook post, which asked “Do you agree?”.

The French Press is older than the autodrip coffee maker. Do some research before spouting such “ridiculousness”! If you want to ‘get back to basics’, try selling whole beans.

I can sum up my feelings about Maxwell House French Roast and the auto-drip brewer with their own phrase …”Not in my house!”

What do you think about this commercial?  Please comment below!  Have a great day c[_]

 

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