We’ve been surfing the net at doubleshot, and have turned up the following few interesting links. They don’t all relate directly to coffee, but we’ll try our best to make it seem like they do anyway!
1. Bean Town
For those who don’t have the time or money to travel there themselves, reading the New York Times “City” section is a more time and cost-effective escape to the Big Apple. Immerse yourself in your screen for a few minutes on a Sunday afternoon… no plane ticket required!
“Bean Town” was an article appearing recently about the burgeoning and exciting authentic coffee scene which is growing in West Village-ish like areas around NYC. It’s almost enough to tempt one into leaving sunny Plett for a week or two to check it all out!
Doubleshot – probably wouldn’t be too out of place in the West Village…
We particularly like this quote:
“What you see going on now is a de- Starbuckification, if you will,” said Suzanne Wasserman… “People are yearning for authenticity.”
Did she really say “de-Starbuckification“? Surely has to be our word-of-the-day!
2. Another use for used coffee grounds
Here’s a bit from tree-hugger website – treehugger.com. Written by a self-confessed “fungal-kingdom obsessive” it talks about “using old coffee grounds to cultivate delicious oyster mushrooms“.
Doubleshot have already experimented with recycling used coffee-grounds as body scrubs. This presents another option… can we maybe look forward to ‘espresso oyster mushrooms’ on our famous doubleshot sandwiches soon?!
3. Antarctica – where a good coffee is always welcome!
A little known fact is that doubleshot co-founder Karin S spent much of early 2004 shuttling between South America and Antarctica while working on a research ice-breaker… and has been de-frosting ever since!
Well the other day the Boston Globe ‘big picture’ – arguably one of the most interesting and well-read photo-journalism websites out there – featured the cold continent (Antarctica) with some breathtaking pics to jog Karin’s memory. Well worth checking yourself!
A good place for a coffee!