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Banka Honey - Field Notes from Coptic Light's Green Coffee Buyer, Esther Shaw

Banka Honey - Field Notes from Coptic Light's Green Coffee Buyer, Esther Shaw

For all of you coffee geeks out there, I put together a summary of my field notes about coffee growing in Pu'er, Yunnan, China and the Banka Cooperative's current endeavors and projects.  I started developing this relationship with the amazing team at Banka about 3-4 years ago and it has blossomed wonderfully over the years.  I feel so lucky to be able to witness its growth, work with some awesomely knowledgeable and generous people, and am eager to continue see its amazing development Coffee Name: Banka HoneyProducer Name: Banka Village Cooperative - Represents 40 homes (3-4 people per home) who are all of the...

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Esther Shaw talks Coptic Light on Sprudge.com

Esther Shaw talks Coptic Light on Sprudge.com

Esther Shaw gives some insight into the philosophy and inspiration behind Coptic Light in this great interview with Sprudge.com

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PRUNES, BOOZE AND COFFEE: Chef Erik Anderson makes a dessert for us that left our heads spinning.

PRUNES, BOOZE AND COFFEE: Chef Erik Anderson makes a dessert for us that left our heads spinning.

Minneapolis based chef Erik Anderson is acclaimed both nationally and locally for his unique vision and unparalleled artistry in the kitchen. If you've never seen this man construct a truly diabolical burger watch this. Erik was good enough to share one of his favorite desserts with us and yes of course, he's using Coptic Light cold brew.     Armagnac Prunes 500g demi sec prunes 200g sugar 1 cup cold brewed Coptic Light coffee 1 lemon 3 vanilla beans 1 bottle nice Armagnac STEP 1: Add sugar and Coptic Light coffee to a pot and bring to a boil, add the zest...

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STATE OF EMERGENCY: Actual 911 calls to the Astoria Police Dept this week

STATE OF EMERGENCY: Actual 911 calls to the Astoria Police Dept this week

44152 20:19 JD BOAT RAMP AREA REPTS MALE SUBJ WALKING AROUND THE AREA YELLING. UNKN PROBLEM. SUBJ CONTACTED, HE'S FINE, JUST SCREAMING BECAUSE HE'S HAPPY. GIVEN COURTESY RIDE TO ASTORIA.  44153 20:25 5366 LAGOON RD PR ADVISES SHE'S AT THE END OF THE RIVERWALK BY THE BENCH. SHE WAS TOLD BY A FRIEND TO LOOK UP A WEBSITE ON HER PHONE, IT POPPED UP INAPPROPRIATE PHOTOS OF HER FAMILY AND NOW SHE'S AFRAID THE FBI WILL COME GET HER. PR CONTACTED. CASE TAKEN.  L201632216  8TH/JEROME PR FOUND SET OF KEYS ON THE CURB. HE WILL HOLD THEM AND TRY TO...

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MUSIC FOR COFFEE: Writchy Wrylab explains why Xui Xui's Twin Peaks soundtrack is pretty fucking great

MUSIC FOR COFFEE: Writchy Wrylab explains why Xui Xui's Twin Peaks soundtrack is pretty fucking great

Xiu Xiu - Plays The Music of Twin Peaks (Polyvinyl) There aren’t many television soundtracks like the soundtrack for Twin Peaks. Angelo Badalamenti’s eerie score combined jazz, ambient, minimal synth, and dream pop in a way that broadcast television had never before heard. Covering such a work could be tricky. A cover that is too close to the original is little more than a duplication; an irrelevant copy. On the other hand, a cover that veers too far from the source sacrifices the essence of what made the music of Twin Peaks so engaging. With Xiu Xiu Plays The Music...

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