A coffee consumption trinity
I love coffee, but only the old fashioned way: freshly ground beans, strongly brewed, and nothing added. Apparently I haven’t been keeping up with coffee trends.
The Daily Mail introduces us to the “car-puccino”:
A car that runs on coffee is unveiled today – but it certainly won’t take the grind out of commuting. And at between 25 and 50 times the cost of running a car on petrol, the invention won’t please any motor industry bean-counters either. Nicknamed the Car-puccino, it has been created using a converted 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco bought for £400 and chosen for its resemblance to the time-travelling DeLorean in the movie Back To The Future.
As much as I love coffee, I think I’ll steer clear (ahem!) of that one for now. I also do not intend to take part in the latest way to consume coffee. Inhale! The NY Post offers a breathless report:
This coffee really sucks. A nutty Harvard professor has put a jolt in the java trade with a strange new inhalable espresso — allowing caffeine fiends to breathe in their morning cup of joe. “That’s what I do with all of my food anyway,” said Esther Green, a tourist from Toronto who sampled Le Whif yesterday at Dylan’s Candy Bar on the Upper East Side.
The coffee hits consist of powder inside lipstick-like containers that are pulled open, inserted in the mouth and inhaled. The sticks are sold individually for $3 or in boxes of three for $8 — and each stick delivers 100 milligrams of caffeine, the equivalent of a cup of espresso.
No thanks. This would be for the hard-core caffeine addicts out there, I guess. For now, I’ll continue to tell myself that it’s about the flavor of the coffee and the experience of drinking it. Speaking of old-fashioned coffee drinking, I wonder if Dave Walker isn’t on to something with a recent cartoon. Might be just the thing to reverse the decline in church attendance.
I really like the third idea, because it would necessitate the installation of an espresso bar in the pulpit.