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Posted Tue Aug 17, 2004, 7:22am
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I'm reading a novel set in 16th century Scotland.  (Here I must confess it's a real bodice-ripping romance.  You can chuckle here, but I needed to say it so you won't wonder too much about what comes next.)  A 1990's woman is transported back in time and while trying to fend off the seduction of the manly laird, she is craving coffee.  Well, they happen to have some in the buttery.  It was brought along with some spices and other exotic foods by some trader some time ago.  

Here's the incongruity - it's dark and smells wonderful to her.  So it was already roasted!  You'd at least think the author would indicate it was still green.  Obviously the editing needs some help.  

Then later the laird offers to keep her supplied with some Jamaican Blue Mountain (!!) if she would only stop resisting him.  (I'd have stopped a long time ago.)  

Just think, before I started coming here, I'd not have even noticed these.

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Posted Wed Aug 18, 2004, 3:21am
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Even worse, there are some people that don't know coffee is roasted at all.  For instance, a co-worker was asking me how my weekend was and I told him that I was working on building a coffee roaster out of a gas grill.  A few minutes later it became clear that he had no idea how coffee is processed or that it didn't come right off the tree already roasted.  I explained further, but I'm still not sure he understands the process - to him, I'm a nutcase, probably.
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Posted Wed Aug 18, 2004, 4:07am
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bxntrk Said:

Then later the laird offers to keep her supplied with some Jamaican Blue Mountain (!!) if she would only stop resisting him.

Posted August 17, 2004 link

Ha, I expect he'll be getting out his espresso machine next.

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A relative at a family gathering offered coffee, someone asked if it was fresh (as opposed to instant I suppose) The reply was "Yes, I only bought it (from the supermarket) yesterday." In these situations, bottled Stella is your best friend.

 
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Posted Wed Aug 18, 2004, 8:43am
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Funny how I can suspend disbelief about time travel and the - uhm - attributes of the laird.  

But don't mess with the truth when it comes to coffee!

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Posted Wed Aug 18, 2004, 12:11pm
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drsmith Said:

Even worse, there are some people that don't know coffee is roasted at all.  For instance, a co-worker was asking me how my weekend was and I told him that I was working on building a coffee roaster out of a gas grill.  A few minutes later it became clear that he had no idea how coffee is processed or that it didn't come right off the tree already roasted.  I explained further, but I'm still not sure he understands the process - to him, I'm a nutcase, probably.

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I got a look of disbelief when I exmplained to a co-worker how I was trying to convert an old gas clothes dryer into a coffee roaster.

--Larry

BTW - It did not work well, and set the lawn on fire. Lesson learned!
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Posted Wed Aug 18, 2004, 12:16pm
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AdventureLarry Said:

I got a look of disbelief when I exmplained to a co-worker how I was trying to convert an old gas clothes dryer into a coffee roaster.

Posted August 18, 2004 link

Well. . . . that is kinda weird.

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Posted Wed Aug 18, 2004, 12:25pm
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bxntrk Said:

Then later the laird offers to keep her supplied with some Jamaican Blue Mountain (!!) if she would only stop resisting him.  (I'd have stopped a long time ago.)  

Just think, before I started coming here, I'd not have even noticed these.

Patti

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I was actually reading "All About Coffee" by Ukers (800+ page tome written early this century), and according to Ukers chronology, Coffee originated from Arabia, and as of the end of the 16th century had not been introduced outside of Arabia and Egypt...
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Posted Wed Aug 18, 2004, 12:50pm
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AdventureLarry Said:

I got a look of disbelief when I exmplained to a co-worker how I was trying to convert an old gas clothes dryer into a coffee roaster.

--Larry

BTW - It did not work well, and set the lawn on fire. Lesson learned!

Posted August 18, 2004 link

Larry,

Socks disappear all of the time in those dryers, I can only guess what happened to those tiny coffee beans. Probably transported back in time to 17th century Scotland and into the castle of some Laird.

;0)

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Posted Wed Aug 18, 2004, 12:57pm
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brokencup Said:

Larry,

Socks disappear all of the time in those dryers, I can only guess what happened to those tiny coffee beans. Probably transported back in time to 17th century Scotland and into the castle of some Laird.

;0)

Bob

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Now *that* makes sense.  (Except its 16th century.)

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Posted Wed Aug 18, 2004, 1:05pm
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brokencup Said:

Larry,

Socks disappear all of the time in those dryers, I can only guess what happened to those tiny coffee beans. Probably transported back in time to 17th century Scotland and into the castle of some Laird.

;0)

Bob

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So you are saying I need some sort of worm hole to get my socks, and perhaps my now stale, burnt, beans back. Dang....
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