“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”

"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Friday, April 11, 2008

Not the response I expected...

More posts to follow this weekend, but wanted to type this before I forgot...

H/T to Wyatt for this story:

ONDON, England (CNN) -- A London department store has started selling coffee for $100 a shot.

If the price sounds unappealing, shoppers also have to overcome the unusual method of cultivation, which sees the coffee beans harvested from the feces of an Indonesian jungle cat.

Even so, the Peter Jones store says the luxury blend -- called Caffé Raro -- is one of the world's rarest and most premium coffees. Made by the Italian company De Longhi, Caffé Raro combines Jamaican Blue Mountain and Kupi Luwak, two extremely rare coffees.

The beans of Kupi Luwak are harvested after being ingested by civet cats, and only about 260 kilos (about 573 pounds) of the coffee is produced each year.

"The cats select the best beans to chew. It's rather like a natural filtering process," said Carie Barkhuzen, a spokeswoman for the upmarket store in London's upmarket Sloane Square. (H/T - CNN)

Which I then turned around and shared with Sexy Wife. Who's immediate response is "So what, the cats are on caffeine now?"

Not "That's gross," or any similar derivative that I would expect - she's apparently ok with cat feces Starbucks, she just wonders if Fluffy is bouncing off the walls more than with catnip...

Well, to quote my two year old: "We don't eat cat poop!"

1 comment:

Dori said...

Smarm--meet smarm...

It's "London", not "Ondon" and AP Style book states the proper way to write an age is "two-year-old".
It's "Le-vi-O-sa" not "Le-vi-o-SA." Wow, maybe we should cut said two-year-old off from Harry Potter!

And seriously--our cat would blow an eyeball if he hit the caffeine!