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Yes, I enjoyed the articles and, yes, I would enjoy more theme weeks. I joined DG because I wanted/needed to know more about growing flowers. But growing flowers isn't everything I enjoy. If making coffee isn't the first thing I do when I get up it's the second thing I do. Any coffee after the morning jolt involves friends and relaxation.
It may prove difficult to find topics for theme weeks since there are so many Community Forums available. Then again, consider eggs and the number of things that can be done with them. There are at least a week's worth of articles on eggs.
Shows you how observant I am since I didn't know we had theme weeks. Usually I read everything I can get my hands on up to and including things like cereal boxes. The coffee just passed me by. Of course, I was busy trying to catch up since I just got my internet back last week after Ike messed it up.
I have a deep-seated mental connection between coffee and gardening, since the very first thing I do in the morning is make a cup of coffee, and then go walk through my garden and check up on my plants. In the dead of winter, I find myself staring pensively out the windows at all the dormant plants, coffee in hand, dreaming of when it will all burst back into life.
So. . .no great leap for me to enjoy the coffee articles on a gardening site! And I love the idea of theme weeks, as long as all those interesting articles about unusual topics don't go by the wayside. I devour them ALL!
edited to add: At first, I thought, "Whoops, they both put the same mug picture in their article!" Then I started paying attention, and realized that each article had a different variation on the mug theme. What a nice touch!
Theme?? I guess coffee doesn't register as a theme b/c it is my entire life ;0) I see coffee everywhere. BTW, the coffee I make at home is the best- better than Dunkin' Bucks! I always add cinnamon- yum!!!
I second the question as to wether or not those DG flower pot mugs exsist! I want one, too!!! I'm a potter; I wonder if I could make them.
I only drink one cup a day, but I appreciate all the learnin' I can get here at DG. I like the idea of 'theme weeks', yes!
I think those mugs were offered a long time ago and aren't available anymore--at least I believe I read that somewhere. I bet a lot of us would buy them now! (hint, hint, lol)
I liked the coffee week even though I do not drink coffee. The article on coffee grounds was great and I called the local starbuck. May soon be the proud owner of coffee leftovers. I think tea should get equal time since they are usually thought of together. I think we should get more mugs too!
Well, I until I looked twice again at the newsletter (thanks to Terry's link above) I didn't realize there was a theme for the articles. I just skim over the article titles in a random way so I missed the 'Coffee' aspect. Thanks for pointing it out after all.
A series about Tea would be interesting too. Everyone seems to be drinking all kinds of teas for enjoyment and/or health reasons. And we can actually grow some of the tea makings in our gardens (if we knew anything about how to do it or what to grow). Could be fun.
Think I will call Starbuck's and Carribou and see if I can score some grounds, too. Great idea and I need to follow up on that! Thanks. t.
I wonder which is the most popular beverage worldwide: tea or coffee?
I went to visit a family in England for a week when I was 14; part of a sister-city program. They were of modest means, but they went to the trouble of going out and buying a percolator coffee pot (remember those??) and ground coffee because they assumed all Americans drank coffee- even 14 year-olds! They made a fuss and were so proud that they were actually going to make coffee for me! I was SO flummoxed- I hated coffee at the time, but didn't want to say so. Needless to say, they made the worst swill in that percolator that I had to drink- I swear it had chunks- UGH! I think I was a pretty bad actor b/c they then realized I really enjoyed the tea they had. I felt terrible!!!
I thoroughly enjoyed Marna's article on shade coffee. It was a real eye opener and has raised a number of ethical and environmental issues. I, for one, will not be purchasing any coffees other than those that can demonstrate sound environmental practices. I had never considered that my one cup a day from one of the big four could have an impact on bird habitat and migration.
Wow - Not only did I not realize we had a theme week but I missed a whole lot of great reading. Love the articles. Thanks for the link! See what happens when I hurry over to Parking Lot or Pets when I boot up my computer. I don't look to the right at all. I will have to make that a daily habit. I do get the newsletter, thank goodness, but sometimes save that for a day when I feel like reading through my e-mail. What was I thinking? Duh. I also loved the coffee theme as it is what gets me through the day. Now. your talking my language LOL.
Years ago I was asked just what a Perfect Morning would be for me...
My reply over 25 yrs ago was:
Sitting out by the pasture on log, in the brisk morning air just before sunrise, a steaming cup of freshly brewed coffee and the early morning smells of the garden not far away, mixed with the smells of the horses warm bodies & breath, along with their freshly made "meadow muffins" as I watch them calmly eat their breakfast and the cats play across the yard while the dog looks completely bored.
How can a person enjoy the aspects of life without a freshly brewed cup?
I don't think I'd want "meadow muffins" anywhere near my morning coffee!!!!!!!! ;0)
My scenario is to be sitting at my dining room table, watching the birds at my feeders while a big snowstorm is blowing around. Nothing makes me appreciate a hot coffee like the knowledge that I am lucky enough to be toasty warm indoors. Drinking coffee leisurely on a nice day makes me feel (sometimes) like I'm "lolly-gagging" or "dawdling"- both word my mother used often. She is a morning person and couldn't understand how anyone could just sit while there were things to do. I AM NOT a morning person!!!!