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All Things Coffee

As I’m sure you know, I’m a coffee-holic. So I thought I’d share the follow two coffee tidbits with you.

First, ThinkGeek has a grown-your-own-coffee-plant kit! Seriously, it comes with everything you need to grow coffee plants on your window sill. How cool would it be to drink coffee that you grew yourself? Sadly, they don’t ship this product outside of the U.S. =(

Second, did you know that people drink coffee made out of cat poo? True story. Apparently coffee berries get wonderfully fermented while traveling down the digestive tract of civet cats and then people pick the coffee beans out of their poo and roast it and then charge a crazy amount of money for this coffee. Did I mentioned that this coffee is made from pooed out coffee beans? I think I’ll stick to my regular feces-free coffee, thank you very much.

9 Responses to All Things Coffee

  1. Sarah says:

    We’re civet cats implicated in the SARS outbreak. They’re not actually cats, I don’t think. More like raccoons.

    Also, does the kit contain info on how to roast the coffee? Growing beans is cool, but the trick is in the roasting.

    Wow. I didn’t mean to be such a no-it-all-downer with my comment. 🙁

  2. Sarah says:

    Gah! I mean “Weren’t civit cats…”.

  3. Beth says:

    I believe civet cats (which, you are right, aren’t really cats) were implicated in SARS. Not sure if it was passed through coffee though!

    Also, you lose your know-it-all status by spelling it “no-it-all” 🙂 (Also, I’m guessing you wrote this comment on your iPad given that iOS likes to change “were” to “we’re”)

  4. Sarah says:

    AIEEE! Stupid, stupid auto correct. Back to the laptop for me…

  5. Beth says:

    It really should be called “auto incorrect.”

  6. Courtney-O says:

    You know, if you’d really like to have the grow-your-own kit, you could ship it to me, and I’d be happy to then ship it on to you. 🙂

  7. Beth says:

    Ooooh, that’s tempting. Except that I live in a basement and I suspect that it would need some sunshine to actually thrive. Perhaps when I finally get around to moving aboveground though…

  8. The only thing bad about the Grow Your Own is that it takes like 4 years before the plant will actually have beans to pick.

  9. Beth says:

    But good things come to those who wait, right?

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