Monday, August 18, 2008

A new baby has its advantages

Hi all coffee fans! As you may have read in my last post, I am a fresh father.
This means I still (need to!) drink coffee, but have a bit less time to fuss with it.
I don't have the time to roast my own like I used to, which would have been bad because the coffee in the supermarkets is not very good, but VERY expensive (equivalent to 10$ to 250g or 1/2lb).
Good, roasted coffee can be found in gourmet coffee shops (expensive, but good coffee).
Luckily, I did not need to buy any coffee since my son was born! His grandparents now live in Jamaica, and of course they came to see him, and guess who got a whole pound (1lb, ~450g) of Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee?
On top of that, which was a very nice experience, another relative came back from a honeymoon in Costa Rica and brought me 250g of quality Costa Rican coffee.

Life is good!

9 comments:

MrHappySunshine said...

This is kind of unrelated to your post (but not your blog): Why is coffee in Israel so much better than that in the US? Is it the beans, the coffee machines or something else?

Noam said...

Hello MrHappySunshine! Always glad to hear from a reader!
I have never been in the US, so I can't really compare Isareli and US coffee. Are you an American? Israeli? What is your US experience? What don't you like? Where do you drink your coffee? If you want to write a few words, myself and the readers will be happy to read.
From what I hear, there are a lot of coffee type in the US, like anywhere. The most famous for me is the filter coffee served in Diners, which has quite a bad name.
On the other side, if you make a very small effort to find it, coffee culture in the US is very much live, at least from what I hear from fellow enthusiasts who write about it over the web.
You can start here:
www.coffeegeek.com
And you can search the web for "quality coffee" or just "coffee".
Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Hi Noam

I need your advice.
I live in Tel Aviv and until recently I had a constant supply of premium Juan Valdez colombian coffee sent to me from Colombia. but now I am in the search for the same here in Israel, namely Juan valdez or some brand alike, can you recommend me a good coffee suitable for french press and a place in Israel I can find it?
Thank you Thank you
Gil

Noam said...

Hi Gil,

I have a colleague who is a newcomer from Colombia, so I asked him about Juan Valdez. He says there are two things he misses: Coffee and Chocolate (drink).
I don't know of anyone who brings this coffee to Israel, but maybe you can buy roasted Colombian coffee from one of the Israeli roasters. I don't know if it is the same, but they do make nice coffee.
Personally I like AVA, but just search the web for "קפה קלוי" and you will find lots of Israeli roasters.
May you will find good coffee!

Matriarch said...

Noam,

I'm in Prescott AZ, a Gentile who is performing Golda's Balcony for our local temple. Need some advice.

Golda references the drinking of coffee constantly throughout the days and nights of the Yom Kippur War of '73. What might the coffee 'pot' and cup/glass look like? What would the coffee have been like?

Coffeesnobgail

Matriarch said...

Noam,

I'm in Prescott AZ, a Gentile who is performing Golda's Balcony for our local temple. Need some advice.

Golda references the drinking of coffee constantly throughout the days and nights of the Yom Kippur War of '73. What might the coffee 'pot' and cup/glass look like? What would the coffee have been like?

Coffeesnobgail
gailmangham@yahoo.com

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