Sunday, January 04, 2009

tea and coffee

Vivace, off Broadway , Seattle Wa
(10-2007) this store now closed


Yikes!


I don't know what happened, but having a little
cubbyhole here on the internets for the last 3 yrs,
somehow, the "blog of note" has seen to take
notice, just when my very own computer has
to end up for some dire service ; (

update = 1-9-2009

After a lengthy call to Mumbai
and assurance that Dell replacement
discs will arrive in 2-3 busy-ness
days, I should be up and running
next weekend.
Thanks for all your very nice
comments and I look forward
to visiting your blogs then.
Cheers!

click photo to enlarge

Master Italian craftsmen fashioned copper

and brass into tall sculptured Espresso machines.

Glistening and golden masterpieces, crowned with

an elegant eagle, this became the beginning of:

the Espresso Era........ 1933

125 comments:

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Expresso has only been around 76 years? I thought it had been around much longer.

Coffee Messiah said...

nick: Pavoni had a patent in 1903 and they started to sell machines in 1905. Their machines made it to the US of A in 1927. From there, it escalated......

That's the best I could come up with, with my limited knowledge.

My brain is a bit fuzzy ya know ; (

Nice to C U! ; )

R.L. Bourges said...

what a clever, clever ad campaign the Atlantic and Pacific dreamt up ! The two genteel tea-or-coffee* ladies look straight out of Hogarth.

* I'm having my daily spot of after-lunch espresso as I look at this. Love espresso and those copper espresso makers are works of arts in themselves.

Bon dimanche to you, cm.

Megan said...

Love it.

"I love coffee, I love tea..."

Reya Mellicker said...

I've been drinking a lot of black tea lately, since I realized coffee gives me a sour stomach.

Hargate's of London makes a killer English breakfast tea.

Ah espresso ... what a fabulous buzz.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

I have yet to acquire a yearning for espresso.... not that I disliked the few cups I've had, but not a preparation I seek out....

but it does seem so civilized a drink!

as rlb said clever campaign. whatever happened to the atlantic and pacific tea company - inquiring minds would love to know!

Kurt said...

Now I get it! It took me a minute.

the editor., said...

Hi! C.M.,

I really like to drink coffee and enjoy the different flavor(s) and taste of some tea(s).

I also enjoyed taking a "peek" at the atlantic and pacific tea company poster(s) that you posted.
I wonder if that is only "one' poster or "two" separate posters?
Tks,
dcd ;-)

Coffee Messiah said...

rlb: Yes, if only advertising today was so clever. And the older machines are by far a work of art. Nothing like a nice, smooth tasting espresso, to be sure.

megan ; )

reya: There are so many fine tasting teas. Like coffee, fresh is best.

kimy: If made correctly, it's quite satisfying and you actually drink less than you would a whole cup of coffee ; )

I've never researched the company. Back then, according to the trade cards we have and have seen, there were many a company importing.

kurt: Finally.....

dcd: It's actually one trading card, turned upside down. ; )

tony said...

Frothy-Coffee Love It!
It's funny with Me & Tea..........Being English + Drinking it as a kid ...........when coffee here was rare & instant (or syrup.YUK!)..i drink very little Tea these days......These Days The Beans Rule For Me !!!!

Avid Reader said...

I haven't made my daily espresso yet... but I will.

lettuce said...

aaah tea.
couldn't do without it.

edward said...

i like pictures.

Bargain Blogger said...

great blog you have there. love coffee and this blog will be my daily fix =)

Robert Chaplin rca said...

As my focus comes from coffee
the bean is my messiah. Before children were diagnosed with
adhd, and given ritalin, my mother thought the java might do me some good. It worked, it continues to work,
and for that I'm grateful.

Blessed is the coffee bean, for within it's roasted goodness, lies the true and shining path.
amen

jenn's mama said...

great blog. love how you turn coffee into well...sort of an art...thanks for sharing!

mika said...

your blog and photos are so nice
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Kerry said...

Classy blog, great illustrations!

Betsy said...

What a great blog! I'm drinking a cup right now! :)

Peggy Johnstone said...

Congratulations on being chosen as a Blog of Note! I've enjoyed my first visit to your blog immensely! Coffee makes my world go round. I'll be back. :-)

jeannette stgermain said...

Nice blog! have you thought on doing a subject about the differend kinds of coffee they drink in the world - in several E.Eur. countries they drink coffee with the grounds in the cup, etc....just a thought
cheers, jeannette

the editor., said...

Ahh!...Hi! C.M.,
Congrats!...On being chosen the blog of "Note!"....

dcd ;-)

simstone said...

I do not think that I have ever, once, tasted anything good, when tea and coffee were combined ... must be my taste buds or either I've never had it fixed right.

Any suggestions?

Argiman said...

Hello from Greece!!!
I wish you a happy new year !
Nice Blog

Megan said...

Uh oh, what's a "blog of note?"

Got your email. I'll post you a letter soon, shall I?

Daisy said...

Love your site. I buy organic, fair trade beans that are roasted on our island so I like my coffee too! Mouth is watering ... must go do some grinding and drinking!
Barbara writes as Daisy who doesn't know the pleasure of a good cuppa.

My {S.T.U.F.F.} :: said...

CONGRATS11 on being the 'Blog of Note'.

have started reading your back posts...
...I will keep coming back!

...*this Blog is worth 'a hill of beans'* :D

wordsonthestall said...

come back soon!
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Michelle McNerlin Photographic Concepts said...

I enjoyed your blog. Quite informative... though, I have no clue what purpose this information will serve me. :D Congrats on the "Blogs of Note" and I wish your PC a speedy recovery...

Shelby said...

Congrats on being a blog of note! Of course, coffee is fab, and so must be your blog, being partly about coffee.

Cheers.

Joanne said...

Congrats on being chosen Blog of Note. Well deserved.

Squirrel said...

That top picture is great! Looks dee LISH us!

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Leah Fry said...

Nice to meet you. Coffee: don't leave home without it!

HeatherPride said...

wow, do I want one of those drinks in that photo!

Found you through the old blogs of note - whaddya know, tonight is the first time I've actually checked the feature out! Congrats!

dennis said...

Dennis says congrats and Dennis would take credit for your blog getting this blog of note thing, except that Dennis has "tell fewer lies" as a New Years resolution.

ruzzlan2312 said...

Coffee .... nice set up.
and I like that craft paper bag too !

taco said...

I enjoyed your blog. Quite informative. Very Nice Thank You!

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JOSEPH GELB said...

i would put ads up top and become a millionaire!

phd girl said...

I Love your Blog! ! !

jbranch said...

Cool blog.

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Blog of Note!!!! Congrats!!
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm,coffee :)
I like the double faces on the card!! Neat.

It's All Good said...

A blog about coffee/ liquid of life! yay!

Anonymous said...

espresso !

remember when gene hackman was gonna make espresso for the frankenstein monster peter boyle? that was funny.

willow said...

I thought I left a message earlier, but maybe it didn't post? Just wanted to congratulate you on being "Blog of Note" for today! Great blog. Congratulations!

CLAIRZY said...

Good afternoon,

your blog is quite entrancing. I love the little cartoons. Well done to becoming a blog of note. I'll be sure to mention you on my blog. Drop by sometime


♥Clairzy

Avid Reader said...

Have you seen the little espresso machine by Mokona that resembles a little Mokona stovetop espresso maker? If not I'll e mail you the advert pic .

Ishmael said...

Hi! Your blog is very nearly as good as a nice French Roast! Cheers.

Ish
Kodiak, AK

p.s. I raise a cup to the peace we so sorely need.

Bob Dylan said...

Kind of crowded in here, congrats on being notable.

tony said...

You ALWAYS do hit the Right Note!!!

R.L. Bourges said...

What the other 42 commentators said.

Soup Diva said...

I just found your blog! I appreciate a great cup of coffee, daily. Tea is a big favorite of mine after lunch and before bedtime. I plan on coming back through to browse your blog when I have more time!

Flower Design Jane said...

Have you read "The Flavours of Coffee" by Anthony Coppella, great book

WillowFaer said...

The picture with the latte with the lovely leaf and scone? crescent? makes me want to be there. I'm sorry if I understand correctly that that shop is not there anymore.
Happy to have found you!

reyjr said...

very interesting site! i love coffee. :D

Miracle said...

Great blog,
I love coffee too,
usually I drink 4 cups a day,
do you think it's too much?

The villager: said...

I like the quote from TS Eliot on your blog.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I must say I love your blog. I'm a coffee addict and even though I haven't drunk yet my coffee today your blog ispires me.
Elaya

Lisa B said...

You have a great blog, congrats for being blog of note. I am partial to Turkish coffee myself. :)

designsimply said...

Love the pictures and that beautiful coffee scene!

V + N said...

Hey I love coffee and have only just come across your blog, which is great btw! And I hope you sort out your computer troubles soon.

Best.

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DeEpA said...

very interesting blog!!!! i got to learn new things abt expresso

Andrea said...

I'm a big fan of coffee! And of the artwork on your blog! :) Congrats on the blog of note....so glad I stopped by. :)

lili11 said...

Congrats on blog of note.

contrlfreq said...

mmmmmmmm coffeee

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ChocolateFudgePie said...

Coffee is the best, I crave it all the time.

It...unfortunately hates me and stops me sleeping.

DogsDeserveFreedom said...

congrats on being listed as a blog of note! I'll be sure to return and spend some time reading your blog.

dogsdeservefreedom

Sid said...

some great picture are there!

Ivy said...

Congrats on the blog of not. You have a great looking site!!! I love coffee and I really enjoyed your art images. I'll be sure to be back.

Cheers!

Gildo said...

Nice blog.
It talks about coffee and tea.
But, what about the "Kopi luwak" from Indonesia.The most expensive coffee on the world.
Salut.

Jay said...

Hey, greetings from Brazil!
Very nice blog, hope u can stop by mine too! Have a great 2009, see you buddy!

Dakota Bear said...

Just came across your blog. It is very informative.

I love a good cup of coffee anytime of day, also love teas.

Brian Miller said...

Enjoyed a glimpse into your blog, as I look forward daily to my first cup. Congrats on Blog of Note.

Dot-Com said...

Had to check out a blog with such a cool title! Will have to check some more of the material later, but so far, so good. Better make some coffee before I start reading :-)

Fitzgerald said...

Congrats on being picked as a blog of note. I just love your blog, you deserve it.

mike m said...

It's funny, I came across you're blog. I've been pulling my hair out trying to find a retailer of Ireland coffee; the original A.C.diner coffee. Only occasionally will I find it at the local supermarket. I guess I'm going to have to break down and buy a case. Personally, I believe coffee should be like whiskey; as smooth as possible. Not burnt like "char"bucks.

Nice site!

MichaelBains said...

Happy New Year, Coffee (and to all in your crowded, well kept blog-home!)

Hope this one's a Great one for you.

t i m said...

congrats on the deserved nod on 'blog of note'

Em said...

Like you need one more comment, but I love you collages. Used to work in small coffee shop, this brings back memories.

lksensei said...

great blog

anotherlinda said...

You have a beautiful blog. So much beauty to drink.

hmstrjam said...

cheers, love coffee, love the blog!

Armaiti said...

You are the blog I have been looking for my whole life.

eazibee said...

love all the old pics you've found... E

newman said...

i to am loving coffee in quantities far too high to let the normal person function!


newman

justin manas prince jaspher ligin said...

good to see..

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Have a nice day

Brenda Heisler said...

congrats on the award. Well deserved. I love your banner. It's so different and perfect for your blog.

Thankful Paul said...

It was a happy day for him when he gave us our new lives, through the truth of his Word, and we became, as it were, the first children in his new family. JAMES 1:18 LB

Carolkson said...

Like your blog - especially from its visual side..

Sierra Night Tide aka Alivia said...

what a great day to be Blog of note! I was just commenting to say I miss Seattle and will be visiting for Norwest Con! YEA!

Squirrel said...

Yikes, it's really crowded in here, now !

Anonymous said...

I had a French Roast a few hours ago.

maaaaaa said...

the coffee looks very good!!

Reya Mellicker said...

BLOG OF NOTE!!!

Oh yeah!!

takai said...

I love tea, too^^
Your blog is very great!!

savannah said...

congratulations! i've been reading your comments over at tony's...

Country Girl said...

Cool site!

Honestly, don't worry about catching up over at my place. You've got waaaayyy too many places to visit. I'm fine with it!!

(hope you're back up and running soon) And btw, these cups are beautiful.

http://www.mostemailednews.com said...

My Italian grandmother thought I looked ill as a child, because I was so fair. She used to beat an egg with milk and vermouth and slowly add expresso-what a great milkshake but I guess I developed a love for coffee long before I went to school.
Lee

XUE said...

Greetings from Tokyo! I do like those 2 illustrations - how clever!

Priya Sara Thomas said...

congrats on the blog of Note recognition....enjoyed reading ur Blog post

Mary said...

Well Congrats Coffee. You certainly deserve this recognition!

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UrgĂȘncia de viver ! said...

Nice Blog man !

Robert Robillard said...

Coffee supplements my blood

Settima said...

Holy smoke! Did I come upon the perfect blog or what!

I love coffee and coffee lore and stufff -- where have you been all my blog life?!

I've come across a few mentions of Hargates Tea -- I'm not much of a tea person, except the herbal stuff my mom raised us with - te de limon, yerba buena, te de canela - all fresh stuff. But, I have found that i LOVE a good breakfast tea - Irish breakfast tea - so anything along those lines, I'll have to try. Sounds like Hargate Tea is going to be my next adventure in hot beverages.

Ciao

Café P11 said...

Hello:
i already open a new blog for the coffee aficionado, visit and leave a comment.
http://cafep11.blogspot.com/

Blogotion said...

Your expresso article and your work in general is really good. You are invited to apply for the featured author position at ourQuality Blogs directory.

robin andrea said...

Congrats for being a blog of note. What a lovely distinction. Looking forward to updates here, when the computer is back up and humming.

Georg said...

Bonjour Coffee,

lll comments that tremendous. It shows at least that lots of people appreciate what you are doing.

As to PC reliance, I just bought an external harddisc for back-up purposes. But the HD can die any moment and the CD-ROMS have an unknown life span.............

Cheers, stiff upper lip is required.

Georg

Naj said...

If you go mac, you never go back!

R2K said...

: )

phd girl said...

er... trying to wedge myself in here. My Italian Grandma, (Grannie Vallebuona) used to wake me up before dawn, give me espresso, saying hurry up and drink it and get to work on those chores.

Rachete said...

Man that coffee looks good.

http://racheteapaintersdiary.blogspot.com/

Chameleons U.S. said...

WOW!!!!!!!! Congrats on being a Blog of Note!!!!!!! I wish I could have one........

carloesse75 said...

Hello! Apologize for my writing in English full of errors. I'm an Italian guy who looks a few blogs for information.
I would leave a positive comment on the post well done. My passion to write poetry, my goal would be to open a room in Paris to go on living.
Thanks for your understanding dimenticavo beautiful photos .....
a greeting Carlo

shabs said...

I like coffee and I like your blog-)

careysue said...

Congrats!

Is there any other drink?

MePhIsThO said...

I love coffee. Expresso or home-made, it's delicious! As a brazilian guy, I drink it a lot!

Great blog!

Coffee Messiah said...

Thanks 4 all your nice comments, they are all appreciated.

Faisal Admar said...

I love coffee too and I wonder why can't we get rid of it since we know it's not healthy to inoculate some amount of caffeine into our blood vessel :)

It's like get rid of ciggy when we know the side effect but hardly.

Squirrel said...

Yay!

Anonymous said...

I love your tea pots. Especially the red one. Soooo cute!