We at Roastery in Buena Vista take our latte art seriously, perfecting our foam and playing with designs on our lattes and cappuccinos. A triple rosetta on a macchiato is next in line.Â All of our baristas shy away from playing with chocolate sauce to make teddy bears and other cute things. Still, no matter how well we like to think we are doing in our ‘art with coffee’, there is somewhere new, like Coffee on Paper. This caricaturist is taking art with coffee somewhere else, and filling a great niche for himself. Much like the teddy bear latte, it will appeal to a distinct group. One of these days when my to-do list in pared down to a couple dozen things, maybe I’ll play around with a sketch of Bongo Billy. Pretty unique niche to find and capitalize on. Check out the art of Dirceu Veiga.
I came across this 6 minute video on coffee. The video takes you through some of the process of production and generally describes the regions where coffee is grown. It’s truly a coffee 101 piece, and interesting to learn the geography. We at the BV Roastery and Bongo Billy’s have coffees from about 30 different countries of origin, all Arabica with a variety of subspecies.
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A roaster of ours at the Buena Vista Roastery who is taking a few years respite in the Virgin Islands shared an interesting article with us. A study suggests that caffeine, whether in the habitual coffee drinker or the novice, can help to reduce the pain one may feel during exercise. Placebos and caffeine pills were used on a number of trials. Here’s one excerpt from Robert Motl of the University of Illinois.
“One of the things that may be a practical application, is if you go to the gym and you exercise and it hurts, you may be prone to stop doing that because pain is an aversive stimulus that tells you to withdraw,” Motl said. “So if we could give people a little caffeine and reduce the amount of pain theyâ€™re experiencing, maybe that would help them stick with that exercise.”
Author Ray Gill states that,
the current research could prove encouraging for a range of people, including the average person who wants to become more physically active to realize the health benefits.