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Biodynamic Coffee Growing in Brazil

Postby radish » Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:41 am

Interesting article in the Observer:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/ ... -in-brazil
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RE: Biodynamic Coffee Growing in Brazil

Postby Gouezeri » Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:02 pm

For mainstream journalism, that's actually a good read. Thanks for sharing.
Dunno about that "artisan roaster" bit tho :wink:
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RE: Biodynamic Coffee Growing in Brazil

Postby Lambo » Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:08 pm

Hey Gouezeri, where about's in Breizh? I'm off to Cleguérec this coming Sunday
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RE: Biodynamic Coffee Growing in Brazil

Postby Gouezeri » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:37 am

Ooh, you driving the DS? (I do like that name :wink:)

We're in proper BZH, with real weather, not that mild stuff you get way down south in the 56, with all your diddy little islands! Up here, the waves and rain meet in the middle (thus the name of "finis terrae") and the wind seems to blow against you, whichever way you walk (currently gusting a mild force 7-8... lovely for the time of year). A friendly bunch too, as the local motto is "s'ils te mordent, mords les", and you can't beat a good artichoke!
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RE: Biodynamic Coffee Growing in Brazil

Postby Lambo » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:32 pm

So you're a 29er!
No, I shan't be in Libellule unfortunately - something a bit more prosaic: Ford Focus diesel with a trailer! I took her over a couple of years ago.
I've actually seen more DS's over here than in their home country.

Islands?!? Not round our bit. Well, except the old mayor's house that is. There has been the odd flood or two round here and there's a map that shows all the areas prone to flooding marked in blue. The old mayor's house is right next to the canal and river, but funnily his house isn't in a blue bit on the map, so it won't flood, even though it's the lowest point for kilometres!

Still haven't found a good source for beans over there, biodynamic or otherwise, so I shall have to get Steve to send me some. Ooh, I shall have to take Rocky then...
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RE: Biodynamic Coffee Growing in Brazil

Postby dr.chris » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:55 pm

The time we took the Gaggia down to my parents when we stayed with them for a week has entered family legend...
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RE: Biodynamic Coffee Growing in Brazil

Postby Lambo » Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:01 pm

You can't just stop there!!!!!
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Re: RE: Biodynamic Coffee Growing in Brazil

Postby DrTom » Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:36 pm

dr.chris wrote:The time we took the Gaggia down to my parents when we stayed with them for a week has entered family legend...


For good reason I hope! :D
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RE: Re: RE: Biodynamic Coffee Growing in Brazil

Postby bruceb » Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:58 pm

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RE: Re: RE: Biodynamic Coffee Growing in Brazil

Postby Lambo » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:02 pm

And us non-discerning as well!
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Re: RE: Biodynamic Coffee Growing in Brazil

Postby Gouezeri » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:18 pm

Well, only just a 29er (not far from 22), and then it's by adoption/sacrifice anyway.

We don't get floods round here, we just call them high tide!

The islands, or rather the water that surrounds them (which we of course know are in reality tears), is where you get your name from, have some pride chap! :wink:

Not surprised about the car... they're not really that interested in classic cars or bikes on the whole.

As for a decent source of beans, you need to talk to my neighbour, I'm sure he'll sort you out! I've told him to get in touch.
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RE: Re: RE: Biodynamic Coffee Growing in Brazil

Postby dr.chris » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:48 pm

Oh its not that exciting but they now always clear a space in the kitchen for when we arrive. I think that because of her size Anna is unlikely to make the same journey, not unless we choose to leave one of the boys at home instead..

The Salcombe Coffee shop down in the town isnt that bad so at least we dont suffer complete withdrawl symptoms
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