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Date: 15 Jul 2007 16:12:47
From: dcrehr
Subject: Another Rare Coffee - Reunion Island
After the discussion on Gesha, may as well make this a new thread.

Doug Cadmus, on Bloggle, shares the story of Reunion Island coffee.
Right up there in the Gesha territory, price-wise at least.

I hope this link works:

http://www.bloggle.com/2007/07/found-the-forgotten-coffee-of-reunion-island/

A very interesting story.

DR





 
Date: 16 Jul 2007 19:58:46
From: cpl593h
Subject: Re: Another Rare Coffee - Reunion Island
You're right.... Napoleon was definitely Sta. Helena, but the Euro
story is true.



 
Date: 16 Jul 2007 13:36:41
From: dcrehr
Subject: Re: Another Rare Coffee - Reunion Island
Regarding Halley-

it was the first serious attempt to view the stars of the night sky in
the SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE.

My apologies for the omission.

DR





 
Date: 16 Jul 2007 09:52:40
From: dcrehr
Subject: Re: Another Rare Coffee - Reunion Island
You are confusing Reunion with St. Helena, another island noted for
its fine coffee... but on the other side of Africa in the south
Atlantic.

St. Helena coffee, when I tried it, was terrific. Lately, however,
according to Tom Owen at Sweetmaria, it has not been up to snuff.
Still very expensive, though.

St. Helena, by the way, was also site of one of the first serious
attempts by astronomers to view the stars of the night sky. Edmund
Halley (for whom the comet is named) went there with this telescope
and instruments in 1677.

DR



On Jul 16, 7:25 am, cpl593h <CPL5...@gmail.com > wrote:
> More fun facts:
>
> Reunion was the site of Napoleon's exile and death. He once said
> something to the effect of "I hate this miserable place, but the
> coffee is good."
>
> Reunion was the location of the first transaction using the Euro
> currency.




 
Date: 16 Jul 2007 16:24:57
From: Doug Cadmus
Subject: Re: Another Rare Coffee - Reunion Island
On Jul 16, 10:25 am, cpl593h <CPL5...@gmail.com > wrote:
> More fun facts:
>
> Reunion was the site of Napoleon's exile and death. He once said
> something to the effect of "I hate this miserable place, but the
> coffee is good."
>
> Reunion was the location of the first transaction using the Euro
> currency.

I think -- if my history hasn't deserted me -- Napoleon was lastly
exiled to St. Helena (another island which also has produced
spectacular coffee, although on the other side of the African
continent.)



 
Date: 16 Jul 2007 14:25:29
From: cpl593h
Subject: Re: Another Rare Coffee - Reunion Island
More fun facts:

Reunion was the site of Napoleon's exile and death. He once said
something to the effect of "I hate this miserable place, but the
coffee is good."

Reunion was the location of the first transaction using the Euro
currency.



 
Date: 16 Jul 2007 11:41:54
From: myron
Subject: Re: Another Rare Coffee - Reunion Island
On Jul 16, 2:44 am, bernie <bdig...@zianet.com > wrote:
> dcrehr wrote:
> > After the discussion on Gesha, may as well make this a new thread.
>
> > Doug Cadmus, on Bloggle, shares the story of Reunion Island coffee.
> > Right up there in the Gesha territory, price-wise at least.
>
> > I hope this link works:
>
> >http://www.bloggle.com/2007/07/found-the-forgotten-coffee-of-reunion-...
>
> > A very interesting story.
>
> > DR
>
> What a gem of a story. Thanks for the link.
> Bernie

I agree that this is a nice article and just wanted to suggest people
to follow Doug's hypertext link at " the efforts of Yoshiaki
Kawashima" to read more about this chap.

best, myron



 
Date: 15 Jul 2007 17:44:45
From: bernie
Subject: Re: Another Rare Coffee - Reunion Island
dcrehr wrote:

> After the discussion on Gesha, may as well make this a new thread.
>
> Doug Cadmus, on Bloggle, shares the story of Reunion Island coffee.
> Right up there in the Gesha territory, price-wise at least.
>
> I hope this link works:
>
> http://www.bloggle.com/2007/07/found-the-forgotten-coffee-of-reunion-island/
>
> A very interesting story.
>
> DR
>


What a gem of a story. Thanks for the link.
Bernie