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Date: 31 May 2007 19:56:04
From: Hacienda de Ville
Subject: Coffee Documentary-Friday-NGEO!!
The National Geographic Channel is showing a documentary entitled,
"Coffee: Beans to Buzz" on Friday night at 7-8p.m.e.s.t.

The NGEO webstite states this about the show:

Coffee: Beans to Buzz
Coffee: Beans to Buzz [TV -PG L]
Friday, June 1, 2007, at 07P

Coffee is second only to oil as the most traded commodity in the
world. And in the U.S., about 60 percent of the population drinks it
regularly, spending over $20 billion a year. This essential morning
beverage delivers some of the highest doses of the world's most widely
taken legal drug. From the forests of Ethiopia to 17th century
coffeehouses in Vienna to the ubiquitous Starbucks cafe on almost
every corner, coffee haswielded influence over kingdoms, plantations
and corporations worldwide.

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/ET/popup/200706011900.html




 
Date: 31 May 2007 18:30:56
From:
Subject: Re: Coffee Documentary-Friday-NGEO!!
On May 31, 7:56 pm, Hacienda de Ville <ferrante276-
haciendadevi...@yahoo.com > wrote:
> The National Geographic Channel is showing a documentary entitled,
> "Coffee: Beans to Buzz" on Friday night at 7-8p.m.e.s.t.
>
> The NGEO webstite states this about the show:
>
> Coffee: Beans to Buzz
> Coffee: Beans to Buzz [TV -PG L]
> Friday, June 1, 2007, at 07P
>
> Coffee is second only to oil as the most traded commodity in the
> world. And in the U.S., about 60 percent of the population drinks it
> regularly, spending over $20 billion a year. This essential morning
> beverage delivers some of the highest doses of the world's most widely
> taken legal drug. From the forests of Ethiopia to 17th century
> coffeehouses in Vienna to the ubiquitous Starbucks cafe on almost
> every corner, coffee haswielded influence over kingdoms, plantations
> and corporations worldwide.
>
> http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/ET/popup/200706011900.html

I saw this awhile back. If I can recall, they expounded alot about
the caffeine pushing Siren, as the synopsis of the show alludes to.

Even so, it was one of the better shows about coffee. A little more
history than some I have seen.

Len

===============
http://www.CoffeeRoastersClub.com



  
Date: 01 Jun 2007 02:08:04
From: Marshall
Subject: Re: Coffee Documentary-Friday-NGEO!!
On Thu, 31 May 2007 18:30:56 -0700, admin@coffeeroastersclub.com
wrote:

>I saw this awhile back. If I can recall, they expounded alot about
>the caffeine pushing Siren, as the synopsis of the show alludes to.
>
>Even so, it was one of the better shows about coffee. A little more
>history than some I have seen.
>
>Len
>
>===============
>http://www.CoffeeRoastersClub.com

It's a very good documentary, even in abbreviated form. Donald
Schoenholt talks about coffee history.

Marshall


   
Date: 01 Jun 2007 18:24:55
From: Harold Finkle
Subject: Re: Coffee Documentary-Friday-NGEO!!
Speaking of documentaries, there was a documentary on about starbucks
and the research they have put into their company from coffee flavor
profiles to what colors to put on the walls to make their stores
appealing. It even suggested that round tables were more preferable
than square. The point is I caught the tail end of it and wondered if
anyone else saw it and remember the channel. As I'm a store owner, I'd
love to have a copy of the show.

Thanks,
Harry

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Marshall wrote:
> On Thu, 31 May 2007 18:30:56 -0700, admin@coffeeroastersclub.com
> wrote:
>
>> I saw this awhile back. If I can recall, they expounded alot about
>> the caffeine pushing Siren, as the synopsis of the show alludes to.
>>
>> Even so, it was one of the better shows about coffee. A little more
>> history than some I have seen.
>>
>> Len
>>
>> ===============
>> http://www.CoffeeRoastersClub.com
>
> It's a very good documentary, even in abbreviated form. Donald
> Schoenholt talks about coffee history.
>
> Marshall


 
Date: 31 May 2007 17:19:07
From: dcrehr
Subject: Re: Coffee Documentary-Friday-NGEO!!
It's a repeat. This show is a one-hour cut-down of a three-hour
Canadian documentary, largely based on Mark Pendergrast's book
"Uncommon Grounds" (a very good book). Mark appears as a principal
interviewee.

Not bad, but I think the "cut-downedness" of this version is rather
obvious.

DR



  
Date: 01 Jun 2007 11:57:29
From: Bertie Doe
Subject: Re: Coffee Documentary-Friday-NGEO!!

"dcrehr" <dcrehr@hotmail.com > wrote in message
news:1180657147.233465.197250@g37g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
> It's a repeat. This show is a one-hour cut-down of a three-hour
> Canadian documentary, largely based on Mark Pendergrast's book
> "Uncommon Grounds" (a very good book). Mark appears as a principal
> interviewee.
>
> Not bad, but I think the "cut-downedness" of this version is rather
> obvious.
>
> DR
>
Yep, a very watchable documentary and Mark Pendergrast commentates well
throughout. For those in the uk who have sky, all 3 one-hour parts are being
shown on The Business Channel Sky 547, under the title 'Black Coffee'
http://tinyurl.com/2p8tzg
Part 2 'Gold in your cup' repeats this afternoon at 2pm. It opens with the
San Paulo Stock Market. It looks at the history of South American coffee,
with it's roots in the 18th/19th century slave plantations. Mention made of
the Brazil coffee market crash of 1929, which pre-empts the Wall Steet
crash, a few months later.
Ends on a bright note, believes that the present coffee price crisis (fueled
by overproduction) may have a savour - the specialist roasters and
speciality coffee shops. "People are now asking, how's it grown and who
grows it?"

Bertie