Tue Mar 4 14:47:01 PST 2003

Why not to use teak:

Anyone caring about these sorts of issues probably wants to make sure to
get coffee grown by a collective - to pick it up from the store on foot -
to boil the water with - well, anyone who cares knows all this anyway and
should probably just not drink coffee and use the money for something

On the subject of coffee and literature, I highly recommend James
Blaylock's books The Elfin Ship and The Disappearing Dwarf.  The latter
has a hilarious scene about the hallucinogenic properties of coffee;
both books are relentlessly delightful without becoming cloying.  I
remember the issue of Asimov's SF Magazine back in maybe 1982 when _TES_,
Moorcock's _The Warhound and The World's Pain_, and _The Shadow of The
Torturer_ were reviewed by someone who quickly ran out of superlatives.

- Philip

On Tue, 4 Mar 2003, Gomi no Sensei wrote:

> On Tue, 4 Mar 2003, Chris Turkel wrote:
> >
> > > Has anybody else tried to make klava? I suspect that certain types of
> > > wood with certain types of coffee beans would be very appealing...
> > >
> > > -Jason
> >
> > A friend of mine did using red oak and teak. The red oak came out, huh,
> > okay. The teak was surprisingly good but teak is not good for the
> > Amazon so he wont make anymore.
> Teak isn't actually from the Amazon.
> It's mostly from Burma, Java, and Thailand. So klava away.
> paul e.