Today, we celebrate International Coffee Day! We’re up early, broadcasting live, enjoying some Panacea cold brew that was sent to us from some listeners in Mexico. We have some fun today discussing random coffee facts and we even find a little coffee trivia online and we have a friendly competition between Cary and Ricky on their “Weird Coffee Fact” knowledge.
Highlights & Takeaways
There was a Moby Dick movie called In the Heart of the Sea
Coffee Enema is actually a thing… Get your kit on Amazon
We learned what an ibrik is… get your ibrik on Amazon
What we mentioned on during this show
Episode 78 Transcript
Brendan Hanson: Welcome back to another episode of the Drips and Draughts podcast. As always, I’m Brendan Hanson. Cary’s in the studio today, the co-host and we’re joined by Ricky again.
Brendan: Rick, you’re damn near a co-host now as well.
Cary: I know. He’s been on, I thought as often as I am.
Brendan: Frequent guest, I know.
Ricky: Dropping false knowledge.
Cary: That’s right. Get your fact checkers out.
Brendan: Hopefully, we’ll have some fun today. It’s International Coffee Day. National or International? I think it’s National.
Cary: I forget. Yes. Is it?
Ricky: International would be-
Brendan: The whole world.
Ricky: -the whole world.
Brendan: Entire mundo.
Ricky: The whole planet.
Brendan: Speaking of, we’re all enjoying some cold brew right now and Rick poured some Panacea.
Brendan: How would you say that?
Ricky: Does it have something to do with the– when the continents were– Am I thinking of something different?
Ricky: Continent Pangaea? Because I was thinking– I hope so–
Cary: No, not exactly.
Brendan: Check your facts. So good. How do you like that? Is it enjoyable?
Ricky: It’s very good. It’s fruity a little bit.
Brendan: Nice. They sent those to us to try out.
Ricky: It’s different.
Brendan: They listen to the podcast and–
Cary: Have they been on?
Brendan: They haven’t been on.
Cary: Well, why don’t you–?
Brendan: They’re on now. I will just put you in there.
Cary: [laughs] I don’t know.
Brendan: I apologise for it.
Ricky: It’s definitely different. It has a unique flavor to it.
Brendan: Fruity. Cool little bottles, great size. Good stuff. Well, let’s throw a little ad in here and then we will get into this episode.
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Brendan: Right. This episode is going to be a little bit different. Pulling up some articles that we just found online since it’s International Coffee Day. We’re just going to, I guess, go through a couple different lists that we found, things about coffee and– I don’t know. I will discourse them, maybe a little fun talking about it.
This first one is an article from Huffington Post by Todd van Luling, 15 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee. I feel like I know everything about coffee though.
Number one, that wonderful scent in your corner coffee store may actually be fake.
Brendan: Says coffee companies such as Cheyenne, Starbucks, and Dunkin’ Donuts, sorry guys, sometimes use fake coffee smell to entice shoppers.
Cary: Is that a blower motor? They’re just blowing scent out in the mall or something?
Ricky: That’s gross.
Brendan: Yes, says ScentAir, a so-called “scent provider,” is a popular choice in the coffee industry as well as retail stores, restaurants and hotels, where methods of “aromachology” are used along with the “latest in fragrance technology.”
Cary: I did not know that but that makes so much sense.
Brendan: I’m going to be looking for the scent now.
Cary: I know.
Just where is that blower?
Brendan: Look into the top of shelves.
Ricky: It’s an actual blower?
Cary: Yes, it’s like a little–
Brendan: Yes, ScentAir.
Ricky: Probably has like an extract in it or something.
Brendan: Is something little– what are those ones that you plug into the wall? Same thing? Interesting. Store-bought coffee like Nescafé also injects coffee aroma into the container.
Cary: Wow, interesting.
Brendan: So it seems more fresh when first opened. Shady.
Cary: Wow, when you pop that vacuum seal, you get–
Brendan: This coffee smells great.
Cary: Not tomorrow though.
Brendan: I did not know that. Here we go. Number two, Europeans originally called coffee “Arabian wine”. Okay?
Cary: Did it say why?
Brendan: It does. Do you care to know why? Due to the linguistic history of what eventually became “coffee”, Europeans first referred to the drink as, “Arabian wine”. The word “coffee” originally came from the Arabic, I can’t even say this, “qahhwat al-bun.” Maybe? “Wine of the bean.” There you go, that’s why.
Cary: That’s where Arabica comes from?
Brendan: Very interesting. Number three, a cup of Starbucks exists in every scene of Fight Club. [chuckles]
Brendan: There’s Edward Norton, good-looking young there and a cup of Starbucks. Fair enough. David Fincher, the director of Fight Club is said to have inserted a Starbucks cup into every scene.
Cary: Oh my gosh.
Brendan: Apparently, Starbucks was all right with the usage. No kidding.
Brendan: Every scene of a movie?
Cary: Little advertising.
Brendan: That’s weird too because that movie was about going against the man. Isn’t Starbucks kind of the man?
Ricky: Yes, when did that come–?
Cary: As far as coffee shops go, yes.
Brendan: There’s a Tumblr account, Fight Club Starbucks, that probably shows every scene.
Cary: Wow, I’m going to have to go back and watch that.
Brendan: All right with the usage of their brand, stopped their name in a shot where a coffee shop was destroyed by a giant rolling ball, so they weren’t used in one scene.
Brendan: Caffè sospeso may just restore your faith in humanity. Caffè sospeso, which in Italian means, “suspended or pended coffee,” is a tradition that involves paying for an extra cup of coffee for a future customer who may be down on their luck. That is nice. I think I would have to do that.
Cary: Pay it forward. We were driving through– gosh this was like last year. I think it was shortly before Christmas, we were driving through in and out and someone did that to us in front of the line in the drive-through. He got up and paid and paid for the car behind us or behind him which was us. We got up then like, “It’s taken care of.” We are like, “What?” It was pretty cool to have that happen to you.
Ricky: You guys just ran, right? You didn’t know?
Cary: No. It was total stranger in front of us.
Brendan: When the car behind us order, I might pay for–
Cary: No, that’s too much. Forget it.
Brendan: Get him a coffee on me. I see. Next step, number five. The two oldest recorded cats drank coffee every day.
Brendan: So it says.
Ricky: Again, it’s [unintelligible 00:07:31].
Cary: Look at this picture.
Brendan: How old are these damn cats? The Guinness-recognized “oldest cat ever” was Cream Puff, who lived to be 38 years old and died in 2005. The owner, Jake Perry, fed her coffee every morning along with bacon, eggs and broccoli.
Brendan: Interesting. This is especially significant because Perry was also the owner of the previous record holder, Grandpa Rex Allen, who fed the same diet and died at 34.
Ricky: That was a cat?
Brendan: Yes, Grandpa Rex Allen was a cat.
Ricky: Probably the antioxidants on the coffee beans.
Brendan: Must be.
Cary: I think it’s the bacon.
Ricky: Is there any antioxidants in bacon?
Cary: It’s just so good for you.
Ricky: It is.
Brendan: Lubricates the joints. Keeps them nimble. Let’s see. You can swim in coffee at a spa in Japan. The Yunessun spa resort in Hakone, Japan has specialty spas that allow customers to bathe in variously delightful/sticky liquids, such as wine.
Ricky: Can you absorb caffeine to your skin?
Brendan: I could just get jacked up sitting there for an hour and–
Cary: Go for a run.
Brendan: You could get a tan-
Ricky: Go for a swim.
Brendan: -artificial tan.
Cary: You had to, it’s dyeing your skin.
Brendan: You look tan today. I see. Number seven, according to legend, it only took one sip of coffee to convince a pope that the drink was most definitely not the devil’s work. Agreed. I have to agree with that. Let’s see. Number eight, the saucer could have originally been used for slurping after cooling.
Brendan: Don’t care.
Number nine, A George Washington invented instant coffee. A George Washington, not the George Washington. Number ten, Starbucks is themed after Moby Dick.
Ricky: What? Explain.
Brendan: Let’s see what it says. Originally, the company was supposed to be Pequod’s, after the name of Captain Ahab but after hearing the tagline, “Have a cup of Pequod,” said out loud to them, the founders decided to instead name the business after Ahab’s first mate, Starbuck. Interesting.
Cary: Did not know that.
Ricky: Didn’t know that either. After Moby Dick. I haven’t read that a long time, I guess. I never recognized that name in the book, Starbucks and everything correlated with Moby Dick.
Brendan: What was that? There is just a movie that came out, right? Moby Dick but it was–
Cary: Was there?
Brendan: They had a different name. Ahab or maybe not Ahab. Yes, there’s a– maybe this was a dream.
The original New York Stock Exchange was a coffee house on Wall Street.
Brendan: New York Stock Exchange began in the Tontine Coffee House. Very interesting. Number 12, according to many calculations, the northernmost land mass on Earth is called Coffee Club island. Imagine you need a lot of coffee if you were living on the most northern landmass?
Cary: No kidding.
Brendan: Coffee Club Island, or Kaffeklubben, is a small island located just above Greenland. Number 13, Coca-Cola makes a canned coffee called “Georgia”.
Cary: Did not know that.
Brendan: Never seen that. Coca-Cola owns a line of canned coffees, called “Georgia”, available in Japan, Singapore, South Korea, India and Bahrain. That’s why we don’t know that.
Cary: I’ve heard people and clients talking about the canned coffee being big in some of the overseas areas.
Ricky: They say it’s any good?
Cary: I never got into that with them. I don’t know.
Brendan: Probably not because they’re calling us trying to figure out how to make their own cold brew.
Ricky: That’s right. That’s true.
Brendan: What do we got here? Number 14, You’ve probably heard incorrect stories about the origin of the terms “Cup of Joe” and Americano. Where do you guys think those came from?
Cary: I don’t know. There’s some military-looking army guy there so let’s see.
Brendan: Despite the pervasive story that “Americano” got its name from American soldiers diluting espresso shots during World War II, the term didn’t show up until the 1970s. Unfortunately nobody seems to have a definitive take on how “Americano” actually came about. In another false entomology, there’s a story that “cup of Joe” also comes from coffee drinking American G.I. Joes but this is just a myth as well.
Cary: I would have believed it.
Brendan: Let’s see. Slang phrase, “cup of jamoke,” became corrupted into “cup of Joe”. That’s what Snopes believes.
Ricky: Some Jim Mocha? You call somebody–
Cary: Like Jimoke?
Ricky: Yes, like a jabroni?
Brendan: Am I going to have to bleep this out? On racial slur.
Brendan: Sorry. Drinking coffee may help save your liver from alcohol. That’s why I have coffee and beer on my desk.
Cary: That’s right. There you go.
Ricky: Can you tell me how does that save your liver from alcohol?
Brendan: Let’s see. Coffee has been found to decrease the risk of alcohol-related liver disease cirrhosis, which can cause cancer of the liver and liver failure. One study found that “for each cup of coffee they drank per day, participants were 22% less likely to develop alcoholic cirrhosis.”
Brendan: Very interesting.
Ricky: It’s good to drink coffee after your hangover. It makes sense.
Brendan: Yes, apparently is. That’s the list of 15 from Huffington Post. [crosstalk] that in the show notes. How about this? 10 things you didn’t know you could do with coffee.
Cary: Get into it.
Brendan: Deodorize your fridge or freezer. Something in your fridge gone bad?
Ricky: Can I guess what it was going to be?
Brendan: Yes, I think that will be–
Ricky: You might have to pull this out though.
Is one of them a coffee enema?
Ricky: Brendan just almost–
Brendan: I don’t know. We’ll see.
Ricky: Have you heard of this?
Brendan: I haven’t.
Ricky: I think we’re going to get to that.
Brendan: Well, number two is clean pots and pans.
Brendan: While we wouldn’t recommend you dumping old coffee grounds down your drain, you can use them to clean pots and pans. Just sprinkle grounds on the caked-on, baked-on mess. Scrub thoroughly. It works great on cast iron, too.
Ricky: Interesting because of the acid probably, right?
Brendan: I’d imagine not just the [crosstalk] granules. By the way, this post is from Popular Mechanics by Heidi Davis. The third one is clean your hands. Next time you’re cutting onions, garlic, or cooking fish, rub some coffee grounds between your hands. It will help eliminate the strong smell.
Cary: Deodorize your hands.
Brendan: Coffee also makes a great exfoliant. Just follow up with some soap to kill the germs. Actually, Jeannie takes our coffee grounds a lot after we do some cold brew and she’ll make like a sugar coffee scrub. With a little coconut oil-in there, it feels great on the hands.
Ricky: Coconut oil, we use it for everything.
Brendan: My hands are always baby soft. Number four, hide scratches in wood.
Cary: Just like a stain?
Brendan: Stain, yes. Most pieces of dark wood furniture accumulate their fair share of nicks and scratches. Turn back the clock with this simple tCary: Take a few tablespoons of instant coffee, add just enough water to make a paste. Apply the paste to the affected areas with a cotton swab and wipe off. Then let them dry. There you go.
Repel garden pests. We’re not certain why bugs hate coffee grounds. Some say it’s the strong smell. Whatever reason, if you’ve got ants, slugs or snails ruining your garden, you can use coffee grounds to keep them away.
You can also use them– the next one, fertilize your garden. Coffee grounds are a source of potassium, nitrogen, magnesium, calcium and other trace minerals.
Cary: Yes, we throw our grounds in the garden all the time.
Brendan: Yes, I think we do the same. Also throw a lot in the trash which we probably shouldn’t. Kickstart your compost. Do you guys compost?
Brendan: You should. You got that big backyard.
Ricky: My mom and dad used to throw their coffee grounds in their compost pile all the time. Eggs and coffee grounds.
Brendan: Well, what is– who was it? One of our podcast guests, it was Piper and Leaf, they originally started, they were going to sell compost. They went to a farmers market and didn’t sell any compost but they happened to have some tea and people would ask, “Can we try your tea?” The first one they went to, sold out of tea, or didn’t even sell out, they gave it away. The next one they went to, they sold the tea and sold out. They’re like, “Maybe we should get into the tea business.”
Cary: [laughs] Wrong business.
Brendan: Yes, now they’re-
Ricky: That simple.
Brendan: -making all sorts of teas. What is composting? You’re basically just taking organic material and basically reusing for planting and stuff.
Ricky: I think it has something to do with– Check your facts but I think it has something to do with the nitrogen.
Cary: Yes, breaks down and readds nitrogen into your soil.
Brendan: Can compost piles spontaneously combust? Can they?
Check your facts. Isn’t there a slight danger there?
Cary: I think there can be.
Brendan: If you do it wrong?
Cary: Yes, certain materials.
Ricky: It probably depends on how you keep it to, if it’s ventilated or–
Cary: If it’s sitting outside in 120-degree weather.
Brendan: How we should compost all that spent grain that we have after brewing?
Cary: It just smells so bad just to attract rodents and stuff.
Brendan: Put it close to your neighbor’s fence thing.
All right, where are we on? Number nine, clean your fireplace. There’s nothing like warming your toes in front of a roaring fire during the winter months, until you’ve got to sweep out all that ash. Tossing wet coffee grounds in your fireplace before you clean it will weigh down the ash and prevent dust from becoming airborne. Interesting. Good idea. But if you toss in wet coffee grounds, I believe those wet ash will probably become airborne. That would be my guess.
Lastly, cook with it. Breakfast just wouldn’t be the same without a hot cup of Joe.
Cary: We had no enema.
Ricky: I’m going to talk about– What the heck, man?
Cary: Where did you hear this fact?
Ricky: Now we got to ask. Coffee enema, look it up. Google it.
Cary: National Coffee Day.
Brendan: All right, should we google this one now?
Ricky: I know you can do a coffee enema and I know they’re really good for you.
Brendan: A coffee enema kit. See? Here’s that cable where we were going to make this podcast.
Cary: I’ll grab it.
Brendan: Coffee enema– I should wait for this. Let me try this panacea cold brew.
Cary: What up?
Brendan: That is bright.
Ricky: Yes, this one. Kind of freaky a little bit?
Brendan: It is very. Oh my gosh, this is this the thing. Coffee enema is the thing, helpline. Do you want to hear the benefits, risks and more? This show is just going downhill.
International Coffee Day, we’re here talking about coffee enemas.
Cary: We’ll have a link to the enema pack on our website.
Ricky: If you want to support the show, click through our Amazon link.
Brendan: What is a coffee enema? There’s three key points. Coffee enema is a type of colon cleanse. It’s a mixture of brewed caffeinated coffee and water inserted into the colon through the rectum. There’s some evidence to suggest that coffee enemas may be harmful. I think I’ve read enough.
Cary: Moving on.
Ricky: Never done it so I don’t know.
Brendan: I got to ask where you heard about that? Probably another podcast?
Ricky: Probably another podcast, yes.
Brendan: All right.
Ricky: Sorry, guys. Right?
Brendan: Did you guys want to take a little quiz?
Ricky: Sweet. A little challenge?
Cary: Yes, let’s do it.
Brendan: Ricky, I think you might need to swing over to the that side or do a little–
Cary: So I can’t see?
Ricky: Yes, do a little competition here.
Cary: Oh, boy.
Brendan: Got a little– It’s 10 weird facts about coffee but it’s got multiple choice.
Ricky: What’s at stake here?
Brendan: A shot of year and half old cold brew.
Cary: No. No, no, no. I’ve tasted that.
Ricky: How about the loser has to take a shot of that?
Brendan: I don’t know, like Cary said–
Cary: I’m out. [laughs]
Brendan: How about the winner gets to try some THC ginger beer?
Brendan: Cary’s out on that, too.
Cary: Let’s do it.
Brendan: All right. This comes from readersdigest.com. It’s 10 weird facts about coffee. Question one, the name cappuccino comes from: a) The drink’s resemblance to the brown cowls worn by Capuchin monks, b) The similarity in color to the fur of the Capuchin monkeys, c) Italian puccino, meaning “light brown one”, d) The size of the cup in which it’s commonly served.
Brendan: Ricky is going D.
Cary: I think I was going to go D too but I don’t want to choose, whose who, we’ll do a rule. We’ll alternate who goes first and you can’t pick the same.
Brendan: Yes, that’s fair enough.
Cary: I’ll go with the– although I don’t think it’s the Italian one.
Brendan: The Italian one?
Cary: Let’s go Italian.
Brendan: All right. The answer is A. The word comes from the resemblance of the drink to the clothing of the Capuchin monks.
I need a buzzer here. [imitates buzzing]
All right, number two. Espresso literally means? We looked up how to say the cold brew drink and it’s not “Pa-na-chea,” it’s actually–
Voiceover: Panacea. Panacea. Panacea.
Cary: What’s that you said you did with that voice of yours?
Cary: Yes, Campucha.
Cary: You were dying.
Brendan: Looking up how to say words. All right, did I ask the last question?
Cary: You’ve only done number one.
Brendan: All right, number two. Espresso literally means: a) Speed it up, b) To go, c) Forced out, d) Black and intense. Cary?
Cary: I’m going to go with A, Speed it up
Ricky: Forced it out. Which one is that, C?
Brendan: That is C. Espresso literally means, the answer is C. In Italian, the word espresso literally means “when something is forced out”. Sounds like my bathroom visit this morning.
Cary: [laughs] I know Ricky was still thinking of–
Ricky: I don’t mind.
Brendan: Keep this in the gutter.
Cary: Do you have a coffee enema?
Brendan: All right.
Cary: Coffee enema probably.
Brendan: Question number three, coffee was the first food to be: a) Shipped from Europe to the New World, b) Freeze-dried, c) Used in Aztec religious ceremonies, d) Roasted and ground for drinking. Ricky. Ricky’s first up.
Brendan: He’s going, “Roasted and ground for drinking”.
Cary: Oh gosh. Keeps stealing mine, go A.
Brendan: Going A, “Shipped from Europe to the New World.” The answer is B, coffee was the first food to be freeze-dried.
Ricky: What do we–?
Cary: -we suck.
Brendan: Going into question four. The score is-
Cary: Is zero?
Brendan: -Rick, one, Cary zero.
Cary: Wait, he got one?
Brendan: Forced out.
Ricky: Yes, that’s right
Brendan: All right, number four, 40% of the world’s coffee is produced by: a) Africa, b) Columbia and Brazil, c) Turkey, or d) Southeast Asia. Cary’s–
Cary: Wait, one more time.
Ricky: One more time.
Brendan: A is Africa, b) Columbia and Brazil, c) Turkey, d) Southeast Asia.
Cary: I’ll go B.
Brendan: Cary’s going B. Got taken, the only answer that–
Ricky: Was that Africa?
Brendan: That was Columbia and Brazil.
Ricky: I’m going to go with Africa.
Brendan: The answer is B, Columbia and Brazil.
Brendan: Cary is on the board, all tied up.
Cary: The one answer that was different than the rest had to go with it.
Brendan: Yes, the two countries. Let’s see. Number five, Kopi Luwak, the world’s most expensive coffee, up to $600 per pound, is: a) Processed during a full moon, b) Brewed only with solid gold pots, c) Made from coffee beans eaten and then excreted by a Sumatran wild cat, or d) Grown at a higher altitude than any other bean.
Cary: C, I pick C.
Ricky: Wait, my turn, man. I pick C.
Cary: Whatever, give me D.
Brendan: Cary’s going with, “Grown at a higher altitude.”
Ricky: I win.
Brendan: Yes, it’s excreted by a Sumatran wild cat.
Cary: Of course, I knew that one too.
Brendan: Who goes and looks for these turds in the wild?
Cary: I know–
Ricky: Very, very smart people.
Brendan: [chuckles] Very smart people.
Cary: Picking up turds all day.
Brendan: Well, actually, Clutch just bought that world’s most expensive coffee and it’s actually grown in Panama, it’s not Sumatran. I believe it’s up over $600 a pound, wasn’t it?
Cary: Was it that high?
Ricky: Is it pooped out?
Brendan: It’s not, it’s just very rare. It’s a [unintelligible 00:26:34] I think.
Ricky: It’s a [unintelligible 00:26:35] told us he used it for his– Was it his World Cup that he won–?
Brendan: His Bruce Cup.
Cary: Bruce Cup that he won two years previously and then this year, I believe it became quoted the best coffee ever–
Brenda: In the world. Interesting. All right, on to question six. Two to one here. Number six, coffee beans grow on: a) A low, spreading vine, b) A bush, c) A tree, d) The roots of a coffee plant.
Cary: Technical, I’m going to go tree.
Brendan: Cary’s going tree, C.
Ricky: What was the other options?
Brendan: You got a) A low, spreading vine, b) A bush, and d) The roots of a coffee plant.
Ricky: B, a bush.
Brendan: Ricky coming up big on that one. B, coffee beans grow on a bush.
Cary: Wow, it’s considered a bush? Dang it.
Brendan: It is.
Cary: [unintelligible 00:27:28] quick.
Brendan: All right, back with question seven. Most coffees are a blend of: a) Light and dark roasts, b) Caffeine and essential oils, c) Arabica and robusta beans, d) African and South American beans.
Cary: Who’s up first?
Brendan: Ricky is.
Ricky: Arabica and robusta.
Cary: Damn. He’s getting the easy ones.
Brendan: D, wrong. Arabica and robusta.
Cary: Dang. You got two easy ones, man.
Brendan: He’s just playing hard, he knows what’s at stake here. All right, question eight– He is getting the easy ones. An ibrik, I-B-R-I-K is: a) South-American tool for grinding coffee beans, b) The Turkish word for barista, c) A Middle Eastern coffee house, or d) A long-handled copper pot for making Turkish coffee.
Cary: Oh my gosh, one more time. I got a lot at stake here.
Brendan: It’s a South-American tool for grinding coffee beans, the Turkish word for barista, a Middle Eastern coffee house, or a long-handled copper pot for making Turkish coffee.
Cary: Let’s go D.
Brendan: Cary’s going D.
Ricky: I think you’re right with D. I’ll just go with C.
Brendan: Going with C. The answer is D. It’s a Turkish pot.
Cary: I was going to go B or D, which was also Turkish barista.
Brendan: All right.
Cary: What’s the score?
Brendan: It’s four to two. We’ve got two questions left. It could be a–
Cary: Tie up.
Ricky: Could we do–
Brendan: All right, Arabica varieties such as Java and Mocha are named after: The plantations where they’re grown–
Ricky: Wait. Arabica and what?
Brendan: Arabica varieties such as Java and Mocha are named after: a) The plantations where they’re grown, b) The coffee grower who developed that variety, c) Their predominant flavorings, d) Their ports of origin.
Brendan: He’s going D. Cary got a–
Brendan: Got a guess. The answer is D. Ricky is just one out of reach.
Ricky: I want to say something really cocky right now but I’m not.
Cary: Because you’re on record. If we weren’t on right now, Ricky would just be like, “[unintelligible 00:30:14] is back. I’m the best.”
Ricky: Wait, till you guys next family dinner.
Cary: I know.
Ricky: Thanksgiving is going to be fun for you guys. Fight as you go.
Brendan: All right.
Cary: Family brawl.
Brendan: Final question. 16th-century Muslim rulers banned coffee because of? All right, wait what?
Ricky: What’s that?
Brendan: What is that?
Cary: Who stopped you?
Brendan: All right, number 10, 16th-century Muslim rulers banned coffee because of: a) Its stimulating effects, b) The gambling that took place in coffeehouses, c) the black market that sprang up in the coffee trade, or d) Sufi mystics who wanted coffee limited to spiritual ceremonies.
Cary: Ricky does get the easy ones.
I could see any of these.
Ricky: Wasn’t this, I think, question answered with our previous facts though?
Cary: What you mean?
Ricky: The previous facts that we listed off earlier, I think this alludes to one of those.
Cary: I completely forgot all those facts already, let’s see.
Ricky: You’re not taking your lines maybe before that’s why.
Cary: Let’s go with B.
Crendan: Cary’s going with B, the gambling that took place in coffeehouses.
Ricky: I’m going to go with D.
Brendan: He’s going with D, Sufi mystics-
Cary: I meant A.
Brendan: -who wanted the coffee limited to spiritual ceremonies. Cary, you can have A and B because-
Cary: Is C.
Brendan: Actually, the answer was A.
Ricky: What was that A? What was A?
Brendan: A was its stimulating effects.
Cary: I don’t think there was gambling going on anyway.
Brendan: No, not allowed to gamble in 16th century. Let’s see folks, Ricky the-
Brendan: -10 weird facts about coffee genius champion.
The new frequent guest slash co-host. Well, anything else today, guys?
Cary: I don’t think so.
Brendan: That’s about it.
Cary: Enjoy your coffee. Did you ever find out that’s a National or International? It’s got to be National.
Brendan: Let’s play this ad real quick and then I will go–
Voiceover: If you’re looking to learn more about cold brew or draft coffee, make sure you check out Keg Outlet’s Ultimate Guide to Cold Brewed Coffee and Serving Coffee on Draft. Hey, don’t just take my word for it. Here’s Daniel Browning from the Browning Beverage Company in Marfa, Texas.
Daniel Browning: As I got on the Internet and started looking around, I found Keg Outlet’s Ultimate Guide to Cold Brewed Coffee and read it a couple more times. When I read anything in my life, that was pretty much all the research I needed.
Voiceover: If you’re looking to start your journey with cold brew or draft coffee, check out The Ultimate Guide to Cold Brewed Coffee and Serving Coffee on Draft, a free 34-page ebook offered at kegoutlet.com. You can get there through the Drips and Draughts website by going to dripsanddraughts.com/ultimateguide.
Brendan: All right, during that break, we looked it up. Today is actually International Coffee Day, not just National. I just typed Coffee Day into Google and it says, Friday September 29th International Coffee Day.
You guys got to thank us. We woke up at 2:00 AM to get here and record this show live on International Coffee Day. We’ve now had coffee, beer, a little bit of water.
Cary: Ready for bed.
Ricky: We go to bed.
Brendan: I’m working till 5:00 PM tonight. I don’t know what you guys are talking about. That about does it for today. As always, if you appreciate the show, hop onto iTunes, leave us a quick review. I think Ricky’s still looking into starting his own podcast so once that goes live, we will let you know how to find it. He’s got a blog and a website coming out soon, so if you want a bunch of misinformation-
-we will be sharing links to that. Stay tuned for that.
Ricky: Check out the new drips and draughts website, right? Is that going to be live on Friday?
Brendan: That will be live, yes. We redid the website. Submit a question, you can actually hop onto the website, submit a question and record a question right from your web browser. Record a question, it gets emailed to us, we can play it on the show. We’ve got a little sign up form for guests. Whether you’re thinking about being a guest or want to be a guest, you can hop on there. Go check out the new website, let us know what you think and we’ll see you again next Friday on another episode of the Drips & Draughts podcast.
Mentioned in this Show
15 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee | Huffington Post
In the Heart of the Sea (Trailer) | Moby Dick movie that we mentioned
10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Coffee | Popular Mechanics
10 Weird Facts About Coffee | Readers Digest – Our trivia quiz
Starbucks cup in Fight Club scenes | fightclubstarbucks.tumblr.com