13.09.2007 -17 °C
I don't drink coffee. Personally, it astounds me that there are millions who consume the putrid stuff daily - even multiple times in a day!
But alas, it's hard to avoid. My family drinks coffee. My co-workers drink coffee. My wife drinks coffee. And in the last two days, two items in my feed reader have once again reminded me that this crazy liquid is indeed a very popular beverage.
First, folks over at Gadling posted a rather bizarre item about kopi luwak: turd coffee. Apparently the coffee is made from the excrement of wild civets in Indonesia. Sounds revolting, right? Well actually, it's a delicacy: a pound of the shit costs $600 (pardon the pun/French).
And then there's comedian Mark Malkoff, who I discovered through the Tourism Internet Marketing Blog. Mark's making some waves on the internet after completing what he dubbed the "Starbucks Challenge": to visit and purchase something at all 171 Starbucks in Manhattan in a single day. Funny stuff, even for a non-coffee drinker like me.