Sunday, August 12, 2012

Let's Have Another Cup of Coffee, Let's Have Another Piece of Pie

Everyone who has written in with a question, thank you. Honestly, answering these questions has been a ball and I'm looking forward to the final nine. Still looking for the perfect ones to answer, so please don't hesitate to ask me anything.

In fact, I'm so fond of these questions -- have been so pleased with how it's turning out -- that I've decided rewards must be presented. But in order to do that, for tonight I am going to create a slightly different rule; instead of you asking me a question, I'm going to ask you a question. Here it is:

Do you drink coffee or do you drink tea?

Here's why I ask: at the end of the 21 days of the Quinn Cummings Year of Learning Dangerously Blog Book Tour 2012, I'm going to put the names of all the questioners -- both those whose questions were picked and those who weren't -- into the Squeakers Thunderdome. Two will be chosen. Each will receive a signed copy of the book PLUS either coffee or tea from Intelligentsia, my very favorite caffeine-place here in L.A. I drink their tea and enjoy it thoroughly, but I understand from people who care about coffee and its marvelous bean that their coffee is insane, more like enjoying a fine wine than simply trying to wake up enough to operate heavy machinery. And, as someone who wants craftspeople of all kinds to be properly recognized and rewarded, how can I not love their attitude towards their growers? From their website:

...In the broadest terms, these coffees should be understood as a true collaboration, with both sides investing a great deal of time, energy and ideas to produce something great. At the end of this process, the coffee farmer who grows an award-winning cup is an artisan, and should be regarded as such. We believe human effort is the most critical factor in quality coffee and that the growers who do the best work should get the best price and individual recognition.

You deserve this. Send in a question and get in the mix. Obviously, everyone who already sent in a question is automatically in the running. Well, except for you, Anonymous. Which, after the amount of times we've talked, feels so very wrong.

But for the rest of you, with any luck, by Labor Day you'll be sitting in your favorite chair, drinking the best cup of coffee you've had in your life [or tea!] and reading about me trying to educate my child without losing my mind.

How's that?


Anonymous Robin Raven said...

Well, I have the copy I pre-ordered. Then got impatient so had to get a copy the day it came out. I feel greedy even being in the running for a third, but I would love an autographed copy so I will answer just in case. :)

I prefer tea. I know you have mentioned your love of green tea (and I love the Q-Teas!)...Do you ever drink tea lattes? I recently discovered this fabulous one: 1 1/2 cups boiling or very hot water, Sugar Plum Spice tea, a cup of vanilla almond milk (steamed), and two packets of Sugar in the Raw. So yum. Just thought I'd share because I liked it so much. It's a little indulgent for a tea, but hey...

11:55 PM  
Blogger Sara J. Henry said...

Coffee! Actually tea (iced tea, specifically, in a mason jar with lots of ice) is my beverage of choice at home, but for "out" coffee is the special treat.

5:34 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

I am a "flexitarian"--coffee OR tea, but for these purposes, coffee. Because I am currently well-stocked on the tea.

12:17 PM  
Anonymous SusannahS said...

Tea for me! I've been a red roobois kick lately, although technically roobois isn't a tea. Anywhoodles....

7:51 AM  
Blogger Clean.eating.2012 said...

I'm from the South so of course I drink tea. Sweet. I also like hot tea when it's cold out or I have a cold. I do drink one cup of coffee in the morning to get things going.

11:27 AM  
Anonymous Teresa said...

Coffee and tea, the only beverages I drink. In the summer, I drink coffee until about 11 am and then switch to iced tea. In the winter I prefer hot tea in the mornings, then iced tea the rest of the day.

5:02 PM  
Anonymous Spenser said...

Short question, long answer. My "Grammy" was English. My childhood was spent in Japan. Then there was a good deal of time whiled away in Darjeeling, India. Sooooooo the tea camp was where I was raised. But then I grew up and found myself working for the Navy. My bosses were older Navy Chiefs whose left hands were permanently frozen in the perfect position for holding large, thick white mugs of COFFEE. Black, no sugar. I held out for all of six weeks before being seduced to the dark side. So now, it seems that I am a happy coffee girl. But NOT a Starbucks, Coffee Bean girl. I'm a black, no sugar dame. Thank you very much. Anchors away.

3:02 PM  
Anonymous Stella said...

I swing both ways. I love to start my day with a morning cup of fresh coffee while watching France 24 on my Ipad. I drink hot green tea throughout the day along with my 10-year old son who has learned how to make a proper cup of both beverages for his old mom.

6:18 AM  
Anonymous Caron said...

I'm so late to the game, but just since I like being asked, I daddy coffee and lots of it. Black. :)

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