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Coffee Service

Postby Demerzel » 30 Oct 2011 06:26

What is a coffee service? :cry:
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Re: Coffee Service

Postby Demerzel » 30 Oct 2011 07:32

... why is it mentioned so often :cry:
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Re: Coffee Service

Postby Serkanner » 30 Oct 2011 07:51

It is a important social event.
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Re: Coffee Service

Postby Nekhrun » 30 Oct 2011 09:43

Serkanner wrote:It is a important social event.

Yes, the niceties and forms must be observed.
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Re: Coffee Service

Postby SandRider » 30 Oct 2011 12:23

the Fremen were "modeled" on (Frank's conception of) the Bedu (Bedouin) of the central Arabian Peninsula;
as stated above, coffee (and stupidly strong tea) is the center of social ritual (Bedu coffee is bad-ass strong, too ...
served in an itty-bitty cup, about three or four times stronger than espresso)(and off the top of my swollen, bloated
head, I can't call the name of the type of coffee beans used, but the result is a disturbingly dark green, thick liquid,
like 50:1 oil-gas mixes for chainsaws ...)

being a traditionally "nomadic" culture, the Bedu kept their personal possession light, for travel, and the coffee service
was (and is) a prized possession (often passed down for generations - even in a "modern" Arab's home, you must
hear the complete story of the life of the coffee service from your host before taking the first sip)

altho not specifically stated by Frank, I'd assume that a Fremen's coffee service would be among the handful of
"possessions" considered important, and one of the few things packed-up and taken with them when the tribe
was "on the move" ....


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Re: Coffee Service

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 30 Oct 2011 19:19

Sandrider really said it all, not much left for me to say "yup".

I wonder how their coffee compares to the stuff in Ethiopia? Sounds like it's even stronger, which is a scary thought! I love bold coffee, but the Ethiopian stuff seemed pretty damned near fullblast to me.
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