Sunday, February 28, 2010


"I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals."

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Coffee Shrinks Women's Breasts by Earl Morningstarr

Swedish boffins have discovered that drinking coffee can have a serious effect on a woman’s breast measurements.

The scientists from Lund University in Sweden studied 300 women, recording details of their breast dimensions and coffee intake. The alarming results showed that drinking as little as three cups of coffee a day could shrink boobs, and the risks increased the more coffee consumed.

“Drinking coffee can have a major effect on breast size,” said Helena Jernstroem, top boffin at Lund University in Sweden.

“Coffee-drinking women do not have to worry their breasts will shrink to nothing overnight. They will get smaller, but the breasts aren’t just going to disappear. However, anyone who thinks they can tell which women are coffee drinkers just from their bra measurements will be disappointed. The problem is that there are two measures for a bra, the cup size and the girth, so you wouldn’t be able to tell.”

The good news is drinking coffee helps reduce the risk of breast cancer.


A Michigan woman and her family were vacationing in a small New England town where Paul Newman and his family often visited.

One Sunday morning, the woman got up early to take a long walk. After a brisk five-mile hike, she decided to treat herself to a double-dip chocolate ice cream cone. She hopped in the car, drove to the center of the village and went straight to the combination bakery/ice cream parlor.

There was only one other patron in the store: Paul Newman, sitting at the counter having a doughnut and coffee. The woman’s heart skipped a beat as her eyes made contact with those famous baby-blues.

The actor nodded graciously and the star struck woman smiled demurely. “Pull yourself together!” she chides herself. “You’re a happily married woman with three children, you’re forty-five years old, not a teenager!”

The clerk filled her order and she took the double-dip chocolate ice cream cone in one hand and her change in the other. Then she went out the door, avoiding even a glance in Paul Newman’s direction.

When she reached her car, she realized that she had a handful of change but her other hand was empty. Where’s my ice cream cone? Did I leave it in the store? Back into the shop she went, expecting to see the cone still in the clerk’s hand or in a holder on the counter or something. No ice cream cone was in sight.

With that, she happened to look over at Paul Newman. His face broke into his familiar, warm, friendly grin and he said to the woman, “You put it in your purse.”




Amelie: I am nobody's little weasel.

Le fabuleux destin d'Amelie Poulain, 2001


In the United Kingdom, Ireland and some Commonwealth realms, elevenses is a snack that is similar to afternoon tea, but eaten in the morning. It is generally less savoury than brunch, and might consist of some cake or biscuits with a cup of tea. The name refers to the time of day that it is taken: around 11 am. The word "elevensies" is seen as a little old fashioned.

Winnie the Pooh preferred honey on bread with condensed milk. He is also said to have coined the word "smackerel", having an equivalent meaning to 'elevenses'.

Monday, February 15, 2010


"I believe in kissing, kissing a lot." - Audrey Hepburn

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Long ago, far away, in a seascape of countless islands shrouded in mist and robed in dense forests, Raven’s Brew Coffee came into being. This place was the legendary Alexander Archipelago, also known as Southeast Alaska. The exact locale was the small and isolated town of Ketchikan, the rainiest inhabited place in North America. If there was anything to match the quantity of rain there, it was the number of trees, fish, ravens and the unfathomable, unquenchable craving of the local human denizens for rich and strong, hot, steaming, soul-warming coffee. Nothing excited their senses more than a proper cup of coffee and that coffee was Raven’s Brew. Its perfect balance engendered social harmony. Its freshness and purity matched the intense beauty of the natural setting. Its heat was the satisfying antidote to rain-drenched conditions, and it accentuated perfectly the sunny days.

No wonder that it was Raven who brought the gift of the ultimate elixir. It had been Raven who, in eons past, brought the gift of the sun to light the sky of the first peoples of that land. Now he brought the brew that lit the soul, and it was so welcomed that it soon spread all over Alaska and throughout the continent and even across the seas.

And there you have it, slightly mythologized and zoomorphed, but essentially the story of the Real Alaskan Coffee For Real Alaskans And Their Real Alaskan Friends. It is a story that continues to be driven by a fanatical love of coffee, coffee lore, coffee quality, and rare coffees. We are a company that strives to offer only coffees that will be an enlightening experience for the customer, and fair and just for the small producers of our unique coffees.

Raven’s Brew is now roasted not only in Alaska, but also stateside in Tumwater Washington, to better serve that vast market from a roastery that is identical to the original.

While RBC is primarily a wholesale coffee roaster to discerning coffee retailers, we maintain a website dedicated to retailing directly to coffee lovers who do not have enlightened coffee retailers in their neighborhood. Thank you for visiting us and please encourage your local merchants to serve Raven's Brew!

Thursday, February 4, 2010


"Cats regard people as warmblooded furniture." - Jacquelyn Mitchard, The Deep End of the Ocean

Monday, February 1, 2010


Icicle - a pendent, and usually conical, mass of ice, formed by freezing of dripping water; as, the icicles on the eaves of a house.