"Slutty" Starbucks Logo

starbucks-logo-siren-original So, this is creating a controversy?

Starbucks seems to be under fire from some religious groups who think this new logo design is slutty and against God.

I have a big problem with this.

1) God designed the human body, therefor it is Holy, not slutty.

2) This is freaking mermaid, not a woman, and it’s based on ancient artwork.

3) She’s not engaged in anything pornographic.

4) If God had a problem with boobs, He wouldn’t have put them on people.

5) If Starbucks backs down and changes their logo to accommodate the whining of prudish, off-base, idiotic religious groups, they will lose what little respect I have for them.

Seriously, I could see an uproar if it featured something like the close up of a penis or a woman’s vagina, but this?

Come on, people. Get a life.

Costa Rican Naranjo Caracol Peaberry

This is my last home roasted coffee for a while.
I think I may have saved the best for last.  If not the best, then tied with the best.  It doesn’t surprise me, because there’s something about Costa Rican beans that always sends a low and groovy pulse directly into the pleasure center of my brain.
I roasted this up to a deep, beautiful dark dark brown, what they call a City + roast, and have waited until it’s nearly gone to write about it.  That is because I’m starting to burn out on having to report on the coffee — I just want to enjoy it.
And my coffee loving friends, I have enjoyed this one immensely.  It has a medium bold flavor, well balanced in acidity — just enough to give it a little bite, but not enough to burn a hole in your colon — and features a sweet, wood-smoke flavor with berry and walnut highlights.
And with that, I’m out of green beans to roast, and also my roaster — that air popcorn popper I bought off of eBay — it’s starting to sound like it’s going implode and die.  So, I think I’ll be buying myself a proper roaster, and in the meantime I’ll drink and review pre-roasted beans.