“Colorless” Coffee! Coffee Jelly! Weasel Coffee! Three Wild Ways To Have A Cuppa Joe!

Coffee’s For Closers!

Alec Baldwin screamed at Jack Lemmon to put the coffee down – but I have no problem picking up cup after cup after cup – and here are three unique ways to drink it yourself!

Celebrate “Colorless Coffee”!

I had to share this latest news: a company has developed “colorless coffee”, which they say has all the flavor you demand, with none of the staining!

Here is the story from NEWSER:

“Two Slovakian brothers are promising to protect coffee lovers from stained teeth with a concoction they’re calling the world’s “first colorless coffee drink.” It looks like a bottle of water, but CLR CFF is a “potent, cold brew,” per the Evening Standard. Self-described heavy coffee drinker David Nagy says he came up with the idea with brother Adam while in London, and the brothers aren’t sharing their production process except to say it involves methods never used before. They say it’s safe, however, with arabica beans, water, and no chemicals or sweeteners. The label notes that a 200ml bottle has 100mg of caffeine, on par with a typical cup of coffee.”

Well, I just might give it a try! See what others thought by checking out the entire story on Newser:


http://www.newser.com/story/241406/a-colorless-cup-of-joe-plus-white-teeth.html

Of course, this new coffee sensation reminded me of a unique coffee I tried:

Coffee Jelly

Nothing better than “coffee jelly” to get you caffeinated – yes, and you can buy it from a machine!

me and coffee jelly

Of course, there is only one place you go for such a treat!

Welcome To Tokyo!

Time for another trip to one of the greatest places on earth to explore: the exciting night lights of Tokyo!

tokyo night lights big lights


Tokyo’s Vending Machines!

Of course, Tokyo is famous for all of their vending machines – they are EVERYWHERE, on virtually every single block.

Tokyo vending machines

My Producer Corrado LOVES his vending machines….he had to make sure I understood how important they were to him…he actually WASN’T trying to shake it down…

tokyo carrado hugs coffee machine

Even our Host, Alex Sim-Wise, used a bit of downtime to shop at the vending machines…the rain wasn’t about to stop her!

Alex Sim Wise Vending Machines


Coffee Jelly!

The reason we love the vending machines is simple: where else can you get a nice icy cold can of COFFEE JELLY?

Coffee Jelly

Yep, I found this unique drink in one of Tokyo’s vending machines, and I had to give it a try…

John Rieber and coffee jelly

I got my can, which props out of the machine ice cold. I will spare you the suspense: coffee jelly is EXACTLY what you think it is going to be: a coffee gelatin, like espresso jello – you suck it out of the can and squish it through your teeth…I mean, I think so, it wasn’t like it came with instructions…if that’s not for you, try this instead:

tokyo hard black coffee

Yes, “Hard” Coffee!

I have no idea why it’s called this and yes, it’s a coffee drink too…in fact, there are a ton of different coffee drinks – both hot and cold – that you can buy in vending machines in Tokyo, along with a ton of different waters and sodas – see more here:

https://johnrieber.com/2012/12/23/crazy-tokyo-food-coffee-jelly-meat-fish-mix-octopus-bar-almond-fish/

Finally, my friend Sabrina brought me a special gift from her trip through Southeast Asia:

Yes, it’s “Weasel Coffee!”

If you haven’t heard of this unique coffee, it’s thought to be the world’s most expensive – because it comes straight from this guy!

A Palm Civet stands near Arabica coffee cherries in a coffee plantation owned by state plantation firm PT Perkebunan Nusantara XII in Bondowoso, in Indonesia’s East Java province June 27, 2009. The fruits are fed to civets bred in cages and their droppings collected to make a brew enriched by the civets’ stomachs that sell for as much as $770 a kg in London. Picture taken June 27, 2009. To match Reuters Life! INDONESIA-COFFEE/ REUTERS/Sigit Pamungkas (INDONESIA – Tags: BUSINESS AGRICULTURE ANIMALS) – RTR2HLBT

Yes, the coffee bean is harvested AFTER it goes through this guy – an Indonesian “Palm Civet” – or “weasel” for short…as you can see here:

IT IS A PREMIUM WEASEL PRODUCT!

I have more interesting trivia to share, along with my own taste test – see it here:


https://johnrieber.com/2016/05/22/worlds-best-weasel-coffee-bring-on-the-kopi-luwak-yes-its-poop-coffee/

I don’t know about you, but after weasel coffee and coffee jelly, I can’t wait to try “colorless coffee!”



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2 replies

  1. Civet Coffee was all the rage a few years back. The cat’s digestion is said to improve the flavour. I tried it in a cafe in London, and it just tasted like strong black coffee to me. (At three times the price) I prefer an ‘Illy’ Italian espresso myself. I am unsure about that clear coffee. I can only think that it must undergo some frightening chemical process to remove the colour, whatever those brothers say…
    I expect that Alex’s pleated school skirt went down well in Tokyo. The Japanese men do love girls dressed in school uniform…
    Best wishes, Pete.

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