Posted by: Leslie | October 12, 2007

coffee swap questionnaire

Having been sick for a week now, just about the only thing I have the energy to post is this questionnaire for the Knitter’s Coffee Swap 3 (because I clearly don’t have enough caffeine in my life already):

1. Whole bean or ground? I’m going to say whole bean, and use this as a reason to finally buy a coffee grinder.

2. Fully-loaded or decaf? Fully loaded.

3. Regular or flavored?
I’ve got strong feelings about this: I hate, hate flavoured coffee. Sometimes I’ll add chocolate to coffee, but I in general I find pre-flavoured coffees to be cloying and undrinkable.

4. How do you drink your coffee? Usually in latte form–lots of milk or cream added.


5. Favorite coffee ever?
Bridgehead, a local (just in Ottawa, though I think they’re in Montreal now as well) chain featuring all organic, fair-trade, shade-grown coffee. Their Yirgacheffe is my current favourite.

6. Are you fussy about your coffee or will any old bean do?  I admit, I’m a coffee snob.  Nothing from a can, and no Tim Horton’s!


7. Favorite treats to have with your coffee? 
Scones, or other pastries.  Mmm, butter and sugar.


8. Anything else about your coffee preferences? 
Often.  😉


9. Yarn/fiber you love? 
Anything grown on a mammal (wool, alpaca, mohair, qiviut, etc.).


10. Yarn/fiber you hate? 
Acrylic.  I’m not hugely into plant fibres either, but I’ve been looking for some organic cotton to make mesh shopping bags with.


11. What’s on your needles? 
A mosaic-patterned purse… almost done, except for felting.


12. Favorite colors? 
Cool colours:  blue, green, grey.  Also dark rusty reds.


13. Allergies? 
Nothing likely to come up in this swap, but just in case:  I’m allergic to raw fruits, vegetables, and nuts.  Cooked/pasteurised is fine.


14. Anything you really love, really don’t like, or just need to get off your chest? 
I’m a big fan of fair-trade and shade-grown coffee.  Coffee production is something that has been very exploitative traditionally, so I like to keep fair trade and environmentally protective practices in mind when I buy my coffee.

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Responses

  1. Bridgehead isn’t in Montreal that I know of, but I wish they were! I had a fantastic latte there when I visited this summer. I love how they offer chili powder as a latte topping along with chocolate and cinammon!

  2. I could’ve sworn Bridgehead had a location in mtl, but I think you’re right. And I also love the chili powder; it goes so well with a nice strong latte.


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