Friday, July 26, 2013


There's nothing  better than a steaming, hot cup of coffee early in the morning. It brings me great joy. I love the aroma, the flavor, and the fact that it's the only thing that gets me motivated for barn duty at 6:00 a.m. 
Sometimes that wonderful brew is referred to as Java, Joe, or Jamoke.
Java is named after the coffee bean produced on the Indonesian island of Java. Imagine that. How clever.  
Joe comes from the song, "Old Black Joe" written by Steven Foster around 1850. He also wrote "Beautiful Dreamer" and "Oh! Susanna".
Jamoke (pronounced ja.moh.kee) is a combination of the words java and mocha. Now that's a really yummy combo.
For all you coffee lovers out there, I'd be curious to know what your favorite blend of java is. Here's to you. 
Now, let's go have a cup of joyful Joe at Jenny's.


Pondside said...

I grind my own, and I'm sure no one else would like it - in fact I'm sure that purists would go running. Here goes: Half Starbucks decaf Verona, and half Starbucks Verona. Sometimes I'll throw some hazelnut beans in for a treat.

Anonymous said...

Oh how I wish I could drink coffee ~ Lovely post for J ~ thanks ^_^

Valerie said...

I envy you. It has been several years since I was able to drink coffee, but when I did I drank it neat, no milk no sugar, just beautiful coffee.

Randy Johnson said...

My favorite coffee lately has been a whole bean Coconut Kona that we grind fresh for each pot, and coincidently I've also discovered a coconut beer that I like from Kona Brewing Co. I must be pining for the islands. Normally however I just like a good ol' full bodied, not too bitter, Columbian... black, no cream no sugar. But when I am in the mood for cream, I now add a little coconut milk to my coffee instead of that fancy unhealthy delicious vanilla stuff. ...Oh and did I mention that when I buy my coffee from one of our famous Northwest Bikini Baristas, I just smile and drink it, no matter how bad it is?

Pam Beers. said...

Pondside: I like the hazelnut beans idea.

Randy: Coconut milk is definitely much better for you than those flavored creamers I use. I'll have to try the coconut. BTW: I tried the bikini thing the other wearing one... and I really need to cut out the hazelnut creamer.

creative harbor: There are some really great herbal teas out there which I'm sure you've already discovered.

Val: Sorry you can't drink coffee. How about wine?

Hugs to you all.

EG CameraGirl said...

Truth be told, I'm a java junky in the morning. The first cup is always the best, though. ;))

lighlty said...

there is no hope for you people.

i got to go, its TEA time

Along These Lines ... said...

Never been a big coffee drinker, unless it's doctored with a ton of milk, sugar, whiskey, etc. But do like the morning aroma that fills the house.

Jenny said...

I am all kinds of not classy but my favorite coffee is actually 8 o'clock!

We grind the beans fresh each day and it is just delicious!

Thanks for a cute post!

I'm waiting for our pot to brew right now as a matter of fact!


Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

My hubby loves his coffee!!! He is from Hawaii, so Kona coffee has a special place in his list of favorites.

I also mentioned Steven Foster in my "K" post :o) I am finally catching up with my "J" posts.

Blessings & Aloha!
Please come by if you have a chance.

itsmecissy said...

HI PAM!!!!!!

I love my first cup o joe in the morning too, like Randy, I've begun using coconut milk also (almond milk for cereal).

Just letting you know I'm back and still love ya! Hey, bob is bak too, did you know?

lightly said...

stranger #1: knock knock
stranger #2: no one is home
stranger #1: i can smell coffee
stranger #2: lets go round to the back
stranger #1: Damn what did i just step in
stranger #2: the good stuff
stranger #1: hey lady with the coffee cup in your
Pam : yes, what you want?
stranger #1: you want to put down the coffee and get back to your blog
Pam : ok right away
stranger #1: Damn i stepped in it again

Pam Beers. said...

Thanks, lightly. You always make me laugh. My family has been busy trying to get my mother into a skilled nursing facility. Today she is at a wonderful place in Palm Beach and is being expertly and compassionately cared for by the Carmelite Sisters. Alleluia!

Time to get back to the HP blog.