We had a blast on the Danube! Visited wonderful cities in Germany, Austria and Hungary that have vibrant third wave coffee houses mere blocks from those with a historic bent.
thank you to everyone for supporting the Khristin Kyllo Memorial Fund! And thank you to the 42 competitors, volunteer judges, sponsors and audiences.
WINNER: Louise York, 1ST RUNNER UP: Kevin Lowther. 2ND RUNNER UP: Matthew Cahill
Finalists: Falling Home, Tina Franklin, Nicoletta Karamanis, Selma Nouri
Hi…I’m the Vienna Town Green and I host so many incredible events and happenings! I have kids run on me, music played on my stage, picnic dinners shared, dogs catching Frisbees…wonderful, happy and joyous occasions!
But my favorite event of all is VIENNA IDOL! All of a sudden, 6 years ago, people started showing up in the afternoon, setting up speakers and talking about IDOLS! I was expecting statues and grand structures! Then my friends from Vienna Parks and Rec brought tables and chairs (I like them…they are nice to me). Banners were hung on the stage with deep purple colors (purple is my favorite color! How did they know?) and poster stands were hammered into me (ugggghhhh…not my fav…hurts a little) with “sponsor logos.”
On the road again,
Just can’t wait to be on the road again….
But not without my coffee it’s my friend
I can’t wait to be on the road again.
OK – with all due respects to Willie, that’s my song. I love to travel but I also love to get up in the morning, in a strange city and pour a cup of Moka Java or an Ecuador microlot. Most of the time, these delicious morning treats are NOT available from the hotel room brewers or camp store. So, when I’m traveling, I take my “COFFEE TRAVEL KIT.”
The coffee travel kit can be as extensive or as simple as you’d like. You can customize your own COFFEE TRAVEL KIT based on where you’re going, what you’re doing and where you’re staying.
We serve coffee every day…hundreds of cups. And we are PROUD TO SERVE!
Of course, a group that has a much longer, and far more important legacy of being “PROUD TO SERVE”, is that of our military men and women who protect our liberties and freedoms every day – and have done so for centuries.
What does CAFFÈ AMOURI and our humble serving of coffee have to do with these heroes? Well, coffee and the military are inexplicably intertwined.
Coffee was an important part of the soldiering life during the Civil War. In a study of Civil War Journals by Jon Grinspan, curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, the word “coffee” was more prevalent than “war,” “bullet,” “cannon,” “slavery,” mother”….even “Lincoln.” Union cavalryman Ebenezer Nelson Gilpin wrote “Everything is chaos here. The suspense is almost unbearable. We are reduced to quarter rations and no coffee…and nobody can soldier without coffee.” Union solders were even outfitted with one unique piece of gear, a carbine rifle with a hand cranked grinder built into the stock!
Coffee – that black nectar that nourishes thought, fuels creative neurons to fire, gets you “going” in the morning and keeps you thinking and writing and composing into the late evening.
But perhaps it’s the COFFEEHOUSE not the COFFEE that sparks that creativity?
Eric Weiner, author of the book “The Geography of Genius” says that “The coffeehouse is good for genius, and the Viennese coffeehouse is a classic case. Freud had his favorite coffee shop, and so did Gustav Klimt. If you walked into a coffee shop in 1903 Vienna, you might find at the same table the artist Gustav Klimt, Sigmund Freud, Leon Trotsky…”
But why would the Coffeehouse be a breeding ground for new and creative thoughts?
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