Daily Archives: 07/19/2017

What you didn’t know about coffee: Asher Yaron at TEDxUbud – video

What you didn’t know about coffee: Asher Yaron at TEDxUbud

Published on Jun 21, 2012
Packaged ground or processed coffee is GARBAGE. That is not the natural way for coffee to be consumed so as to receive its benefits. The difference in taste and effects are amazing when coffee beans are roasted, ground and used within a week. he explains simple methods of roasting in this video.

After several trips to Bali, Asher Yaron finally decided to move there and follow his desire to create a local, organic, sustainable business.

With Balinese coffee farmer friend I Nyoman Wirata, Asher created F.R.E.A.K., that is, “Fresh Roasted Enak (delicious in Indonesian) Arabica from Kintamani,” which is involved in all aspects of the coffee business “from the cherry to the cup.” Asher also has plans to use pure spring water from Kintamani to further improve the flavor of their coffee and return a percentage of the profits to community projects in the Kintamani region. Asher’s upcoming venture: Coffee University.

Book: Red Coconut: Bridging the Racial Divide – by Habeeb Alli

Red Coconut: Bridging the Racial Divide

A Collection of Poems and Essays Surrounding Interfaith Relationships


I present to you my eighteenth book entitled Red Coconut: Bridging the Racial Divide. Bridging the racial divide is what I do every day, and my collection of poems and essays this year speaks precisely of this. A man who picked up a dying fish as he and his friend walked the seashore was asked, “Why do you do that? You cannot save all these dying fishes!” He replied, “But it made a world of difference to this one!” One heart at a time, one community a time, we can make a difference.

Read more and order: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/red-coconut-bridging-the-racial-divide

Guyana Government Info Hub – Monday, July 17, 2017

Guyana Government Info Hub – Monday, July 17, 2017

Fire destroys building owned by WPA activist Jocelyn Dow; several businesses also displaced

The remains of the three-story wooden building on Charlotte Street, Georgetown where Jocelyn Dow lived and several businesses were housed.

An early Tuesday morning (July 18, 2017) fire destroyed a decades-old building on Charlotte Street, Bourda and threatened nearby houses, causing residents to evacuate.

As a result, Jocelyn Dow’s residence and several other businesses were displaced. They include Trans Caribbean International Shipping, Anetha’s African Boutique, Target Services Pest Control, Hardwood Veneers (Guyana) Limited, and the Westmas Acupuncture Clinic.

Fire Chief, Marlon Gentle said fire fighters received a call at about 5:20 AM. “They (fire fighters) reported heavy fire conditions at the rear, upper and middle flat of the building,” he said. He said fire fighters contained the fire from spreading to nearby buildings.      Continue reading