October 1st: international COFFEE day.

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  1. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Supporter! Supporter


    International Coffee Day (October 1st) is an occasion that is used to promote and celebrate coffee as a beverage, with events now taking place in locations around the world. In all countries of the world, coffee is considered the second drink consumed after water: two in three people on the planet drink coffee, for an estimated total of 2.5 billion cups of coffee per day. Finland, the Netherlands, Iceland, Canada and Sweden are the champions of coffee consumption. Many numismatists and coin collectors start the day with this exquisite hot beverage; and you tell me please, what is better than enjoying a good coffee while reading a Cointalk thread ? Please show us your "COFFEE COINS" ! Here are some examples:





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  3. Mac McDonald

    Mac McDonald Well-Known Member

    Best and most consistent coffee out there on the road and for the price is McD's, plus in our single-pod Keurig at home it's McD's McCafe, in bold/French Roast...none of the watered-down light or breakfast stuff for us...albeit certainly to each their own, as you prefer, etc. A spoonful of half/half or heavy whip stirred in and for 50c/pod (cup) you've got the equivalent of a $5 Starbucks. Bon Appetite...!
  4. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    For us it's
    black. I like my coffe strong enough to hold a spoon upright!
  5. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    And stay the devil out of Starbucks...........that ain't real coffee. devil.gif

    Real men, and women, drink coffee negro, Si?
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  6. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    Lovely patinas on those beauties:kiss:
    Though, I'm more of a chocoholic guy:happy: and kinda like MSCs:
    Powdered Dark chocolate

    Caramel and milky chocolate

    Mint and velvet delight

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  7. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I don't drink coffee. Can't stand the stuff.
    I get my caffeine fix with Monster energy drinks.
    My favorite flavor is the zero ultra white:
    Valerian I, Antoninianus, VICTORIA AVGG.png
    Valerian I
    253-260 AD
    Obverse: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG, radiate, draped bust right
    Reverse: VICTORIA AVGG, Victory standing left resting on shield and holding palm.
  8. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    How about Venus drinking a Frappucino on a sestertius with a coffee-colored patina?

    Faustina Jr VENERI GENETRICI S C Sestertius.jpg
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  9. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

    I learned to love coffee in Brazil. Best coffee in the world IMHO. Ground to a fine powder, then put in a pan of almost boiling sugared water. (don't let it come to a full boil!). Then poured into a carafe using a "coador" (cloth "sock") to filter out the powdered coffee. Result is a smooth, sweet strong coffee, best consumed in a demitasse cup.
    Coffee without any bitterness is a delicious thing. Brazilian's always say that they keep the best coffee in Brazil and export the stuff that doesn't make the grade.
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  10. Broucheion

    Broucheion Well-Known Member

    Hi @Beardigger,

    - Broucheion
  11. Ed Snible

    Ed Snible Well-Known Member

    Indonesia, Java, Majapahit kingdom, AR massa, 1293-1520 AD, 2.07g, 12.5mm
    Obv?: Incused Sandalwood flower
    Rev?: Nagari letter?
    cf. SOUTHEAST ASIA » Native coins » Others
  12. dltsrq

    dltsrq Grumpy Old Man

    How can the ambrosia of the Greeks and the soma of the Hindus have been anything but piping hot black coffee?
  13. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

    LOL! Thanks @Broucheion I had never heard that before!
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  14. Ignoramus Maximus

    Ignoramus Maximus Nomen non est omen.

    Black roast, golden taste, a dash of frothing milk, and Spes happy to serve it. Who said Domitian didn't appreciate the simple things in life?
    Domitianus as Caesar, as.png

    And I never leave for work without these two: 20211001_031955[3608].jpg
  15. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I had Kopi Luwak coffee in the Philippines several years ago. It tasted very smooth and was a good coffee, but for the price difference, just give me French roast out of the can. Kopi Luwak is one of the worlds most expensive and unique coffees.
    Nicknamed cat poo coffee, because the coffee is processed by the Aisan Palm Civet cat, which eats only the ripest coffee cherries. The beans ferment in the cat’s stomach and the partially digested beans are then excreted into the cat feces. Plantation workers retrieve the beans and roast them immediately to make civet coffee.
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  16. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Roman Renaissance in Progress Supporter

    Excellent coins and post, Ocatarinetabellatchitchix !

    Thank you for calling attention to International Coffee Day. I sincerely appreciate fine coffee and espresso.

    My dear wife — the love of my life and Angel who saved me from self destruction — celebrated the anniversary of our first date a few weeks ago — our first date consisted of a visit to the Baltimore Museum of Art followed by a visit to a local Starbucks.

    I don’t have an ancient coin that is coffee related :(

    I do however have a coffee mug that is ancient coin related

    Here is one of my other passions:

    Providing gourmet coffee and pastries for our adult Bible Study participants


    I also collect vintage Starbucks Coffee bag stickers


  17. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Kripes. A Navy man that don't drink coffee? What's the world coming to? devil.gif
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  18. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Roman Renaissance in Progress Supporter

    Their Italian Roast is great if you brew it thick.
  19. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Gotta disagree with the first part. Say what you want about "corporate coffee" but Sbux knows how to properly roast a bean! Their dark roasts are fantastic.

    I'm with you about drinking it black though :).

    Gorgeous coin, RC. Love that portrait.

    I see what you did there :hilarious:.

    Completely agree! :)

    Wait, except dark roast black unsweetened iced coffee rocks too.

    Cafe au lait is okay for coins though :D.

    Italian roast:

    AEOLIS, Grynion (alt. spellings: Gryneion, Gyrnion, Grynium, others)
    4th century BC
    Æ 17 mm, 3.7 gm
    Obi: laureate head of Apollo facing slightly left
    Rev: ΓΥΡΝΗΙΩΝ; mussel shell
    Ref: SNG Ashmolean 1445-6; SNG Copenhagen 202-4

    Espresso roast:

    EGYPT, Alexandria. Lucius Verus
    year 4, CE 163/4
    billion tetradrachm, 24 mm, 13.51 gm
    Obv: ΛAVPHΛI OVHPOCCEB; bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust left
    Rev: Radiate and draped bust of Serapis-Pantheos right, wearing calathus and horn of Ammon; trident behind shoulder; ∆/L in right field
    Ref: Emmett 2360 (4), R1; Köln 2148; Dattari (Savio) 9420; K&G 39.77

    Americano (silver coins can play this game too! :D)

    PHLIASIA, Phlius
    400-350 BC

    AR obol, 11 mm, 0.84 gm
    Obv: forepart of butting bull left
    Rev: large Φ surrounded by four pellets
    Ref: SNG Copenhagen 8-9
    from Triskeles Auctions, Oct. 2013
    ex BCD Collection, not in previous BCD sales.
    Handwritten round tag and auction clipping indicates that BCD acquired this coin from Sotheby's, 26-27 May 1976, lot 88, for £55 + 10% VAT


    EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius
    Regnal year 8, CE 144/5
    AE drachm, 33 mm, 23.2 gm
    Obv: [legend]; laureate draped bust right
    Rev: Serapis, wearing modius, standing facing; flanked by the Dioscuri who are also standing facing, heads turned towards Serapis, and each holding a flagellum ; [L] H in exergue
    Ref: Dattari 2864 (RY2); Dattari-Savio plate 148 coins 2864 and 8724; Emmett 1670.8; Not listed in Milne.
    ex Stevex6 Collection
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2021
  20. ominus1

    ominus1 Be seeing you!.. Supporter

    ...i'll drink to that...i buy Tanzanian peaberry beans, grind them, do a 50/50 mix with Folgers and add some Nestles Coffeemate creamer of various flavors for a great tasting cup o java...it lQQks about this color 1st cup obverse and 2nd reverse...:) IMG_0572.JPG IMG_0573.JPG

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  21. JPD3

    JPD3 Well-Known Member

    Having travelled extensively in Central and South America I drink my brew Strong & Black. Preferably Perked Columbian. I'm sure to each his/her own poison, but I would rather be served tap water than be treated to any Starbucks or fast food brand coffee and yes, I have sampled Starbucks and McDee's :yuck:.
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