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Topic: Food to Go With Moka Java (5 msgs / 185 lines)
1) From: David Schooley
I am going to bring a couple of pots of Moka Java blend in to work on
Friday. This will be a repeat of the Moka Java I took to the Chicago
Roast-off on Saturday. My coworkers have volunteered to bring in appropriate
treats to go with the coffee. We need recommendations for something that
might go well with this particular blend (Sumatra Classic Mandheling + Harar
Green Stripe.) I am thinking some kind of scone would do well, but I am
better at determining what I like than what I might like.

2) From: Sandy Andina
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David, you could go one of two ways with this, adapting rules for  
wine/food pairings. Either you can choose something that would echo  
and even amplify your Moka-Java blend's primary characteristics and  
stand up to it, such as something rich, chocolatey and plummy/raisiny  
like dark fruitcake, plum pudding, honey cake (available at the  
Kosher bakeries in Skokie and on the N. Side, as well as in the  
Kosher/ethnic aisles of Dominick's, Treasure Island, Jewel, or Whole  
Foods); or go the other way and pick something opposite that won't  
fight for attention and will serve as a "backdrop" to let the coffee  
be the star--in which case a scone (lightly raisined) would be great,  
as might a raisin challah (or a houska--a challah with raisins and  
almonds--from the Bohemian bakeries on Cermak), a very simple pound  
cake (no lemon or orange zest)*, angel food cake, or simple sugar  
cookies.   The Swedish Bake Shop on N. Clark in Andersonville also  
sells lightly sweetened cinnamon and cardamom toasts in bulk, which  
are great "foils" for most coffees.
*A pound or sponge cake with lots of lemon zest, or a lemon poppyseed  
cake, however, would be KILLER with a good Yirgacheffe.  And  
blueberry muffins work with a Harar going solo.
On Aug 29, 2006, at 10:29 AM, David Schooley wrote:
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Sandy
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David, you could go one of two =
ways with this, adapting rules for wine/food pairings. Either you can =
choose something that would echo and even amplify your Moka-Java blend's =
primary characteristics and stand up to it, such as something rich, =
chocolatey and plummy/raisiny like dark fruitcake, plum pudding, honey =
cake (available at the Kosher bakeries in Skokie and on the N. Side, as =
well as in the Kosher/ethnic aisles of Dominick's, Treasure Island, =
Jewel, or Whole Foods); or go the other way and pick something opposite =
that won't fight for attention and will serve as a "backdrop" to let the =
coffee be the star--in which case a scone (lightly raisined) would be =
great, as might a raisin challah (or a houska--a challah with raisins =
and almonds--from the Bohemian bakeries on Cermak), a very simple =
pound cake (no lemon or orange zest)*, angel food cake, or simple sugar =
cookies.   The Swedish Bake Shop on N. Clark in Andersonville also =
sells lightly sweetened cinnamon and cardamom toasts in bulk, which are =
great "foils" for most coffees.
*A pound or sponge cake = with lots of lemon zest, or a lemon poppyseed cake, however, would be = KILLER with a good Yirgacheffe.  And blueberry muffins work with a = Harar going solo. On Aug 29, 2006, at 10:29 AM, David = Schooley wrote:
I am going to bring a couple of pots of Moka Java = blend in to work on Friday. This will be a repeat of the Moka Java I = took to the Chicago Roast-off on Saturday. My coworkers have volunteered = to bring in appropriate treats to go with the coffee. We need = recommendations for something that might go well with this particular = blend (Sumatra Classic Mandheling + Harar Green Stripe.) I am thinking = some kind of scone would do well, but I am better at determining what I = like than what I might like.     =     = = --Apple-Mail-262-332289181--

3) From: Ed Needham
I'd go with toasted brown sugar cinnamon Pop Tarts myself.

4) From: Tara Kollas
I second the blueberry muffin rec!

5) From: David Schooley
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Thanks for the info. I passed this along to the lady who will be  
bringing the treats, along with the scone recipes that were discussed  
a while back on this list. I think she is going to try to make scones.
Lemon poppyseed cake, or perhaps those little muffin things, will  
definitely be on my list next time I roast up some Yirgacheffe.
On Aug 29, 2006, at 2:43 PM, Sandy Andina wrote:
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Thanks for the info. I =
passed this along to the lady who will be bringing the treats, along =
with the scone recipes that were discussed a while back on this list. I =
think she is going to try to make scones.
Lemon poppyseed cake, or = perhaps those little muffin things, will definitely be on my list next = time I roast up some Yirgacheffe. 
On Aug 29, 2006, = at 2:43 PM, Sandy Andina wrote:
David, you = could go one of two ways with this, adapting rules for wine/food = pairings. Either you can choose something that would echo and even = amplify your Moka-Java blend's primary characteristics and stand up to = it, such as something rich, chocolatey and plummy/raisiny like dark = fruitcake, plum pudding, honey cake (available at the Kosher bakeries in = Skokie and on the N. Side, as well as in the Kosher/ethnic aisles of = Dominick's, Treasure Island, Jewel, or Whole Foods); or go the other way = and pick something opposite that won't fight for attention and will = serve as a "backdrop" to let the coffee be the star--in which case a = scone (lightly raisined) would be great, as might a raisin challah (or a = houska--a challah with raisins and almonds--from the Bohemian bakeries = on Cermak), a very simple pound cake (no lemon or orange zest)*, angel = food cake, or simple sugar cookies.   The Swedish Bake Shop on N. = Clark in Andersonville also sells lightly sweetened cinnamon and = cardamom toasts in bulk, which are great "foils" for most = coffees.
*A pound = or sponge cake with lots of lemon zest, or a lemon poppyseed cake, = however, would be KILLER with a good Yirgacheffe.  And blueberry = muffins work with a Harar going solo. On Aug 29, 2006, at = 10:29 AM, David Schooley wrote:
I am = going to bring a couple of pots of Moka Java blend in to work on Friday. = This will be a repeat of the Moka Java I took to the Chicago Roast-off = on Saturday. My coworkers have volunteered to bring in appropriate = treats to go with the coffee. We need recommendations for something that = might go well with this particular blend (Sumatra Classic Mandheling + = Harar Green Stripe.) I am thinking some kind of scone would do well, but = I am better at determining what I like than what I might like. =       =   = = --Apple-Mail-1-443435942--


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