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Topic: product placement (11 msgs / 153 lines)
1) From: John Karl
Saw an episode of Friends this weekend and in the background I saw a chemex brewer.  Needless to say I was the only one in the room who knew what that was.  I was excited though that I recognized it.  What coffee related items have you guys seen in movies/tv shows?
 
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2) From: Floyd Lozano
I saw raw unprocessed coffee cherries in the basket of a coffee worker.  He
was wearing a wide brimmed hat, a button down short sleeved shirt, and a
smile, because he was so happy that Maxwell House was paying him such high
prices for his fine coffee.  It was, of course, a Maxwell House commercial.
A guy popped the lid off his gallonsized can (which I think might make a
nice 1lb roaster, hm) and from the looks of it, had a smellgasm as he
enjoyed the ... freshly roasted aroma wafting up from the coffee.  All in
all, very entertaining.
-Floyd
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3) From: Eddie Dove
My wife had the movie Castaway playing the other evening.  I glanced
and said, "She's using a French Press to make coffee."
Eddie
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4) From: Jeff Oien
That reminds me, a French Press was used by the character Christina Yang 
on Grey's Anatomy.
Also on House, he was drinking out of a red mug that my wife said is 
exactly the same as hers, including what it says on the bottom of the 
mug. Her mug is well over ten years old.
JeffO
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On 4/9/07, John Karl  wrote:
 > Saw an episode of Friends this weekend and in the background I saw a 
chemex
 > brewer.  Needless to say I was the only one in the room who knew what 
that
 > was.  I was excited though that I recognized it.  What coffee related 
items
 > have you guys seen in movies/tv shows?

5) From: John Karl
I also remember Will Smith using a french press in the movie Hitch, thought to myself his character knows his coffee.  But then he opened his freezer and took out the preground.  Oh well.
 
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6) From: Kris McN
One of the teams on this season of Survivor (yeah, I watch Survivor. And
LOVE it. Shut up!) was given a French Press as a reward at one of the
challenges.  Unfortunately, the coffee that came with it was all preground.
Kris McN

7) From: Vicki Smith
A recent episode of " 'Til Death" has a story line centred on making 
espresso (actually cappas) in a steam toy.  The episode was called "The 
Coffeemaker". Don't ask me how it ended up on our TiVO or why I actually 
watched it. There is an episode summary here:http://tinyurl.com/37zbdxvicki

8) From: MichaelB
How about an espresso instructional video within a movie. A little over a
year ago someone noticed that in Fellini's "The Rehearsal" there is a scene
at a bar where people with musical instruments are talking in the foreground
and a barista is pulling a shot on a lever machine in the background. He
raises the lever, holds it for a few seconds, then moves it part way down,
holds it a bit, then raises it up again, holds it, and then lets it go for a
full extraction.
That technique is now called the "Fellini move" and has really changed the
way many of us lever machine users pull our shots. I always used to need two
lever pulls to get a double shot of espresso. Now, with the Fellini move,
which I've been using ever since this was reported, I can get a full, rich
1.5 to 2 oz shot with one pull, making the whole process more streamlined
and the results of a higher quality.
The original use of the Fellini move was believed to be for preinfusion,
something that is becoming more recognized now as a way of improving shot
quality versus a full-on system that blasts a dry puck with full force
immediately. The preinfusion allows for the saturation of the puck, setting
it up for the full pressure blast to follow. Some of the newer prosumer
machines have this feature, and they may actually be emulating the original
lever espresso machines.
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9) From: TERRY TITSWORTH
I watched a tape of LETERMAN from a couple of weeks ago and he was tasting
'exotic' foods. I noticed a French Press on the table, but it was several
minutes into the tasting before they got around to it. Then it turned out to
be the Poo coffee which I guess setting several minutes wouldn't make a
difference to me...
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10) From: Floyd Lozano
Maybe he was trying to sterilize it.
I doubt that I shall ever taste / a coffee tinged with Lupak waste!
-F
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11) From: Brett Mason
Ted Nugent says that Luwak can give you Cat Scratch Fever....
Brett
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