Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Arnold Palmer

the arnold palmer is a half lemonade, half iced tea drink. apparently arnold palmer used to order it at clubhouses where he golfed. you can only get it during the summer at homer's (because that's the only time we squeeze lemons). order yours today.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Shot in the Dark Alias

if you order a shot in the dark at homer's, you get espresso shots and drip coffee, but around the metro area it goes by other names like the red eye, a depth charge, black magic. just out of curiosity i looked up other names for this drink and found:
a hammerhead, all nighter, lazarus, black fandango, road warrior, coffee suicide... ok, ok... one of those names i just made up. the first customer to figure it out gets a free drink today! it doesn't even have to be the shot in the dark! everybody else gets double drink card punches for mentioning the blog.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Made For Each Other

cartoons were made for saturday morning, saturday mornings were made to sit by window sills, and window sills were made for coffee mugs. oh yeah, the answer to yesterday's trivia: peggy lee

Friday, July 22, 2011

Another Mystery Coffee Singer

we haven't done this in awhile, but see if you can name this recording artist. the first customer to do it gets a free drink today! remember homer's has COLD drinks too! everyone who gets the answer later gets double drink card punches. cheers.

black coffee by ???

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Anagram This

i don't know why i thought of anagrams this morning, i so seldom re-arrange things. oh well. if you are the first customer to correctly identify an anagram for MOCHA (hint: also a word in a 1970's hit by the village people) you get a free drink today! everybody else gets double drink card punches for remembering the 1970's.

Monday, July 18, 2011

> or < ?

test your coffee knowledge today and get a free drink or double punches on your drink card. the subject: dark coffee. the question: do dark roasted coffee beans have MORE or LESS caffeine than medium roasts? be the first customer with the right answer and you get a free drink today! all others who mention today's blog get double drink card punches. cheers!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Where in the World of Homer's

congratulations to john ainsworth who correctly answered yesterday's trivia question: what did lloyd's of london start out as? the answer: a coffeehouse. the trivia team has conjured up a new idea of posting mystery pics to see how well you know homer's. here's the first one...

...if you are the first customer to tell a barista which corner of homer's this is, you get a free drink today! everyone else who comes in 2nd, 3rd, 4th... etc. gets double drink card punches.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Lloyd's What?

ready for more coffee trivia? well... ok... we're doing it anyway. 200 years ago lloyd's of london started out as what? if you're the first customer with the right answer you get a free drink today! everyone else gets double drink card punches for watching the video below where john cusack played 'lloyd dobler' in 1989's say anything.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

True or False

the (almost) daily coffee trivia resumes today with a simple 'true or false' motif. here's the statement: "A scientific report form the University of California found that the steam rising from a cup of coffee contains the same amounts of antioxidants as three oranges." is this true or false? the first customer with the correct response gets a free drink today! everyone else gets double punches for trying.

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Perfect Grind

my wife and i just got back from camping out on the dunes of lake michigan. we did the same thing last year, but we were fair weather campers, we ate out alot, and didn't cook anything on the campgrounds. this year was different. we saved a TON of money and cooked on the coleman stove that jim huber gave us. we also brought our own coffee grinder. i found out (by trial and error) that the beans need to be coarsely ground so they don't turn into cowboy coffee. the first pot i made on weko beach was bad. by the time we made it to van buren, i worked on my technique, perfected the grind, and felt like a barista again.