Monday March 20, 2006....... We opened Mercury at 7am........ For the first time........
Things sure were a lot different back then. You'll notice a disconnected phone booth onthe noth wall there. Does any one remember the phone booth?!
You'll also notice where the windows are now. No windows... Then there were 'Leather Coats', but they weren't very warm in the winter months.
And that sign that used to hang above the door found a new place on the brick wall. It's one of those things that I don't notice all the time but when I look over and see it, I realize how many changes have gon on in the last four years.
we've reopened! let's hear it for those guys that made the rennovations happen!
A cast of others including Grasby and Dave
Please come down and see all the changes! A few include- more seats, freshly brewed french presses, and our new monumental mercury espresso blend, which contains and Ethiopian and Costa Rican bean. Au revoir mes amis!!
Most of you know all about the upcoming renovations, right? On the 22nd we will be closed for a shop overhaul and we'll be returning on the 28th? Ring a bell? How about the fact that we're going to have a new espresso blend, geared specifically to our strict specifications? How about that one, huh tough guy? We haven't even filled you in on our biggest paradigm shift, because some might say that it's too huge. But here's the thing, I'm willing to let the cat out of the bag to you; the anonymous peope of the interweb. You ready? Once you hear it there is no going back.
Take the red pill!
WE SWITCHED FROM WINDOWS TO LINUX!!!!!!
I know, right, this is a huge shock! It's tough to get used to, but I took about 15 minutes to familiarize myself with it and now I am a master. Let me now regail you with the best Linux joke the interneat has to offer:
If anyone gives me a strawberry milk today I will give them a million. Seriously, I just had the best soggy milk with my cereal and it was tinged with strawberry flavour from the disgusting dried strawberries and now I have the THIRST FOR MORE!!!!
COME TO ME, SO THAT TOGETHER WE WILL SPEND ETERNITY IN THE ABYSS. TODAY I AM ENCOURAGING YOU TO ADD NO SUPPLEMENTARY CONDIMENTS TO YOUR COFFEE. BY DOING SO YOU WILL BE EMBRACING THE DARK EVIL THAT IS COFFEE.
CAN U DIG IT?
ANGELS AND DEMONS, YO, TOM HANKS AUDREY TAUTO, CHECK IT. UPDATE: COFFEE IS NOT EVIL, BUT I AM BECAUSE I AM A GOTH. PREPARE TO BE SACRIFICED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did anyone see the new aquateen hunger force with the rabbit robot come back?
Hey there coffee connoisseurs! This is Mumbles Mcgee and Boom Boom Box coming to you live from Mercury Sunday, where the best soul hits blare and the highest quality coffee flows! Yesterday I didn't get a chance to get a word in about the Ikirezi Burundi Ngozi. Sadly for you guys, it's all gone! I bought the last bag. Sorry. But it was my favourite coffee on press in weeks! The earthy apple notes coupled with AJ's pretty face put a smile on my face all day! Hopefully we'll see that one again.
Today we're cupping some of the Kenya French Mission Varietal from Dark City. We're definite fans. There is a nice light, nutty earthiness with what I find to be a grapefruity citrusy spin in the aroma and aftertaste. Come try some or buy a bag for the folks at home!
Aj just shared a french press with the delightful mumbles mcgee! ikirezi, burundi, ngozi... is tongue twister indeed.. say that 100 times fast and you might fall over.. but it is delicious.. extremely smooth and easy on the pallet.. like me! i totally liked it, but i am yet to find something that tops the ethiopian yirgacheffe my new all time favourite EVER! I drank it every morning last week at home in my polar bear pjs... and found a new best friend* no other can take its place.. except maybe YOU
yesterday was garbage day. walking home from my morning jaunt around the block and such (physical activity, fresh air, natural anti-depressant and the like) i noticed that someone one my street had put out a palm tree with their trash.
actually, it may have been two palm trees in one pot for some reason.
anyways, this sort of thing is typical of my street. just last week i ate popcorn and sat in the window watching a high speed cop chase involving dogs and police officers (at least 20 of them, though sometimes it is hard to say, because they all look the same in uniform and especially from my window, and moreover when i am more focused on which piece of popcorn is going to come next, and further more, they all had their hands covering their faces because they were doing official things like communicating via their high-tech walkie-talkies). the chase ended well for the officers, in case you were wondering, because among their numerous ranks and with the help of their trusty steeds (dogs) they managed to find the one scrawny little fellow they were looking for.
so the palm tree (or two). anyways the garbage truck that came to pick up the tree had three scruffy men driving, who waved politely at me as i concluded my jaunt, and actually, the truck was blasting cindy lauper's girls just wanna have fun.
she looks great, eh??
this led me to believe i had not yet had enough coffee, so i went to mercury (naturally) where i delighted in a cortado with our current featured single origin espresso (costa rica tarrazu!!!)
right so it did work, though, having a coffee. great idea. do it, seriously. see you soon!
It's young matt here and I have a mission for you! If you bring me a copy of a burned cd today (the twenty-sixth of january) I will personally give you one free coffee of your choosing. However, there is a catch! You have to bring me a copy of calvin johnson's mix called
LOST GIRLS 1977-’82 female new wave / punk underground
I have it at home so this is a one time offer. I need to listen to this so badly! Come onnnn I know you guys have resources and internets, just give it a chance, what do you have to lose?
"The Wow! signal was a strong narrowband radio signal detected by Dr. Jerry R. Ehman on August 15, 1977, while working on a SETI project at The Big Ear radio telescope of The Ohio State University. The signal bore expected hallmarks of potential non-terrestrial and non-solar system origin."
This is a mystery of the universe. A signal that makes no sense, but potentially bears some form of consciousness behind it. Through examining and studying the Wow! Signal I have come to my own theory concerning whether or not it is a sign of intelligent life. I propose that it didn't come from outerspace, but rather from jaded coffee customers who have woken up too early for their own good. If you think about it, we've all been there. Waking up at 4:30 a.m. muttering letters and numbers that seemingly only make sense to ourselves. For someone who sees themself as the Carl Sagan of the espresso biz, I'm working with a crack team of baristas/meta-physicists to crack and decipher what the Wow! Signal might mean. Latte for here? Extra shot? Who knows. We've tried our radio telescope in South America to try and beam similar messages to the sender in hopes of a clarifying response:
We've also tried to send them a wake up call by imprinting the basic fundamentals of life on earth and in our solar system on a golden disc, much like the golden disc sent out on the voyager spacecraft. Should someone come across it by chance, they could glean some knowledge of what it is like to be in the world and perhaps we will be able to further interact, lessening the confusion between us.
We even put johnny b. good on it.
So far, however, we have had no luck, just more muddled transmissions from Extra-Terrestrials/morning customers. With all of the other sources of confusion in the world (Miley Cyrus et al.) it's easy to feel why all of us in this espresso industry sometimes feel like a pale blue dot.
No two vortices are the same so the math describing vortex movement is extremely complex due to periodicity, chaos and the fractal type structures witnessed there. The vortex is the means by which states of motion are transferred from one condition to another. Twin opposing electrical vortices are therefore the means by which the infinite variety of motions and their resulting physical forms manifest themselves in our Universe.
Hi guysz, it'sd Mert and Nield here 1nce more to tell you thast we are having one jamminh new year here at mert's erepsso bar! this landscape of our fair city of toronto has changed vastly upon the last year or so so wer'e going to tell you about what's happenign! first we saw the opening gof our new rivla bar-> ice cream shop: Gary's! IT is located across the street and they serve our ice cream frflavoured espresso! Next down the road we got the new guys from new zelend "te air". These guys operate their new machine (wich they just bought) "air roster".
MErt's here, being my place of working, has added new coffeeee classes, so beyond the working class and upper middle clas. We have brought you! the public some opportunities- not- to- be- missed!!!!
I'm going to hand it over to Nield right nouw for some educations about what our coffes are like here at our salon, go nield1!!
Nield here! I;''m a guy i life to dfrink yerba mate here with the party of espresso roosters! we can win this coffee fight togehter right now: ethiopa yerchaffe off with some dark cittay coffee!! k thaxnks! have a nice 2010