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Java Jive

A Social Drink The proliferation of coffeehouses established a pattern that continues through to this day. First, coffee is a social drink, often enjoyed in public. Second, countries whose climate doesn’t allow them to produce coffee are the greatest consumers of coffee beans (to use botanically incorrect term). Coffee grows at high altitudes within the tropics – think of mountainous countries that hug the equator, like Colombia and Kenya, or India and Indonesia – but coffee culture is strongest in United States, Europe (especially northern countries like Denmark and Sweden) and, in what might come as a surprise to many, Japan, which recently leapfrogged Italy and France to become the world’s third-largest coffee importer. The notable exception is Brazil, which is the world’s largest producer of coffee and the second-greatest consumer.

my husband’s musical family

Dear Husband’s family has musical talent!

Hubby’s nephew Christopher Hudson and his wife Shawntel Royale perform with the Blue Recluse Band.

Oh Yeah!

Blue Recluse featuring Shawntel Royale plays a wide range of blues, rhythm and blues and soul music from the ‘40s to the present day. This two guitar band is an electric blues lover’s dream, combined with a hard-groovin’ rhythm section and powerful, sultry vocals. Put on your dancing shoes, because this smokin’ blues band will rock your soul with its unique brand of rare and classic songs by the likes of Koko Taylor, Etta James, Big Maybelle, Ike and Tina Turner, Mavis Staples and Irma Thomas. Blue Recluse has played a variety of clubs and festivals in the mountains and on the Front Range including The Greeley Blues Jam, The Island Grill Loveland and Greeley as well as private and corporate functions.