Without permission SF Coffee roasters are surfers riding waves of energy

first_img Tags: coffee shops • valencia street Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% 0% The Drupe is Dope at Four BarrelIn San Francisco, if you’re looking for a drink, camaraderie, and conversation, don’t look to your local bartender. Instead, go to your local barista.At 9:30 a.m., Bradley Allen, 48, is performing a one-man show, starring: coffee! He’s the man behind the slow bar at the Four Barrel Coffee roaster at 15th and Valencia.Allen says the coffee that Four Barrel carries will break your heart, because the taste is so beautiful you’ll want it to last. “But, like life itself, it’s fleeting.”center_img Allen grinds up selections of coffee and offers discerning sniffers a chance to smell. If they like what they smell, he’ll use the pour-over method to brew up a cup for around four bucks.One such discerning palate is Philip Stewart, 31, from Germany. Bradley tells Philip that he recently met a fellow coffee roaster from Germany who works at Five Elephants in Berlin.“That’s two blocks from my house!” Stewart enthuses. The global coffee culture, they agree, is more close-knit than people realize.In fact, Stewart wants to create a “coffeeport.” It would be a document, much like a passport, where you’d get a stamp from every coffeehouse you visited. “But don’t put that in the story,” Stewart warns me, “or someone will steal the idea.”I laugh, saying he’ll never actually do it, right? But he assures me he’s very serious about the idea.“If I put it in the story, though, it’ll be forever memorialized that it was your idea, Philip Stewart from Germany.” He agrees that proof would be helpful.Now Ben Hool, 19, from Wales, joins the group. His last name used to be Holovic, but they shortened it during his family’s short stint in Ireland on the way to Wales. He says his maternal grandfather was in the Hitler Youth and his great-grandfather was an SS soldier. His father’s side is Jewish.These are the kinds of things you learn about people hanging around the slow bar at Four Barrel.“If you want to go to Columbia,” calls out Allen. “I can take you there!” He says that coffee began in Ethiopia and it grows wild there. But then, to everyone’s surprise, he admits that he actually loves tea more than anything.“Why choose just one?” Allen asks. “You can have the Sequoias and the sea otters.” Meaning the mountains and the ocean. Sea otters, he tells me, are actually in the weasel family, as is the wolverine.“I don’t want to sound all Portlandia,” Allen says, “but we have met the cows that our cream comes from.” These cows and this cream are from Double 8 Dairy in Petaluma.The coffee bean is a fruit. “Drupe, if you want to be nerdy about it,” Allen says.Allen asks Stewart how you say “fruitiness” in German, and Philip consults a friend. They decide on “fruchtigkeit.”I make my way to the friend, Max Stockner, and ask him about his stay in San Francisco. He says he likes the bike culture here. There may be more actual bikes on the road in Berlin, but here, bikes are more celebrated. He’s surprised, however, by the rents. In Berlin, you could get a decent two-bedroom for about $1,300 a month. Here, he says, you’d have to be “super-rich to afford any two-bedroom.”And speaking of money, I check my phone and realize I’ve spent longer at the slow bar than I planned to and my parking meter has run out. Allen says that their coffee varieties change so frequently, that they offer a “snapshot of a certain point in time.” And with that, I snap a picture of the gang and move on. last_img read more

JON Wilkin has been named as England Captain for t

first_imgJON Wilkin has been named as England Captain for this Wednesday’s International Origin Game Two.England coach Steve McNamara today confirmed debuts for Warrington Wolves utility back Stefan Ratchford while Danny Brough of Huddersfield Giants and Salford City Reds’ Matty Smith will form a new-look half-back partnership, with Hull KR prop Scott Taylor starting from the bench.Wilkin will captain the team after Jamie Peacock’s retirement last month and will partner Leeds Rhinos second row Carl Ablett with Jamie Jones-Buchanan of Leeds starting at loose forward.“We have a young, hungry side that will take on the Exiles on Wednesday,” said national coach McNamara. “We have made a number of changes from the first game and it is an exciting opportunity to see some real quality young players coming in and staking a claim for a regular place in the side.”McNamara is also looking forward to see how Brough and Smith cut it at this level forming a new half-back combination.“Matty (Smith) and Danny (Brough) really excite me,” added McNamara. “They have been in tremendous form in the Stobart Super League and I know they have the ability to step up and perform at this level. They will complement each other’s skills and can form a devastating partnership.”Tickets for the International Origin Series Game 2 fixture between England and the Exiles at Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield, on Wednesday July 4 (7.45pm) cost from £21 (£10 concessions) and can be purchased through the RFL Ticket office on 0844 856 1113 or by visiting www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.ukEngland: Stefan Ratchford; Josh Charnley, Leroy Cudjoe, Ryan Atkins, Tom Briscoe; Matty Smith, Danny Brough; Eorl Crabtree, James Roby, Garreth Carvell, Carl Ablett, Jon Wilkin, Jamie Jones-Buchanan.Subs: Rob Burrow, Liam Farrell, Lee Mossop, Scott Taylor.last_img read more

Brunswick County man matches words to win 150000 lottery prize

first_imgBRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A love of crossword puzzles led Timothy Pope of Ocean Isle Beach to a $150,000 lottery win.“I like playing the crossword tickets,” Pope said. “I feel like they’re more entertaining.”- Advertisement – Pope’s good luck happened when he bought a $5 Silver & Gold Crossword scratch-off ticket at the Clinton Express Mart on Libson Street in Clinton.“I thought I’d only gotten nine words at first,” Pope said. “I thought, ‘Alright! $1,000 isn’t bad.’ When I checked the ticket again, I realized I matched all ten words. I couldn’t believe it.”Pope claimed his prize Tuesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $104,253. He plans to use the money to pay bills and help pay for his children’s education.Related Article: Mayor: Several injured after steps collapse at OIB homeSilver & Gold Crossword launched in May with six top prizes of $150,000. Two top prizes remain.Ticket sales from instant games like Silver & Gold Crossword make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $600 million a year for education. For details on how lottery funds have made a difference in all of North Carolina’s 100 counties, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website.last_img read more

Man convicted of insurance fraud parts of truck found in Cape Fear

first_imgPeter Dane Koke was found guilty of Insurance Fraud andObtaining Property by False Pretenses. (Photo: Peter Koke) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A New Hanover County man was convicted insurance fraud last week after a weeklong jury trail.Peter Dane Koke, 52, was found guilty of Insurance Fraud and Obtaining Property by False Pretenses. Koke was sentenced to two consecutive 11-23 month sentences and placed him on supervised probation for 36 months.- Advertisement – The charges stemmed from an investigation by the Department of Insurance concerningmisrepresentations Koke made on an insurance application and other insurance documents. The investigation revealed that Koke’s Dodge Ram pickup truck was involved in an accident on July 3, 2015 in which the truck sustained approximately $9,000 worth of damages.During this time, Koke did not have insurance on the vehicle. The investigation further revealed that Koke arranged for a mobile mechanic to replace some of the damaged truck parts under the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge.On August 7, 2015, Koke applied for an insurance policy on the truck and failed to disclose that he had been convicted of a felony offense within the past 10 years. This allowed him to receive comprehensive coverage, which the insurance company would not have issued had they known he was convicted of attempted obtaining property by false pretenses previously.Related Article: John Lennon’s killer is up for parole for 10th timeKoke then reported the truck stolen five days after obtaining the insurance policy and failed to disclose to the insurance company that the truck had major repairs since it was purchased.Investigators believed they found the truck submerged in the Cape Fear River under the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge in September of 2016 and divers with the Wilmington Fire Department dive team were able to pull a side view mirror and a Dodge Ram emblem off the truck.A tow truck driver testified that, a few weeks after the WFD encounter with the truck, Koke hired him to pull a Dodge Ram truck out of the water. The truck Koke reported stolen has not been seen since.last_img read more

UNSOLVED Opioid crisis fuels violent crime recurring property crime

first_img Whiteville Police Department looking for man breaking into vending machines (left) and another man for an armed robbery at the Econolodge (right) WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — The Whiteville Police Department is looking for a few different people involved in violent crime and a recurring property crime.Investigator Ron Guyton with the Whiteville Police Department said crime in the town is increasing and he believes it is because of the opioid crisis.- Advertisement – Whiteville Police looking for this man in his 20s, about 5’8″, 5’9″, with a medium build and a mustache. (Photo: Whiteville Police Department) “Our overall crime situation in Whiteville and pretty much everywhere else I believe is driven by the opioid crisis,” Guyton said. Most of my property crime I believe is directly attributed to the users who are desperately trying to fill their habit.”He said the violent crime is being driven by the dealers who are equally addicted to the easy money. Guyton said there is one property crime that has been happening over and over for a few months.“I have a suspect, a couple of suspects that have been hitting coin operated machines,” Guyton said.Related Article: Columbus County leaders to host events promoting unityGuyton said the suspect is using a crowbar to take cash out of vending machines at Go Gas stations and other businesses that have vending machines.“Actually goes after the dollar bill changer, just pops it out and rips it out and takes whatever money is in there,” Guyton said.He said it has happened at least five times in Whiteville and at least twice at Go Gas stations in Shallotte. Guyton believes it is the same person every time, because the man has left a trail of blood in Whiteville and Shallotte.“In reaching in, he apparently cut his hand, because there was blood inside the machine,” Guyton said.Guyton said the suspect is not getting very much money and it actually costs more money to repair the machines than the man actually got out of it. He said the suspect is getting less than $20 from each machine, but it costs about $200 to fix.Investigators are waiting for DNA results from a sample of the blood, but in the meantime, they need help identifying this suspect. Guyton said it is a white man in his 20s, about 5’8″, 5’9″, with a medium build and a mustache. He also probably has scars on his hands.They are also looking for his girlfriend who can be seen on surveillance driving the car. Guyton said she is driving a Hyundai Sonata.Meanwhile, Guyton needs help in a violent crime that happened on August 2, at the Econo Lodge on J.K. Powell Boulevard.“This individual came in,” Guyton said. “He had his whole head wrapped in what appeared to be a t-shirt and was wearing gloves.”Guyton said the suspect had a gun and there was only one clerk working at the time.“She was behind the counter,” Guyton said. “He came in, pointed the gun at here and said, ‘Give me the money.’ She complied with him and just simply handed over the till and he left without any further incident.”He said this case is more serious, because it rises to a much higher level of desperation. That is why he says he needs to get this person off the streets.“Because if he feels he was successful at this, he can possibly do it again,” Guyton said.If you have any information about either case, please contact the Whiteville Police Department or call 911. Whiteville Police are looking for a man who robbed the Econolodge armed with a gun (Photo: Whiteville Police Department) center_img 1 of 5 Suspects’s girlfriend seen driving a Hyundai Sonata (Photo: Whiteville Police Department) Suspects’s girlfriend seen driving this Hyundai Sonata (Photo: Whiteville Police Department)last_img read more

One reportedly killed in Sunday afternoon crash along Gordon Road

first_img New Hanover County dispatch tells us the crash happened around 2:15 P.M. in the area of Rogers Road and Gordon.A source with the county tells us the crash was in fact deadly and the person in the other vehicle lost their life.The State Highway Patrol was the lead investigator on this case but has not returned our calls with further information.Related Article: Motorcyclist identified in fatal trash truck crashWe will update this story when we hear more. Wilmington Police are investigating a car crash where a man drove his SUV into a home. NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) —  We are hearing reports of a deadly crash in northern New Hanover County that happened Sunday afternoon.Sources tell us a waste truck and another vehicle collided along Gordon Road Sunday.- Advertisement – last_img read more

The circus is headed to Elizabethtown

first_img The family friendly event offers show times at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.Tickets at the gate are $15  for adults and $6 for kids.The circus will head to Jacksonville Friday. (Photo: Lewis & Clark Circus) BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The circus is coming to town! The Lewis and Clark Circus will be at Lu Mil Vineyard in Elizabethtown Thursday evening.Lu Mil Vineyard is located at 438 Suggs-Taylor Road.- Advertisement – last_img

Ocean Cure adds wheelchair accessible flooring at Carolina Beach Boardwalk

first_img Handicap access flooring added to the Carolina Beach Boardwalk on April 28, 2019. (Photo: Kevin Murphy) 1 of 7 Volunteers put up the flooring at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk. Ocean Cure Founder and Director Kevin Murphy says this is the only place on the island that will have the flooring because of beach erosion at other accesses. PLEASURE ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — Carolina Beach is once again more handicap accessible thanks to Ocean Cure.The non-profit uses beach wheelchairs, accessible flooring, and adaptive surfboards to make beaches accessible to everyone.- Advertisement – Handicap access flooring added to the Carolina Beach Boardwalk on April 28, 2019. (Photo: Kevin Murphy) Handicap access flooring added to the Carolina Beach Boardwalk on April 28, 2019. (Photo: Kevin Murphy) Handicap access flooring added to the Carolina Beach Boardwalk on April 28, 2019. (Photo: Kevin Murphy) Handicap access flooring added to the Carolina Beach Boardwalk on April 28, 2019. (Photo: Kevin Murphy) Murphy says it will stay up through Labor Day weekend.Ocean Cure was recognized by the town earlier this year for the efforts in the community. Handicap access flooring added to the Carolina Beach Boardwalk on April 28, 2019. (Photo: Kevin Murphy) Handicap access flooring added to the Carolina Beach Boardwalk on April 28, 2019. (Photo: Kevin Murphy)last_img read more

Cassola to have his logo on ballot sheet

first_img SharePrint Photo: Elenia Borg / JCI Photo: Elenia Borg / JCI Independent candidates will be allowed to have their logos on the electoral ballot, the Electoral Commission has informed independent MEP candidate Arnold Cassola.Following a three-day email exchange initiated by Cassola, the Electoral Commission has informed Cassola that he will be allowed to have his logo on the ballot sheet, prompting a “hats off” from the MEP hopeful.The former AD chairman filed a complaint contesting the Electoral Commission’s reasoning that only candidates belonging to a political party could have their logo displayed alongside the candidates’ names.Cassola had argued that nothing at law precluded independent members from having their logos alongside their names.EP elections will be held on 25 May.WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

Watch Muscat will leave the country full of problems – Delia

first_imgThe Leader of Partit Nazzjonalista Adrian Delia said that the Leader of Partit Laburista Joseph Muscat will leave the country full of problems as he in not planning for the long run.This was said during a rally in Pieta. Delia stated that although Muscat wants the election to be between the leaders of the Parties, he didn’t want to participate in a debate with him on the television show Xarabank. “Today, the socialist party is just one person”, said Delia. He added that although PL enjoys a majority in regards of numbers and finances, the party solely revolves around Muscat. “He wants us to join him, yet he is leaving soon”, stated Delia.He said that PN is not like the Labour Government, that’s priority is to take control and power, but to serve and accommodate the public. Delia said that politics isn’t just a single person. He added that politics should be determined from the below, and not from above.“Multiple reports condemning Government” Delia reminded the audience about the multiple reports which condemned Government. These include, the Venice Commission, the GRECO report, and that of Moneyval. He also said that Muscat ended up criticising those institutions. Delia said that according to Muscat, no institution is serious unless it falls within his grip. Delia continued to explain how Muscat has spent the past month describing the country as being not normal. The Leader of PN said that Malta has become a country where journalists and foreigners are killed and murdered.Read: GRECO report says Malta’s criminal justice system risks collapseThe Leader of the Opposition also discussed the situation involving the two soldiers currently being accused of killing two men because of their race. Delia questioned why the brigadier did not take action against one of the accused, as he had already committed a similar act in the past. “What does he have to hide? Who was he protecting? What was the act?” asked Delia.Read: Ħal Far murder: 2 arrested; weapon seized; Reactions pour inAccording to Delia, Muscat’s Government does not realise and correct its mistakes. Delia apologised for those who have been hurt because of PN.The Leader PN also stated that Government wants to create social classes where locals and foreigners have different jobs and positions.Delia thanked all the PN candidates campaigning for the Local Council Elections, who are giving a public service despite not receiving any compensation or gratitude. He also thanked all the PN PE candidates for their personal sacrifices. <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintcenter_img WhatsApplast_img read more