Coffee as a board game – VivaJava

Just over on Kickstarter looking for fun stuff going on and found VivaJava: The Coffee Game. A board game… about finding the perfect coffee beans from around the world.

The group doing the project has done another Kickstarter game project successfully, and this one is already funded, closing in a few days. That means, anyone who dives in now gets a pre-release game without risk of the project going unfunded.

Board games… remember those? Friends/Family get together and sit in the same room playing a game, no electronic game consul needed. Fun stuff… VivaJava.

VivaJava: The Coffee Game is all about finding that perfect blend of beans to create the next best-seller in the coffee houses and kitchens of the world. Players will travel to exotic coffee-producing nations around the world to collect beans and gain fame and fortune.  But, in order to be successful, players will actually have to work together. Mostly.



Martha Stewart plus New Coffee Filters = Holiday Fun Craft

Martha Stewart to the rescue for the holidays. A particularly great idea if you just went from a drip coffee maker to a single cup pod machine… what to do with all those paper filters up in the kitchen cabinet. Why not make a holiday wreath out of them?

The project is actually pretty quick and takes the filters, something to poke the holes with, a bit of ribbon, a paper plate (read the directions, you can substitute for different size wreaths) and a glue gun… the ever crafty ‘glue gun’. She frowns on people taking her plans from her sites and books, so the next step is to jump over to her site and see the ‘very’ simple instructions. The only age restriction is the need for the hot glue gun… maybe a kids glue stick could be used, will have to play with that.