Monday, August 27, 2007

From Russia with java

Commentary Editor Phillip Tutor dropped by my office first thing this morning and made quite the observation.
"I know this is supposed to be the 'Red Star,' but why does the editor of the Anniston Star have Russian writing on his coffee cup?"
"Hmm, I don't know," said the editor. "I got it from a doughnut shop in Oxford."
We may never convince the conspiracy buffs, but the real story is fascinating:
Dazbog Coffee is the realization of the American dream by two immigrants of the former Soviet Union, Anatoly and Leonid Yuffa. The dream that is now Dazbog began on a bitter, cold night among the cobblestone streets of Leningrad. The Yuffa family fled Russia to embark on a new and better life of freedom, democracy and opportunity. Their journey is the legacy of Dazbog Coffee. By bringing the richness of the Russian heritage and traditions to their quest for roasting only the finest quality Arabica beans from coffee estates around the world. Anatoly and Leonid have found a way to honor the past and enjoy the present in a rich-tasting cup of coffee. This is the Dazbog way. A way that applauds free expression by bringing out the unique flavor of every bean. A way that celebrates life itself in each and every cup.

UPDATE: The Oxford shop with the cool coffee cups is LaMar's Donuts in Oxford.