Of Coffee With 24 Carat Gold

If you were having coffee I would be happy for the visit even though its hot as hell, temperatures are averaging 30+ its like the person responsible for temperature control isn’t looking at the gauge.

If you were having coffee with me. I would tell you that the other day I had some trouble with my neck, maybe I slept badly or just woke up on the wrong side of the bed with a stiff neck and felt like someone was giving me a karate chop to the neck whenever I tried turning my head to the left.

Its easy to take for granted how much of the world exists on the left side and I don’t mean politically, I had to turn round the long way to face things and tried several remedies to get my neck to work especially as I had a zoom conference and of course you can guess that the orientation of my camera and screens was on my left side…

I am fine now, I am not sure what eventually worked maybe it was simply time or the Monkey Shoulder I tried rubbing into my neck or was it the shots I drank?  

If you were having coffee with me I would ask if you would like some Monkey Shoulder with your coffee? For medicinal purposes of course

Maybe you prefer gold in your coffee? Yes real gold.. if you go to the most iconic hotels in Dubai you can order The Ultimate Gold Cappuccino. The beverage is made using 100% Arabica beans and foamed milk that’s been blended with gold and then topped with 24-carat gold sprinkle.

The Ultimate Gold Cappucinno Burj Al Arab
The Ultimate Gold Cappuccinno Burj Al Arab

The edible gold is tasteless and mostly for decoration but some say gold has some health properties. With things like this its not a surprise that Dubai has such a hungry market for gold… This is where a lady who was caught at the airport trying to smuggle 6kg of gold in her hand luggage was headed.

If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that this gold smuggling case has opened a can of worms as it seems to implicate high ranking people operating in a very calculated fashion and considering the gold was in a highly refined state this suggests the gold came from the country’s gold authority. In her defence, the lady in question told the court she had the papers to be in possession of the gold but had simply carried the wrong bag with her to the airport and did not mean to smuggle gold out of the country… ok then.

According to the Home Affairs minister the country losing close to US $100 million of gold being smuggled out of the country’s borders. Such statements constantly make me think of some sentiment I read somewhere about how countries in Africa are not poor but simply misgoverned.

If you were having coffee with I would tell you how elections in Ivory Coast have progressed just like clockwork with the president winning a 3rd term in office even though their constitution had stated two-term limits and of course the leader of the opposition has been arrested or rather detained as his arrest was not confirmed by authorities.

In Tanzania the chairman of the main opposition party, Freeman Mbowe was arrested and Tundu Lissu who was the presidential candidate says he fears for his life and has been getting threatening messages. The president has secured a second five-year term in the just-ended elections and our president attended the inauguration…

In Uganda the president had his nomination as a presidential candidate approved and on the same day dancehall artist turned politician Bobi Wine also handed in his nomination papers for the presidential race and was arrested, again. Speaking after his brutal arrest he asked the security officers to treat him as human.

Bobi Wine

So much arrests going, back to home investigative journalist Hopewell Chin’onon has been arrested again on charges of contempt of court, its said some tweets of his violated bail conditions and prejudiced the courts or something like that…

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If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that election season in Africa is an extreme sport and of course the US election still managed to take over the headlines, its almost impossible to not have missed out on the drama from this side of the world. When Trump was out losing his chill I saw  tweet about how he was going full Robert Mugabe.

It always rubs me up some way when someone refers to us and ours as a benchmark for such behaviour… I mean maybe he was just going full Donald Trump. This whole thing about trying to stay in the president’s office is not entirely an African problem, maybe it’s a human problem, and we need institutions that will protect citizens from the human condition.

I couldn’t help wondering that if those elections had been held here, Biden and Harris would probably be in jail and The Count would have been stopped… Anyhow congratulations; Madam Vice President of America is no longer just a character from TV.

If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that the final phase for school opening is supposed to start today, students have gone to school but teachers are still on an industrial action citing incapacitation and exam classed are supposed to be doing a crash course program to write exams at the end of the year.

I keep expecting an announcement that ministry of education decided to cancel this academic year and everyone stays in the same grade next year but they adamant the show go on.

If you were having coffee with me I would tell you about a socialite businessman Genius Kadungure aka Ginimbi who died in a horror crash along with 3 others in his Rolls Royce Wraith on the early hours of Sunday morning. Of course you can imagine people will always have things to say, dissecting people’s lifestyle choices like they are keepers of the book of life, prophets coming out of the woodwork who had predicted his death, conspiracy theories about his wealth…

Ginimbi Car Collection | 6 Rolls Royce, 4 Bentley | Zimbabwe Millionaire -  YouTube

I never met the man and constantly curious about what exactly his business was, he had a fleet of really nice cars, threw extravagant all-white parties in his lavish mansion and yeah you could say the green-eyed monster had me wondering what I would have to do to live a life like that… and just like that… The End my guy.

If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that not all that glitters is gold, whats been going on in your neck of the woods.

~B

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40 Comments

  1. Not being able to turn one’s neck is absolutely terrible. I’m glad the topical Monkey Shoulder worked 😉 Yes, I’ll have some with my tea, please.
    Everyone keeps getting offended by everything yet comparing DJT to an African President is alright? Mugabe should sue whoever said it.
    Stay golden (you don’t have to pay a dime for that type of gold!)!

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    1. The neck thing kinda sucked at some point i contemplated a beheading fortunately I am almost back to normal now just a mild discomfort when I turn my head to the max.

      Monkey Shoulder is potent lol

      Too bad Mugabe is buried six feet deep and they added an extra concrete slab to make sure he cant dig out but they say its so that nobody tries to steal his body… apparently someone was trying to do rituals with his body… and on that freak show thanks for visiting
      ~B

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  2. Gold in coffee hehe nah different dreams different people.

    As always enjoyed the updates indeed African politics is an extreme sport. In Uganda it’s become more extreme with over 8 presidential candidates not forgetting one is a recent graduate some laugh about it others get angry but life goes on.

    You see how they made the Robert Mugabe joke there should be unwritten rules.
    I can joke about our ill state but you cannot if you don’t know what is happening in that place.

    Glad you can Finally turn your neck.
    Keep golding your a Gem.

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    1. people live in worlds we cant possibly dream of …. do you want One gold heap or three in your coffee hehehehehe nice life problems those ones.

      wow 8 candidates sounds like its going to get lit scientifically

      the neck is much much better now thank you very much for visiting
      ~B

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  3. How must gold is too much gold for the human body? What if I have enough money to drink 12 of those cups per day wont it affect my health?

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    1. why would you want to drink 12 of those cups hahaha that cant possibly be good for you and not even talking bout the gold of it but the carbs and caffeine hahahaha

      ~B

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  4. Rightttt, the current Ugandan politics wave is one intense yet interesting scene and I can imagine how more interesting a read it would be with Beaton penning it as he takes his coffee.

    Great stuff, B!

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    1. Thank you Brenda
      i briefly browsed through Ug political scene and you are right its wildling out there its going to become a scientific circus.
      thanks for visiting
      ~B

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  5. Hi B, and it’s great to be visit again! I think some Monkey Shoulder would do us both good 🙂

    Personally I think that gold coffee doesn’t sound very good….I want my coffee to taste like coffee, not metal. Some people seem to be obsessed with gold though, I wonder what their deal is? It’s just shiny metal, and not worth much unless people choose to place value on it. But, what do I know?

    Sorry to hear about the political circuses going on in some African countries. Running for office must be terrifying in places like Uganda, I wonder why people do it? Maybe their ideals and desire for a better country overrides their fear?

    Lastly, I’m glad that your neck is feeling better! I don’t understand our bodies: why they suddenly stop working, and then correct themselves without warning.

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    1. Monkey Shoulder is very refined 🤣🤣

      The value of Gold is mostly just a made up convention… Well it does have its uses but people pay more for its cosmetic properties

      Thanks for visiting
      ~B

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      1. Ironically, I was just reading a book that talks about how gold, and all other forms of money, are really fictions that only have value because of convention. I guess that means we can invent any type of money we want, as long as other people agree that it has value…

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      2. Haha!! I have seen a practical application of this… Once upon a time our government introduced a “surrogate” bond currency and declared that it was 1:1 with the United States Dollar in value thereby making it the strongest currency in Africa 🤣 it held stable for a couple of months then spiralled out of control, then they did some another currency switch…

        Currently our local currency trades at 1:81 to USD on the official market and unofficially 1:100+ and people will refuse some notes while accepting other notes yet they look identical except one has the word bond on it🤣 it’s become valueless

        It’s all fickle really. 🤣🤣🤣

        ~B

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      3. Wow, that sounds like a mess. I guess people don’t necessarily just accept new currencies because they’re told to…I wonder what makes them believe in some currencies, like Bitcoin, but reject others? I wonder if giving them free cookies would help…

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  6. Real gold in coffee? No thanks! Lol – I don’t think our bodies were meant to digest and even begin to use metals of any kind. But what do I know! 🤪
    I absolutely hate it when I get a stiff and sore neck… Giggling as you were trying to zoom and go about your business but it sounds like you’re all mended up! It puts a huge kink in ones day when that happens! 😉

    I don’t think I’d like the monkey shoulder. But hey, if it works!! Such division in our country, my son was saying the President is acting like a dictator, stop the vote counts he says. But is there cheating going on? Did all the Dems just send in the mail votes? Ugh, what a mess, it’s all I can do to even care. I Love our country, but then there’s politics…. Not such a fan!
    Sounds like politics isn’t good anywhere there are human beings involved – haha, must be something better but I have no idea what? 🤣
    Thanks for the yummy coffee!! 😍

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    1. Apparently real gold is chemically inert… So ingesting it should have no health complications unless it was in a size too large to safely pass through.. Erm your digestive system 🤣

      What is it good for… Absolutely nothing
      ~B

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      1. Haha, that’s good to know! And actually makes sense now that I think about it I know they have what they call editable gold that is used in desserts which is like what they sell. I forgot about that as iv watch a lot of baking competitions and shows! Lol 😀 thanks for clarifying that is inert!! 👍

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  7. It occurs to me that if you were to spill some gold coffee on your shirt, you would be left with one you dare not wash as the stain would itself be worth more than the shirt itself and that washing it would literally wash away a small fortune.
    Do they make loans for such coffee in /Dubai? And would one have to give pieces of your wedding silverware as collateral?

    On the US election — I am very embarrassed that this could happen here. We have very little hope that any of the evidence that is known to exist will ever see the inside of an honest courtroom.

    I once spoke with a retired judge who knew Ms. Harris from her days as the Calif. Attorney General. According to him, Ms. Harris worked here way up the chain literally on her knees and back giving sexual favors to those who would promote her career. The thought of her in our white house, just waiting for Biden to fall over grieves me deeply.

    But I’ve said way too much on this already and might be well-advised to just keep such thoughts to myself.

    I can’t afford to offer you some gold coffee, but I think I could slice up some clean steel wool to dust the top of your foam with.

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    1. But in death Ginimbi seems to have reached under every rock… Everywhere I turn there’s something about him it’s almost like nothing else has happened this past week.

      ~B

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  8. This whole thing about trying to stay in the president’s office is not entirely an African problem, maybe it’s a human problem, and we need institutions that will protect citizens from the human condition.

    May be🤔🤔🤔

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