roastin', ridin', slidin,' bustin' knuckles waking up with a smile on my face...

Thursday, December 20, 2012

What I want for Christmas is a new Evo engine...

So the story goes like this I am coming outta North Wildwood going maybe 70mph in the passing lane and just when I get to the top of the bridge the motor cuts out on my bike, no noise, no throttle response just dead. So I coast down the first bridge and think its electrical so I try popping the clutch to no avail. Anyway checked the fuel, had some so anyway after going over the bike I couldn't figure out what the heck happened so I started pushing. 3-4 miles later I realized how bad of an idea it is to push a 700 lb bike around.
So I ended up at a shop where diagnostics tells me I need a new engine and $4000 to put it in and yadda yadda yadda some motorcycle types and I grabbed the bike and put it in my shop for later.

Turns out since it busted in late August I haven't had time to really mess with it until Sandy happened. So I hunkered down at the factory the night the storm hit and pulled it apart. Busted crank and a really messed up case. So I took the case to Nick's up in Williamstown to get patched up and I haven't been back to see how its coming along. It is brutal everyday looking at that naked bike and 50 degree weather almost daily this whole month so wish me luck and extended patience. Merry Christmas everybody

Monday, November 26, 2012

New Christmas Basket

A simple, yet elegant gift for the holidays! One pound of delicious Fair Trade Organic Sunshine Blend and a beautiful handcrafted Harry and Beans Coffee Mug exquisitely packaged by hand only $24.99...
Order these up quickly because they're gonna go fast...

enjoy the holidays-

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Stay Strong and Cheesy

...gotta love this---thanks dad

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Race of Gentleman

I'll be there so should you, I aint racing but this is for pre-war motorcyles and cars racing jetty to jetty on the beach! can't wait....

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Enjoy tonight....

...I'll be tuned into a cheeseburger and playoff baseball

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Aloha Vintage Bing!

Been wanting one of these for a looooonnnngg while. this one is 9'5 and probably 1966. The Bing David Nuuhiwah Noserider model is one of the best riding old boards ever made. Pretty pumped to wax 'er up for the afternoon session, this one is extra cool cuz it was signed by my friend the man himself, BIng Copeland.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Cooperfish Flexpig for sale *SOLD*

Ok so this board has to is 9'7 and in near perfect shape. Glass on rice fin for extra bling. I have a ten foot box and if you arrange the freight I'll ship it...the factory is 9 stoney court, oceanview, nj 08230.

my motor on the harley is completely blown so ....1 hobby funding the other...$900 or best offer

Monday, September 17, 2012

Its been a while...

Since I haven't been posting for a while, just wanted to say thanks to all the new folks ordering coffee and for those not so technically inclined the store is the logo/link in the upper right hand corner. been pulling some late nights due to all the surf that has come our way but all of those that have ordered have received their coffee in a timely this photo by naho...

Friday, July 20, 2012

My mom was the first surfer in our family...

so my mom got all torqued up on her mat/raft on the waves this week and I got to thinking she was the surfing pioneer in our family. I think she's been riding these since the late fifties or so although she'd probably not like to confirm that date...hope ya feel better ma and i thought i'd post this video in your honor

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Harry and Beans Coffee @ Corson's Coffee @ 55st. Ocean City

So  I met these two guys recently who had this very unique vision for a coffee bar in the south end of Ocean City. There really isn't much down that way except the surfing beach next to the pier so its nice and quiet. Anyway, I made them up a custom blend based on Fair Trade Organic Sumatra. They will brew you the finest cup of coffee around individually! They also do anything but regular drip coffee if you're in a hurry. They also offer cold-brewed iced coffee and other treats. So stop on over and say hi to Russ and Elon and tell 'em I sent ya...

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Fiona Friday..err Saturday, its been a rough week

So this week Fiona graduated from preschool, holy mackeral! its camp to camp bounce all summer till kindergarten in the fall. For what some think a silly excercise (preschool graduation) , it was pretty emotional. She did do a cool cap toss that landed on her head so I guess I shoulda heeded the warnin on grad cap tossing. Then the heat wave struck though I cant complain my pops handled a buck eighty degrees for almost 40 years in a glass factory. Farmer's market drama and preparation had me pullin my hair out but everything actually got done and all orders were shipped out...kinda nice to cruise a bit this afternoon.
I'll be in Stone Harbor on Sundays and Margate on thursdays slingin coffee cups,pounds ground to order and bean machine shots so come say hi, see ya there!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Harry and Beans Coffee Mugs now available!!!!

I finally got these up on the site(check the logo/link upper right hand corner)...handcrafted in Fredricksburg, VA all individually unique, 3-D Harry and Beans Coffee logo on the side, dishwasher and microwave safe and carryable works of art. I have a somewhat limited supply so hurry up before they are gone $19.99 check 'em out

Monday, June 4, 2012

Some sweet scoots @ Wildwood East Coast Classic

Did a little ride with about 100 or so other scoot enthuasists on Saturday, good times for sure.-i did get dusted on the causeway outside of Stone Harbor but thats to be expected since i got only 49cc's and against the wind, oh the excuses ha ha ha...

fun times trying to win this red & white lambretta i think i bought 81 tickets but didn't win, but i did win a couple cool other prizes ... oh well, hopefully they return en masse next year, good times seeing and ridin with 'em

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Been surfing my little finless board a bunch lately...

to me though, this guy is still the king, gotta be one of my favorite surfers ever...

Friday, May 25, 2012

Harry and Beans Coffee now @ Red White and Brew In Sea Isle!

So this really cool, chic coffee shop just opened up at 36th and Landis in Sea Isle City. It is run by some of the nicest people you will meet in the coffee business. Stop in on your way to the beach or hang out and relax...
Right now they are brewing up some Fair trade High test Blend and the FTO Sunshine. of course the espresso rules as well!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Scooter weekend Wildwood, NJ June 1-3

I'll be there with my ratted out ruckus, hopefully hitting the mid-40mph range with a couple more tweaks or dropping 20 lbs ha ha ha

Monday, May 14, 2012

Harry and Beans Coffee now at Baja Blend in Sea Isle!

Just set up Justin with some fresh Harry and Beans Coffee to go with his new tasty smoothie/ burrito joint/cafe. Check him out here ...or better yet cruise up to his shop on the boardwalk in Sea Isle City @ 42st and the ocean.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

New Harry and Beans Coffee Mugs!!!

So a couple years ago down in Cape Hatteras, I found this really cool mug from the Orange Blossom cafe that was 100%  handmade in the USA. Anyway it was a local potter that somehow pushed a 3-D logo into the mug and it was really special. So I looked up this guy a month or so ago and he produced some really special mugs for Harry and Beans Coffee. Each mug is unique with a 3-D logo and a large comfy handle. I'd say they hold about 11 ounces of coffee so they're a really versatile size. They are also microwavable (Blech don't know why you'd ever do that) and also dishwasher safe. Check out the artist that made 'em here . I'll have these beauties on the website pronto...

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Reading the funniest stuff on forums lately...

so this post has been cracking me up all day. i couldn't sleep so instead of lying there forcing it why not check out some of the many forums I check into from time to time. There are so many internet characters out there that show up in the diversity of my interests, their personalities are really similar regardless of the subject matter. For instance, you could be on a yoga forum and there will be a pompous claimer about the good old obscure days of yoga or another site dedicated where the hallowed history of baseball is over-glorified  and then move on to a chopper site taking about the only real chopper is a knucklehead. where it is if the same guy has posted on all three topics on different sites in the same bitter -used -to-be authentic tone...someday I'd like to write a book on forum characters and their internet steroid personas ... anyway I happened upon a rave topic and this post answers one of those old-timers in an ironical kinda way. here goes:
"mid to late 90's in Chicago = EPIC!!!

they had this laser tag place called Photon that closed in the mid 90's where i used to go to birthday parties as a kid, then raves as a teenager/college student. they had two of these two floored areans, complete with tunnels, balconies and all types of crazy shit that they used to hold CRAZY parties in. the building was/is owned by the mob so the cops never did anything. it is now a strip club and i went there a few weeks ago for my bachelor party."

ha ha ha ha ha  I used to love Photon

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Harry and Beans Coffee now @ Ella's in Cape May

So I have been working on this new blend for Ella's Good to Go down in Cape May...of course its fair trade organic ...they wanted something really different with lots of character...we hit it off rather well on liking stuff with character because we drive these old cars around anyway back to the coffee.... really dark and I made them up a delicious new brew. Based off Ethiopian Yirgacheffee, this mix packs a wallop so if you're down in the Cape, pop on in and try the new blend. Check out Ella's on facebook here or if you just wanna drive on over 326 Carpenters Lane, Cape May, NJ. 1 609.884.3350
Cool stuff for cool people

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Dyna glide comin along...

My bike project is really coming along. Handlebars,risers and grips all locked down. Threw on some old triumph fork boots for a bit of retro flair. Joker machine bmx styled pegs for up front and a slimmed down le pera seat in the back. It really slims the bike down a whole bunch and makes that flippy fender pop! Im really liking how this thing is im searching for solid saddlebags not leather and maybe a mini fairing for spring

Monday, April 2, 2012

John Peck on the web

well its news to me...I get a real kick outta John Peck especially after spending the majority of my surfing learning curve on one of his shapes so check him out here

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Harry and Beans Coffee at Yoasis frozen yogurt In OC!

Grab a cup for yourself while your kids belly up to the yogurt bar...

This independently-operated self-serve frozen yogurt shop offers a variety of low fat, sugar free, organic, dairy free and traditional flavors, along with more than 30 toppings ranging from fruits and candy to syrups. Grab your order to go or relax with indoor and outdoor seating.

  • Hours: Daily, 9am - 11pm
  • Food & dining options: Gluten-free, Low calorie, Organic, Sugar-free, Vegetarian
  • General services: Eat-in, Take-out

Check 'em out here

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Handlebar Hardware Swap

I'm loving this setup, way more comfy on the wrists..

Thursday, March 15, 2012

New Motorcycle-Harley Koolaid drinker

So my Dad decided to retire from many years of work and many years of motorcycling. I am one lucky proud son to get my hands on this...I remember all the drama of him ordering this thing and the long wait to get it. He ended up surprising my Mom with the color. Now they can begin their life on the road with a couple extra wheels and I couldn't be happier for 'em. So the bike will undergo some somewhat significant changes under my hands- I'm really liking the Mad Max motif he already started but the color stays for sentimental reasons. A truck driver on a delivery today said he was gonna start calling me Barney. I ripped around the block a couple times, lean and mean. Anyway you will hear me coming a mile a way because loud pipes save lives, stay tuned!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Boards have been sold, new super swampers coming!

A couple of well loved surfboards went out the door today but it is for a good cause...the sammie's tires are past baldini stage so I'm on the i gotta figure out how the get this '66 as a loaner...Stryker? Stryker?

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Good news for those who hate washing their jeans...

"Last year a microbiology student at the University of Alberta, Josh Le, wore the same pair of raw denim jeans for 15 months without washing them and then tested their bacterial content. He tested them again two weeks after washing them and found the bacterial content to be much the same."
---from Andrew Sullivan's blog you can read the rest here
........this is actually pretty awesome, in high school, my best friend did this our whole senior year--not so gross after all

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

a couple boards for sale

The purple one is 6'5 and a Bing Lotus, great all-around board and loose as a goose...never been dinged just some deck pressures but overall 7.5/10 condition,$350.
The green one is a Bing Hull 7'7" with a custom v stringer. This board is the fastest hull i've ever had, the nose is pulled in a bit for offshore type days 9/10 condition virtually perfect $425 .
call 609-827-1241 or shoot me an email
wouldn't sell either but I need a set of super swampers and a carb for the samurai

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Harry and Beans Premium Blend

So I've been roasting Premium Blend for about ten years or so...recently I decided to re-visit the blend to make it pop a bit. I roasted up the kenyan component a bit darker and lightened the sumatra. What happenend was amazing, full bodied smokey flavors with a much more accentuated winey aftertaste , yum! So its still and amazingly fun coffee to drink but with a much more aggressive character...did a couple pulls through the espresso maker and I am blown away...I added it up to the webstore so grab some for next week

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Another new gem from Bing Surfboards...

I was fortunate enough to get this 9'5 elevator from Bing 12 days ago at about 5pm. The cool part was Smokey and I pulled it straight from the packing box and put it right into a travel bag as I was due on a plane to coffee land 12 hours later. I didnt really get a good chance to check out the board till I unwrapped it many hours later to wax and ride right before dark. This is my third elevator and after about twenty sessions on it, I think its the best. This one is thinned out alot and really foiled. It features a very pronounced s-deck like I prefer on my mid-range boards and a glass-on greeNOW fin...I really love this board off the bottom and in the pocket. Alot of people underestimate how turnable Matt's longboards are...this one fits how I am currently surfing at the moment; rails and stretch fives to laybacks. Cant wait to give it a spin in cold water tomorrow to see how she goes here. big thanks to Will over at Roots Surfcraft for tightening 'er up after some slight damage on the plane ride back, thanks buddy

Monday, January 9, 2012

Harry and Beans Coffee will be closed until January 20th

Internet orders will be processed promptly upon my return. Until then God bless and go Tebow!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Cheers to a Happy New Year!

Thanks everyone for the support this year...the blog is growing as is Harry and Beans Coffee..
I look forward to the new year and some new blends, varieties and stuff for all to enjoy. Thanks again!