Posted by felipeal
on October 23, 2003 at 7:44 AM PDT
Everybody know java is a slang for coffe. But is it coffe the only JBeverage? Not really...
A couple of weeks ago, I went to Abaporu , one of the technical conferences organized by Soujava (a Top 25 Jug ) in Brazil.
During the keynote, my friend Manoel Lemos was invited to talk about the the National Health Card Project , which has won the Duke's Choice Award in the Massive Scale category, during the last Java One. So, when he was called onstage, he brought the Dukie in one hand and a bottle of beverage in the other, and said something like: "Well, Brazil have had Java for many years, even before the language was invented" and showed the bottle.
So, with no further ado, here it is: Java, the Aguardente de Cana:
You might be wondering: what is a "Aguardente de Cana"? Well, it's Brazil's most traditional beverage, a distilled liquor made of sugar cane. It's a very strong beverage (some brands reach 45% alcohol), in some ways similar to vodka and tequila. It also has many nicknames (like caninha, cacha