There's an interesting conversation about weak vs. strong coffee and perceptions of the beverage in various parts of the world going on over at eGullet. Lots of agreement that Starbucks makes "burnt" not "strong" coffee.
Interesting stuff. eGullet's a great site for all kinds of food-related converation, by the way.
Oh yeah, wacky ad hoc lamb recipe I made the other night still to come.