Before the sun has risen, The man shall begin his morning. Opening a bag with beans that are hidden, A lovely aroma that brings a forewarning. Pouring whole beans into a hopper, The man begins the grinder dance. Twisting and turning in a fashion that’s proper, The hands of the man move in a trance.… Continue reading “Hello,” says the water. →
Studying abroad in France was one of the most significant chapters of my life. Being immersed in an unfamiliar culture surrounded by people who knew little to no English, food that was unlike anything at home, and having the opportunity to make friends from all around the world. When it comes to experiences like studying… Continue reading Un Cappuccino, S’il Vous Plait →
From deep slumber awakes the morning man, To his phone that silently waits, Sent to him is a message for clarity, Messaged received, he knows what’s next. Undressed, unkempt, the sun welcomes the man, Undeterred by a late start, there’s still time, Tip tap the man types, Work has begun. Something is amiss, The man… Continue reading A Rushed Morning →
Bathed in orange light, you finally get to rest in your living room. You completed today’s work, you enjoyed your dinner, and the sun joins you in rest. You pick up the book you’ve been reading for a while but realize that you forgot something crucial, your afternoon coffee. Closing your book and putting it… Continue reading The Afternoon →
There’s no one definition for a “coffee journal.” It’s any journal that has writing or documentation about coffee. When I first got into making coffee at home, I kept a journal documenting every single cup of coffee that I made for several months. I would write down the step-by-step process of making each cup, what… Continue reading What is a Coffee Journal? →
The other day, I decided to try whole bean coffee from Starbucks. It was the first time that I had Starbucks in a very long time, and I’m glad that I don’t miss it. After making one cup of coffee, the smell and taste were not pleasant, to say the least. Craft coffee, specialty coffee,… Continue reading Developing my Taste for Coffee →
Decaf coffee is made by taking the caffeine out of the beans. Bam, boom, done! I did it! But seriously, how do they take the caffeine out of the beans? History of the decaffeination process The first process of decaffeination is credited to German coffee merchant Ludwig Roselius. Ludwig was the founder of the coffee… Continue reading How Decaffeinated Coffee is Made →
Since 2017, I’ve visited over 100 coffee shops across multiple countries, states, and cities. Big shops, little shops, shops that roasted their own beans, shops where they didn’t speak English, shops that know me by name, and shops that wanted nothing to do with me. Coffee shops come in many shapes, sizes, and they all… Continue reading What I believe Makes a Coffee Shop Great →
Fortunately for you, as of writing this, I am very wired woohoo! I’ve always had a hard time describing how I feel being wired. To add a little backstory on how I drink my coffee in order to get to a wired state, I don’t eat anything throughout the day, only in the afternoon, and… Continue reading The Feeling of Being Wired →
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