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
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
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
When I think back to when I got into coffee, I wish I could’ve gotten into it sooner! I’m a product of my environment, meaning that the interactions that I have with people and things around me will impact me greatly. Moving to the Dallas area during my freshman year in university, where I was… Continue reading How I got into coffee & the shops that left an early mark
A blue light shines in your dark room as a light-hearted yet painful melody rings from your phone as you get out of bed. It’s 5:30 AM. It’s time to start the day. When You're Awake Like many people, I start off my day early, but not for the same reasons as most people. I… Continue reading The Morning
Hi can I get a soy caramel frappuccino to-go please?Some random person that goes to Starbucks, probably For as long as I can remember, whenever I thought about coffee, Starbucks always came to my mind. It’s easy to assume that most people go to a Starbucks to get their caffeine fix to get their day… Continue reading Coffee can taste good on its own!
I like women how I like my coffee, hot, pleasant, and lightly roasted of Ethiopian origin!Myself, thinking up a witty quote but failing at it. We're off to a great start aren't we! Hi there! I’m Dustin. I made this blog thing, The Stained Table, to talk about any and all things coffee related because,… Continue reading Brewed Beginnings