Power naps are awesome especially during the middle of a hard workday. Sometimes you cannot help it. You have been awake since the early morning hours. You somehow woke up five minutes before your alarm went off. Your morning was chaotic with everything going wrong and no time to … [Read more...] about Coffee Nap
I read an article a while back about Peet’s Coffee offering tuition reimbursement for its employees. Starbucks has been doing the same thing for a few years. In fact, a lot of fast food chains are starting to offer some form of tuition reimbursement plan for their employees. You … [Read more...] about Coffee and Tuition Reimbursement
I’ve had many conversations about the quality of Starbucks. Ironically, most of these conversations occurred inside a Starbucks. There are people that are unhappy with the quality of Starbucks coffee. But I wouldn’t go so far as to say that they suck. It’s true that I’m not happy … [Read more...] about Does Starbucks Suck?
Support your local coffee roaster! I have mentioned before in another post that coffee roasting is both a serious art and science. There is certainly a high degree of skill and technique involved in roasting coffee. It is part of the coffee world that I have much respect for … [Read more...] about Support Your Local Coffee Roaster
Summer is here. It’s hot outside. Shorts and flip-flops are now in fashion. Dining outside is commonplace. Cold beverages are now desired. Ice-tea, lemonade, sangria, and cold brew coffee are routinely served. It makes sense to get a cold drink during a hot day. Why not? It helps … [Read more...] about Drinking Hot Coffee in the Summer
I like reviewing coffee houses. Primarily because it is a way for me to share my coffee experience with others. A coffee house review is a public testament of your time spent with coffee. The details that follow describe how you felt about your time. It is like telling a story … [Read more...] about Coffeehouse Review-The Laguna Coffee Company
It is very important to have an open mind when it comes to coffee. I argue that it’s a good idea to have an open mind about everything. This world is incredibly eclectic and fascinating. There is so much to discover and learn. Why deprive yourself of experiencing the world? The … [Read more...] about Having an Open Mind About Coffee
The Curious Barista's Guide to Coffee, by Tristan Stephens, is a great reference for all things coffee. The book is written by an actual barista with experience in the coffee field. Stephens has experience in running drinks and cocktail businesses. He is also the author of … [Read more...] about Book Review – The Curious Barista’s Guide to Coffee
Someone asked me if French roast coffee was considered fancy coffee. They assumed that because it was “French” that the coffee was high end. This is understandable. The French are renowned for their elegant cuisine. But the assumption is incorrect. I gladly explained what French … [Read more...] about What are the Different Coffee Roast Types?
I was recently given the opportunity to review a coffee blend from the good people at Sweatpants & Coffee. It is my absolute pleasure to do this review. When reviewing a coffee, I take the following approach, be honest. I don’t profess to be an expert in cupping or a master … [Read more...] about Coffee Review – Sweatpants & Coffee “Do Work” Blend