Coffee and The Gateway of Tears
Tonight, I am enjoying an espresso shot dosed precisely to fit my latest double-walled glass: As I prepared it, I thought of how as a grateful coffee drinker, it helps to remember the many journeys coffee took through human history. Between Yemen and ancient Ethiopia was a strait called Bab-El-Mandeb, or The Gateway of Tears. It was once only 11 miles across. DNA studies from early 2000s confirm that Ethiopian populations share a common ancestry with countries in the Meditera
Coffee and Notebooks!
I picked up a few lovely notebooks yesterday and I wanted to show them to you all– while enjoying a cup of coffee of course. Fortunately for me, these notebooks also fit perfectly into the journal jacket I use everyday: The paper proved excellent for writing (and drawing if that’s your thing). I chose blank cream paper as it works very well with the walnut ink I use: May your week be filled with joy, and remember to have a cup of good coffee, paired with something (or someone
Coffee and a Lovely Morning
I picked up a bag of Craft Whole Bean Coffee (Benguet) yesterday. When I got home, night had fallen. Even so, I was tempted to have a midnight cup, but decided to enjoy the first sip in the sunshine. It was worth the wait. The aroma that greeted me this lovely morning was already worth the price of the bag. Almost ready! All done: The result was as lovely as I had imagined. Craft’s approach to Benguet coffee is to give a medium to light roast. This allows much of the natural