Café de olla: Mexican Pot-brewed Coffee

Café de olla: Mexican Pot-brewed Coffee

It takes me time to adjust to the fall time change in New England. How about you? Gaining an hour should be something to get excited about, but waking up in the dark and having it dark by late afternoon is not exciting. There is getting used to the sun being in a...
Catalogs, Comforters and Coffee

Catalogs, Comforters and Coffee

With the coming of January, New England has finally had cold weather. It’s an excuse (like I needed one!) for an extra mug of java, burrowing down under my comforter, while holding my coffee mug in one hand and flipping through pages with the other. Cold weather means...
Pumpkin Spice Lattes – Hold the Pumpkin

Pumpkin Spice Lattes – Hold the Pumpkin

Starbucks announced last week they are using REAL pumpkin in their Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Well, if you ask any of my farmers, they’ll tell you their pumpkins have always been real. Aside from that, starting them this week seems to be rushing the season, but I decided I...
Beyond the Bean

Beyond the Bean

Anyone who knows anything about me, knows I love coffee. I love coffee, but not indiscriminately. I call my passion “beyond the bean”.   Today is Monday and so it is I find myself working from home. I try to reserve Mondays for catching up on emails; writing; and...