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  • Why I Drink Speciality Coffee

    Posted on: | Coffee

    It’s another one of those days where I cannot think of something to write about. I’ve been drinking speciality coffee for a few months. I’ve never thought about coffee as something that I could drink of a higher quality. I grew up with the idea that coffee came from a Nescafe jar. My parents would always complain about the rising price of coffee. They tried to, and still do, buy jars of coffee on offer. Coffee was not meant to taste great. Coffee kept you going.

  • Curse of the Pumpkin Spice

    Posted on: | Spooky Stories

    I’ll have a pumpkin spice latte to go, please. No cream. “Coming right up!” the barista replies. I hear the words “PSL to go, no cream, extra love” pour into the air. A chain of work begins between the baristas on duty. The barista who served me asks for my name. Jamie, I reply. My name is now written on a paper cup. It’s spelled correctly. I was always lucky to have a name that’s not difficult to spell. I’ve not once had my name spelled incorrectly on a cup.

  • Building Relationships at My Local Coffee Shop

    Posted on: | Coffee

    I have been attracted to coffee shops for a long time. When I was young, I enjoyed going out for a cup of tea with members of my family. I still think back to the days when I was too young to drink tea. I’d drink a carton of apple juice or something similar. I’d think about when I would be able to drink tea. I cannot remember at what age I could finally drink tea. I do know that tea stuck with me for years. I’d drink a few cups a day on most days.

  • An Unknown Coffee Tasting

    Posted on: | Coffee

    I’m currently drinking an unknown coffee from my local coffee shop. I did not ask what coffee beans they use when I asked if they could sell me a small supply to tide my over until my next shipment arrived. I decided to use this as an opportunity to refine my tasting skills.

  • A Low Supply of Beans

    Posted on: | Spooky Stories

    I’ve never tried Tapas Excelsior before. I’ll give them a shot. Do you have any recommendations? “Ask the proprietor to serve you the house special. Tell them that Eon sent you. It’s a taste experience like no other.” said Eon, one of my closest friends.

  • Unorthodox Roasters Wee Stoater Review

    Posted on: | Coffee Review

    A bag of Unorthodox Roasters Wee Stoater coffee, sitting in front of a window

  • Coffee Cupping with Steampunk

    Posted on: | Coffee

    I have just finished my first coffee cupping. I had an informal cupping at my local coffee shop a few weeks ago where I compared two coffees. It was not the same because I was drinking Americanos and comparing them. In a proper cupping, ground coffee is used. A particular process is followed that results in a final grade for each of the coffees that are being evaluated.

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