Tags: Boston Stoker, Buon Giorno Coffee, Cafe Volio, Coffee Labs Roasters, Coffee Reviews, Hemisphere Coffee Roasters, Mother's Day, Stauf's
I haven’t blogged consistently over the past three months. Kim and I have done a lot of traveling and we have moved to a different state. We have had some good and bad things to deal with also that involve our sons. I may write about some of our experiences in the near future. But you can be sure we have had some good coffee along the way. Starting next week I will be posting coffee and coffee shop reviews. I have a lot to catch up on. I have even turned down some coffee until I get caught up.
During our travels we have been able to try coffee in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Texas. We have had some great coffee and some average coffee. Some coffee that we had was even a little disappointing. We have been in some great coffee shops and met with owners and roasters. Talking with some of the owner/roasters was a great diversion during some difficult times.
We have been learning a lot more about coffee and coffee shops too. Since January we also learned more about cupping coffees and barista judging. We plan to look into home roasting in the future too. We have been trying some new coffees and sharing beans with friends. I have introduced some people to the French Press and Chemex brewers too.
Today I want to give you our suggestions for gifts of coffee if your mom likes coffee and has a grinder. If you live close enough to one of these shops then take your mom out for a good cup of coffee. In my reviews you can read what I look for in a coffee shop. The shops I mention here are very good. I will suggest a coffee too, but we have had more than one coffee from each of them and they were all good. I am already thinking that there are other shops I could mention, but I’ll start with these:
www.bostonstoker.com Costa Rican La Minita; Dayton, Ohio area
www.cafevolio.com Founder’s Blend, West Side Market, Cleveland, Ohio
www.hemispherecoffees.com Nicaraguan Maragogype, Mechanicsburg, Ohio
www.staufs.com Dominican Republic Café Femenino, Columbus, Ohio
www.coffeelabs.com Ethiopian Amaro Gayo, Tarrytown, New York
www.buongiornocoffee.net/ Venezie Blend, Grapevine, Texas; the picture at the top is their roaster.
Each of these coffee shops is worth going out of your way to get too. We have had more than one coffee from each of them and thought they were very good. The staff of each was very helpful and friendly. It was a really good experience. From our point of view you should be glad if you live close to one of them. If you don’t you can still order coffee from them and give your mom some great coffee. Time for me to take Kim on a date to a coffee shop we have never been too. Until the next time, remember to stop and enjoy the conversations and coffee.
Much GRACE and peace to you,
Tags: Bethany House Publishers, book review, Deeper into the Word New Testament, Keri Wyatt Kent
I just posted a book review by my wife Kim. You can read it by going to the Book Reviews page. The book is: Kent, Keri Wyatt, Deeper into the Word New Testament. Bloomington, MN: Bethany House Publishers, 2011. 247pp.
Tags: book review, From the Library of A.W. Tozer, James Stuart Bell, Tozer reviews
Tags: book review, David C. Cook, Jesus In The Present Tense, Warren W. Wiersbe
I have just posted a review of Warren Wiersbe’s Jesus In The Present Tense. You can read it by clicking on my Book Review page.