I’ve recently been brewing a few different coffees, including Strada coffee from Africa and some wonderful new stuff from the great place called Burnsville, Minnesota. They have a fine coffee and coffee shop — my kind of place — called “Jo Jo’s Rise and Wine.” Yes, you guessed it: they sell coffee and fine wines. A very kind student of mine gave me a packet of Mocha Java — Indonesian & Ethiopian — dark, spicy blend with a fine chocolate finish. If you are in Burnsville, or passing through, or near, stop and tell Mrs. Stevens thanks and hello to Kayla if she’s there, too. Rise and Wine has live music, too.
Now more importantly, I’m teaching Aksel, my grandson, how to make a good cup of coffee on our Rancilio Silvia machine.