Slowing Down . . . With Coffee?

Did you ever think about coffee as something that can slow us down? David [Blanchard], when he looks at a cup of coffee, when he smells the dried coffee berries roasting, when he rolls the beans between his fingers, sees something different. He sees the result of hours of careful labor, the work of sun, rain, and [Read More...]

Stop and Smell the Coffee

For many people in the U.S., today is a day off – and even if it isn’t, it’s the day after a national holiday, when plenty of us got to spend the day outside our normal routines, relaxing and spending time with family or friends. So this article caught my eye over at Verily: Stop [Read More...]

Pay It Forward (With Coffee)

This popped up on my Facebook feed this week and made me smile enough that I wanted to pass it along: Tough economic times and growing poverty in much of Europe are reviving a humble tradition that began some one-hundred years ago in the Italian city of Naples. It’s called caffè sospeso — “suspended coffee”: [Read More...]

Live Long! Drink Coffee!

A beautiful latté from Joe, the Art of Coffee, in New York City. Photo credit to Nathan Roberts, my coffee drinking son.

I’ve been a coffee drinker for about 37 years. During this span of time, I have occasionally been worried by reports that coffee consumption is bad for your health. It gets blamed for stomach disorders, high blood pressure, heart disease, and, if you can believe it, even the jitters. Yet, every now and then, I’d [Read More...]