Coffee and The Gateway of Tears

Tonight, I am enjoying an espresso shot dosed precisely to fit my latest double-walled glass:    As I prepared it, I thought of how as a grateful coffee drinker, it helps to remember the many journeys coffee took through human history.    In fact, the closest proxy we have to coffee’s earliest adventures -absent major botanical and fossil discoveries to show us the plant  progenitor of coffee- is the history of the Yemeni and Ethiopian people. They are important because Ethiopia is credited with discovering coffee, while Yemen is known for propagating its cultivation and use.Here are some interesting facts: … Continue reading Coffee and The Gateway of Tears

Coffee and Notebooks! 

I picked up a few lovely notebooks yesterday and I wanted to show them to you all– while enjoying a cup of coffee of course.          Fortunately for me, these notebooks also fit perfectly into the journal jacket I use everyday:      The paper proved excellent for writing (and drawing if that’s your thing). I chose blank cream paper as it works very well with the walnut ink I use:   Thanks for stopping by. Here’s a parting shot:     May your week be filled with joy, and remember to have a cup of good … Continue reading Coffee and Notebooks!