Coffee and a Kaweco! 

    As you may have noticed from the first picture’s coffee markings (on mug), I was actually drinking the coffee while taking these shots. The love is real.  The pen is a Kaweco Al-Sport fountain pen with a silver clip. 

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…

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…

Coffee and Pan De Sal

I hope you are all doing well. Today I had my coffee with an inimical and sentimental favorite bread:  pan de sal.     There’s a superb short story by NVM Gonzales called Bread of Salt, the literal translation of pan de sal. If you would like to read it, check here.    May your day be…

Coffee and Its Origins

   Article and Photos by Lawrence Aritao.  An ancient kingdom named Absynnia once ruled the land we now call Ethiopia, part of Eritrea, and at one point, even Yemen. In this kingdom grew the plant which gave coffee to the world.  Where, precisely, did coffee originate? Historical and botanical texts tell us that the coffee…

Coffee and Digestives! 

     Well, hello – again.  Yes, I had more of the Benguet coffee, but paired with digestives this time. They were wonderful.    May your weekend be as joyful as mine. 

Coffee and a Lovely Morning

I picked up a bag of Craft Whole Bean Coffee (Benguet) yesterday. When I got home, night had fallen. Even so, I was tempted to have a midnight cup, but decided to enjoy the first sip in the sunshine.  It was worth the wait.       The aroma that greeted me this lovely morning was already…

Coffee and Journals!

    One of the things I enjoy the most is sipping a cup of coffee (usually single origin Mt Apo, or Benguet) while writing in a quality journal. I normally use leather journals refillable with notebooks in the A4 size. I currently use two journals – a Labrador and a Midori. They’re always in…