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 filled with good coffee, good bread, and peace! Continue reading Coffee and Pan De Sal
Article and Photos by Lawrence Aritao. Also available on Medium via http://bit.ly/2VMR4jl. Even in legends, the beloved coffee plant, whose cherry yields two opposing beans, lends itself to two storylines. An ancient kingdom named Abyssinia once ruled the land we now call Ethiopia. Abyssinia also ruled 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 plant first took root in fertile Ethiopia. However, a minority report in W. Ukers’ All About Coffee says that the plant … Continue reading Coffee and Its Origins
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. Continue reading Coffee and Digestives!
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 worth the price of the bag. I usually enjoy coffee the simplest way possible – by the French press, with nothing added to the final brew. That was how I wanted to savor these lovely Benguet beans. Almost ready! All done: … Continue reading Coffee and a Lovely Morning
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 my daily bag, along with two or three of my favorite fountain pens. I’ll talk about the pens another time 😃. Do you like to journal with a cup of coffee nearby? What do you drink and what do you use? Continue reading Coffee and Journals!
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1. In coffee, and photography, magic happens when the right elements come together. It is a magical moment when the right bean, roast, grind, and extraction method combine. The result is a perfect cup of coffee,… Continue reading Coffee Love And What it Can Teach Us About Photography (And Life!)