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.  Continue reading Coffee and a Kaweco! 

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! 

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 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

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 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!