BEST COFFEE TO KICK OFF 2021

Guatemala Antigua Pastores The image of this towering volcano has me dreaming of travel and thinking about which coffee region we’ll hit up as soon we get the opportunity to throw off our shackles. I get the feeling 2021 is going to be a great year, and have chosen this coffee because I think it […]

LA SYMPHONIE DU CAFE

Have you heard of this symphony before? This masterpiece, this triumph of sound ingenuity? You bet you have! But you may not have known it’s name. It is a largely unappreciated piece, but inspired Hemmingway, Scott F. Fitzgerald, and J.K. Rowling to write their influential masterpieces. It is a work so wonderful, so unique yet […]

FIKAPAUS! JANUARY EDITION

Are you on holidays right now? I really hope so. If not, sorry about it. In any case, read on for ideas on how to either fill your long summer days with sweet, blissful requiescent things, or pretend you’re still on holidays. I did have to look up the definition of requiescence, and I’m pretty […]

WHY USE A RECIPE?

Yesterday I made some cherry shortbread cookies. I had a recipe but didn’t follow it, rather just eye-balled this, approximated that. They tasted okay (it being about 50% sugar and 50% butter and all), but I didn’t measure the cherries, got a bit overzealous and voila! A gloopy, pink blob of a cookie. Not the […]