Deliberate Coffee

The form of the beverage we enjoy today originated in the 13th century and rapidly spread throughout the Middle East. Coffee growing was exclusive to Africa and the Arabian Peninsula until the 17th century, when European colonial powers began establishing plantations in Asia and the Americas. Coffee quickly became a craze among the Old World […]

Coffee: When Simple Things Change Everything

I, like many people, start my day with a steaming cup of coffee. When I was younger the process of waking up began with a book, the newspaper, or occasionally a pad of paper as I reflected on something that felt meaningful at the time. Today, my coffee is taken with a shot of news […]

Coffee: Who Makes A Brand?

Grabbing my morning cup yesterday I began thinking that while coffee culture has grown dramatically through time, but the public stage (the coffee shop) has changed as a place of social discourse.  Coffee drinking seems to have moved farther away from the social activity that it appears to be, at least on the surface. Yes, […]