Coffee Around the World

Sumatran Coffee

I credit by brother, who took me to Starbucks for the first time when he was in college and I was 16, with my love of coffee. My gateway to coffee drinking was the full-fat, wonderfully sweet caramel macchiato he placed in my hand that day. Little did I know at that … Continue reading

Parsberg Coffee Roasters

In the town of Parsberg, Germany is a tiny cafe that roasts its own coffee beans. Kaffee Rösterei Parsberg is only open for a few hours each week, and since it’s not in the main downtown area, it’s easy to miss. If you love coffee though, the roaster is worth … Continue reading

Saturdays in Wiesbaden

Happy Monday! Because everyone loves the weekends and no one loves Mondays, I’m going to spend Monday talking about Saturday. That’s okay with you, right? With rare exception, you can find us at the Wiesbaden farmer’s market on Saturdays. We don’t usually stay for long, and we may not even … Continue reading

Grace in Small Things (GiST): 6/23/2013

Gratitude comes in many forms this week. The most significant things are more personal, so I’ll save those for my real-life loved ones. The others cover several aspects of life. 1. A Cup of Coffee There’s nothing like cutting back on a favorite thing to make you really appreciate an … Continue reading

5 Things I Couldn't PCS Without

1. Starbucks Via instant coffee. I’m not going to lie; I’m a kind of coffee snob. But we’ve slept on the floor since Tuesday, and we’re living out of suitcases until mid-May. I’ll take what I can get. 2. Bubble Wrap. If it’s not for protecting our breakables, it’s for … Continue reading

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

I began researching the health benefits of eating fresh fruit on a daily basis, but because I quickly realized that there were so many articles floating on the Internetz about the benefits we reap from the fruits and veggies we eat that I gave up citing sources. Instead, I decided … Continue reading

Cowboy Coffee – A Madison County Mercantile

Thursday was my last vacation day of the 2010 work year, and I spent the majority of it in Fredericktown, Missouri. After a visit to the family farm where I had a photo shoot for a story in a Missouri magazine about A Small Town Girl’s Guide and my family’s … Continue reading

Saturday Morning Coffee – Part II

We spent significant vacation time driving. We drove to, up and around Mount Rainier. We continued on to Leavenworth. We drove from there to Snohomish and then on to the far western side of the Olympic Peninsula. We drove nearly 900 miles last week, and most of our driving was … Continue reading

Saturday Morning Coffee

A phone call woke me up too early on this warm Missouri Saturday morning. When the call ended, I couldn’t fall back asleep, so I found my way to my laptop and logged into twitter to pose the question, “What’s your favorite thing about Saturdays?” Because most of the responses I received … Continue reading

Picasso’s Coffee House in Old St. Charles, Missouri

Work required me to travel to St. Charles yesterday, so I took advantage of the opportunity to have a quick cup of coffee in Historic Downtown St. Charles with my friend Elizabeth (@ekcutshall) and two of her three kiddos. I went to college in a very old Louisiana river town, … Continue reading

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