Welcome to the Croakertown Coffee Klatch!

When I was a little girl, the ladies in our neighborhood would have their Coffee Klatch, a chance to sit around, drink coffee, and enjoy a conversation spiced with a bit of gossip. My mom rarely participated since she wasn’t a fan of gossip, or coffee, and frankly she was busy raising 7 kids and sitting around was a rare luxury. However, I got to w ...


Siphon Brewing Guide

Brewing Guide for a Siphon Brewer I always looked forward to the annual school science fair! I didn’t necessarily like the last minute, late night pressure when things weren’t going as I planned. I was not a procrastinator, but scientific experiments sometimes just have a mind of their own! How many of you made the exploding volcano? The egg in the ...


Storing your Coffee Beans

The number one question I am asked by my customers is “How should I store my beans?” The second most asked question is “Should I store my beans in the freezer?” My immediate response to the freezing question is usually “Please don’t freeze the beans!” Lately, I began to wonder about this. Why do so many people think they should freeze their coffee a ...


Women’s Work: From Seed to Sip

When you sip your morning brew or chug your afternoon pick-me-up give a quick thought to the women coffee producers who made that cup possible. In the exotic and steamy places of the world women are working in coffee plantations planting, tending, picking, and sorting coffee. Like most people, I had no idea what it really took to get to the grounds ...


How to Brew a Perfect Cup of Coffee

Imagine having a cup of coffee that you would absolutely sigh for. It is easier than you think, after all it only involves two ingredients, and I will carefully guide you through the process. WATER – Coffee is mostly water which means you need fresh, filtered water to have a clean canvas for the true taste of the coffee to come through. Unless you a ...