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The Scent of Coffee

I brew coffee at home and at the office, and at home I use a Rancilio Silvia
and at school I use an AeroPress Coffee and Espresso
. The most recent coffee at home is a fine cup Rwandan coffee: The Land of a Thousand Hills. Their line is “Drink coffee, Do good.” I like that line and many of us want to do good when we drink coffee — and just moving into that mindset is a step forward for all of us.


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Mike Mangold

posted November 15, 2008 at 12:52 am

Scot: you and I are like the coffee apprecianados of Illinois and Wisconsin (admit it, who brought you coffee in Antioch?)! The question, if I read Dallas Willard correctly, is not “is this right or wrong?” but rather “is this the only option?” I believe that Americans really don’t understand the class structure of most of the rest of the world, and if we can do anything to blur that distinction, that is working for God’s kingdom.
God bless you…
In Jesus’ name.

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Matt Tebbe

posted November 15, 2008 at 7:37 am

Scot –
We brew and sell this at Life on the Vine.

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Scot McKnight

posted November 15, 2008 at 7:45 am

Drip or espresso?

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Matt Tebbe

posted November 15, 2008 at 8:50 am

drip…we don’t have an espresso machine…yet…

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Ray Ciervo

posted November 15, 2008 at 11:13 am

We drink only coffee from Aero Press – makes the best cup, smoothest coffee ever had. Our choice is a “dark celebes kalossi.”

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Stephen Mook

posted November 15, 2008 at 1:23 pm

I enjoy your love for coffee.
Especially while drinking a fresh brewed cup of nicaraguan coffee.
It’s the simple joys the bring delight.

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Stephen Mook

posted November 15, 2008 at 1:28 pm

It’s the simple joys that bring delight!

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Your Name

posted November 15, 2008 at 10:26 pm

The Aerobie AeroPress.
There’s a reason there are over 1600 posts about this “machine” in the Coffee: Machines and Brewing Methods forum at (and that’s just counting those under the thread entitled “Aerobie AeroPress”), and over 200 reviews for it (nearly all 5-star) at
When it comes to coffee making devices, the AeroPress is a perfect blend of price ($30), coffee quality, ease of use, and flexibility/adaptability. I.e., it’s very inexpensive, it makes great coffee, it’s simple to operate, and you can vary the bean, the grind, the water temperature, the stirring and pressing time, and the amount of water you add to make coffee any way you like it!
(Its only downside is that it can’t really make much more than 2 cups at a time, even though it theoretically can make up to 4. Really fresh beans foam up too much to allow you to use 4 scoops’ worth.)
One at home, one at the office, and my formerly beloved French Press hasn’t seen the light of day since I bought and tried the AeroPress!

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Thad Spring

posted November 17, 2008 at 9:35 am

Was introduced to The Land of a Thousand Hills at Catalyst. I’m drinking out of my “Drink Coffee Do Good” mug right now. Great coffee. Wonderful ministry!

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Bill Kinnon

posted November 18, 2008 at 9:04 am

Based on your Aerobie Aeropress comment from a while back, I contacted the Canadian distributor to find our where I could pick one up. Turns out a place down the street from where we live in Toronto had one in stock. I bought it. And have become an evangelist for how good the coffee is from this little coffee maker. (I’ve even convinced a friend who runs a coffee house in Eagle, ID to carry them.)
Even relatively mediocre coffee tastes good when it’s made with the Aeropress. (My wife now refuses to drink any other coffee at home but that I make in the Aeropress.) Would that I pay as much attention to the life and theology of Jesus Creed!

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