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It’s been a while since I mentioned …

posted by Scot McKnight

… the best little coffee maker in the world: AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker . I use a Rancilio Silvia at home for my espresso, but at my school office I heat up some water in a micro wave at […]

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Liturgy of Espresso

posted by Scot McKnight

Billy Kangas, one of the seminary students at North Park and an official coffee expert, wrote this post and I want to pass it on. I’m drinking some Santo Domingo coffee from the Dominican Republic and it’s a fine espresso. […]

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The Best Little Coffeemaker in the World

posted by Scot McKnight

I haven’t talked about this coffee maker in a long time, so it’s time to inform my readers of a coffee maker. AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker , hands down, the best coffee maker for the workplace — not quite […]

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Your Favorite Local Coffee

posted by Scot McKnight

Kris and I were visiting Lukas and Annika recently and we frequented Sapore, the local coffee shop. Sitting there got me to thinking about all the good coffee shops — not chains — local folks visit, and how hard those […]

Now Brewing: Red Barn Coffee

posted by Scot McKnight

Good stuff, this Red Barn coffee. We are drinking Red Barn Espresso, dark roast, and it has a nice taste and great aroma. It’s bold and zesty with just a hint of a smoky taste. It leans toward the burnt […]

Viva la Caffe Vita!

posted by Scot McKnight

Tim Soerens, a missional follower of Christ in Seattle, stopped by recently and we shared lunch. To my delight, he gave me a batch of Caffe Vita coffee, an exquisite coffee from Seattle. We’re drinking Organic Peru Chaupe, and this […]

Canada’s Finest Coffee?

posted by Scot McKnight

Nope, forget Tim Horton’s. The finest Canadian coffee I’ve had is Second Cup. We first tasted this coffee in Edmonton, we’ve got a bag or two of the beans, and I have to say that this stuff rivals some of […]

Drip Coffee? You gottabekiddin’ me!

posted by Scot McKnight

Someone needs to stand up and call a halt to this silliness. Perhaps I should be the one. Okay, now that I’ve got your attention, here it is: Throw away your drip coffee machine and your French Press and buy […]

Now Brewing

posted by Scot McKnight

Recently Kris and were in a coffee shopped owned by an Italian family and they served one fine cup of LavAzza. So, we bought a big bag of what makes LavAzza’s family proud. Great crema and taste and the aromas […]

Now Brewing: Rise and Wine Mocha Java

posted by Scot McKnight

I’ve recently been brewing a few different coffees, including Strada coffee from Africa and some wonderful new stuff from the great place called Burnsville, Minnesota. They have a fine coffee and coffee shop — my kind of place — called […]

The Scent of Coffee

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

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: […]

Should we buy fair trade coffee?

posted by Scot McKnight

We had a post last week on [evo] coffee. It drew a very interesting letter that deserves public, civil conversation. The letter is below. What do you think? Should we buy fair trade coffee as a form of justice?

Now Drinking: [evo]

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

Not long ago a package of [evo] coffee arrived on my doorstep. “Evo” coffee means “coffee evolved.” It’s a serious fair trade coffee group in Grand Rapids that … “Evo. It?s coffee?evolved. It?s an upside-down take on the value of […]

Now Brewing: Stone Cup Brewing Co

posted by xscot mcknight

When we were in Franklin Tennessee, we grabbed a cup of coffee at the Curious Gourmet Cupcake Cafe where we were introduced to Stone Cup Roasting Co. Very tasty, even if I’d prefer a barista plying her craft with a […]

The World’s Best Cheap Espresso Maker

posted by xscot mcknight

Hey: Karen will be on the radio in Seattle. (KGNW) A barista wrote me and asked if I heard of the AeroPress. I had not. He said, “We [at the coffee shop] can’t believe how good the coffee is from […]

Now Brewing: LavAzza

posted by xscot mcknight

Ah, a subtle return to Italy in a cup of coffee. While in Italy Kris and I often stopped mid-morning and mid-afternoon for a cup of coffee, usually a latte. As often as not we were served one of Italy’s […]

Now Brewing: Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co

posted by xscot mcknight

Last week I got two 8oz packs of coffees from The Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. They sent me two kinds: Dark Horse Espresso and Zen (I don’t see it on their website). OK, I was […]

Now Brewing: One Village Coffee

posted by xscot mcknight

The good folks at One Village Coffee, ahem Mike Manney, sent me a package of one of my favorite coffees in the world — and it is ecological, environmental and all that — Colombia. Colombia has a wonderful crema, a […]

Now Brewing … my, my

posted by xscot mcknight

Laura and Mark cashed in some miles, flew to Hawaii, and while there bought me a pound of NickyBeans Kona Coffee. My, my, is this stuff good. It’s some expensive stuff, but if you are in Hawaii drink a cup. […]

Taste of Chicago in South Africa

posted by xscot mcknight

I’m biased. Mugg and Bean coffee, a South African coffee, got is idea in Chicago. Which explains why I like this coffee so much. My first cup here had a rich crema, an aroma that filled the room, and a […]

Now Brewing: RedBerry’s Limu Arabica

posted by xscot mcknight

We bought some coffees in South Africa, and the first batch I have brewed is Limu Arabica, from Ethiopia. Limu is a region in Ethiopia — some consider Ethiopia to be the original birthplace for coffee beans and drinking coffee. […]

Now Brewing: Douwe Egberts

posted by xscot mcknight

On our trip I bought some coffees, including a few packs of Douwe Egberts in the Amsterdam airport. I’ve seen Douwe Egberts in a few places, had a cup or two, but a few lattes of this stuff brewed in […]

Now Brewing: Metropolis

posted by xscot mcknight

OK, I posted the Ictus Fair Trade coffee near the end of my supply of their beans, and I’ve already got a new coffee brewing — and it is one good brew. Metropolis. We are brewing some Samba … roasty, […]

Now Brewing: Ictus Fair Trade

posted by xscot mcknight

We are now brewing a wonderful tasting and richly aromatic coffee, a fair trade coffe, called Ictus Fair Trade Kaffe, Cafe de Chiapas.

Now Brewing

posted by xscot mcknight

My friend and one of our seminary students, Chris Ridgeway, gave me a pound of a new coffee: Espresso Royale. I ground it just right on the first try — which is not common for me with a new bean […]

Now Brewing: Waialua Coffee

posted by xscot mcknight

A very kind reader of Jesus Creed sent Kris and me a package of Waialua Coffee from Hawaii (north shore), and we are now brewing and drinking it. [I couldn’t find the home site; this site sells Waialua.]

Now Brewing: The Ugly Mug Cafe

posted by xscot mcknight

I am now brewing, as a gift from Billy Kangas (one of our readers), from the Ugly Mug Cafe, a coffee called Ill Dorado. Fantastic stuff. I now have it up there with Intelligentsia, Chestnut Hill Coffee Company, and Doubleshot. […]

Now Brewing — Doubleshot 2

posted by xscot mcknight

Doubleshot 2 coffee company, out of Tulsa [Oklahoma], has a splendid company. I’m brewing Ambergris Espresso Blend. Good stuff.

Drew’s Brew

posted by xscot mcknight

I am now brewing Drew’s Brew, a hand roasted coffee from Nashville, TN, and the particular kind is the Zappia Family Espresso. I’m on official record for saying the benchmark for me is Intelligentsia (Chicago) and the second best is […]

Now Brewing

posted by xscot mcknight

Milwaukee’s equivalent coffee, and I can’t say this lightly, to Chicago’s Intelligentsia must be Alterra Coffee. Mild, deep good coffee; nice aroma and a tasteful crema. No sign of oils that make the taste bitter (or make it hard to […]

Now Brewing: Blue Moon’s

posted by xscot mcknight

Phil Bauman, pastor at UCC Medfield, gave Kris and me a gift as we left. A reader of this blog, Phil knew we liked coffee so, sure enough, he gave us 12 oz of Blue Moon’s Microroasted Coffee, Brazil Santos […]

Now Brewing: Zoka

posted by xscot mcknight

Out in the City of Rain (Seattle), our friend Eugene Cho at Q Cafe (and pastor at Quest Church), there is a coffee blend you just might want to try. It is called Zoka, 2008 Coffee Roaster of the Year. […]

Now Brewing

posted by xscot mcknight

We are now brewing one of the finest coffees one can find — and winner of all kinds of awards — Intelligentsia, Chicago’s own and best coffee. We are drinking Black Cat Espresso. It has that hint of chocolate and […]

Now Brewing: Doubleshot Coffee Company

posted by xscot mcknight

We are now brewing, after a kind gift from the good folks at Doubleshot, Colombia Narino Reserva del Patron (without the tildas). And what a cool website they have! The brew is bold yet not too much so for my […]

One Village Coffee

posted by xscot mcknight

Scott Hackman and the good folks at One Village Coffee have shaped a missional business of fair trade coffee. Here are their words: “One Village Coffee has partnered with Opportunity International to support micro finance projects in Indonesia. 10% of […]

Aloha Island Diamond Kona Coffee

posted by xscot mcknight

Ah, the taste and aroma … of Aloha Island Diamond. A friend encouraged me to branch out, and so recently I decided to try some of the coffees with reputations of excellence. Exquisite.

Now Brewing

posted by xscot mcknight

At the suggestion of more than a half of a dozen of friends, I decided to try the famous Jamaica Blue coffee. So now we are brewing some Jamaica Blue. And we got our Zassenhaus hand grinder. The big advantage: […]

Burr Grinder: Advice?

posted by xscot mcknight

We’re interested in purchasing a burr grinder for our coffee beans. I need some expert advice.

Ictus Fair Trade Coffee

posted by xscot mcknight

Now brewing at our home, Ictus Fair Trade coffee — Cafe de Chiapas. Great aroma and taste. Anyone else know this coffee? We got it when we were in Denmark, and — yes — we’ve got a holding pattern on […]

Now Brewing

posted by xscot mcknight

One of my students brought to me for the first day of class a pound of that fine, wonderful, flavorful and aromatic blend: Chestnut Hill Coffee Company‘s espresso blend. If you ever get to Philly, try it — they make […]

Now Brewing

posted by xscot mcknight

Deans Beans Oromia Blend. Fine stuff. “The best Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, Sidamo and Jimma make for a smooth, strong and floral roast.” OK, now a question:

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