The Explainer Post

Hello readers! It's been a while since we last spoke, eh? I've been a liiiiittle busy these days. My apologies for being absent.

Some Updates

Long time, no talk! I'd like to take a moment to apologize for my static silence recently. I've been a little busy these days. Let me explain: Since leaving The Daily Press back in November I've been working full-time with Amelie's French Bakery as their Assistant Coffee & Tea Director to help train their baristas and develop their coffee [...]

Talk Coffee to Me

I encounter a lot of confusion behind the coffee counter, mostly because of a lot of the coffee misinformation that's floating around out there. I'm not going to claim that my definitions below are the end-all, be-all... but in the course of my coffee career I've seen all of these play out to be mostly accurate definitions. Write me via Carrier Pigeon if they're not.

Bye, Felicia: Pumpkin Spice Alternatives for an Over-PSL’ed World

It boils down to this: if I’m going to leave the comfort of my fluffy bed on a chilly day, I need the motivation of an opportunity to try something different. I’m bored with the tired beverages of autumns past! Let’s get weird.

Chemex Brewing at the Angell Farmhouse

In which I spend an afternoon on a farm. Don't worry, I'm not trading my Danskos and jeggings for a pair of overalls any time soon, y'all. Pass the coffee.

Oh, hey!

I love coffee and I bet you do too. I've spent the past five years working in Charlotte's coffee industry, hopping from shop to shop, falling in love with this dark brew and the community that surrounds it. I've become fascinated with learning new brewing methods, researching coffee trends across the globe, and fan-girling over the [...]