Author: Rebecka

Freezing your Coffee?

Before I started understanding coffee, I too fell victim to the “freezing coffee” lie.  I am not sure how this rumor got started, but storing your coffee in the freezer is, quite possibly, the worst thing that you can do for it. There are a few…

The best coffee on Amazon

Ordering coffee from Amazon is not only convenient, but gives coffee lovers access to a lot more choices than before.  Instead of being limited to what you can find in your local grocery stores and coffee shops, you can find an exotic blend imported from another…

Rebecka’s First Cup

I squinted though the blinds which had already been pulled against the afternoon sunlight. Still, long thin slices of light cut across my face, making it harder to avoid Gramma and the conversation that was coming. We were sitting at Friendly’s in downtown. The bright spring…

Fritalian Press

The Fritalian Press? As many tall-tale stories do, this one starts with a nagging wife. This particular nag belonged to a villager in France, a farmer. In his younger years, this man worked all day in his beloved fields, returning only when the sun dipped beneath…

Tasting Your Coffee

A long time ago, when I worked for one of the coffee chains that everyone loves, I learned a little bit about tasting coffees. I am not “cupper” (which is what they really call people who taste coffee for a living, and yes, I am actively…

The French Press: The Coffee-Taster’s Choice

Why French Press? Yes, French pressing your coffee is a bit of a process.  But if you are looking for a truly perfect cup, rely on the method most used by coffee cuppers (seriously, that is a job and I am trying to figure out how…

The path back to love

I have loved coffee since before I was allowed to drink it.  I still remember my first cup, sitting at a diner with my grandmother at the age of 13, talking over how my life had changed after my parent’s divorce.  I became enamored with the…