Coffee Talk

Meagan Dier
How to Make Your Perfect Espresso

How to Make Your Perfect Espresso

I remember the first time I ever ordered an espresso… I was already a casual coffee drinker, but beyond ordering a good ol’ cup of drip, I had no idea how to navigate a coffee shop’s menu. One day, while taking a stroll through the neighborhood, I really needed to use the bathroom and so I walked into the nearest restaurant – a pizza shop - in search of sweet relief. Honestly, I didn’t feel like I needed a cup of coffee or anything like that, but I felt bad about leaving without making a purchase (and I wasn’t hungry),...

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Meagan Dier
Understanding Fair-Trade Coffee

Understanding Fair-Trade Coffee

Like many of you reading this, I depend on coffee to start my day. Call it an addiction, call it an obsession, call it whatever you’d like, but the fact is, I need it to be a functioning human being. And with most of my obsessions, I try to consume products that will bring as much joy to those behind it as they give me. It’s hard to imagine all the people it took to get that coffee in your cup and the literal journey it takes to grow, process and roast one of the world’s most popular beverages. Historically,...

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Meagan Dier
How to Make the Perfect Espresso with a Moka Pot

How to Make the Perfect Espresso with a Moka Pot

Come with me on a trip! Don’t worry...we won’t go far. Not too far at all! Together we will venture off to Italy to stay in a beautiful little house somewhere in the country. We will get cozied up by a woodfire oven, where not only pizza will be cooking 24/7, but we will wake up to that sweet sweet sound of a Moka pot’s whistle that will sing, ‘Come here friend...your coffee is ready’. We will pour ourselves a rich and delicious serving espresso and sit on the mountainside and talk about how amazing our future together will be,...

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