Is Valentine’s Day a Holiday?

Yes!  There are a lot of disagreements when it comes to Valentines’s Day. Some say it’s just a holiday made up by Hallmark to make more money and some love Valentine’s Day and like to be reminded of the people that love them (even if it’s not a significant other). Well, for me, Valentine’s Day was…

Halfwit Coffee Roasters

“The science of coffee“ Founded in 2012 Halfwit has been providing the surrounding Chicago area with not only amazing coffee but a wealth of knowledge too. Amanda, Eli, Andreas, and Darrell make up the incredible team that is halfwit coffee and they are one incredible group. Building on a foundation of knowledge from diverse perspectives, their…

January Tea

Happy New Year everyone! January. It’s the time to reflect on the past year to see how far you have come but also to see how far you need to go. The year 2017 was one of the best years of my life. A few things that made it so amazing are, graduating college, marrying…

January’s Coffee

New Year’s has come and gone, and I have to say I am beyond excited for what this year has in store. If your 2017 was anything like mine you had quite the roller coaster ride in both incredible and challenging ways. In my own life I’ve gone from the mountain top of marrying the…

Brew Guide: French Press

The French Press creates a hearty and flavorful brew. It is less involved than the pour over, and less flashy than the Aeropress, but a staple in any coffee aficionado’s arsenal. A kitchen without a french press is a little like the Lone Ranger without Silver, or Frodo without the ring. Still good, just missing…

Brew Guide: Loose Leaf Teas

Brewing the perfect cup of tea is much more easy than you think. There is no right or wrong way to brew a cup of tea whereas for coffee, there are specific techniques to make it better. With tea, your palate is the guide for brewing. Here is a simple guide to follow when brewing…

The Lovely Lady

Tea and alcohol… It doesn’t get any better than this! I have recently been obsessed with making tea drinks and this Earl Grey Tea Cocktail is amazing. If you are looking for a tasty and healthy cocktail, this is the one for you. Coming just in time for the new year, the combination of these…

Coffee Cocktails: Irish Winter

Coffee, Kahlua, and Irish whiskey? I mean does it really get better than that? The Irish winter may be my new favorite holiday drink. It is easy to make and even easier to sip. The original recipe calls for Kahlua Coffee Cream liqueur but it cycles in and out of most stores and can be…

December’s Coffee

It’s beginning to look a lot like christmas! Snow is falling, reindeer are prancing and Jack Frost is nipping at your nose. Ok, well maybe not all of those things are happening here in San Diego, but it was below 70 yesterday so that’s about as close to a white Christmas as we will get….

Lanna Coffee Co.

“Coffee with a mission” Not only is their coffee great, so is their mission. In the jungles of Thailand, local villagers had been controlled by poverty and drug cartels. Richard and Marlene Mann in 1959 decided they wanted to help. They started coffee farms in 40 different villages that are now 100% owned and sustained by…

Dark Horse Coffee Roasters

“Relax it’s just Coffee” Dark Horse, they are one fun group of coffee lovers located in sunny San Diego. They started only four short years ago with a simple mission in mind. To serve single origin, fair trade coffee in its truest form. They have quickly established themselves as one of the go to coffee…