Tag: Coffee


Sameness or Surprise?


My three most memorable hamburgers are: 1) the Kobe Beef Burger that I eat at the Issaquah Brew Pub every spring with my gaming buddies.  2. The burger I ate at Norma's in Lacey, Washington, was by no means a gourmet burger, but it tastes great and had that 1950's diner flavour to it. ...

Coffee and Conscience – Part 3


“Where quality is the thing sought after, the thing of supreme quality is cheap, whatever the price one has to pay for it.” – William James For many, coffee can only be enjoyed when they know that the production of it hasn’t had significant environmental and human costs.  To help...

Coffee and Conscience – Part 2


“If this is coffee, please bring me some tea.” -- Abraham Lincoln * C. S. Lewis explores the demonic view of pleasure in The Screwtape Letters.  An experienced demon, Screwtape, offers advice to his nephew, a novice demon, on the use of pleasure to ensnare a human soul.  He tells...

Coffee and Conscience — Part 1


On the eighth day God created coffee -- Zazzle Mug from zazzle.com At the farm, coffee time never varied.  I’m not sure why I recall coffee time at Grandma’s with such reverence and affection.  Perhaps it was grace—inclusion in a ritual when I was too young to partake in the...