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My Coffee Journey (Chapter 2): A Bump in the Road and a Noob’s Take on Specialty Coffee

It’s been a week since (my last confession) I got the supplies to help me make my first cup of specialty coffee.  And what did I do? I washed them. (The washable parts, of course.) Thaaaat’s it.  That’s as far as I got. Yep, the Hario V60 dripper and coffee mill are looking nice and shiny on my kitchen counter. Nice and shiny and neglected. I’m only at the beginning of my specialty coffee learning journey, and I already feel like I’ve veered off course. Temptations and distractions have a way of appearing full-force during the holiday season, don’t they?     It’s as though the Coffee Chain gods know what I’m up to… Well, I may have hit a bump...

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My Coffee Journey

I have a confession.  I drink Tim Hortons coffee.  Regular: One cream. One sugar. Every. Single. Day.  Drinking Tim Hortons coffee is part of my daily routine.  I have one in the morning. Sometimes another in the afternoon.  And if I’m feeling really adventurous, I have one after work. You’re probably wondering why I’m talking about Tim Hortons coffee on a website that sells specialty coffee. That’s what I thought when I was asked to blog about my coffee journey.   “I think you’ll be fascinated by coffee,” Sam said. What? Coffee? Fascinating? It’s just coffee! How “fascinating” can coffee be? More fascinating to me was Sam’s high opinion of coffee. Specifically, specialty coffee. His enthusiasm piqued my curiosity to...

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