When in Rome (Gatlinburg) right? I've always wanted to try this but never had the chance to do so. Emily and I got back from our long day of hiking and I was in desperate need for some caffeine. With also wanting to do a campfire (which the camp store closing at 5, we got back at 6 and forgot to get fire wood). We did what we could, picked up sticks and leaves, and it took off. I had packed my aeropress because it's the easiest to make and not hard to transport.Read More
This week has been an interesting one. With school starting to come to a close and the summer approaching, there are times where all you want to do is escape the city and go for a hike. My roommate Dee and I were out grabbing some groceries and we found La Colombe's draft latte at our local grocery store. We grabbed a couple and decided to make our way to the trail that Dee had frequented in the past. I grabbed my camera, our draft latte's and we headed out on the trail.Read More
As you all know, I've been focusing on heritage and the American made but I want to in a way that is more well rounded than just goods, coffee, and makers. There's more of a craft and design aspect that I also want to pull into this blog. But more on that later. Today I want to show you another Michigan coffee shop that is well known. They don't have any external branding or collateral but the coffee is great, the shop is beautiful, and the aesthetic is well known. This shop was even featured in Kinfolk awhile back. I bring to you Astro Coffee.Read More
With hearing about new coffee shops, I instantly add it to my ever growing list in my field notes. One afternoon I went through each large city that I've visited in Michigan when I traveled in the summer of 2015 and wrote down the craft coffee shops in each corresponding city. With traveling on break, I had my list for Detroit. With researching and seeing new shops pop up on my instagram, I added a couple of them to the list; Ashe Supply Co. being one of them.Read More
Hey guys! What do you think of the new site eh? Pretty Snazzy! Today, I wanted to kick off the new year with something that has been pretty apparent on the blog but more than the "Daily Fika" posts that I've been posting throughout the year. As of now, I'm planning on meeting the owners of the shops that I go to but that's a furthering process that I'm still working on. But let's begin with a coffee shop that is near and dear to my heart.Read More
Good Morning Everyone!!!
Today I have a special blog post for you guys. Melissa and Jonathan of A Question of Eagles sent me a care package full of amazing ceramic pieces to add to my collection. So this morning, I got up early, made myself a cup of coffee as I do, and styled these lovely handmade ceramics.Read More
Saturday morning coffee is always a daily fika that I've always loved. Even when I was young, I would be drinking my Grandma Boyd's cold sugary folgers because she didn't like when her coffee got cold. Yes, having coffee at such a young age was probably not the best thing in the world but...hey...It was basically sugary milk by the time my Grandma finished making it. With my tastes becoming developed since those early days, I have a simple way of making a pour over for you guys. Featuring Hand and Fire Ceramics and a beautiful kitchen.Read More