When I was trying to think what I would name my blog, I was working in a cafe (of course). I was moving back home to Texas and was nervous about the transition, but as I marveled at how such intricate and different substances like milk and espresso combined to make something so delicious and different in the cappuccino, I hoped to find delicious and wonderful things in my home state, both for myself and to share, especially in coffee. In the cappuccino I saw disparate parts forming something great and believed that that happens other places as well. I knew that I could present the perfect cup to you, even if it might take some work. So whatever the experience, whether in coffee, food, or travel, I am filling the cup with stories for you to enjoy
To fill the cups, I bring you cafe reviews, interviews with other coffee professionals like roasters, shop owners, importers and coffee farmers, and cover the monthly TNTs (Thursday Night Throwdowns) that bond specialty coffee professionals around the metroplex, to let you in on the thriving and growing world of specialty coffee in Texas.
I photograph the moments that bring us together on 35mm and 120mm film and love adding film photography’s distinctive texture and color to a daily ritual like coffee.
A few of my favorite cups (stories) so far have been my barista stories. I get to talk with the baristas who make your morning cup every day and ask them questions about the job and their lives. The baristas I interview are gracious enough to take time out to sit for their portrait in front of my Yashica 120mm film camera. I am grateful to be able to talk with all kinds of people in this field and love sharing in their passion for coffee.
There is so much to learn about a simple cup of coffee and I would love to share my knowledge and training with you. If you are interested in working with me as a consultant, a reviewer, or trainer, please contact me at:
Thank you for taking the time to enjoy a Cup of Texas with me!