Seattle Coffee Works "Seattle Space Blend"

What I'm drinking: Seattle Coffee Works "Seattle Space Blend"  

How they describe it: Milk Chocolate, Key Lime, Mixed Berry

How I describe it: This is the coffee I would choose when I'm stranded on that deserted island. (Does yours have one palm tree and a case of rum, too?)

I could drink this all day, every day. It's sweet, earthy, unfussy, and the smooth chocolate notes and hint of lime would pair well with those coconuts lying around.

The coffee is an award-winning blend of Direct-Trade Guatemala (57%) a Natural Ethiopia (30%) and Direct Trade Kenya (13%), but it's not the type to brag. It's just really good. Can't make it to Seattle? Order it at the link above.

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What else I'm currently into: Marimekko flower prints. It might be because it's spring, but I also like the organic, whimsy-ness of the prints. During times like these, I think we could all use a little flower power. 

Coffee Cat


This is the unveiling of the blog Montana Coffee Collective, and instead of a slow start and a stodgy memoir, we're going to pounce and jump right into it. Here's what you need to know: I love coffee - the culture, the intricacies of it, and the people involved in making it. As the most consumed beverage in the world, it creates community and unifies people across cultures and space.

I'm no coffee guru (or a ninja/wizard/expert of anything), and yep, I've never been a barista. But, I am excited to unearth and share a few of the countless stories coffee has to tell. I hope you'll join me with your favorite mug in hand.

What I'm drinking: Caffè Umbria Sumatra Boru Batak, Single Origin                                               

How they describe it: Cedar, Strawberry, Rhubarb, Honey

How I describe it: Same. Caffè Umbria is not Pinocchio-ing in their tasting notes. The coffee reminds me of running through strawberry fields in June if I actually did that sort of thing. For the skeptics, which included me, the strawberry and honey notes are easy to pick up. The coffee is balanced, delicate and calls for a late morning scone with strawberry rhubarb jam.

What I'm reading: A back issue of the Financial Times from January 7th. The weekend edition is brilliant (I was compelled to use brilliant because it's published in London), and it includes sections like Food & Drink, Arts, Travel, Style, Books, and House & Home. I hear the finance and business articles are great too, full stop. The paper is also pink and elevates your look as an accoutrement. Carry at your next job interview, art opening, etc., etc.

Is there a coffee you love? Tell me what I should drink next in the comments below.