If you know anything about me at all, you know that I love coffee. I love everything about it. And as a dad, I need it. It started off with an innocent fixation with certain second wave coffee vendors that shall remain unnamed. Soon I started seeking better coffee, and then buying it in bean form, and finally moving to various methods of brewing it, such as the Chemex or the Hario V60. I was hooked.
It wasn’t long before I began to venture into the arena of home roasting, using an air popcorn popper, with excellent results. This is where I have maintained my coffee enthusiasm… Until recently.
During the summer, I decided to see if others liked the coffee I was roasting as well as I did. So I started passing around a few samples, and the feedback was great. So I began to seriously consider launching my own coffee roasting company. And the result is Coffeelogical.
As this idea took off, I wanted a place where I could write and blog about coffee specifically, and display pictures of coffee and brewing methods, and more. But I also wanted to have the freedom to talk about other things as well, things that I like to talk about while drinking coffee, like God and theology. So coffee… and theological discussions… Coffeelogical.
As I was describing this to my wife, and before I could explain the meaning of my new name, she asked, “Coffeelogical? Is that because coffee always makes sense?” Why, yes it does. So we have a double meaning to the name as well.
The premise of the Coffeelogical website is simple. It’s a place where we can talk about coffee, in a blog format. There is a section where I review coffees from different roaster that I try; if they are good, I want to share them with you. There is a place where I combine my love of coffee with my other hobby, traditional pocket knife collecting. And of course, there is the shop, where you can buy Coffeelogical coffee, and will soon be able to find other Coffeelogical related stuff.
As for the coffee side of Coffeelogical, I wanted to keep it simple. I love simple, light roasted, single origin coffees. I don’t generally like a darker roast, because I think it inhibits the natural flavors of the coffee bean itself. And different regions, along with different varietals from each region can have vastly different tastes. It’s fun to try different locales and see how they compare to one another.
My focus is to roast in small batches of five to ten pounds. When it’s gone, it’s gone. If it was an incredible cup of coffee, I may try to get more of it, but usually I will move on to another origin and try something new. It’s a journey, with plenty of delicious stops along the way.
If you are a coffee drinker, I encourage you to come on over to Coffeelogical and check things out. Read the blog, share your thoughts, check out some cool pictures. And, if you’re interested, try some coffee. Or, you can check out the Coffeelogical Facebook page, and give it a like.
This is an interesting journey, and I’m having a lot of fun with it. Just the other day, I roasted some beans from a region of Ethiopia that I hadn’t heard of before. And they were incredible. I’m looking forward to having another cup of that. In fact, I think I’ll do that right now…
Do you drink coffee? What’s your favorite? How do you brew it? You can leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
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