- Thanks for visiting our site. We’re glad you landed here. We welcome you as a fellow aficionado of fine coffee.
A Little About Me
I’m Dan, a retired chef now living in Costa Rica. My wife and father are with me and our three grown daughters visit from time to time. After almost thirty years in the kitchen I thought it was time for a change. Although I loved cooking for others and saw that I could help make them happy. A great chef, Jacques Pepin dedicated one of his books to “The Chefs who sweat to create cordiality among men.” However, the kitchen is really a younger man or woman’s game. I went into sales from there and later telephone marketing. Here was an opportunity to interact with many people on a daily basis. After about eight years of this I started teaching ESL in Bogotá Colombia, Miami FL and Elizabeth NJ. Teaching was very fulfilling but after three years I returned to sales, this time retail so face to face contact with lots of people. I loved that interaction. Now I’d like to reach even greater numbers of people online, talking to like-minded people who share my love of quality coffee
WHY WE WANT TO HELP PEOPLE
As I learned my craft from some really accomplished chefs I wanted the meals I created to be the very best they could be. Attention to detail was my motto. Folks were paying good money for their meals and I wanted each and every one to feel that their money was well spent. From soup to nuts as they say. Including coffee. It was always my delight to enjoy a great cup of coffee after a good meal. Little by little I learned how attention to detail would produce the best results. I found that preparation of fine coffee wasn’t so simple. Not that it’s difficult but you need to have each element in order. When a friend gifted me a bag of freshly roasted beans from Honduras that my eyes and taste buds were opened to gourmet coffee. We tried various methods including an espresso machine, Moka pots and French press till we settled on the pourover method. My passion is to get the best coffee into your cup for your full enjoyment
THE GOAL OF OUR SITE
Our desire here is to initiate conversation about fine coffee acquisition and consumption how to obtain the best equipment to accomplish this I will be suggesting various purveyors and informative blogs concerning gourmet coffee I’ll ask for your questions and opinions. We’ll try to learn together
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,