Fired Roasted The Old Fashioned Way In The Oldest Town In Texas

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We Are Inspired

We Are Inspired
We are inspired by the defenders of the Alamo, many who ate raccoon and bear in Nacogdoches for a few days, and died to buy time for Sam Houston.

How to Make Unbelievably Great Cold Brew

How to Make Unbelievably Great Cold Brew
This is step by step instructions for making unbelievably great cold brew in your own kitchen.

All Monkeys Cannot Hang on the Same Branch - Old Kenya Proverb

All Monkeys Cannot Hang on the Same Branch - Old Kenya Proverb
"Having a good conversation is like having riches." Which brings us to coffee. Coffee and conversation go together like ham and cheese. After half a mug, all have something to offer. And the Nine Flags Coffee Shop is just like a think tank on some days. Fun and love.

A No Flag People

A No Flag People
Nine Flags Coffee Roasters sits in the heart of Nacogdoches which got its name from the Caddo band who settled and lived in the area a millennium ago. And Texas comes from the Caddo word, táysha which means friend.

Don't try to take my Morning (a Haiku)

Don't try to take my Morning (a Haiku)
Don’t try to take my 
Morning coffee away from 
Me, unless you’re armed.

Sumatra and Coffee

Sumatra and Coffee
When you drink specialty coffee from Sumatra, you are enjoying a bean that was grown by a micro-lot farmer. Sumatra does not have coffee “plantations.” So, you are really helping the little guy when you drink one of these.

Everyone Drinks

Everyone Drinks
women crave brains. 
Students study 
so they graduate, and hope. 

Mexico On My Mind

Mexico Calls

The taxi drive to Ixtapan de la Sal from the capital was memorable. See, I had spent most of my life in upper middle class California. Private school. Summers splashing in my pool with my brother, sister, and friends. I didn’t know how good I had it.

Until that drive to Ixtapan. The 2 hour (?) drive was dotted with pueblos filled with the poorest people I had ever seen. Poor people in tiny villages and huge churches.

The Only Mexican (by David Tomas Martinez)

The Only Mexican (by David Tomas Martinez)
  Photo by Miguel Gonzalez The Only Mexican By David Tomas Martinez The only Mexican that ever was Mexican, fought in the revolutionand drank nigh...

Ideas Float

float
ideas floatoverhead circulatethe coffee shop seekingsleepy men and womento wake up

Honduras Longing - A Journal Entry

Honduras Longing - A Journal Entry

My quest is this: what is Honduras? I know it's a country with latitudes and longitudes... but what is it?

Honduras has a buried history (literally). The Spanish word "honduras" translates to "depths" in English.

News Bleeds

News Bleeds
"If the coffee can taste so good with nothing else in it, then that's a good cup of coffee." - Bayley News bleedson my  sleeve inthe coffee shop w...