Espuma,  Writings

Espuma No. 38

ESPUMA (noun: froth)

a weekly curated collection of

coffee & chocolate themed

articles, items & thoughts.


Coffee & Reading the morning paper

  • Today is my sister’s birthday and she reads every Friday!! 🙂 Happy birthday!
  • [Summer Article] What’s the Difference Between Iced Coffee & Cold-Brew? Lots of insights here. And we love the idea of Japanese style pour-over!
    • “Popularized in Japan, this style of preparing iced coffee is something you’re more likely to find at a specialty coffee shop. To make it, ice cubes are placed at the bottom of a pour-over device (like a Chemex) so that when the warm water is poured over the grounds at the top, the brewed coffee drips directly and immediately onto the ice. This method is particularly good for preserving the delicate, nuanced flavors of specialty coffee beans.”
  • [Chocolate News] For the first time ever, an Indian chocolate brand wins silver at the International Chocolate Awards. Yay!
  • [Travel Wish List]
    • Harrods just opened a chocolate “dream destination” in London! Beautiful.
    • Tony’s Chocolonely opens a shop in the Amsterdam airport. Finger’s crossed Amsterdam is our next destination or layover. Click for pictures.
    • A new chocolate exhibit in Strasbourg, France about the Schall Factory (video below)!
      • Curious about what it would mean to travel to France right now? This blog post by a French local helps explain how to visit during COVID-19 times (what you need to bring/do/expect).

Quote for the weekend

“You are holding a cup of coffee when someone comes along and bumps into you, making you spill your coffee everywhere. Why did you spill the coffee? You spilled the coffee because there was coffee in your cup. Had there been tea in the cup, you would have spilled tea. The point is whatever is inside the cup, is what will spill out. It’s easy to fake it, until you get rattled. So we have to ask ourselves, ‘What’s in my cup?’ When life gets tough, what spills out? Joy, gratefulness, peace and humility? Or does anger, bitterness, harsh words and reactions come out? You choose! Today, let’s work towards filling our cups with gratitude, forgiveness, joy, words of affirmation, kindness, gentleness and love for others.


your Coffee shop outfit + Coffee Shop Interior

content asian women standing with cups of coffee in market
Photo by Sam Lion on
design inspiration =
delicious pancakes and fruits placed near cold coffee during breakfast on terrace
Photo by Rachel Claire on
  • We love that dotted mug + the idea to put fresh berries on brunch pancakes this weekend.
  • What’s your favorite brunch food and drink? Comment below.

Some chocolate dessert

Have a lovely weekenD, with a time cupsoul.

white happy camper printed cup on brown wooden log
Photo by Dominika Roseclay on

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