• Coffee,  Travel,  Writings

    Crema Coffee Roasters: Best Cafe in Nashville

    This past weekend, visiting Nashville was magical. More specifically, the coffee at Crema Coffee Roasters showcased coffee-making as an art. From bean to brew, to that first taste on the lips, Crema treats coffee like a jewel begging to be extracted, revealed and polished. This time, the jewel isn’t set in a ring, it’s set for awe (and photographs) inside of a coffee mug. Please, let it “sparkle” and sip it slowly to appreciate its craft.

  • Travel

    Watching: A Film About Coffee

    Though I do not have affiliation with this film, from the moment that I heard about it, I became excited. This past week it went live online.  Stunning cinematography and a wonderful weaving of stories.  Rent or buy this journey through coffee on Vimeo; highly recommended for coffee lovers.

  • Coffee,  Tel Aviv,  Travel,  Writings

    Ode to Cafe Noah: Once a Writer’s Secret Garden in Tel Aviv

    Not far from the Habima in Tel Aviv, a little cafe called Cafe Noah used to sit, and it was just perfect. Tucked away on a little back street in a fairly quiet neighborhood, Cafe Noah calmly invited patrons inside. Even if it is no longer open, its vibe requires sharing with the world. It was one of my favorite coffee shops in TLV. There was an indoor and outdoor seating area in the cafe, both equally special. The inside was dimly-lit with natural light that warmed bookshelf-lined walls. As…

  • Coffee,  Washington, DC,  Writings

    Bayou Bakery: The Cafe that Created a Time Cupsoul Award

    Memorial Day Weekend started off excellent. Completely dazed after seeing X-Men Days of Future Past, my friends and I exited the theater completely riveted and starving. Go see X-Men right now. And then, like I did, go to New Orleans. You don’t need a plane because you have Bayou Bakery. Stepping inside of Bayou Bakery really was like walking into Louisiana. It was an instant…vacation. The decorations in this bakery and coffee shop are superb. Absolutely as if you’re in the Bayou. I hold some legitimacy here because I…

  • Coffee,  Washington, DC,  Writings

    Big Bear Cafe: The Place to Be Seen

    When I walked into Big Bear Cafe this past weekend, I had high expectations; my good friend used to work there and raved about it frequently. I found a parking spot on the immediate-most side street which put a huge smile on my face, and enjoyed the farmers market on the other street facing the cafe. It was a gorgeous sunny day, and lots of hustle and bustle surrounded Big Bear… There’s an outdoor patio with lots of nice wooden tables, and a large interior with high ceilings.…