I love the idea of being an at-home Barista so I decided I was going teach my self how to make espresso drinks at home. I feel like YouTube can teach you anything you want to know. So, I began looking for an espresso machine online. Some of the really nice once are around $200. I was so shocked that they were so expensive. I have no problem investing in my business but that a little too expensive for me to spend on a coffee maker for my home. Also, I don’t even have the counter space to put one. … Continue reading Waste of Time and Money
I am really looking forward to 2018. I am going to work really hard to post every week. I am going to do a better job of keeping you all updated on my progress of the coffee shop. I have a hard time posting things about the business at the time because I don’t want to speak about something and then it doesn’t happen when I want it too. But I am working on being more transparent with this process because I am hoping that it will help someone else to follow their dream and step out their comfort zone. … Continue reading Happy New Year!
This past weekend I went to Ohio to visit a friend. And of course I had to find coffee. So, before I went I looked up the best coffee shops. I found a few that I wanted to check out. The first one I wanted to go to was black owned and it was called Upper Cup coffee shop. I also planned on visiting Crimson Cup coffee shop. Both places are also roast their own coffee. I was so excited to go and try these two places out. Unfortunately, I did not get coffee from either of them. After having … Continue reading My trip to Columbus, OH
Last week I had so much coffee I decided to take a break. I am not sure if it was coffee or anxiety but I really wasn’t sleeping at all last week. I honestly believe it was a combination of both. I was drinking at least 2 cups of coffee a day from Sunday to Thursday. I had a group assignment for school that everyone in the group decided to wait to the last minute to complete it. And guess who had to take on the leadership role and plan babysitter; me! Which left me having to do other people … Continue reading 93 hours without coffee
Although it does not feel like Fall it is, which means that Pumpkin spice is all over the place. From September 1st to October 31st all you hear about is pumpkin spice. Well, I am here to tell you all about my budget-friendly pumpkin spice latte. With my open up my own coffee shop, I cannot keep giving Starbucks $6 for a grande PSL with almond milk. I could drink them daily but if I do I will end up poor. So, I decided to look on Pinterest and find an easy pumpkin spice latte that won’t break my pockets. … Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Latte
Since National Coffee day was yesterday I decided I decided to try another recipe out of The Barista Bible. Originally, I said that I would do recipes the whole month September, but I changed my mind. I decided to try to make a dessert this time instead of a cocktail; I made a Mocha Dessert Cake. This cake has coffee in it. I was a little skeptical about coffee in my cake but everything I have eaten with coffee in it has been good so I gave it a try. For this cake, I decided to let baby girl help … Continue reading National Coffee Day
For work I travel to the eastern shore at least twice a month. Of course, I had to find a decent coffee shop over there in the country. I found out about Rise Up coffee in Easton, MD. One of the locals told me that they had the best coffee on that side of the shore. She told me where it was and I should try it whenever I am over near one of them. So, I decided my next visit I would leave out a little early to stop pass there. Rise Up is a coffee shop and a … Continue reading Rise Up