Monday, February 23, 2009

Coffee Fest

Vanessa and I attended Coffee Fest, a trade show in Chicago, this past weekend. We walked the floor and saw what was new in the coffee industry. There were an overwhelming amount of things you can buy for a coffee shop or roasting company and hundreds of coffee fanatics filling the Navy Pier convention floor.

Two things really stuck with me:
1. Coffee is extremely complicated. The process to get from a plant growing in the ground to a beverage in your hand is amazing. I can't do justice to explaining all the details, you should just read this.

2. I'm so glad I'm a part of this world. A cup of coffee is a beautiful thing. There's no where else I would rather be than working here at Homer's.

Friday, February 6, 2009

A Cup a Day May Keep the Doctor Away…

I found some encouraging news today regarding coffee intake.

Did you know that drinking a cup of coffee can help calm an acute attack of asthma?

Also, drinking coffee can lower your risk of the following:

Type 2 Diabetes
Parkinson’s Disease
Colon Cancer
Kidney Stones

So, be healthy in 2009 and confidently grab that cup of joe in the morning (or afternoon, or evening).

(Look for yourself at, or WebMD)