At home, my coffee experiences are most often shared ones, fueled by my desire to build relationships. Sometimes this means handing out warm mugs of Sumatra to house guests as they lounge in my living room, or pairing one of Benetti’s current offerings with the latest confection that my ever-baking roommate, Ciara has just whipped up. Sometimes it is music and coffee with a fellow coffee geek, like Savvy, or just me brewing something for the selfish satisfaction of forcing my other, Dr. Pepper-addicted roommate, Shelby, to acquire a more sophisticated palette. Continue reading “At Home With Benetti’s: Kiersten” »
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Working at Benetti’s, we all have instant access to freshly roasted coffee and commercial brewing equipment. It is easy to get spoiled. However, we are all also fans of coffee at home. At Home With Benetti’s is a series of posts featuring how our baristas prefer to make coffee back in our own kitchens, in their own words. This week, Michael tells a few love stories.
Coffee and the experience of coffee have been a major part of my life for many years now. Beginning for me as a hobby and peculiar interest and winding up as essential as breathing, the beautiful mystery of coffee grips me even today with its wonder and ever changing nature. Since this is a synopsis of our personal home brewing practices, I will digress no further on my romance with coffee… well, maybe…
Over the years, I’ve had the fortunate firsthand experience with many brewing devices. My first coffee love was the French Press, and I still enjoy its qualities today. However, the first time I partook in what could be called a Turkish coffee ritual, with a couple of friends from Lebanon, I became unrestrainedly hooked on coffee. We visited, we shared stories, and we sipped this magic potion. Thick, muddy and spiced of cardamom, it remains a favorite (albeit technically unsound) method of mine for coffee enjoyment and friendly fellowship. Continue reading “At Home With Benetti’s: Michael” »
Over the past few years, brewing coffee at home has moved beyond being just an enjoyable activity to becoming an essential part of a productive day for me. A large part of this ritual is my most used and most treasured piece of coffee paraphenalia, the Neopolitan flip coffee pot. Continue reading “At Home With Benetti’s: John” »