♥LOVE♥ Your Mug

>> Saturday, November 14, 2009

Over the last several years I have become passionate about hand roasting coffee. Each batch is individual, and made for a specific person to enjoy. We all love to boo and hiss about mass production, wasteful spending, and corporate mumbo jumbo, so I relish in the opportunity to showcase a true entrepreneur, and coffee lover extraordinaire, Owen Dearing of Mug Revolution.

Owen makes mugs.
Great mugs.
Extraordinary mugs.

These mugs are not your average mugs. These mugs ate your regular mug for breakfast.

I recently received two wonderful coffee mugs made by the talented potter Owen Dearing of Mug Revolution in Bend Oregon. I am currently drinking a nice cup of El Salvadoran coffee from the Rain Forest Alliance. I roasted my first batch of it last weekend, and it is a winner. This blue green classic mug not only is a work art but feels great in the hands. It is heavy, but not too heavy, perfectly shaped, and the glaze is awe inspiring. I chose the 12 ounce Classic Mug, to use as my everyday drinking mug. I’m really impressed with the workmanship. Owen wheel throws all of his mugs, and the handles are hand-pulled. He offers several choices of mugs on his website. His site is a joy to browse, and his products are really top notch.

When I enjoy my coffee, I like to savor the whole experience. I want to wrap my hands around the warm mug, feel the heft, and be able to bury my nose in the aroma. This mug is the way to do it. If I don’t show up for work Monday morning, don’t worry, I am in heaven.

I also received the Soup Mug, which I thought my wife would enjoy. Not only is this handy for the mid afternoon, lets heat leftovers moments, but has also turned out to be great for Latte’s. Its rich, deep, dark blues make it a pleasure to look at, and its wider mouth makes it easy to eat out of.
The quality of these mugs is just what I cannot get over. They are durable, and perfect in almost every way. But they are still unique enough that you know they are handmade.

Mug revolution also offers personalized mugs, promotional label mugs, and a very unique Paw Print mug. The Paw Print mug is really a neat idea. He sends you a kit to create a mold of your pets paw, send it off to Mug Revolution, and voila – you have a personal paw print mug, with your pooch’s name right there. Imagine the Christmas gifts you could get for the animal lovers in your life!

So check out Mug Revolution and stop back and let me know what you think!


Wake up and Smell the Coffee

>> Sunday, November 1, 2009

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Coffee Gifts for Coffee Lovers

>> Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Not sure what to buy for that coffee lover in your life? As an expert on coffee, I have been the receiver of many of these gifts. Some were right on the mark, others, no so great. What every coffee drinker knows is that coffee is about the experience. The coffee taste, coffee smell, and coffee feeling are all combined for the overall enjoyment. Try some of these ideas on for size. The coffee lover in your life might just love you a little more.


Refreshing music to enjoy with your coffee

>> Monday, October 19, 2009

This song makes me smile every time I hear it. Perfect for Saturday morning, snuggling in front of the fire with your sweetie, and your coffee.


Roasting in the Rain

>> Thursday, October 15, 2009

Last night, I had the opportunity to stand outside in the dark, in the rain, and roast coffee. Wow, I really wondered what I was doing. I managed to improvise a shelter with some umbrellas, and our patio table, plus I set up shop close enough to the house to have some wind break. The result is 3 pounds of freshly roasted coffee. Some to be delivered in Des Moines today, the remainder for my family to enjoy. Boy was my wife happy this morning. Our treat was Guatemala Huehuetenango, freshly roasted, and amazingly delicious. It is pronounced "way-way-ten-ang-oh". This coffee is from the Northern region of Guatemala. This region of Guatemala is known for it's lively coffee. The rich flavor finishes with a hint of chocolate, and is one of my favorites.

If you are interested in trying this exquisite coffee. Email me, and we can have some on its way to you in time for your Monday morning commute.


Wordless Wednesday

>> Wednesday, October 14, 2009


The Costa Rica Cloud Forest

>> Sunday, October 11, 2009

On the quest for the best beans


Love Coffee? Try some that has been hand roasted to perfection, just for you

Guatemala Huehuetenango 10 Ounce Roasted to order

$7.99 per 10 Ounce bag
Pickup or delivery is free in the Des Moines area
We ship to the US only

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Panama Boquete 10 Ounce Roasted to Order

$7.99 per 10 Ounce bag
Pickup or delivery is free in the Des Moines area
We ship to the US only

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Currently we are accepting credit card payments through Paypal only. If you would like to pay by check or cash, please send me an email.

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