A day in Chicago! #MilSpouse Adventures #Travelin4Coffee

A day in Chicago! #MilSpouse Adventures #Travelin4Coffee

     One great part of getting invited to CoffeeCon this year was seeing friends and family.  I got to stay with an amazing friend, because her Mama rocks!  We met down in El Paso, Texas when both of our Hubs' were stationed at Ft. Bliss and we lived in the same building.  We still talk daily, ok several times a day on the phone and both husbands still wonder, what on earth we talk about all the time.      As military spouses, we meet friends everywhere we go but we do not always get to see them Continue reading

CoffeeCon 2013 Wrapup: Would I do it again? #Travelin4Coffee #FinalThoughts

CoffeeCon 2013 Wrapup: Would I do it again? #Travelin4Coffee #FinalThoughts

   Would I make this trip again, knowing everything I know now?  In the words of Budder - "YaYa!".  Budder is under two, and that is his favorite word it was also his first word as well.  I miss that little man, he was our neighbor when we were at Ft. Bliss.  But, I am getting off topic I think I need more coffee to focus.      My trip to CoffeeCon was fantastic, chaotic at times but worth every mile that I drove.  All 4,000 miles, just travelin' for coffee!  I learned so much about coffee, from Continue reading

CoffeeCon 2013 Thoughts and What I Learned! #Travelin4Coffee #CoffeeCon

CoffeeCon 2013 Thoughts and What I Learned! #Travelin4Coffee #CoffeeCon

     CoffeeCon 2013 was so packed full of classes, roasters, people and events I could not put it all into one blog post.  In-fact this is #2 just for the event on Saturday May 4th.  Every day of my trip has gotten its own post so far!  Earlier I posted my Photo Journey through CoffeeCon, but i wanted to take a moment and share some things that I learned as well.  CoffeeCon is the ONLY consumer coffee event in the world!Regrinding coffee in a blade grinder can restore some of the freshness lost Continue reading

Day 5 #Travelin4Coffee Attending CoffeeCon 2013 and friends!

Day 5 #Travelin4Coffee Attending CoffeeCon 2013 and friends!

     Welcome to my photo journey of CoffeeCon 2013.  There will be another post with some great facts I learned while I was there.  I started to combine all of the photos and everything I learned but the post ended up being WAYYYYYYY too long.  It even bored me, and I was there!  So I decided to break it up.        Beginning of the day, the IBEW event center was just starting to fill up!   Live music throughout the daypour over coffee maker, I want one!  Yep I tried them all! This was the I have Continue reading

#Travelin4Coffee Day 4 Driving and a Bunn Cocktail Party! #CoffeeCon

#Travelin4Coffee Day 4 Driving and a Bunn Cocktail Party! #CoffeeCon

     Day 4 of driving to CoffeeCon started in Elmwood, Nebraska (H on the map) with the need of getting to I before 3pm.  I had to get there in time to shower and then join Amanda at the Bunn hosted cocktail party!           I thought that the day was going to be perfect, it was sunny and a good driving temp when I woke up bright and early and hit the road.  Again, I had no idea what I was driving into later in the day.       As you can see in the photo above, which I did not notice until I was Continue reading