Saturday, August 15, 2015

In the Highlands

MUG: English ironstone mug made by Adams in the UK. There is a pleasant country decoration, called 'Lancaster', on the cup.

COFFEE: Colombian Huila Finca Guadalupe, French pressed.

NOTES: I am sitting on a friend's front porch in northeast Dallas, the Lake Highlands neighborhood that I grew up in. I watched these houses being built in the late 1950s (my dad even building some of them), and attended elementary school at the end of the block (White Rock Elementary).

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Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.

MUG: Hand thrown coffee mug from Marshall Pottery in East Texas. Made in the 1950-60s by Senior Potter Lawrence Houston (it's signed with a stamp).

COFFEE: Colombian, Finca Alta Guadalupe. Roasted to perfection at Central Market Westgate.

NOTE: The cup is old. Got it at a thrift store in Far North Dallas.

The coffee is new. My usual Colombian coffee (Santander) has been less than satisfying recently, and I was excited to find this bean. It rivals the fantastic Colombian San Roque from La Colombe Torrefaction that I got through Der Kuchen Laden in Fredericksburg.

The idea that this mug was made in Marshall is borrowed from my memories. No verification.

The blue is the blue stripe over the grey salt glaze. This is in the German-American 'Westerwald' tradition.