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Know Your Roast

By Justin Hopkins | Mar 15, 2019

There is often a great deal of myth and confusion about the different types of roast, and what they all mean. It helps to understand the differences between the roasts when you are trying a new coffee or selecting your roast level. Light roasts are light brown in color and have a lack of oil…

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We have Heard HIm Ourselves

By Justin Hopkins | Mar 8, 2019

The Samaritan woman knew that when she had found Jesus, she had found something precious. Something that MUST be shared. So, she ran into the city and told everybody she could about the Master. Based on her word, they came out of the city and asked Jesus to stay and teach, which He did for…

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What Is Arabica Coffee Anyway?

By Justin Hopkins | Mar 1, 2019

Coffee is a flowering shrub that is native to the tropical region of Africa. There are a few natural varieties of this shrub and a myriad of man-made hybrids. Of the natural varieties, the two most common are Arabica and Robusta. According to the Specialty Coffee Association, the Arabica species makes up about 70% of…

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Food You Don’t Know About

By Justin Hopkins | Feb 22, 2019

When Jesus’ disciples returned to find Him at the well speaking to the Samaritan woman they had brought Him food. He refused the meal, saying, “I have food to eat that you do not know about” (John 4:32). They were a little confused. Nobody had brought Him any food. What was He eating? Nothing. He…

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God Is Looking For Worship

By Justin Hopkins | Feb 15, 2019

Worship is an activity that is central to any religion, and certainly to Christianity. There are many different styles of worship, and opinions about how, where, why, and with whom it should be done. This is not a new phenomenon. The Jews and Samaritans had sharp disagreements with one another, and even amongst themselves about…

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Taking the Mystery out of Brewing

By Justin Hopkins | Feb 15, 2019

You probably have a routine, or even a ritual, that you follow to get coffee into your cup every morning. Do you sometimes find that your coffee is not as good as it was the day before, and you don’t know why? Then this tip is for you. It may seem a little over-the-top, but…

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Never Thirst Again!

By Justin Hopkins | Feb 1, 2019

The Samaritan woman knew the path to the well intimately. Her feet had traversed its stones and gravel thousands of times. The work of drawing water and hauling it back to town was back-breaking, and she repeated it every day. When Jesus mentioned that He could offer water that would be a continual supply of…

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San Antonio Coffee Fest

By Justin Hopkins | Jan 25, 2019

The first Saturday of January we were privileged to attend the San Antonio Coffee Fest in Historic La Villita on the Riverwalk. We were one of the twenty-seven roasters who attended the fest, providing samples of a wide variety of specialty coffees from all over the world. There were also several food trucks and craft…

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Jesus Knows You

By Justin Hopkins | Jan 18, 2019

Jesus’ conversation with the woman at the well in John 4 is full of compassion. Jesus crossed several social barriers to spend time teaching this woman. The words that He had for her were exactly what she needed at the time. She had come with the drudgery of life, performing a daily task, and left…

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God So Loved The World

By Justin Hopkins | Jan 11, 2019

John 3:16 is probably the most famous verse in the Bible, and it is easy to see why. It tells us of God, the greatest lover. So, the greatest measure. Loved, the greatest motivation. The world, the greatest company. That He gave, the greatest act. His only begotten Son, the greatest gift. That whosoever, the…

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What About The Water?

By Justin Hopkins | Jan 4, 2019

When we talk about coffee, we tend to focus on the beans that go into the drink. Certainly, that’s important, because, without that, it would just be water. However, it is important to remember that this amazing elixir is nevertheless 99% pure water. That means that drinking coffee can help you stay hydrated (but it…

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You Must Be Born Again

By Justin Hopkins | Dec 28, 2018

Jesus’ response to Nicodemus was an ultimatum. Be born again, or miss out on the Kingdom of God (v. 3). Nicodemus, the smart man that he was, seemed a little confused by this idea, as do many people in our day. While Nicodemus mentions it, Jesus never addresses the idea of natural childbirth. Instead, He…

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All About the French Press

By Justin Hopkins | Dec 21, 2018

There are a number of great methods for brewing coffee. Each one has a unique way of bringing out certain qualities in your coffee or masking them. The French Press was originally designed as a way to grab a quick cup of coffee in the morning as you dash out the door for work. As…

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Slow To Accept Him

By Justin Hopkins | Dec 14, 2018

Some people heartily embrace the Gospel the first time that they hear it. They are eagerly searching for the salvation that Jesus offers. Others never give the Gospel a fair hearing, like the Pharisees of Jesus’ day. Still, others desire truth, but for one reason or another are slow to embrace it. Such was Nicodemus.…

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What Eats You Up?

By Justin Hopkins | Nov 30, 2018

John chapter two ends with an abrupt account of Jesus cleansing the Temple. This whole process occupies many hours of His time. He made a scourge (John 2:15). No doubt, He spent much time in thought and prayer as He sat and braided the small cords. His actions were not a brief fit of rage…

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It’s A Miracle!

By Justin Hopkins | Nov 23, 2018

In John 2:11 we read that Jesus’ first miracle “manifested His glory.” It was a significant event to all who saw or heard of it. It is easy when we read our Bibles to imagine that miracles were a commonplace occurrence. We tend to picture Abraham walking out of his tent every morning, stretching, yawning,…

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