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How to Brew Delicious Coffee Every Time

How to Brew Delicious Coffee Every Time

How to Make Coffee:

  1. Begin with freshly roasted coffee beans.
  2. Grind the beans right before brewing.
  3. Use filtered water.
  4. Ideally use a French press, although you’ll get a good cup of coffee from a drip maker too.
  5. Use approximately 1 rounded tablespoon of coffee per 8 oz. of water, to your taste.
The Meeting Place Goes to Washington

The Meeting Place Goes to Washington

We were honored last night to be a finalist in the Women-Owned Business category for the US Chamber Dream Big Awards 2022!  Rachel (my daughter) an...
Our Inclusion in the Uno Alla Volta Catalog has Launched!

Our Inclusion in the Uno Alla Volta Catalog has Launched!

  We are excited to announce that we have been included in this holiday season's Uno Alla Volta catalog! Our Hug in a Mug coffee gift box is featu...

Happy National Coffee Day from all of us at The Meeting Place!

Enter to WIN FREE COFFEE FOR A YEAR!  We are celebrating our favorite day of the year, WITH YOU! Join in on the fun and answer our coffee trivia ...
Christmas in July 2022

Christmas in July 2022

Santa is coming! ...and we are SO EXCITED! Join us Friday July 15th anytime from 9am to 3pm to celebrate Christmas in the middle of July! We have so much fun in store for everyone of all ages! Santa will be flying in at 10am and so much more will be happening. Like live music, snacks, specials, activities for kids...
Mission Statements Matter

Mission Statements Matter

“Connecting people through expertly crafted coffee, food, and unique gifts.” We were on our third branding meeting for the new Meeting Place on ...
3rd Grade Demands aka How to Fake Out the PTA

3rd Grade Demands aka How to Fake Out the PTA

     This is a post for the parents/aunts/uncles/grandparents/in charge adult type person of the kid in 3rd grade who forgot to tell you that it wa...
The Science of Ingredients Part 2 - Electric Boogaloo

The Science of Ingredients Part 2 - Electric Boogaloo

Welcome back, class! I hope everyone is well rested and ready to learn, because we're jumping right in today. Pencils sharpened? Let's get started.
The Science of Ingredients

The Science of Ingredients

Lab coats and goggles on, kids. We’re about to do some science! 

    Well, we’re not actually doing science. Pretty sure my insurance doesn’t cover a laboratory. But we are discussing science - specifically the science of baking ingredient staples.As has been previously discussed in this blog, baking is just chemistry with an apron on.

Milk Frothing Like A Barista

Milk Frothing Like A Barista

Milk frothing. Making foam. Creating that yummy stuff that goes on top of your latte. On the surface, it seems simple enough. You pour milk into a ...
What's In A Name?

What's In A Name?

“Back Alley Brownies: So good they should be illegal.”
Mistakes and Unicorns

Mistakes and Unicorns

If you read the title of this entry, you may have thought that this blog post was going to teach you how to avoid mistakes in baking. If that’s true, this is not the post for you. First things first, you should know that I don’t believe in punishing yourself for mistakes in baking. If you read my last post, you know that baking is 95% chemistry. And ya’ll, chemistry is hard! The proper amount of baking soda and vinegar makes a beautiful cleaning solution. But just a pinch too much baking soda? Congratulations. You’ve now created a 4th grade volcano experiment.