The Sweetest Thing

I love sweets.  Given the opportunity I would park outside of a bakery and pull a smash and grab! (just kidding, but seriously I have a sugar problem!)  I’ve read that a great way to replace bad habits that make you feel a certain way, is to replace the habit...

Why I write thank you notes

We’ve disconnected.  We’ve disconnected from each other.  And with the disconnection, we’ve found it easy to just fire off an email of thanks, or even worse a text.  And sometimes (generally MOST of the time) there is nothing sent at all.  Well,...
My coffee shop meeting

My coffee shop meeting

I think we need to replace the Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner meeting with a meeting at the coffee shop and this is why: Whenever meet over a meal, you feel like you have something in your teeth (at least I do). Granted, it’s rumored that coffee can stain your...

New Coffee is my Red Rider B.B. Gun

I know EVERYONE has seen “A Christmas Story.” Yesterday I received a bunch of new coffee in the mail.  Coffee has so many profiles, its fun to experiment and come up with the best way I want profile the coffee.  Because I want to put my BEST foot forward...

Go Zionsville Show Choir!

Darrin’s Coffee Company was at a meeting for the Zionsville Merchants Association, and Erin Leonard was there soliciting donations for the Zionsville Showchoirs.  They had a competition in Ohio, and the kids needed funds.  I was a child of a single mother who...
Coffee Blending Basics

Coffee Blending Basics

Coffee Blending. What’s it all about anyway? The great thing about specialty coffee is the flavor. You’d be surprised that the coffee beans have a large number of natural flavor profiles. Even though every coffee bean is different, you’ll find that there is a...

New Traditions

As I am sitting here listening to talk radio through my iPhone playing on Apple TV, I took a sip of coffee.  As I put my cup down, I look over at Tiff, and a warm feeling settles on my shoulders.  Me, multitasking do an online tutorial on learning Mandarin Chinese...

New Year… Here we come!

I wanted this post to be the first real piece of writing that I focused solely and exclusively in 2013.  Writing that first sentence was very difficult to complete.  This is the Year where Darrin’s Coffee will make every attempt to bring people together to share...