September 29, 2018

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Settling into Life in Placencia

Whoa! These past few years have flown by! Let me get all of you coffee lovers all caught up! Within 8 months or so of living here I began to acquire all of my needed Belizean materials to make my hand crafted coffee soap. I formed my Belizean corporation. I also had spent my free […]

December 17, 2015

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Home is Where the Beach is

It’s been 6 months since moving to Placencia, Belize. The first word that comes to mind to describe life here compared to living in Los Angeles is “ALIVE.” I’m not saying I felt like a zombie in California, it was more like my surroundings made mostly of asphalt streets, concrete sidewalks, big cinder block walls […]

May 14, 2015

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The Food Scene in Placencia Belize

It was a partly cloudy beautiful 84 degree day in Placencia  when we arrived. After settling in and unpacking, we went grocery shopping for our daily breakfast needs. The evening arrived and we were hungry! We began walking down Main Street and smelled some yummy BBQ. It was very dim outside, but I noticed a […]

January 27, 2015


My Amazing Trip to Placencia Belize

This trip to Placencia, Belize was of huge significance to my wife Candy and I. You see…..we have done a lot of research regarding moving abroad and had narrowed down our search to 2 cities in Belize. The first city was the city of San Pedro located on Belize’s largest Island “Ambergris Caye.” Little trivia here…This […]

November 6, 2014

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Say NO to the Pumpkin Spice Holiday Creamer!

With the holidays around the corner I felt the need to share the pitfalls of these ever so popular sweetened non-dairy creamers. You know, all those yummy dessert sounding creamers that are presweetened like Dolce De Leche, Pumpkin Spice and Peppermint…there are so many. Have you ever looked at the ingredients listed on the bottle? […]

September 16, 2014


Coffee Soap Does What?

It all started when my best friend and wife Candy showed me this article from one of her woman’s health magazines. She asked me if I could use my fresh roasted coffee and make her some of this cellulite erasing soap! Since I live by and endorse the fact that nowadays, “there is no excuse […]

August 4, 2014

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My Coffee Adventure in Belize

It was a warm 80 degree morning on Ambergris Caye (Belize’s largest island). My wife and I sat down to a beautiful view of the Caribbean Sea with a refreshing ocean breeze at a beachfront café. I ordered a traditional Belizean breakfast of eggs, sausage, refried beans (why do they call them that? They’re not […]

July 7, 2014


Which Coffee Beans Are Better? Shiny or Dull?

I get asked this question a lot! Usually after someone sees the coffee I roasted for them or sees my beans as I prepare some coffee. The fact is almost all commercially roasted coffee is shiny. The shiny or oily texture of the bean is not a good thing at all. On the contrary, the […]