Be Your Own Barista Series: Introduction to Good Coffee

Schools don’t have baristas. I made this abundantly clear in Don’t Sniff the Glue, A Teacher’s Misadventures in Education Reform. Since the writing of that book, we got things like Postmates, Uber Eats, and other companies that’ll specifically...

Be Your Own Barista Series: The French Press

Need a simple, fast, high-quality cup of coffee or tea? Get a French Press. The French press is easy. Unlike its regional cousins the Vietnamese coffee and the Japanese-style pour over coffee you can get a great cup of coffee in six minutes or less. French Press...

Be Your Own Barista Series: Pour Over Coffee

Working on enlightenment? Try pour-over style coffee. If you want to reach enlightenment and drink coffee at the same time, Japanese pour over coffee is the way get there. You could spend a lifetime trying to master the perfect cup of coffee and it’d bring you...

Be Your Own Barista Series: Vietnamese Coffee

Ready for a new go-to coffee drink? Try this… Vietnamese coffee is an amazing, strong and sweet drink with a healthy dose of cinnamon. Vietnam is a major coffee exporter today. It was brought by the French in 1857 during colonization. Coffee became a major...

Paying Off Student Loans Could Tank Your Credit Score

“Should I pay off my student loans?”   Little known fact: When you pay off student loans, your credit score drops. A lot. I know. I finally paid mine off after 27 years. I’ve never taken a forbearance or deferred them. I overpaid when I could. This...