During the CityLight Sports basketball season, I’ve been helping to get the church changed from a basketball court to a place folks come to worship the Lord. This last Saturday was the last time since the season is now over. I actually don’t know what I’m going to do with all that free time I will have Saturday afternoon (suggestions welcome).

Caleb and I got to hang out for a little bit after and this was just a great pic of him. He’s a busy dude and this captures that 🙌🏼


How I make my Aeropress coffee

I’m not a coffee professional, the way I explain how I use my Aeropress is more in line with how someone from a small town will give directions “take a left at the old gas station”.

Enjoy anyways!

  1. Start with boiling the water, it will usually be done by the time you do the other stuff. I boil to anywhere between 200-210 degrees Fahrenheit. I’m sure that’s a big difference, but I can’t taste the difference and some days I’m not patient enough to wait for it to get hotter.
  2. Weigh the beans. 16 grams of good coffee is my sweet spot.  I use mistobox to get some delicious beans every couple weeks. The link is a promo code for both of us to get $10 off.00000PORTRAIT_00000_BURST20180219083635408.jpg
  3. Grind the beans. Today I was using this grinder and I put the dial as shown in the photo. I don’t know if that’s where the coffee folks would say to put it, but it always seems to come out tasty for me when I do it there. 00000PORTRAIT_00000_BURST20180219083700709.jpg
  4. I go back and forth on this, but today I put the cap & filter on the Aeropress first and then flipped it on to my cup. Then I put in the beans and filled the water to the 4 line and stirred (when you stir some will go into the cup). 00000PORTRAIT_00000_BURST20180219083942662.jpg
  5. Then I put on this part to give it a seal for about 30 seconds. I then take it off (I got tired of taking photos, so no photo of me taking this off) and give it one more stir, before I plunge it all the way down to let out the coffee. 00100dPORTRAIT_00100_BURST20180219084005249_COVER.jpg
  6. My last step is that I add a little bit of the hot water to the coffee, otherwise I think it’s too strong. 00000PORTRAIT_00000_BURST20180219084158358.jpg



New Years in Detroit

I went to Detroit with Jill to spend New Years with The Sideris fam.

A quick recap:

We went to The Aspen Lounge (this is what we called the outside tent we went to, because it looked and felt like a comfy ski lounge). IMG_20171230_155914.jpg

For actual New Years we went to Wright & Company for dinner and then to The Skip for some drinks and then to The Whiskey Parlor to finish off the night. IMG_20171231_222854.jpg

Eva and Bro Bro were killing it with the cuteness. 00000PORTRAIT_00000_BURST20171229144401745.jpg00100dPORTRAIT_00100_BURST20171231093416117_COVER.jpg

I got a couple (New Order Coffee, Great Lakes Coffee x2 and The Bottom Line Coffee) coffee stops in with Nick.


It was a quick trip, but in a good way, it didn’t seem too fast. I was also excited that on the way there and on the way back it was worth having our TSA PreCheck. I think I overheard at the Detroit airport the normal line was a 45 minute one, but the TSA PreCheck we were through in under 5 minutes. For a while, it seemed that both lanes were the same speed, so it was nice to finally feel like it was worth getting it.

Also, for those in the know. Do you call it New Years 2018 since we were headed into 2018 or New Years 2017, because it’s technically 2017? I would say 2018. Someone help me out here.

Road trip to Detroit

I had a great time in Detroit seeing my friend Nick. The trip down there was a ten hour car ride, which I’m not really a fan of. Thankfully, it didn’t seem to last that long. The Sideris just bought a new (to them) house in the neighborhood that Henry Ford lived in. It is awesome on the inside, everything you’d want in an old house I suppose. We went to a few different places, but my favorite was just getting coffee and talking with Andrew and Nick.