Tag: coffee

Vetiver Coffee Drink

Making Coffee

When it comes to coffee I don’t discriminate. Solid black, half and half with coffee and half and half, espresso, mocha, honey, no honey, and decaffeinated. Only rule is it must be organic.  I got into locally roasted coffee after I was gifted an Areopress coffee maker.

Blendtech blender holding coffee beans

Add oil and grind

Years back I bought a blendtec blender and have been an advocate for green smoothies. The owner of blendtec shows off all the non food items his blender can handle. We are very happy to grind our coffee in ours. When we are grinding we often add dōTERRA essential oil.

Adding Vetiver to coffee beans

Vetiver Yum

The past few years I have mixed different oils into my coffee beans. Today I tried Vetiver from Doterra. I like the taste of the oil so I figured it would be worth the test. I think it was. I ran about 4 drops in my one cup grind and it was strong enough for me.

Vetiver Coffee ground up

Other Oil

Vetiver is not the first oil I have had success with. Here are others to think about.

  • Peppermint
  • Cassia
  • Nutmeg
  • Clove
15ml bottle of Vetiver viewed in the handle of a coffee mug

Other Ways

Before you ruin coffee beans you can do a test run using the areopress. When you place your grounds in add 2 drops of oil and mix them into the dry coffee. Let it set for a minute before you go with the rest of the brewing process. Share and enjoy your fresh cup of joe.

Some of the benefits of Vetiver have been published as:

The health benefits of Vetiver Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, cicatrisant, nervine, sedative, tonic and vulnerary substance.

There are also many health benefits to drinking coffee. It would be great to see a study based on these two working together to make you calm yet alert. So get to work on that and let me know how it comes out.

Back to the kitchen for another coffee treat and to do more research on using doterra oils in a culinary way. My first attempt to add cilantro to chili only bombed because I’m one of those folks who thinks cilantro taste like soap. Hope you enjoined the idea of adding oil to your coffee and let me know if you find any combinations that work well for you.
-Derrick Perrin

Fresh Coffee is Good

Coffee, Is it good for you or is it evil? Well that just depends on who you talk to. Like everything too much of a good think will be bad for you. Don’t drink it on an empty stomach and don’t drink crappy coffee.

So after watching a few online videos Kendra and I got really interested in fresh coffee. Were not talking freshly ground, we are talking freshly roasted coffee. We watched some clips that were very informative. I could write out a lot of facts and bullet points here but its best if you watch

So that got us going on finding a local supplier who could roast green coffee and deliver 24 hour fresh roasted beans. We found a guy who roasted in his apartment and we were hooked. Sure it cost more than the “dead” coffee we bought at the local grocery store. We looked at the pros and cons and freshly roasted coffee beat the low cost vacuum sealed bags from the grocery.

We found our local coffee connection was on a break and we needed a new source for fresh roasted goods. So while sitting for chemotherapy treatments at MD Anderson I made it my personal mission to find a roaster in Houston, Texas. I did and their name is Java Pura. You can find their website at : http://www.javapura.com/
We bought some today and will be roasting it tomorrow.

JAVA PURA featured on FOX 26 Morning News from SKYLINE MOVEMENT on Vimeo.

If you are digging coffee videos here is a good one about Bicycle Coffee

Drink happy,

Derrick Perrin

Fara Coffee – Austin TX trial


It’s coffee, it’s swiss water decaffeinated and it’s on trial around here.

When  you limit yourself to 8 to 16 ounces of coffee per day you get selective of how good taste. It’s like beer, the less you drink, the more you are willing to spend per ounce.

We will let you know how good it is.
About to areopress some coffee now.



AeroPress out camping

Aerobie® AeroPress® Coffee & Espresso Maker

The Aerobie’s AeroPress Coffee – Espresso Maker is my friend.

On my 36th birthday I received an Areopress coffee maker. Kendra, I thank you for this little kitchen gem.

AeroPress by aerobie

AeroPress by aerobie

Dollar for dollar this is the best coffee machined I have ever owned.
Derrick Perrin makes AreoPress Espresso

Cons –

  • Must heat water before using
  • Proprietary filter – can be replaced with a metal washable one for a fee
  • Uses 2x more coffee than a drip system

Pros –

  • Great tasting coffee
  • Travels well on camping trips
  • Really good tasting coffee treats

If you have a chance I would try one out. I have started giving these as gifts because I like the product so much.

AeroPress out camping

AeroPress in action while camping in west Texas

So there you have it… espresso pressed coffee right there where you are. If you are a big time “Franchise Coffee” buyer and you want to save a buck on your coffee treats you might want to connect with this little press.