Jeremy loves coffee. Katie likes the idea of coffee—and its smell—she just doesn’t drink it. 

Every morning, I (Jeremy) wake up around 5:00 or 5:30 and carry out the first creative act of my day: making a cup of coffee. It’s usually the only cup I drink, which makes it all the more special. 

Here’s what it looks like:

Grind 13 grams of really good, fresh coffee. If you start with bad beans, it’s near impossible to make a good cup of coffee.

Just add water—245-250 grams at about 205° F. Stir gently and let that sit for 90 seconds before flipping and pressing.

Pick a really good mug that holds between 9 and 10 ounces. My favorite is from Gibson's Donuts in Memphis. Enjoy.

Where does your coffee come from?

The simple decision regarding which coffee you drink can make a significant impact—not only on the taste but also as a step against injustice.

That’s a little dramatic, Jeremy.

I mean it though. 

Globalization means the products we buy in the store and on Amazon come from from all over the world. We put our faith in these companies to treat employees well and not to oppress people in the process of getting us what we want at the lowest possible price. This is often blind faith in a business ethic that are not shared across the board.

Luminous Coffee offers you a chance to know where your coffee comes from and to do a bit of good with each cup you drink.

Drink Luminous

We met. They source. We roast and sell. Profits benefit CUDA.

Our friends Greg, Kyle, and Alfredo met with CECOVASA (a coffee cooperative responsible for growing some of Peru’s best coffee) representatives in the jungle region of Puno in the southern highlands of Peru. They really liked what they saw (and tasted). 

The relationship led to an agreement for the CECOVASA folks to ship green coffee beans to friend of Team Arequipa, Tim Henderson. Tim roasts the coffee in Tyler, Texas every week and ships it straight to your door. The profits go to benefit CUDA’s ministries. 

If you want to drink really good coffee and benefit CUDA, buy some for yourself. Give someone a year’s subscription. Pitch it to your church, book club, rotary or kindergarten.