About MeI'm passionate about the brewing, roasting and culture of coffee
All of this has helped create within me a passion that has driven me to what I am doing, finding coffee shops, and coffee roasters, that I like and sharing my experiences with you. By doing this, I am also supporting my passion by helping out the small local business owner, and by getting you to know them before you even head out to look for a coffee shop. You won’t find any of the big corporate chains on CoffeeKen.com, just locally owned and operated coffee shops and coffee roasters. I am all about the small local owner. You could say I am a national localist, because in honor of my father, I drive around this country, looking for the best coffee shops.
Every summer my family and I take what we call the annual Java Journey, looking for new coffee experiences, blog about it, adding new coffee shops and roasters onto my web site. I also write about various brewing methods, roasting techniques, and what I like and don’t like.
As far as my review method goes, it is very simple, if I like the shop, it is on my site, if I don’t like it, it won’t be added to my website, and the coffee roasters are treated the same way. I don’t like writing about negative stuff, there is enough of that already out there.
If you feel there is a coffee shop that needs to be reviewed, I would love to know about it! Send me a name, and place, and I will check it out, or if you feel really strong about it, send me your review and I will put it on my site as well.