Darby Pritz's Latest Posts

Joel’s Mug

This is my brother’s mug. He used it every day at work. Until a year ago. Now it sits on my nightstand. The drops of… Read More

Direct Trade – Costa Rica, Dota

The term “Direct trade” is thrown around quite a bit in the coffee world but doesn’t speak very specifically about the relationship between roaster and… Read More

The Last Phone Call

I had received several missed calls and voicemails from Joel, unusual but not unheard of. He was good about calling to check up on our… Read More

Mountaineer Coffee Is Getting A New Home

This journey has been a whirlwind. When I think back on the last 4 years it doesn’t seem possible. Daniel and I were… Read More

A Coffee Addict’s Grocery Budget

We’ve all experienced a time when money is tight. However, if you’re like me you don’t want to sacrifice quality (or your specialty coffee… Read More

Cold Brewed Iced Coffee (at Home)

Have you ever made iced coffee at home? I used to a very long time ago. I’ll spare you the details because it’s shameful and… Read More

Shame, Sympathy, and the “S” Word

Suicide. Suicide, suicide, suicide. Maybe if I say it enough it will start to sound ridiculous instead of scary. Like when you say any word… Read More

Home Brewing Tips From A Coffee Roaster’s Wife

I love coffee. My first college essay was about the coffee shop I would one day own and all the wonderful people I… Read More

Tis The (Wrestling) Season

Mountaineer Coffee is knee-deep in wrestling season. Daniel is a wrestling coach for the local High… Read More

Surviving the Holidays

I love the Holidays. Fall and Winter are my two favorite seasons, consecutively. However, in Florida, there are only two seasons. The first… Read More