Archives for posts with tag: three crowns

30yrsLast week was my 31st birthday. In the midst of the busyness of the Christmas season and all the major life changes we are going through it caused me to pause and reflect. In some ways this is a reflection on the first year of my 30s and in others it’s a Christmas letter of sorts, since I know we won’t get around to actually sending one out.


It’s been 11 months almost to the day since the apartment fire. Still no word from the insurance (Progressive) except no. We’ve have more or less recovered, but are obviously still fighting the insurance company on this one. Funny how we’re still “finding” things that are missing. Thanks to all those who helped out in the aftermath and all those who I’ll probably never meet that donated stuff because people were in need.


In the last 12 months we’ve moved twice. Once across the parking lot and once to Warsaw, where we really want to be. We’ve started looking for houses in the area and hope to wrap that up soon. After moving six times in less than five years we are hoping this will be the last move for quite some time.


We’re at week 23. Just 17 more weeks (give or take) til we get to meet Micah James. We oscillate between pure joy and sheer terror.

Three Crowns

The coffee shop is up and running. It’s been a huge blessing and a lot of work. I couldn’t be more proud of the work we do. Shameless plug: For the next 12 business days we’ll be giving away drinks. Today started with 12 free pour overs. Who knows what tomorrow will be. Check our Facebook for updates.


Everything else seems incidental. I finished an acoustic album, but haven’t released it yet. We are attending a new church. L has a new job that she absolutely loves. Life is moving forward. God is good. (That last one is hardly incidental).


All this week I’ve been down at the Saint Regis Club¬†helping to put the final touches on the new space and menu for Three Crowns Coffee. It’s exciting! We are finalizing details, getting over caffeinated, and getting in lots of practice on the espresso machine. We’re trying out house made syrups and perfecting recipes. Soft open is slated for Monday morning at 7 am pending enough of the details are in place (and they should be). I’ll keep you posted on a grand opening celebration. For now check out these pictures and follow me on Instagram for more updates.

3cc logo aeropress cold brew dave drawing latte art 1 night deposit pour over first friday sign swedish flag yirg

ImageWell, it’s Friday and I promised a big announcement. Starting in September I will be heading up the brand new coffee program at the St. Regis Club under the name Three Crowns Coffee.

We will bring high end coffee to Warsaw, IN in a way that hasn’t been seen before. Out with the airpots, flavored coffees, and 6 inches of whipped cream. In with the pour overs, traditional Italian espresso drinks, and house made syrups. Our focus will be on educating the public about coffee and the wide variety of flavors within a simple, black cup of coffee. We are looking forward to hosting cupping events and helping people understand the process that coffee goes through before it reaches their cup.

If you’d like to sample some of our coffee we’ll be set up for First Friday either in the alley next to St. Regis or inside in the lobby. We’ll be doing pour over of some of my favorite coffees starting about 5. It’s free, but when it’s gone, it’s gone, so don’t be late.

I’ll post more here as it unfolds. Looking forward to serving your morning cup of coffee.