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Who is Jacky?

Hey! My name is Jacky and this is my bean stock.

My obsession with coffee began quite simply - I wanted to make a great cup of coffee at home. My store-bought bag of ground coffee and old drip machine made thin and bitter coffee and I was tired of spending my hard-earned money on coffee shop lattes. I also wasn't thrilled with the number of disposable cups I was sending to the landfill. It was time I figured out the secret of making great coffee.  

I devoured all of the information I could find and experimented with all sorts of coffee beans and brewing techniques.  It turns out it is easy and economical to produce exceptional tasting coffee - quality roasted beans and filtered water combined with some simple roasting and brewing equipment and a dose of basic science (can you boil water?).  In about the same amount of time it would have taken me to drive to my local coffee shop and order my favorite large, non-fat, extra hot, triple shot, $5 latte, I can now create a cup of coffee that rivals even the best coffee shop brews! 

Coffee has definitely taken over my life! My 'coffee kit' started out with a $20 stovetop moka pot (that I still use today), my old popcorn maker, and a few varieties of premium green coffee beans. I love the ritual of roasting and brewing coffee and I do it multiple times each day. Nowadays, I have an actual roaster but I still like the simplicity of small batch roasting, hand grinding and stovetop espresso.  It's great when friends stop by my kitchen because it gives me a captive panel of taste testers to try all of my latest beans while we chat about our lives, families, and all the other good stuff in life.

Every coffee lover can give multiple reasons why they love their coffee. For me, there is nothing better than the intense aroma of grinding up a fresh batch of home roasted coffee. It's like taking a fresh batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies out of the oven; heavenly! You can find everything you need at Jacky's Bean Stock to start your journey of creating delicious coffee at home. If you need a hand selecting the right products or if you want to swap favourite beans and brews, give me a call, I would love to hear from you.

Have fun and enjoy!

- Jacky Martin