Coffee Rituals

Do you have rituals or passions that help you move through your day? Like many of you, a cup of coffee is included in our routine at Carrot Top Studio. We tend to like a robust, full bodied brew. Something so full of flavor that we sit back and take a few cleansing deep breathes while enjoying it. Good for the mind, body and soul.

As one of the most heavily traded commodities in the world, coffee is a direct link between our community and farming communities in Latin America, Africa and Asia. We love purchasing our coffee from Equal Exchange ( By paying a fair price, working with democratic cooperatives, offering affordable credit and supporting sustainable agriculture, Equal Exchange helps farmers to build better lives for themselves and their families.

It’s finely hot and humid outside the studio. About 3:00 in the afternoon you can find us recharging for the rest of the day with a decaf Vietnamese Iced Coffee. We hope you’ll enjoy our version as follows.

Vietnamese Iced Coffee

2-3 teaspoons sweetened condensed milk
1 c. bold (such as French roast) coffee
Ice cubes, as needed

Put the condensed milk into a coffee cup. Stir to dissolve milk. Pour this mixture over ice in a beautiful glass and stir briskly with a long handled spoon, making an agreeable clatter with the ice cubes to chill the coffee.

Now go pour yourself a refreshing drink and if you haven’t entered the contest to win the Mystery Stole do it now! The clock is ticking! The winning entry will be drawn on August 10th and will be announced on the Carrot Top Studio blog! Go to and follow the directions under the “specials” page.