Sodacano | Carbonated Iced Americano


I had heard of a carbonated coffee from a friend who had enjoyed one at a small coffee house. When he asked about their recipe – they kept it a secret. Even with this small amount of knowledge of such a drink, I was immediately blown away by the concept! I soon went to the store to grab some club soda to make my first… SodacanoThe results were incredible! My first attempts without ice ended up with the drink erupting over the sides! But with ice…. now that’s a refreshing beverage!

Check out the recipe!


  • Club soda (4-6oz)
  • A shot of espresso (1oz…or 2 if you’re feeling tired)
  • Ice
  • (optional) Flavored creamer
  • (optional) Syrup/Flavoring


  1. Pour your club soda and add ice into your serving glass. (If you’re using a flavoring, cream, or syrup, now might be a good time to go a head and add it in, as well)
  2. Pull your shot of espresso from your espresso machine.
  3. Pour immediately over your ice and club soda (don’t let your shot sit as you don’t want it to go bad!)
  4. Enjoy a refreshing and delightfully caffeinated beverage…a la, the one you just made!

A Great Morning

Minimoog synthesizer
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For one; I am really thankful to have a tiny synthesizer… and a backpack from my freshman year of college that is still in tact   So, before I spent all morning working on creating news sounds in my synth and Kontakt, and comping patterns… I knew the morning/day wouldn’t go well without some morning scripture.  So, I had some coffee (which was mediocre) and went through a couple of Psalms (which was awesome) then some scripture in Hebrews (also awesome)  that our worship leader Jarrod Justice had recommended. Feeling great… I got onto work

The time I spend with my musical equipment (whether it’s my guitars, effects, synthesizers, samplers) working on new sounds, textures, effects, & techniques while being mindful that whatever it is I’m working with… should & hopefully will be used in a worship setting… brings me so much joy, patience, and creativity while I’m working.  It feels like I can work forever…and often do.  I spent from about 8:30am to 12:30pm working and alternating between my synth and Kontakt.. oh the  sounds I made. And if I don’t ever get to use my synth or Kontakt in a worship setting.. I am still satisfied because it is for Him.