not just another "new arrival"

ben otto owen it's a boy! oh wait, we already new that. maria had our first, ben otto owen, on saturday jan 25 at 5:25 am. he was 7 lbs 10 ounces and almost 22 inches long. the birth was relatively easy: now comes the hard part. we came home monday mid-day and are overwhelmed and tired, but of course happy. amazingly, we have found he likes just a tad of robusta blended into his milk (better foam) and takes formula off a cupping spoon! (uh, not) - tom and maria

Congrats, Tom and Maria, he's

Congrats, Tom and Maria, he's a cutie.

It's a good thing you have all that extra spare time on your hands! :-)


Maria and

Maria and Thom,


Kids are wonderful reminders on just how old we are getting!

My 21 year old daughter, Jill, and my 18 year old son, Douglas are the best "gifts" I have ever received.

Enjoy little Ben's early years, once they start crawling about, looking for new places to go, it gets harder to keep up with them! (We have found cell phones to be excellent tracking devices, BTW ;-)


Kid's so cute~~~~~~~=^^=

Kid's so cute~~~~~~~=^^=

Congratulations! He is so

Congratulations! He is so beautiful. Babies and coffee go hand in hand to me, since it was the birth of my son 3 years ago that led me to discover this wonderful hobby of home roasting! Our regular middle of the night feedings sessions were followed by web browsing (to ensure that he really was asleep!) Enjoy your treasure, and the great blessing of parenting.

OMG!!! What a wonderful

OMG!!! What a wonderful surprise to see a sweet baby face amongst coffee-talk. He is beautiful and I hope the three of you are having a wonderful time together! Congratulations!

Congrats... We had boy-girl


We had boy-girl twins 16 months ago, and a 6 year old

Enjoy the ride!

Now I know why you guys are

Now I know why you guys are so busy!
You're going to have to come up with a new blend that keeps you awake and then name it after your son.

Congratulations and best

Congratulations and best wishes to the three of you!

Tom Maria, many wonderful,

Tom Maria, many wonderful, happy and grand congrats on the birth of Ben, what a little blessing. Beautiful pictures, enjoy every moment you can.

Dear Tom and Maria Please

Dear Tom and Maria

Please accept our sincere congratulation to the arrival of the new member of your family, Ben Otto Owen.

Although we never met in person, you feel as very dear close friends. You are, and always will be, in our thoughts and prayers.

May you be a very happy and understanding family. Best wishes to you, Tom, Maria, and Ben Otto.

Irene and Lubos in the Texas Hill Country part of Austin.

Congratulations! Welcome to

Congratulations! Welcome to this big world Ben - there are lots of alert (caffeinated) friends pulling for you ;)

I haven't seen one of those

I haven't seen one of those in a long time! Cuter than a bugs ear, I have to say. :) Thanks for the chuckle.
Grampa George


HOLY CRUD YOU GUYS! I didn't even know you were pregnant! I'm so happy for you and glad it went well. Hats off, Maria!

Dear Tom & Maria, Bravo

Dear Tom & Maria,

Bravo and Congratulations! He's adorable!

(When can we expect the first Ben Otto Blend?)

Maria/Tom....boy, is YOUR

Maria/Tom....boy, is YOUR life gonna
Mazel Tov

Congratulations!!!! Best


Best wishes from Servex and Agua Tibia!

I think he is beautiful. I

I think he is beautiful. I was raised with coffee from about 8 or 9 months. My Dad took me to work with him every day. I got a tad of coffee and cream and sugar. I remember getting in trouble at Catholic school because I had coffee in my thermos.
Enjoy every minute you can with him they grow so fast.

Congratulations! My wife and

Congratulations! My wife and I just had our first boy this July-Mateo. Coffee is a must! Enjoy!

Congrats to you all! He's a

Congrats to you all! He's a beautiful boy!

I was hoping you'd name him something like "Chaffey" (Chaff). Oh well. :)

Congratulations! Your son is

Congratulations! Your son is beautiful. God Bless.

Congratulations! Robusta in

Congratulations! Robusta in the coffee. That's starting him off early! ;-)

Congratulations on the birth

Congratulations on the birth of your son! My wife and I have a soon to be 4 month old (Jacob was born on 10-04-06). Your life will definately change, but all the long, sleepless nights are without a doubt worth it!

Congratulations! Those

Congratulations! Those pictures are so cute. Best wishes to the baby and you both!

Congratulations! "Brewed" up


"Brewed" up a beauty!

I guess your contributions to

I guess your contributions to CoffeeKids really finally paid off. He's gorgeous and hearty congrats!!!!!!!! Remember to Sleep when you can ou two--you thought you knew what it was like: but the first three months you may decide that you really have not been so sleep deprived in all your life. It is totally worth it though in every imaginable way.
--Sincerely, Matt

Congratulations and God's

Congratulations and God's Blessing
What a great little guy. Those pictures of Ben Otto are great!!
Are the expressions a predictor of a future cup-of-excellence
taster? A little slosh, then a pucker on a sour note followed by
some waiting for the subtle chocolate tones, hmmmmm.
Finally the Ho-Hum yawn produced by a mediocre low altitude bean.
Next cup please.
All the best to the three of you from a Clay Street day-time neighbor.

Thanks so much all! Mark -

Thanks so much all! Mark - uncanny coincidence! Wendy, thanks for not "spooking" us. -Tom

Congratulations! I'm so

I'm so glad everything went well.
Love the name. He's adorable.
Now that the birth is over and all went well, I will send you the present Ezekiel bought for you. My husband wouldn't let me send it before the birth because he thought it was too "spooky".
Best to you both. Love, Wendy

Big congrats to you guys,

Big congrats to you guys, heh, man is that fantastic coffee going to come in handy now!

Well Congratulations! Just a

Well Congratulations!
Just a word of warning on the coffee...
My grandmother fed me coffee when I was a wee lad of less than 1. She gave me heavily creamed and sugared coffee.

Many years later, I have turned into a coffee fiend. Coffee is probably my favorite 'flavor'.
Favorite ice cream? Coffee Blast from Double Rainbow
Favorite drink? Coffee, almost anything not French roasted or worse.

Once again, congrats. SO is he a full city roast? City plus?

Congratulations to both, um,

Congratulations to both, um, all three, of you!

Now your lives will change, not subtly, and forever. But that's a *good* thing.

All the best to all of you.

Congratulations!! (Now you


(Now you step out into a really new and wonderful adventure.)

Much good luck to all three of you!


Congradulations on the birth

Congradulations on the birth of your son.

Congratulations! Now you


Now you will need something to keep you awake during the day!

Enjoy the boy.


Holy Jumping! First of all,

Holy Jumping!

First of all, congrats, Maria and Tom!!! Woooooooo!

Second of all, uncanny. Your baby was born only about 45 minutes after I was... but about some thirty ^%$#@ years later! I was born on a fine blistery Jan. 25, at 4:40am, many, many moons ago :)

Well, at the very least, I'll definitely remember Ben's birthday!

Congratulations to both of you! Life's about to get REALLY interesting! :D :D :D :D :D :D

Another coffee geek enters

Another coffee geek enters the world! Many congrats!





Tom & Maria, God Bless the

Tom & Maria,

God Bless the three of you!


Eddie Dove

Tom & Maria, Congratulations

Tom & Maria,

Congratulations and God Bless to the three of you!


Eddie Dove