5 Things To Do While Drinking Your Morning Coffee

Home roasted coffee. It doesn't get much better than sitting in the middle of the finca, drinking coffee from the finca.

Home roasted coffee. It doesn’t get much better than sitting in the middle of the finca, drinking coffee from the finca.

1. Taste it before you put milk or sugar in it- just to see. Think of it like an experiment. Notice if it tastes bitter or burnt or sweet or acidic. Consider: are you putting milk and sugar in to cover up flavors or to enhance them?

2. Make a list of 5 reasons why you like coffee. Is it because it’s hot? Because it wakes you up? Because it’s somehow comforting? Stimulating? Because you just do?

3. Wonder where your coffee comes from. If the package/cafe tells you, grab your smart device and Google the place. Find out one new fact about it. If no origin is listed, Google “Burundi.” The nation depends on coffee for its survival and lots of coffee drinkers don’t even know it exists.

4. Wonder who grew you coffee. Was it a small family farmer? A group of workers on a sprawling estate? Give the hypothetical grower a name.

5. Write this hypothetical person a thank you note. It can be in a memo on your smart device, in the comment space provided here, or even on your coffee shop napkin, for the next patron to stumble upon and wonder about.

6. (I was never good with limits) If your coffee curiosity is piqued, find out more about coffee growing people and places by reading my other posts, and if you want to see what it looks like in Colombia, follow whencoffeespeaks on Instagram.

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2 thoughts on “5 Things To Do While Drinking Your Morning Coffee

  1. Pingback: The Coffee Shelf | Cuando el Café Habla

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