Two Reasons

April 7, 2014

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Folks like myself, we get into this industry for two reasons: coffee and people. Some of us fall in love with the complexity and challenge coffee presents, chemically and socially, while others realize what a far-reaching and approachable product coffee can be. In either case, the reasons most of us stick around for longer than […]

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Professional Perspective

April 1, 2014

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I’ll say it: I miss home. Right now, as I write, I have Ho’okena playing through my ear buds. Over the past several days, I’ve thought about the places, the people, the sights and smells of home more than I usually do. Once, in my early twenties, the thought of being gone for so long […]

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The Wall, Remembered

December 13, 2013

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This has nothing to do with coffee. Written nearly six years ago on the 15th of January, 2008, it reflects back on a time at home that’s long, long gone… yet still very much remembered: Several years ago, on a cloudy, long-sleeve t-shirt sort of afternoon, I was sitting on the wall at Kewalo’s. For […]

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Belated Blacksmith Blurb

August 7, 2013

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Dear World, Please pretend this entry was posted on the Sixteenth of January. If you do, I’ll feel far less guilty for neglecting my duties as Webmasterpersonhuman. Thank you. By the way, I’m in Houston, Texas now, which, according to at least one anecdotally asinine female, is the Capital of Earth. I work at a […]

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Story Time

August 18, 2012

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The other week, I saw Henry, one of our regulars, stick his finger into the bottom of his cappuccino cup so he could get every last bit to lick off his finger. I stopped, in the middle of a transaction with another customer, and asked him if he was really doing that. He replied, “Yeah, […]

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Finding Flaws

July 1, 2012

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Any time I feel inclined to begin a post with, “Well, it’s been a while since my last post,” I know I’m writing with a tiny bit of guilt at my lack of blog-productivity. In this case, however, I won’t bother apologizing; there’s too much going on that needs to be shared to care about […]

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More Than Coffee

March 25, 2012

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I once kept a blog as a means to update the folks at home on what was going on with my life. As the years went by, that blog became a place to share and to vent, a place where memories were put away and discovered once again. In short, that blog looked at a […]

Posted in: Non-Coffee
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