So, this site was a brain child for all of, well, 15 minutes. I was sitting in a shop in Japan and it suddenly dawned on me that I love Coffee SO much, why not write about it? I started this site, really excited, and then because of work it just kind of fell off my radar.
Where the heck have I been? Workin, reading, learning, doing the “academic” type thing. I pretty much forgot about my love of “coffee writing” until recently. I started a yelp and some people have been really stoked off my little snipits about coffee shops. Great, to hear, thanks guys, hope they are useful. But then I thought, wait a minute, don’t you have a website? Oh ya! So, in an effort to keep my hobby fresh, I am going to be updating this site as much as my yelp since, in all honesty, I thrive on yelp because of my search for good coffee.
Update: Right now, I work for a small but well known roasting company called Lulu Carpenters in Santa Cruz. Love the place, I work there all the time, I run that place like its my own. I have changed my techniques, grown in my knowledge of the craft and industry, studied the works of people like David Schoumer, and just like guitars (for whatever reason), read endlessly about tech.
What I envision with this site is the same, but I am changing my approach quite a bit. I am going to be reviewing stores, but I am not going to be so detailed with a rating system. I am just going to blog and talk about things. I am also going to update a section about tech and write about different equipment, kind of a review page. Sounds fun right?
Attn: this is a huge task, and if you love coffee as much as me and wanna be a writer, contact me. I am always open to contributions, feed back, criticism, as long as its constructive, positive, and helpful. Also, if you own a shop and want me to review it (and it is somewhere near Santa Cruz, Livermore, the bay, or LA) let me know, I will be sure to stop by and give your place a thorough review. Cheers!