I’ve been getting back into coffee, after a couple-year lapse. It probably started when I began my new job and a new ritual of walking to Dunn Bros. (on Grand) to grab a cup on the way to work. Too, a new shop’s opened up, another one that does its own roasting. Not bad so far.

What I really miss, though, is roasting and cupping. To some degree I’ve been able to enjoy some of that experience thanks to Michael, who’s had me over to try some of his espresso blends. Michael’s one of the very few people I know who understand espresso and enjoy it at the same level I do. He introduced me to Sweet Maria’s, and boy am I itching to start roasting again soon. They’ve got some truly excellent green coffee.