Today marks the first time I get to participate in my team’s Digital Identity Hour at Davidson College. I’m on the Digital Learning team with some amazing folks. I have decided to write. I used to write every day for my graduate work to help get my thoughts on “paper” for my dissertation topic. It was both helpful for my studies, as well as my brain!
I started writing 500 words without stopping, which is a fine method, but I’m not sure it works for blog posts—maybe. Today, I’m going to write about something easy for me to discuss—coffee. This may be sloppy, but it’s my attempt to start writing. This is one attempt to work on my digital identity!
Coffee is something I think about a lot of the time—not just the cliche of “oh I need more coffee”—but something I am truly passionate about. I am concerned about where my coffee comes from: what farm? how are the people (labor) treated/paid? are the farming practices equitable to both people and the environment? I buy from Sweet Maria’s. I try to buy coffee that has been visited by people who work for Sweet Maria’s. They have a great program, Farm Gate, that is as close to ethical buying of coffee that I have found for people who roast on a small-scale.
Did I not mention that I roast my of green beans? A friend of mine gave me his roaster years ago, one which he used for years, and I roasted with it for 5 years. I finally got a bigger one so I don’t have to do so many small batches. I will upload pictures of what it looks like in action when it arrives.
That’s all the time I have today. I will leave with a photo of my brewing setup: