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I'm part owner and roaster at a little coffee company in Wisconsin. Author of Typica, a popular free program used to capture and work with coffee roasting production records that's used at roasting companies all over the world. Volunteer on the Roasters Guild education committee. Available for paid coffee consulting, training, open source software development. Living with a cat who broke into my house and decided to stay. Likes: cute, travel, food. Dislikes: blinking lights.

Made it home. I took a small nap at a rest stop to recover enough for the last couple hours of driving. Now I need some sleep.

Refueling break. Both the car and the belly.

Having lunch with Prav in Atlanta. We did an origin trip together many years back and he regularly makes the long flight from New Zealand for events.

Have been paid for the teaching. Usually have to wait for the check. Was also given a nice spoon.

Finished teaching classes. I haven't looked closely at the feedback forms (those will get scanned and I'll read them after that) but from what I've seen I have met or exceeded expectations.

Lunch today had a crossword puzzle challenge. Two of the prize winners got answers from me and one of them gave me the shirt from the prize so I now have a new Roast Magazine shirt.

I have a full set of station instructors for tomorrow's classes. I had a plan B if that wasn't true but I'm glad that wasn't needed.

Look at that subtle coloring. The tasteful thickness. Oh my God. It even has a watermark

First day of retreat. I roasted some coffee for one of the lectures (a roasting chemistry one) tomorrow because of course I'd rather do that than attend a poolside reception.

Place I stayed last night had 2 tiny dogs. This morning both were on my lap so I guess I'm a friend.

Instead of blogosphere...

if anyone’s gonna ask me what mastodon is i’m just gonna show them this picture

Hopefully she remembers to send proof of life photos.

Dropped off the cat. She was acting sad but my sister will be a good cuddle provider while I'm out of town.

(to the tune of we built this city)
i pet that kitty
i pet that kitty and booped their nose

Took a "content ideation" survey for an event that I'm unlikely to attend (unless they wanted to fly me out to Zurich to lecture at it, but that seems unlikely). The take away from my answers is that beating the dead horse of wine/coffee parallels has been played out for decades. Coffee is a far more complex beverage that should be encouraged to be its own thing. (wine comparisons are a lazy crutch that the coffee industry should be sick of in the year 2020)

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