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It’s all coming back to me, now. Aromatics, that is.

Lately, I feel like a super-taster, but with smell. Today I was so lucky to visit a tea farm and also be given some amazing wines and whiskey to observe; all of which touched my senses in a way I CAN describe, and well. Almost a year and a half back, I quit smoking. It’s […]

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Coffee House Love

  As I sit in a coffee house in Amman, Jordan, working, I am given to reminisce on my history with such places. A history that goes back 24 years. In 1994, I was fifteen years old. Lucky kid. The nineties (aka the best decade) were just a less sloppy, less overdosed version of the […]

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Why We Build a Wall, or, The Connections We Make that Make the World So Small

The Coffee world. The final frontier. These are the voyages that surprise and delight us. Today started like any other. Driving until 4:30 am to fix a problem that wasn’t a problem due to someone’s lack of understanding or problem solving skills. It’s not that persons fault. We are only equipped with the ability to […]

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Knoxville Sensory Panel Training

Back in September, Knoxville went through a Sensory Panel Training. I was honored to be a part of this training, facilitated by Amy Trail of Sensory Spectrum and Shannon. These events require more prep than I could have imagined. Luckily, Sensory Spectrum provided much of the items pre-prepped, like all of the cups labeled with […]

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