I’m not a craft coffee addict.
But, when I was growing up, I loved the craft coffee industry, especially the artisanal coffee scene.
I remember my mom’s excitement when we discovered the K-Cup and the coffee table book by John Muir.
It seemed like there was no limit to the variety of coffee beans we could get.
It was fun, but it was a little intimidating.
In my early twenties, I was drawn to craft coffee because I enjoyed tasting the artisan coffee beans.
There were several reasons why I was attracted to this burgeoning sector.
First, the artisan roasters and the craft cafes themselves had a real connection to me.
I loved watching people make their own coffee and share their work with me.
Second, I found it easier to appreciate the craftsmanship of the coffee beans and their ingredients.
I found the artisanship of the process and the process of blending the beans interesting.
Third, it was fun to work with the coffee.
The craft coffee shop seemed like a fun place to spend my downtime.
It wasn’t a place where I could be alone and talk about my personal life.
Craft coffee seemed like the perfect place to share my thoughts and experiences.
I’m so happy to have become an avid coffee drinker.
Craft coffee is a thriving industry in Canada, with some of the most prominent roasters in the country and some of Canada’s most talented coffee experts.
But it can be hard to find the right shop or coffee shop.
I don’t think I would have found myself a new hobby without the craft community and the people I found through it.
If you’re interested in learning more about coffee and its history, check out my guide to the history of coffee.
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