I am not one for New Year resolutions. I certainly have some goals for this year, but that doesn’t feel like the same thing.
However, I have embarked on one little project – and they say that committing in public increases the chances of your success – hence this post. It is based on one question, that anyone who works in coffee gets asked A LOT:
So, how many coffees do you drink a day then?
I know this question gets some people very angry, perhaps rightfully so.1 One thing I did realise is that every time I answered it was a different answer. I didn’t really know. Using this year as my data pool I intend to find out. I’ll be logging every cup of coffee to see how much coffee, and what exactly, I drink.
Having thought about it I won’t be including any diagnostic tastings/dialling-in sips or cuppings into this. While it does certainly add to the caffeine intake they aren’t coffees I am choosing to drink for pleasure. Whether or not people are interested I don’t know. (I have my suspicions) Nevertheless – I have found a nice way of cataloguing and presenting the data so I might do a progress post at the end of the month.
- If you are reading this and have asked someone in the industry this question, don’t worry – nothing wrong with it, it is probably the first thing I would ask if I didn’t work in coffee. I did catch myself asking a pastry chef how many cakes they eat a day…. [↩]