I haven’t been in coffee for that long. I know it was 2003, but I can’t really remember when. I didn’t think I was starting anything momentous at the time.
One of the reasons I love coffee, and there are many, is the learning. The last seven years have been pretty intense, and a constant education. I know it potentially sounds a little glib and contrite but I genuinely think each successive year I’ve been in coffee I’ve learned more than all the previous years combined. No doubt that each year the scope has gotten wider, and the percentage of what I know compared to what I ought to will probably continue to shrink.
How can you not love an industry like this?