I have loved coffee and especially espresso for most of my adult life. I’m not sure how it all started because I don’t remember ever thinking. “Hmmm…espresso…good!”
There was no real defining moment when I decided I was a diehard espresso drinker. It sort of crept up on me.
As a kid growing up, I was probably disadvantaged. I didn’t come from a line of “serious” coffee drinkers. Actually, they may have been serious, but my parents favoured instant coffee, and coffee from Tim Hortons (yes, I’m Canadian!)
When I went away to school, I started drinking coffee to stay awake during the many “all-nighters.” I liked it, but drinking coffee was for the caffeine jolt and not much more.
However, there was a coffee shop in the small university town. It had a 5 pound lab coffee roaster that filled the room with the most delicious fume. My then wife-to-be and I spent countless hours there just hanging out. Perhaps that’s where I picked up my penchant for coffee, roasting, and especially espresso. Who knows? It doesn’t matter now, and I definitely have the bug for good coffee.
There are some parts of this site that can veer into propellerhead territory, but the goal is to help you get the most enjoyment out of preparing and drinking coffee no matter your level of expertise and interest.
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Daniel Ho, Publisher