Coffee inspires creativity—this is merely an overflow of that. A bit of my coffee journey in the form of doodles and sketches.
May 9, 2012

I had a brief moment of inspiration today when simultaneous tweets came through my feed from Homage – an Ohio based vintage style sports clothing company – and Grantland – a Bill Simmons project.

Really enjoyed doing this – I rarely color my drawings, but the basketball was begging for it.




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May 8, 2012

January not only marked the start of all of this doodle stuff for me, it also marked my introduction to all things specialty coffee.

Pretty early on, I was introduced to Sprudge when they kindly featured some of my doodles on their site.

Since then, I’ve come to know the gang at Sprudge not only as highly entertaining and funny writers of coffee-related stories, but also as extremely passionate, dedicated, and respected ambassadors within the coffee industry. No matter the event, you can almost guarantee that the Sprudge guys will be there – and all of us around the country and world who follow along on Twitter benefit greatly from it.

Thanks for all the work you guys do to keep us on all the latest coffee happenings. It’s much appreciated.**


*this awful, self-depreciating attempt at humor is why sprudge is completely necessary in the coffee industry, to keep it laughing and not rolling its eyes

**unless you’re Todd Carmichael


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January 14, 2012

I’ve only known about the popular coffee blog “Dear Coffee, I Love You” for two months, but discovering it has resparked my love for and interest in coffee.

Sites like this, quality roasters, and helpful coffee lovers have all been an inspiration for me to begin pursuing my dream of being involved in the coffee world.

It’s not just about the coffee- its about what coffee can represent. For some, like farmers, it’s a living, an art, a skill. For others, it’s an enjoyment, a hobby, and an inspiration.

Whatever it means to you, coffee can bridge gaps. Coffee has the ability to cultivate community and unite groups of people under one common love.

Anyone can enjoy a good cup of coffee, but the beauty of that cup is that it is laden in a story. The stuff in that cup has had a long journey, and has touched a lot of people along the way. Sharing it with someone else only prolongs that story and passes it along to the next person.

That’s why I love coffee. It’s not an addiction or an obsession as much as it is a passion and an inspiration.

Sites like Dear Coffee, I Love You allow me to truly learn and explore more about coffee and the great people around the world that are involved with it.

Thanks, DCILY for spreading the love.

Also, a big thanks to everyone in the coffee world that continue to move forward and make the world a better place through such a wonderful outlet.

Follow Dear Coffee, I Love You on twitter: @DCILY

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