Tomorrow is November 11, 2015, which marks the one year anniversary of my very first blog post “Getting Started- Drip Brewing 101.” In honor of this milestone, I thought it would be an appropriate time to write a bit about what a year of writing about coffee has brought about.
A summary of the year by the numbers:
- 40 blog posts (over 44,000 words yeesh)
- Over 1300 tweets and 90 Instagram’s
- 1 podcast appearance: Quentin’s “Kill Bill’ Coffee Brewer
- 3 guest posts: Coffee 101:Tips for Coffee Beginners, A Case For Manual Coffee Brewing, and Gourmet, Specialty & Third Wave Coffee Defined.
- 100’s of delicious cups of manually brewed coffee
3 Things I Learned from a Year of Writing about Coffee
The Best Way to Learn Something Is to Teach it
I have heard the old adage, “The best way to learn something is to teach it to someone else” countless times in my life. However, I have never been as acutely aware of it’s impact until I tried to explain a few coffee concepts on the blog.
For me, the most obvious example of this would have to be three articles I wrote in succession at the beginning of the year (Green Coffee Explained, Coffee Origins- How Geography Relates to Taste and Understanding and Selecting a Great Roasted Coffee). My goal was to write a brief article about each subject as a resource I could point people towards as well as a building block for future discussions.